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Areas of practice

Brenda A. Linder | Fresno attorney at law

Fresno attorney Brenda A. Linder has broad-based training and experience in California civil law and trial procedures. She focuses on the following areas of practice:

Real Estate and Property Transactions

Ms. Linder is committed to providing the highest level of expertise for Fresno-Clovis property owners and managers, and she has also represented clients throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Who can benefit from her legal services? Real estate and mortgage brokers, agents, brokerages, sellers, homeowners, lenders, title companies, developers, investors, finance companies, lessors, lessees, commercial tenants and landlords, and other real estate professionals and their clients.

As with most other businesses, good planning in real-estate transactions can help you avoid many legal difficulties. Being proactive is not only a good legal strategy, it’s also much, much cheaper in the long run. Ms. Linder can help her clients with important tasks and transactions including:

  • Drafting or reviewing documentation in real estate purchases and loans.
  • Leases, subleases, lease assignments or termination agreements.
  • General contract drafting and review.
  • Option agreements
  • Negotiating transactions
  • Guarantee agreements

Breach of Contract and Contract Disputes

Home mortgages, real estate transactions and other types of contracts can be hard to understand — and even harder to enforce. The recession has also led to a rising number of foreclosures and other debt-collection tactics by lenders. When disputes arise, Fresno attorney Brenda A. Linder can help her clients achieve practical, timely results. Ms. Linder has handled the following types of real estate and contract disputes:

  • Quiet title disputes
  • Real property disputes
  • Escrow disputes
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Creditor actions
  • Easements/adverse possession
  • Evictions (representing both landlords and tenants)
  • Fraud

Although there are some situations where your rights can only be protected by going to court, Ms. Linder also offers mediation services for Fresno-Clovis residents. Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution designed to promote practical, economical solutions.

Business law

If you are a small business owner, you already understand how diverse your needs are. A small business owner must make decisions on a daily basis from entity formation to protect  from liability, employer-employee law suits, harassment and discrimination claims, Labor Board wage and hour disputes, ADA requirements, Employee Manuals, and  Alcohol and Beverage Control licensing issues. Ms. Linder’s young adult life was spent working in and managing her family’s small business in Northern California. She is especially experienced in educating and assisting her small business clients with navigating through the daily and often interdependent issues which may arise in operating a small business.

Deciding on the best business entity for your situation

Choosing a legal structure for your business can be a daunting first step in setting up shop. You may be inclined to simply pick an entity type that you’re familiar with, such as a corporation. But making a poor decision can hurt your business prospects before you’ve even made your first sale. Understanding the differences among business structures can help you make the most money, with the least hassle, while keeping your tax bill as small as possible.

Create a limited liability corporation (LLC) for protection

State laws govern formation of a limited liability company (LLC). Differences from state to state relate mostly to filing requirements. If you’re thinking about forming an LLC for your new business, the structure and advantages are basically the same across all jurisdictions. An LLC is well-suited to smaller businesses, but you can form one for almost any business endeavor other than banking or insurance.

Medical Marijuana

Brenda A. Linder is one of the most experienced medical marijuana attorneys working in Fresno County. She is familiar with the civil and criminal statutes that may apply to qualified medical cannabis patients, as well as zoning ordinances that may prohibit conduct that’s legal under state law. If you are a medical cannabis patient living and/or growing in Fresno County, you should be aware of new regulations and heavy enforcement by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

You also should be aware that local cannabis ordinances vary by city. Fresno County has 15 incorporated cities, each with its own set of cannabis regulations and enforcement priorities.

Clovis
Coalinga
Firebaugh
Fowler
Fresno
Huron
Kerman
Kingsburg
Mendota
Orange Cove
Parlier
Reedley
Sanger
San Joaquin
Selma

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