San Francisco Business Attorneys & Lawyers for Hire on UpCounsel

San Francisco Business Attorneys & Lawyers

San Francisco Business Law Report

Jann Moorhead Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

68 reviews

Jennifer Wang Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

66 reviews

Ashley Talbot Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

55 reviews

John Fallone Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

44 reviews

Jesko Onken Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

39 reviews

Christopher Borders Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

39 reviews

Irvin Tyan Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

35 reviews

Angel Lewis Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

15 reviews

Brad Bertoglio Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

15 reviews

Nate Kelly Business Lawyer for San Francisco, CA

6 reviews
Recently Completed Jobs
"Co-Founder Agreement/Investment Assistance"
San Francisco, CA
"We have a small investment coming in and want to issue a percentage of the company. Also, we want to TM our company and complete formalities and formalization of our co-founder's understanding."
What do your current legal needs relate to?
Intellectual Property
Are you currently working with another attorney or law firm?
No - I do not currently have counsel
Proposals Received
Average Price
$1,280 - $1,920
"Outside General Counsel Services"
San Francisco, CA
"We are in the middle of a complicated legal situation with a sale agreement, a management agreement, and an employment contract. One of my partners recently deceased and holds a large percent of the share of the company and I hold all of the voting shares. I need a second opinion on the matter."
What are your current legal needs?
What is the scope of the project?
This is a one time need
Proposals Received
Average Price
$2,240 - $3,360
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  • 1.4% New Attorney Growth in 2015

UpCounsel’s 2016 San Francisco Business Law Report is part of a nationwide survey of legal services in U.S. metropolitan areas. The UpCounsel data science team analyzed more than 15,000 attorneys in California to compare the quality and cost of legal services in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The purpose of this report is to help San Francisco businesses make informed decisions when selecting a legal provider. To learn more, visit the 2016 Los Angeles Business Law Report to compare the results.

A Spotlight on the State of San Francisco Business Law
  • New business growth slowed by 26 percent in San Francisco and 16 percent in Los Angeles; however, growth in San Francisco (6.7 percent) was still higher than Los Angeles (2.7 percent) in 2015
  • San Francisco has one lawyer per eight businesses, while Los Angeles has one lawyer per 23 businesses
  • Growth in the number of newly barred attorneys in 2015 was comparable in San Francisco (1.4 percent) and Los Angeles (1.6 percent)
  • The number of newly barred attorneys across all of California in 2015 was the lowest it has been in 10 years
  • Hourly billing rates are slightly lower in San Francisco (on average $293 - $408) than Los Angeles (on average $302 - $410)
  • Customer satisfaction with legal services in both San Francisco (84 percent) and Los Angeles (86 percent) is slightly higher than the California average (82 percent)

The UpCounsel data team surveyed and analyzed 15,050 active attorneys admitted to practice in California. The report includes the following metrics:

  • Average hourly rate and experience level of local attorneys
  • Average rating of local attorneys
  • Growth in attorneys admitted to practice in 2015
  • Acceleration of business growth in 2015

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