Experienced Business Counsel and Litigation Lawyers to Safeguard Your Business

Coddington, Hicks & Danforth serves business clients in Northern California and beyond with goal-oriented, individualized legal services to guide them to successful results. With nearly 40 years of effective counseling and representation, our lawyers have experience representing businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, small to midsized businesses, and individual business professionals.

Our firm has deep roots representing the aviation and insurance industries and decades of experience providing guidance and aggressive representation to the hospitality industry, trucking and transportation businesses, as well as companies involved in manufacturing, production, agriculture, retail and more.

Full-Service Business Law and Business Litigation Attorneys

We offer a full range of services for companies in the Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout Northern California.

  • Effective counseling and business transaction services: Forming a corporation or acquiring a new entity or selling a business is a critical venture that can involve pitfalls and potential exposure to risk. We work side-by-side with clients at every stage of the development of a business and guide them with the transactions that are necessary to the operation of a business. We take pride in developing relationships with clients. Many businesses turn to our business lawyers for effective risk management counseling to safeguard the company and for effective representation in real estate transactions and property matters.
  • Aggressive, cost-effective dispute resolution representation: There is no business dispute too small or too complex to deserve thorough analysis and decisive action to protect your business interests. Our litigators develop cost-effective strategies to resolve disputes quickly to allow you to get back to running your business. When amicable solutions are not possible, we are aggressive advocates in court.
  • Restaurant industry representation and counsel: Our firm is located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the heart of a vibrant tourism industry. We regularly represent restaurants and businesses in the food service industry in all aspects of business counseling and litigation.
  • Protecting intellectual property rights: We understand the importance of intellectual property interests in today's competitive marketplace. Our lawyers assist businesses in protecting trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright interests. We draft appropriate confidentiality agreements to protect trade secrets for clients. We can guide you through the registration and prosecution steps to protect your brand. Our experienced litigators aggressively protect rights when infringement harms a company's brand. We also are diligent in litigating disclosure and misappropriation disputes concerning trade secrets.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

For dedicated business counsel and aggressive litigation support, call Coddington, Hicks & Danforth in Redwood City at 650-592-5400 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation. We serve clients in San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara and throughout Northern California.