Business Law

Client Recommendations | Notable Cases

Southern California Business Attorney

Business owners often find themselves in need of legal advice when it comes to all major areas of their business operation. Enlisting the help of a business attorney at Olins, Riviere, Coates and Bagula, LLP can provide you with support in many areas: pre-litigation consultation, aggressive and efficient courtroom representation, services for contracts, resolution of ownership disputes, mergers and acquisitions, business dissolution, business and joint venture formation, unfair competition and corporate officer defense situations.

Contact our law offices in either San Diego at (619) 272-4235 or Anaheim at (714) 769-9070 today to speak with an experienced business attorney.

At Olins, Riviere, Coates and Bagula we specialize in all aspects of business law including:

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Drafting and Revision
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Sale Transactions
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Medical Business Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Derivative Shareholder Suits and Partnership Dispute Resolution

Client Recommendations

"Mark Bagula handled a real estate case and two business litigation matters for me, all to successful conclusion. He is a caring and attentive listener, and a fierce advocate for his clients. Although there were several difficult legal issues that were involved, he was able to navigate the legal system, eventually settling two of the matters and prevailing at trial on the third. I felt at ease when I used Mark as my attorney, knowing that I had great representation and he was very knowledgeable of the law. Until this day, I always recommend my friends, and anyone in general to his firm."

- Rene Ibarra

"Russell Riviere has successfully handled legal affairs for us ranging from family matters to real estate to incorporation. He is a knowledgeable attorney, a wise counselor, a skilled negotiator and has teamed with excellent partners. Russ' firm actively and assertively represents our interests, always as consummate professionals."

- Greg and Deb

"I recommend attorney Mark Bagula for all of my business needs. He has advised me on a few transactions, and been my litigation attorney on a few matters. From our first meeting, I knew that I made the right choice. He listened to my claims and arguments with attention, respect and understanding; and asked me the right questions. He helped me to understand that I had a valid case; and his knowledge and experience assured me that I could win. And we did.

During the dispositions, I had the opportunity to see Mark in action. With assurance, courage, legal and factual knowledge, he asked all the right questions, and ultimately compelled the opposing counsel to advise their client to capitulate and pay my rightful claims. With great success, Mark Bagula won a case that was worth over a million dollars to my business. To me personally, the value was one of peace of mind and satisfaction that even a small business can win with the right attorney."

- Cesar F. Castro


"As a San Diego native, Robert Coates' intentions are clearly understood; to bring prosperity to his community directly through the people within it. Judge Coates became my lawyer because of his inspirational wisdom. He has done so very much for San Diego, and knows his way around! My associate and I have a start-up P.R. Firm, and Judge Coates is counseling us to success, starting with our LLC.

- Tara Davis

Notable Cases

  • Resolved Partnership dispute wherein one partner attempted to abscond with partnership property. The case resulted in a sale of the partnership by my clients at a profit.
  • Gained a Judgment against four Chinese corporations for $6.8 million in a case which began as a defense of three individuals and their corporation. Initially, my clients were sued personally for liability exceeding $2.7 million dollars each.
  • Represented commercial tenant who faced improper competition due to prior guarantees by professional property manager and corporate landlord at strip mall to not face competition. Resolved matter gaining a monetary settlement, reduction in rent, and additional options to rent.
  • Litigated against past Majority owner/Manager and new Majority Owner/Manager on behalf of one owner. Ultimately, my client gained a $4,000,000 windfall, expelled the Majority Owner and gained complete ownership of the business.
  • Represented a group of over twenty limited partner doctors in a dispute with their General Partner over a real estate option to purchase improperly taken; and fraudulent accounting practices. Ultimately, the limited partners gained a benefit which exceeded $12,000,000.