About The Firm

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.

Zeppos Rautiola LLP attorneys are skilled in helping owners preserve and protect their business through competent and practical business and tax law counsel. Specifically, our practice concentrates on business transactional law and tax planning, including real estate transactions and finance, choice of business entity planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Our services also include estate planning for wealthy families and business owners, complemented with sophisticated tax planning.

Zeppos Rautiola LLP typically works with business clients from the inception of the enterprise, providing assistance in choice of entity, general business planning, raising capital, tax planning and the maintenance of records. As the business develops, we assist in employment contracts, customer contracts, supplier/vendor agreements, real estate contracts and other transactions that are required in the course of doing business. At termination of the enterprise, we offer exceptional expertise in mergers, acquisitions, buy/sell agreements or sale of the business.

Focused on Your Needs
Zeppos Rautiola LLP develops an intimate understanding of your business and advises you on a range of matters, with a special focus on your situation and your needs.  Our attorneys are able to communicate complex tax and legal issues in plain, straightforward language that allows business owners to comfortably make a decision. We offer big firm expertise combined with hands-on involvement and highly tailored services.

Zeppos Rautiola LLP attorneys bring clients a unique breadth of capabilities that are highly valued by business owners.  We have prior experience as business owners, entrepreneurs and in-house corporate legal counsel.  As such, we understand both day-to-day business issues and sophisticated matters such as venture capital deals, complex mergers and acquisitions, and high net worth tax and insurance planning.. We also have years of experience working at the Big4 CPA firms throughout the United States, providing a depth of tax, finance and accounting expertise that is very useful in advising clients. This exceptionally strong background in taxation, both in education and real world experience, continuously proves to be valuable in a wide array of transactions.

It is our mission to provide superior legal counsel that effectively serves the client’s interests, while maintaining the highest ethical standards, rendered with personal care, honesty and trust.

We invite you to contact us with your inquiries and referrals.