Graff & Associates

Attorneys and Counselors at Law

At Graff & Associates, we strive to provide you with the best legal service possible.  We know that managing a business is more than just sales.  You have a life beyond the courtroom and the boardroom.  Often, being successful in business involves keeping outside distractions and legal problems from negatively impacting your productivity and your personal life.  Whether you need a new estate plan, or your teenager was in a car accident, or you need to bring on an equity partner, or simply want to do some forward thinking towards an exit strategy, we can help.  Some of our practice areas include:

  • Business Incorporations and Start-up Protocol, Management of Corporate Records
  • Corporate Finance, SEC Filings, Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliance, Venture Capital
  • International Trade, UCC Transactions, Shipping Contracts
  • Employment and Labor Law Issues, OSHA and Worker's Compensation
  • Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation, Software Licensing, Technology Escrows
  • Non-Disclose/Non-Compete, Royalty Contracts, Brand Marketing
  • Civil RICO, Anti-SLAAP, Personal and Business  Defamation
  • FOIA Issues, Trade Secrets, Civil Discovery, Document Redaction and Privilege Assertions
  • Project Management, Contract Oversight, Product Liability
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Fraud Claims
  • Corporate Dissolution, Personal and Corporate Bankruptcy, Adversary Claims, Creditor Assignments

Business Issues During Criminal Cases:

If you are facing a domestic violence case in Riverside County, attorney Benjamin Graff can help re-structure your family-owned business to stay compliant with a restraining order or injunction until things get cleared up.  Murrieta business attorney Benjamin Graff regularly visits the Hemet Superior Court for divorce proceedings on behalf of his clients.  Over the years, attorneys at Graff & Associates in the Temecula Valley have had business clients with criminal cases.  If left unattended, criminal charges will cripple a family business—even if the client is later acquitted.

With offices not far from the Southwest Justice Center and Superior Courts on Auld Road in Murrieta, attorney Benjamin Graff is ideally situated to help business owners work through legal issues while dealing with criminal charges against them.  Sometimes, an unfounded or vindictive claim of domestic violence in a divorce case results in an arrest or criminal proceeding.  Attorney Benjamin Graff in Riverside County knows how to put legal, interim safeguards in place to help an operating business stay in business, until the charges can be properly addressed.  False arrest warrants, drunk driving, or a missed court hearing can also result in an arrest.  Murrieta attorney Benjamin Graff understands business doesn’t need to come to a screeching halt, just because of criminal charges.  But if your DUI criminal case puts you out of your shop or business for an extended stay, you need business attorney Benjamin Graff in Murrieta to help you keep your business afloat during the criminal case.  And, if you are convicted of a crime that is going to put you more than a few days in jail or prison, Murrieta attorney Benjamin Graff can guide you through the legal process of closing down your company and putting your business or real estate assets into the hands of a trustee or reliable family member.  You have a bail bondsman to help you post bail, and a public defender or criminal attorney to fight criminal charges, you need business attorney Benjamin Graff to help protect your business interests while you focus on the criminal case.  Murrieta and Temecula attorney Benjamin Graff guides corporate clients.   Depending on the number and nature of shareholders, if a Director or Officer of a company is arrested, Temecula attorney Benjamin Graff will advise on compliance procedures.  Sometimes, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has mandatory reporting laws for principals of companies with multiple shareholders, which Murrieta attorney Benjamin Graff can help you navigate.  Riverside County attorney Benjamin Graff understands Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance when a business officer is arrested.  When in doubt, if you’ve been arrested in Riverside County, business attorney Benjamin Graff is close to the Auld Road Superior Court and can arrange to come to you for a consult.