Anderson Poole & Couche, P.C.
We have a diverse client base, ranging in size from the nation’s largest parcel delivery service company to small businesses in California including wineries, transportation companies, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, real estate developers, designers, architects, contractors, high-tech companies and their principals. APC is committed to providing legal services of the highest caliber, while maintaining the balance, flexibility and perspective afforded by a small firm environment. Anderson Poole & Couche, P.C. maintains its offices in the San Francisco financial district
APC enforces the rights of its business clients and defends those rights when commercial disputes arise. We regularly appear in State and Federal courts and in administrative agencies having jurisdiction over specific matters. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators who strive to achieve stellar results for our clients. We appreciate the value and appropriateness of early resolution of disputes, but are prepared to assert our clients’ rights all the way through trial. When our clients are forced to participate in litigation, we are here for them, calmly guide them through the process, and zealously advocate for them.
APC offers a full range of corporate-related services to a wide range of public and privately held companies. We counsel companies and their principals on all aspects of entity formation, organization and day-to-day business including structure, finance, taxation, insurance, employment, management and governance issues. We negotiate a wide variety of transactions including those facilitating growth, synergies, transfer of power and the like. We act as general counsel to a number of businesses, a role which allows our attorneys to offer continuing general guidance and immediate assistance as legal challenges arise.
Corporate Formation & Governance
Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
APC represent buyers, sellers, developers, design professionals, contractors, landlords, property managers and tenants in connection with the purchase, sale, development, design, construction, leasing, management and sale of commercial, retail, industrial, mixed use and residential properties. We also represent clients in disputes over real property, including but not limited to lease disputes, boundary disputes, easements, tree disputes, construction defects, mechanic’s liens and other real property issues.
APC has a long history of offering specialized representation to builders, subcontractors and design professionals. We offer services relating to the organization of licensed professionals, the drafting and negotiating of construction and design contracts including owner, general contractor, subcontractors, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers and other licensed professionals. We provide advice throughout construction projects, undertake dispute resolution efforts as necessary and litigate matters not otherwise amenable to informal resolution. Our clients work in the fields of residential, commercial, retail, industrial, health care and municipal construction.
Construction and Design Professionals
Public Utilities, Energy & Natural Resources
APC represents energy providers and end-use customers in virtually every area of regulatory activity, including but not limited to, administrative rate and rule-making proceedings, administrative and civil enforcement proceedings, and litigation related to activities of regulated enterprises. We represent a myriad of large and small utility clients in obtaining regulatory authority and relief from regulatory action, and represent entities in merger, acquisition, control and financing transactions of varying complexities. APC has been successful in obtaining legislative solutions to client problems when necessary. We practice before the California Public Utilities Commission, engage in post-Commission appellate practice before the California and Federal Courts, and other state and federal agencies.
APC’s Estate Planning practice is dedicated to preserving and protecting the assets of our clients and to facilitating transfers of wealth in an orderly, cost-efficient manner. APC has the knowledge and the experience necessary to guide a client who wishes to insure for his or her current financial, health and other needs, to nurture children, to plan for future generations, avoid probate in California, provide gifts to charities or the less fortunate, and to minimize the tax and other costs associated with these objectives. Administrative services representing executors, trustees, beneficiaries and other interested persons in probate and trust administration matters are also available.
APC represents shippers, carriers, independent owner-operators, specialized package delivery carriers, household goods movers, freight forwarders, logistics companies, passenger operators, and those engaged in rail and warehousing operations. We drafted and were instrumental in obtaining legislation which de-regulated the trucking industry, first in California and then nationally. We are fully conversant with legal issues that now confront a transportation industry operating in a de-regulated or partially deregulated environment.