Welcome

The Law Office of Stephen Pappas provides the ultimate combination of big law firm experience, education and breadth of knowledge, with small firm efficiency and pricing. Our areas of practice are listed above.  (Place your cursor over the dropdown menu to view more detailed information.)  We also work with an informal network of solo and small firm practitioners whom we can recommend for other specialty areas, such as estate planning, complex real estate transactions, tax, bankruptcy, family law, and criminal law.

Our mission is to provide caring, cost-effective legal solutions for individuals and small businesses, while optimally combining aggressiveness, intelligence, and integrity.

Business

We offer a wide range of business law services, from business formation, to warranty law, to fraud law, to debt collection, and beyond, as well as business contracts.

    • Business Planning (Start-ups, Acquisitions, Trademark)
    • Business Contracts (Employment, Real Estate, Insurance, Distribution, Licensing, etc.)
    • Business Litigation

Read more about our Business Law services.

Intellectual Property

We also perform select intellectual property services. We are familiar protecting copyrights, trademarks, trade names, confidential trade secrets, and customer lists–the sort of proprietary information is often the heart of business here in the valley.  Read more about our Intellectual Property services.

Insurance

We can help you understand your insurance policy better to determine whether the insurance company acted reasonably or in bad faith. If we are involved in a dispute early on, we can use our experience to write that one letter that gets the carrier to act reasonably, or, in the case of a more protracted dispute, we are experienced trial counsel. Learn more about our Insurance experience.

Employment

With experience in employment contracts, as well as employee non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure issues, we are here to serve you. We also work on employment discrimination and harassment claims, independent contractor v. employee characterizations, termination issues, and wage issues. Learn about our Employment services.

Real Estate

As a real estate investor himself, Steve knows the process from the inside. Whether you are a real estate owner, a prospective owner, a real estate professional, or real estate investor, we can help you with your real estate legal needs. Read more about our Real Estate services.

Injury

With experience defending and litigating claims involving accidents, malpractice, as well as products that lead to personal injury, we have helped with a range of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, falls, electrocutions, medical malpractice, and products liability. Learn more about the types of Injury cases we can help you with.

Litigation

With strong litigation skills, we have what it takes prosecute or defend your case through trial. We use litigation as a tool, and are fully capable of directing the case to a reasonable resolution, when available. Our litigation skills give our negotiations “teeth.” We offer a free one half-hour consultation for litigation matters. Read more about our Litigation services.

550 S. California Ave. #320
Palo Alto, CA  94306-1441
(650)858-8400 (office)
(650)804-9299 (mobile)
(650)858-8411 (fax)
steve@stephenpappas.com
Alternate:  palaw21@aol.com

“Preventative and Curative Legal Medicine for Business”