A Law Business
Phone: (760) 931.9952
Fax: (760) 931.9959

Our Firm
McCauley Knutsen has been serving privately held businesses in the southern California counties of San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles, as well as the Inland Empire since 1998.   McCauley Knutsen develops close long term relationships with its business clients who regard us as their trusted legal and business counselor.   We help companies negotiate and close business and real estate transactions; we provide responsive and cost effective business and business tax advice; and we resolve disputes without resorting to litigation.

The two McCauley Knutsen lawyers enjoy a reputation for great customer service, judgment and integrity.   McCauley Knutsen gets the job done effectively but quickly; and is always attentive to the goals of the business.   As a result of its efficient business model and sensitivity to the high cost of legal services, McCauley Knutsen maintains its billing rates far below those of large law firms and can often provide a reliable estimate or a quoted fixed price to complete a legal project.

McCauley Knutsen is a boutique business law firm.   Your matter will not be handed off to a young associate who needs to be educated at your expense.   One lawyer has extensive litigation experience and knows what it takes to stay out of the courtroom.   The other lawyer uses his masters of law degree in taxation to help minimize the tax impact of business transactions.

McCauley Knutsen has helped businesses buy and sell companies valued at less than $1 million up to $40 million.   We work with many different types of businesses in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology, real estate, service industries, internet and software; including extensive experience with employee owned businesses.

Our experience and depth of knowledge from a large number of transactions allows us to handle virtually any type of corporate or commercial transaction, in the planning, negotiation and documentation stages.   McCauley Knutsen is also well versed in the formation, organization, operation, succession planning and sale and purchase of business entities, and provides general counsel advice regarding varied business matters, including all contracts, business taxation, vendor and customer relationships, employment and employment incentive compensation issues, intellectual property protection, real estate acquisition and leasing, and insurance claims.

We understand that business people want solutions to legal problems not a demonstration of the talents of the lawyer.   Therefore we always present your options in clear and concise language and are always mindful of the costs involved in reaching a solution.

We will work hard to prevent turning a mole hill into a mountain; and that philosophy also dominates our approach to the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts.   Furthermore, we believe that the lawyer can sometimes unnecessarily raise the temperature of a business negotiation or dispute.   Therefore, the egos of McCauley Knutsen lawyers are absent from negotiations and dispute resolutions.   We focus on results.