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Martin Ross Sances

Martin Ross Sances

  • Business Law, Construction Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • California
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Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.

Colgate Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 175779
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Securities Law
Legal Answers
Q. I was recently let go from the company I cofounded. About 3 years ago I signed a letter of integrity.
A: Unless you sold your business the non-compete portion of this agreement would be unenforcable in California. See

The non-solicit is pretty questionable as well, but I would recommend you speak with a lawyer before you take any actions, a short conversation can save you from facing many problems down the road.
Q. bought a dog from a breeder at nine weeks old and now he is deaf in his left ear. can I sue the breeder for money back?
A: Yes I would recommend small claims for this. Make sure you look at your contract for any language that says "as-is' as that may be a problem for you. Also make sure you have a hearing test from the Vet. Here's some guidance on small claims from the state court system:
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Contact & Map
Ramsey Law Group
Suite 300
3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Telephone: (925) 284-2810
Cell: (415) 531-5654
Fax: (925) 871-4113