Contract Representation for Northern California Businesses


For many new business owners, or operators of already existing small businesses, one of the most pressing, nagging fears is litigation. If someone brings a contract claim against you, the court costs and legal fees alone could ruin your business. Since contracts are such an integral part of business transactions, it is essential to work with a Santa Rosa contract law attorney to help you avoid litigation through sound legal counsel and drafting for your contract needs.

At The Law Office of Stephen M. Beckwith, we bring more than 27 years of experience serving Northern California clients. We can help you make sure your contracts are drafted in a way that will avoid misunderstanding and minimize the risk of breach for all parties involved, so you will avoid litigation and enjoy the benefits of well-drafted contractual agreements.

In addition to our legal experience, both attorney Steve Beckwith and legal secretary and office administrator have real-world experience as business owners. Attorney Beckwith ran his own cafe for a number of years, and our firm has a wealth of experience dealing with vendors, renegotiating leases and handling a range of other legal matters for restaurateurs in Northern California.

Personalized Representation For Contract Drafting And Review


We handle contract drafting and review for business owners in Northern California. Every business is unique, and no two contracts are the same. We will take the time to understand your individualized objectives, so we can help you obtain the results you need in your contractual agreements. We have experience integrating the specific clauses into our clients’ contracts to help them obtain the results they need, including:


  • Length of contract
  • Arbitration or mediation clauses
  • Personal guarantees on contract

Contract Disputes


Litigation is costly. When contractual matters come into dispute, we favor mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. While ADR is generally more effective in terms of time and cost, some cases do require litigation, and we have the experience to litigate your case, if necessary.

Contact a Sonoma County Contract Arbitration Lawyer


To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced Northern California lawyer, call 707-526-5454 or contact us online.