Business Law Section

Business lawyers (whether outside counsel or in-house counsel) are among the most important members of a business team. They work with all key members of the enterprise to provide a wide range of strategic and legal insights to address and resolve routine as well as thorny matters facing entrepreneurs and developed business. The Business Law Section’s mission is to provide up-to-date information in issues facing business lawyers in our competitive climate, to provide continuing legal education to attorneys in California, and to provide opportunities for networking in our growing East Bay legal community.

The Business Law Section supports regular meetings, with experts in the wide variety of issues facing business lawyers to support new ventures, to promote business development, and to provide a basis for corporations taking advantage of the many new initiatives for business growth and development. Because Contra Costa County is in an ideal position to be a corporate growth center in northern California, the Business Law Section strives to bring strategic and legal expertise to you.

We present programs to members of the Bar Association addressing corporate formation, corporate reporting, due diligence, public-offerings, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, protection of intangible Corporate Property (trade secrets, patents, copyrights and trademarks) and other issues of topical importance. We hope to assist our members in the development and support  their practices in business and corporation law. We also provide educational service to the general public with occasional public seminars such as the “Two Entrepreneurs Walk Into a Bar” series. We would greatly appreciate hearing from you about specific areas that are important to you and your clients.

Marta Vanegas


Marta Vanegas
Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
(510) 879-3421


Susan Morgan
Morgan Legal Services
925) 392-8663

Board Members

Jeffrey Micklas
Law Offices of M. Jeffrey Micklas
(925) 932-0800

Cora Monce
(530) 220-2512

Luis M. Montes
Law Office of Luis M. Montes
(510) 749-1036

Kent Parr
(925) 408-7971

Bart Springel
Brothers Smith LLP
(925) 944-9700

Jeremy Weinstein
Law Offices of Jeremy D. Weinstein
(925) 943-3103

CCCBA Board Liaison

Ann Battin