About Stephen A. Colley, APC
The founding member of our firm Stephen A. Colley, has been a business lawyer for more than 30 years, specializing in franchise and business law. He is a certified specialist in franchise and distribution law through the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. He is also AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating provided.
Because his practice is limited to specialist areas, he and his Law Firm provide the technical expertise that is essential when advising businesses in today’s complex legal environment.
You can find out more about him and his career and legal qualifications by following the profile link below.
Personal Advice For Your Business, Targeted To Your Needs
Several years ago, Mr. Colley left the security of a local mid-size law firm to set up his own practice in Carmel Valley, North County San Diego. He wanted to be more directly involved in the businesses of his clients and selecting those he wanted to work with.
Now, he uses the skills he has acquired — both as a business lawyer and as an attorney at the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (the franchise registration agency formerly known as the Department of Corporations and the Department of Business Oversight) — to give more personalized and strategic legal service.
Sometimes the value of individual attention is overlooked. At our Law Firm, we believe it is essential to a successful attorney-client relationship.
Whether you are a franchisor, a franchisee, a corporate owner, a partner in a business or a sole proprietor, you will get thoughtful business law counsel that is targeted precisely at your personal needs.
If We Don’t Provide the Services You Need
In a 30-year career in San Diego County, attorney Mr. Colley has built up a relationships with many lawyers who specialize in various disciplines for those situations where your legal needs require services we do not provide. These are attorneys he knows and trusts. If we can’t help you with your problem, we will find you a highly regarded professional who can.
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*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.