Sacramento law firm handles a variety of matters including litigation, real estate, land use and environmental law, business and corporate transactions and bankruptcy and insolvency.

Since 1896, serving clients
in the greater Sacramento region.


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Business and Commercial Law

Members of the firm have actively practiced as general or special counsel in the organization, formation and operation of local and regional businesses engaged in various pursuits. Expert counsel is available to advise on the optimal forms of legal entities or the combination of entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, joint ventures, and non-profit entities. Attorneys in the firm have extensive experience in structuring mergers, acquisitions, the sales of business and business interests, reorganizations, and liquidations. Attorneys in the business practice group are experienced in soliciting private offerings and other forms of raising and structuring capital within a business organization.

The attorneys in the firm's commercial law practice group offer considerable experience in a wide variety of transactions. The attorneys in this practice group counsel borrowers, institutional lenders, banks, financial institutions, leasing companies and wholesale/retail credit organizations. In the preparation of loan documents and in secured transactions, loan restructures, collection actions, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings, lender liability matters, lending regulations, and truth-in-lending actions. Members of the firm have served as counsel to receivers in estates involving real property, commercial loans, accounts receivable collection and other secured and unsecured transactions. For more than four decades, the firm has served as general counsel for the California Association of Collectors and, in this capacity, members of the firm have authored numerous proposed changes to California law in the area of debt collection.

“Over the past 10 years, my auto-related business has experienced substantial growth in the Northern California area, creating opportunities as well as potential problems. Fortunately, I have been represented by the Hefner firm in negotiating, resolving and documenting many transactions with lenders, business associates and other law firms, with favorable results for both me and my business.”