David R. Socher

Attorney

David’s practice is focused on representing entrepreneurs, exporters, project developers and agri-business in business litigation, and other administrative and regulatory matters.

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Practices

  • General business litigation, arbitration and mediation

  • International business transactions

  • Entity formation

  • Trademarks
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Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D. 1991)

  • UC Los Angeles (B.A., 1988)

David Socher earned his B.A. in 1988 from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Law Degree in 1991 from University of San Francisco School of Law.  David’s early experience includes insurance defense litigation for Allstate Insurance Company.  From 1996 to 2004 David lived and worked in Tokyo at Japanese law firms representing US and EU owners of Japanese subsidiaries in set-up and operation of the Japan entities.  This work included preparation and negotiation of various business agreements and international litigation and ADR.  For the last 15 years, David has been in the Bay Area, initially working for a large Oakland law firm and then through his solo practice in Lafayette.  Currently David’s practice is focused on representing entrepreneurs, exporters, project developers and agri-business in business litigation, including breach of contract/lease, negligence, fraud, mechanics lien foreclosure, quantum meruit, common counts, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, financial elder abuse and other administrative and regulatory matters. 

Vice-Chair of the Northern California District Export Council. Under the US Department of Commerce and Export.gov, David works with the District Export Council to provide counsel and resources to local and regional businesses to facilitate and increase exports of US goods and services.

 

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