Established in 1990, the Law Offices of David M. Zeligs has delivered quality legal services to its clients with professionalism and integrity for a quarter century. Based on our firm’s philosophy of putting the client’s needs first, we provide individualized services based on your realistic legal needs and expectations for a reasonable price.
Too often law firms deliver a “cookie cutter” package of documents to the client at their convenience, without taking the time to explain the legal significance and complexities of what has been prepared. This can translate into misunderstandings, legal problems and costly lawsuits down the road. We won’t leave you in the dark, and devote the time necessary to explain the legal benefits and liabilities of your transaction, so you can make an informed and knowledgeable decision about structuring your business and personal legal affairs.
David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived with fisherman in Mexico, explored ancient Mayan ruins, attended house raisings with indigenous peoples in the Andes and became a fluent Spanish speaker. In 1982, Mr. Zeligs received his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law-University of the Pacific (McGeorge), and was admitted to practice with the California Bar in December 1982.
After practicing civil litigation for several years with medium sized firms in the Southern California area, in 1988 Mr. Zeligs returned to McGeorge to obtain his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Business & Taxation. This unique international program included course studies in Sacramento, CA then classes in Salzburg, Austria with other lawyers from all parts of the world. To fulfill his LL.M. requirement, he then journeyed to Asia to intern with a Singapore law firm specializing in commercial and international law. During this time Mr. Zeligs also assisted in the formation of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California, serving on its first Executive Committee and chairing two other sub-committees.
After his return from Asia, in 1990 Mr. Zeligs founded the Law Offices of David M. Zeligs in Long Beach, California. Over the last 25 years, he has provided sound legal counsel to a wide range of individuals and businesses. The law firm has a diverse clientele including start-up businesses, “Mom & Pop” stores and established companies with global operations. Areas of specialization include Corporations, LLC’s, Non-profit 501(c)(3) charities, business contracts, estate planning, real property matters, trademarks/intellectual property and international business transactions.
Mr. Zeligs is a frequent lecturer to academic, commercial and civic organizations on topics of interest in business, corporate law and estate planning.
Our experience in forming all forms of business entities allows our clients to take full advantage of their benefits and protections. The Law Offices of David M. Zeligs has the capability to form corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) or other entities in or outside of California. We have also formed offshore corporations for our clients when called for…Read More
Our law firm assists both domestic and foreign clients with a comprehensive range of international trade and business transactions and contracts. We advise clients on issues of particular concern in the preparation of international contracts such as international arbitration, the enforceability of judgments in foreign countries and due diligence in the selection…Read More
A non-profit organization “NPO” (also “non-profit” or “not-for-profit”) is a legally formed organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. NPO’s are active in a wide range of areas, including the environment, humanitarian aid, education…Read More
The Law Offices of David M. Zeligs files, prosecutes and obtains trademark and copyright registrations for its clients in the United States and many other countries. We assist clients in the selection and protection of trademarks and copyrights, and the establishment of in-house systems for trademark and copyright protection and renewal…Read More
There exists much unnecessary confusion and anxiety around the Estate Planning process. While it can be complex, other than estates involving high net worth individuals and families, the process is generally not difficult, but the failure to plan your estate before you die lose the capacity to make your…Read More
Our firm has represented clients in the entertainment industry in matters pertaining to film and television contracts, distribution and financing, music publication and art. From negotiating complex entertainment deals to delivering sophisticated project specific LLC and securities packages, we are able to provide our entertainment…Read More