The Law Office of Richard R. Rice

1042 North El Camino Real, Suite B-121Encinitas, CA 92024- 1322

Updated: 06/03/2015

Encinitas Business & Commercial Law Law Firm

Overview

To the layman, the law can be a confusing and frightening subject. When you encounter any legal issue, whether it is the formation of a new business, the purchase or sale of real estate, or prosecuting or defending yourself in litigation, you need a counselor with the judgment and experience to successfully guide you through the process. You need an attorney who can help you to understand your options and help you to make reasoned and intelligent decisions.

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