Law Office of George R. Bravo
Your Business Lawyer

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

About Me

 
 
San Francisco business attorney

Founding attorney

George R. Bravo

I opened my law office with the mission of helping people start, protect, and grow their business.  I genuinely enjoy working closely with entrepreneurs to transform their dreams into reality as well as working with established business owners on further growing their business. I take pride in solving legal puzzles and finding the best legal solutions that allow my clients to achieve their goals while minimizing the risk of liability. 

Before opening my law practice, I worked with technology start-up companies helping them establish their businesses, analyzed over a thousand merger and acquisition deals, and worked in both a San Francisco and a Hong Kong law firm.  Prior to law school, I worked for various elected officials in the Sacramento City Council, California State Assembly, and the Lt. Governor's Office.

Why Hire Me?

I know that finding the right lawyer to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why I have a client-oriented approach where I treat your goals as if they were my own. When you hire me, I become your personal business lawyer. As your business lawyer, I will be there through every step of the way, from starting your business to establishing your business as it continues to grow. I work on the legalities of running a business, so you can have peace of mind and be able to focus more on building the business of your dreams. Read below to learn more on what you can expect when you hire me. 

Free Consultations

I understand that when deciding to hire a business lawyer, you may be uncertain on how a lawyer can help or the costs of hiring a business lawyer. I offer a free consultation to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and all your questions. I explain how I can help and the costs of using my services, so you can make an informed decision on hiring me as your business lawyer. Unlike other lawyers who charge even if they cannot help, I give free consultations to make sure we are a good fit before charging. 

Client First

Before beginning any work, I first ensure I understand how your business works and what your business goals are, so I can tailor the legal solutions to achieve your specific business needs. When recommending any legal solution, I will guide you on how such a solution affects your business and how it advances your goals, so you are able to make an informed decision. Throughout the whole process, I will answer all your questions so you have a better understanding of the legal foundation of your business. There is not much point in creating a contract for you if you do not understand how it works. 

Full Service Firm

I am a full service firm where I do not only perform the minimum necessary legal requirements to accomplish a task, but instead, go beyond the minimum requirements so you are not left with post-legal matters to take care of on your own. For example, when it comes to starting your business, I not only complete the necessary legal papers to form your business, but afterwards I work with you to obtain the necessary licenses, permits, and EIN so you able to operate your business. 

All Legalese Explained

The law can be daunting and complex, which is why I take the time to explain all the legalese in plain English and make sure you understand it before moving on, so you are not left wondering what this word means or why this particular section is needed. 

No Upcharges - Only Billed for time spent 

I only bill you for the time spent on your legal matter. Unlike most firms, I do not upcharge you by having billing time intervals where time spent is charged in every 6 or 15 minutes. Instead, I charge by the minute, so if an email takes 2 minutes to read, you are only charged for the 2 minutes and not charged 6 or 15 minutes. 

Different Rate Options

I understand that you may want a choice in how you would like to pay for legal services, which is why I offer two types of rates to choose from - (1) hourly rate and (2) flat fee rate. Within each option, I can customize the rate to include more or less services to fit your business’ needs and budget.

Flexible Payment Methods

Making payments is easy as I accept payment from a check, credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.

Convenience

I try to make the legal process as smooth and convenient as possible for you. For your convenience, I can communicate over text, phone, email, web conferencing, or in person. 

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Education

Santa Clara University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2015

California State University, Sacramento
M.A., Public Policy & Administration, 2013

University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A., Politics & Economics, 2010

Activities & Affiliations

•Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
•San Mateo County Bar Association, Member