|WHITEHEAD & PORTER LLP
a boutique business law firm
FIRM PRACTICE AREAS
About Whitehead & Porter LLP
Whitehead & Porter is an
“av” rated law firm, the highest rating bestowed by the
Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Both of the firm's partners are
“av” rated. The firm was founded in 1979 by Brian
Burns, David Whitehead and Steve Porter as Burns & Whitehead,
changing its name to Whitehead & Porter in 1985 when Brian Burns
retired. The firm handles complex civil disputes in mediation,
arbitration and litigation. We have a transactional business practice,
including all phases of corporation, partnership and limited liability
company formation and operation. Our practice includes both disputes
and transactions in real property, construction and employment matters.
We also provide estate planning and trust administration services. The
firm is active in community affairs, and its members actively
participate in continuing legal education programs and civic endeavors.
At Whitehead & Porter, David Whitehead personally oversees every aspect of the representation of our business clients in their transactions. Steve Porter personally prepares each litigation matter for trial and oversees every aspect of real property, construction and employment matters. We believe in applying the highest legal and ethical standards both in accepting and representing a client. A thorough attention to evidence and details, combined with the use of the latest technology and data management techniques are utilized by our firm. We foster credibility and trust with opposing counsel and their clients, both in business transactions and in litigation matters. Those are key ingredients to successful negotiations and success in the courtroom. Our clients appreciate both David Whitehead’s and Steve Porter’s high degree of personal involvement and commitment to their cases and business matters.
Whitehead & Porter strives to be current with the latest technologies available to lawyers. In litigation, for example, it is essential to coordinate and manage all of the available information and data both pretrial and in a courtroom in order to present a coherent and successful argument on behalf of our client. We integrate the latest legal technology and software to conduct research, digitally image, electronically file and organize and evaluate disparate pieces of documentary evidence. A trial lawyer’s control of voluminous evidence and ability to present it on demand often makes the difference in a court of law and in arbitration and mediation. In a business transaction, likewise, the ability to quickly create, modify, send and receive documents electronically in various formats is a key to concluding successful negotiations and closing transactions.
Contact Whitehead & Porter:If you are involved in a business matter or a legal dispute that may require an experienced business or litigation lawyer, please contact us online or call (415) 781-6070. Whitehead & Porter, a law firm, is based in San Francisco, has an office in Sonoma County and serves clients throughout Northern California.