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San Francisco Business Law Attorney Mike Tonsing

Mike Tonsing develops enterprising legal solutions for businesses and individuals. He handles transactional matters, including entity formation, buy/sell agreements, contracts, leases and human resource concerns. Mike is also an experienced litigator. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in California and Federal courts.

Mike is a seasoned problem solver. He welcomes the opportunity to confront the diverse challenges facing businesses and entrepreneurs as they plan their futures and position themselves for growth. Mike is straightforward and flexible. He counsels emerging and existing businesses, managers and owners, large corporations and sole-proprietors. While some businesses may confront similar obstacles, each has unique goals. Mike listens to client concerns and works to develop forward-looking, innovative strategies to help owners meet their goals in a positive, responsible manner.

Understanding the Value of Effective Communication in Business Law Transactions and Cases

Business leaders must manage growth within market constraints and the framework of government regulations. Mike helps businesses meet these challenges with thorough research and proactive solutions. He understands the value of being prepared. Mike always “does his homework” for clients whether drafting a contract, reviewing employee agreements or counseling a business owner through tense negotiations and litigation. He helps make the law understandable and accessible to clients so they are better able to make informed decisions based on available options.

Mike respects the trust clients place in him and encourages communication and cooperation. He will not hand your case off to a faceless assistant or accrue billable hours working on mystery tasks. Mike appreciates client interaction. He is available for consultation and is happy to meet in person to discuss a case or evaluate the pros and cons of an upcoming transaction. He is committed to personally answering phone messages and client emails.

A Broad Range of Legal and Professional Experiences

Mike has been a business transaction lawyer and trial lawyer since 1976. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed the opportunity to polish his skills as a lawyer and negotiator. He has worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, served as a Supreme Court Fellow for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger in Washington, D.C., and served on California’s Public Employment Relations Board as an administrative law judge in San Francisco. Mike also developed first-hand experience as the CEO of a “dot com” company that was backed by $1 million of initial capitalization.

His blend of professional interests and experience helps Mike connect and work well with a diverse array of clients. He is equally comfortable handling transactional matters as he is arguing a case in front of a jury or judge at trial. During the last 36-plus years he has enjoyed the opportunity to assist entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, partners and Fortune 500 companies craft constructive strategies for success.

Mike values the flexibility that comes with practicing as a solo attorney. Since he is not burdened with the overhead of a large firm, he is able to offer creative solutions, adapt to changing facts and efficiently respond to clients’ needs. When necessary, he can call on a network of professionals or enlist the assistance of an attorney with a complementary skill set to build the right team for a particular case.

Mike is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence, the highest peer review distinction offered by this respected national rating source. He also enjoys a rating of “Superb” from Avvo, the country’s largest online lawyer rating service. Contact Mike to see if the Tonsing Lawfirm is the right fit for your needs.

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