Phone: 415.788.4646
Fax: 415.788.6929

Who We Are

Global reach

Beginning in 1973, We have provided high quality legal services for clients worldwide since 1973. Although we are a small firm, we are able to provide effective client services in multiple foreign jurisdictions as a result of our alliances within our partnership with the MSI Global Alliance platform, which is a joint legal and accounting network with affiliates throughout the world. In fact, our affiliation with MSI allows us to capture legal and accounting expertise in multiple countries. We are recognized within the MSI network as the firm to contact in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a result of work directed to JRA by a different MSI affiliated law firm, the client wrote “If another need should arise, I will definitely seek out a referral through the MSI Global Alliance now that I know the high standard of quality and capability that MSI represents.”

We represent a wide range of clients, including publicly-traded companies, real estate developers, small businesses, private equity investment vehicles, broker-dealers, investment advisors and start-ups. Our commitment to cost-effective representation makes our services attractive to small businesses and investors, while our broad experience gives established companies the assurance that their matters are handled efficiently by experienced practitioners.

Practice Areas


We have extensive experience representing clients in complex business, antitrust, commercial, land use, real property, environmental, construction, employment, securities, and intellectual property litigation matters of all degrees of complexity.

Real Estate

We have represented major real estate developers in large and highly complex real estate projects, including high-rise office buildings and mixed-use developments, resort hotels, residential and commercial condominiums and subdivisions, our real estate attorneys have the expertise to assist our clients in all types of real estate transactions including those with land use and development aspects as well as those involving environmental matters.

Corporate and Business

From billion-dollar mergers and public offerings to every-day business needs, our corporate and business attorneys have assisted publicly traded companies, major real estate developers, small business owners, private equity investment vehicles and start-ups in complex business transactions, business formation and strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financing, public and private securities offerings and regulatory compliance, stock option and other employee benefit plans, employment law, and general contract and corporate matters.


Our securities practice consists of appearances before the SEC, FINRA and State regulators such as the California Department of Business Oversight, formation, counseling, regulatory compliance and defense of broker/dealers and investment advisers and their affiliated persons and securities expert witness services.

Intellectual Property

In today's business world, it is necessary to protect one's intellectual property. We have enjoyed the confidence of clients of all sizes in the licensing and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Whether it is a business transaction, the development of trade secret protection programs, trademark or copyright registrations, or the licensing of intellectual property, we have the experience to assure our clients' interests are protected.

If another need should arise, I will definitely seek out a referral through the MSI Global Alliance now that I know the high standard of quality and capability that JRA represents.

Rod Divelbiss

Al Fishman

John Price

Kenneth Cohen
Representative Clients


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