Caufield & James, L.L.P

Serving clients in Hawaii and throughout California, including Sacramento, Los Angeles, Chico, Jackson and San Diego

Call Us Now Toll-Free: 866-585-8944

Caufield & James, L.L.P

Serving clients in Hawaii and throughout California, including Sacramento, Los Angeles, Chico, Jackson and San Diego

Call Us Now Toll-Free

Strategic Environmental And Business Counsel Throughout California And Nationwide

At Caufield & James, LLP, our lawyers represent small businesses, major corporations, municipalities and property owners across the country.

Working With Clients In California And Hawaii

Environment Law

Environmental Law

We apply our unique knowledge to address a variety of environmental law concerns that property owners encounter. Learn More
Business Law

Business Law

We represent business clients facing disputes due to partnership or shareholder disagreements, breaches of contract and more.

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Corporate Law

Corporate Law

We advise businesses of all sizes to maximize the opportunities available to them while minimizing risks and disputes.

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Insurance Law

We represent both individuals and businesses in breach of contract or bad faith disputes against insurance companies.

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Environmental Law Attorneys In California And Nationwide

At Caufield & James, LLP, our versatile and experienced lawyers provide comprehensive environmental counsel and litigation services for clients ranging from small businesses to major corporations. We also offer advice and representation regarding commercial and corporate transactions and disputes, insurance coverage issues and many other civil matters.

Leveraging Our Unique Backgrounds To Better Assist Our Clients

Our law firm has established a strong reputation for sophisticated and effective representation in high-stakes environmental litigation. Each of our partners practiced for many years with large law firms, where they received a solid foundation in commercial and environmental litigation, corporate law, business transactions and adversary proceedings of all kinds.

We have the capacity to meet sophisticated legal challenges on a regional or national basis. At the same time, our size allows for close client relationships with all businesses. Our background allows us to function as corporate general counsel to many small or midsize businesses, especially those in particular need of advice on environmental issues.

Meet Our Attorneys

Jeffrey Caufield

Jeffery Caufield

Ken James

Ken James

Santino Tropea

Santino Tropea

Matthew McMillan

Matthew McMillan

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Providing Guidance At Every Stage

Our goal as your company’s business counsel is to help you make the most of the opportunities your market offers while minimizing risk and avoiding liability. In litigation matters, we work to resolve your problem on favorable terms at the earliest possible stage. Our experience with alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration can help keep your problem out of court.

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Avoiding liability for dry-cleaning contamination

The dry-cleaning industry has come under scrutiny in recent years for groundwater contamination and pollution, resulting in many complex environmental laws and regulations involving dry-cleaning...

DISH Network fined millions for improper hazardous waste disposal

Far too many businesses in California underestimate the importance of abiding by hazardous waste disposal laws. This is especially problematic because once regulators catch the violations, they’ve...

Here’s how to prepare for your bad faith claim

Your business might rest easy knowing that it has an insurance policy meant to cover a whole host of unforeseen circumstances. Yet, when something goes awry and you’re forced to turn to your...

How to appeal a denied hazardous waste disposal permit

Managing hazardous waste in California is more challenging than many people realize. There is a plethora of local, state, and federal regulations that you have to abide by, and failing to adhere to...

Minimizing liability under impending ‘forever chemicals’ regulation

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new plan for the cleanup of potentially hazardous substances known as “forever chemicals.” This plan could lead to liability for some...

More information on commercial insurance

For those building a business, there is a lot to think about, and insurance, unfortunately, is the thing some business owners do not think about. However, if something catastrophic should happen,...

Purchasing water rights for your business

The process of purchasing water rights for your California business can be complex. When you purchase a water right, you do not own the water, but you obtain a legal right to use it in a useful...

Critical points about commercial property insurance for business

In California, people who start a business must have a comprehensive plan, an effective staff, financing and a product or service that can make it a success. Often, however, people forget about a...

Do you know how to deal with Clean Water Act violations?

The Clean Water Act is aimed at curtailing pollution of America’s waterways. The regulations related to the Act can be onerous for businesses but failing to abide by them can lead to significant...

The impact of a contract breach on a business

A breach of contract can be a significant distraction for a business and can also potentially damage the business. For that reason, business owners should be familiar with the legal resources...

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