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Who We Are

Berliner Cohen is a highly respected full-service business law firm in Northern California with an extraordinary track record of finding and retaining the best employees at all levels. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional client service, while upholding a long-standing commitment to our community.

California Legal Articles and Business Law Resources

Berliner Cohen, LLP regularly publishes California business law articles of interest for our business clients and the broader business community. These California legal articles cover many important legal subjects on federal and California business law and are written from subject matter experts in our three Berliner Cohen offices in San Jose, Modesto, and Merced.

Free Legal Agreement Examples and Contract Samples

One of the most popular requests from our clients and the California business community is for examples of legal agreements and documents. Our expert attorneys offer these and are available to customize them and advise on them for your business legal needs.

  • Free Agency Agreement Example - This is a sample agent agreement, which is a legally binding contract between two parties: the principal and the agent. It outlines the terms and conditions that govern the relationship between them, setting forth the rights, responsibilities, and expectations of each party. The principal grants the agent the authority to act on their behalf within specific parameters and in exchange, the agent agrees to act in the best interest of the principal.
  • Free Consignment Agreement Example - Art consignment agreements serve as essential contracts that outline the terms and conditions between artists and galleries or dealers.
  • Certificate of Authenticity Sample - Certificates of authenticity are documents that accompany valuable or unique items, affirming their origin, provenance, and authenticity.
  • Artist’s Survival Guide - This guide is intended to be an easy to read, thirty-thousand-foot view of art law. It covers protections that are available for your work, as well as the hazards that could impact your creations.

California Legal Articles

Our expert attorneys share articles on interesting legal subjects from minimum wage to corporate law to estate taxes to land use. Recent California business law articles include:

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About Berliner Cohen

Berliner Cohen is a business law firm in Northern California with offices in San Jose, Modesto, and Merced. Our attorneys are actively involved with local and state bar associations including Santa Clara County Bar Association, Silicon Valley Bar Association, Stanislaus County Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, and more.

You can view Berliner Cohen’s LinkedIn profile, Bloomberg profile, and our other profiles on Trust Analytica, US News Best Law Firms, and BCG Attorney Search.

Our practices include business and real estate litigation, corporate law, estate planning, hospitality law, labor and employment law, land use and municipal law, real estate, tax law, and white-collar criminal defense. The firm also provides mediation services for business disputes.

Serving Our Communities

The attorneys at Berliner Cohen, LLP are dedicated to their clients and committed to the communities in which we live and work. For over 50 years, philanthropy has been one of our core values. We provide financial support through significant gifts to a range of community agencies and non-profit organizations.

Our attorneys draw from their involvement in local organizations to assist these community agencies in matters they need guidance with. Our commitment is to enhance these organizations, promote their sustainability, and augment the services they provide to clients and donors.

Awards and Accolades

Berliner Cohen and our attorneys are honored to be the recipient of numerous awards over the years. Those honors include:

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