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The Business Owner’s Law Firm

Privately-held businesses of all sizes throughout Southern California have a common need – expert legal counsel from highly qualified attorneys at a reasonable cost. Zeppos Rautiola LLP focuses on serving the diverse needs of these clients with highly personalized service.

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Zeppos Rautiola News

March 26, 2018 |

OCBJ “Law Firms Special Report” features ZR in Q&A

Beth Rautiola and Demo Zeppos were selected to provide their perspective in the Orange County Business Journal’s “Law Firms Special Report” on March 19, 2018. Per the OCBJ, “What’s been new in the legal field in the past year?  The Business Journal’s Peter Brennan asked some of Orange County’s top attorneys for their views.” READ...

August 22, 2017 |

Recent engagement – $11.7 million land acquisition and construction project

Deal summary: Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to provide sound business advice and legal counsel is important in properly structuring transactions and developing effective tax minimization strategies.  This project in the Inland Empire involved a car dealership, where our client acquired the land and built the dealership.  They needed legal assistance not only in the land purchase but also with real estate financing and establishing a new business entity. How ZR helped: Our attorneys negotiated the purchase and sale, construction contract, title review, legal entity structuring for the new real estate acquisition company, and real estate...

April 17, 2017 |

Recent engagement – $10+ million business acquisition

Deal summary: Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to work with investors can be critical in helping middle-market business owners to cash out of their businesses. In this recent matter, we helped the owners to not only successfully sell their business but also to settle existing real estate financing. How ZR helped: Our client was a long-time owner of a commercial dealership, which also had liability for a real estate lease. ZR brought in a business broker and through an angel fund arranged a very attractive stock purchase. ZR also was able to obtain new real estate financing, which allowed the seller to fully divest of the enterprise. The acquisition was mostly cash, allowing our client to...

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