Since January 1993, when he opened his own law firm, A. Peter Rausch, Jr., has furnished skilled legal representation and counseling to selected clients throughout California and the United States from offices in Lodi and San Francisco, California. Mr. Rausch's experience as a complex business and commercial disputes litigator, coupled with his handling of a variety of business transactions, has cultivated a unique perspective on business and law from which he successfully delivers highly customized corporate and business counsel throughout all phases of client's business development and operations. Clients benefit from an experienced focus on the global and strategic management of their legal affairs which both anticipates and advances client interests in dispute avoidance when possible, or effective and advantageous dispute resolution when necessary.
Mr. Rausch's representation covers a wide range of services, including start-up business entity selection and formation and planning; negotiating and implementing various business transactions; winding down completed business operations and ventures; managing partner, employee, investor and creditor/debtor relationships; identifying and protecting intellectual property assets; designing wealth transfer and asset protection plans and developing and implementing skilled litigation and dispute resolution strategies. Mr. Rausch frequently represents individual businessmen, entrepreneurs and new business founders or investors. He is skilled at counseling executive leadership and creating business and transactional strategies resistant to litigious interference. At the same time, Mr. Rausch has numerous proven results in aggressively prosecuting and successfully defending client interests when litigation is the only alternative.
Mr. Rausch is widely known and highly regarded for his knowledge and practical use of advanced technologies to help afford clients a high quality and professional level of representation and work product that is typically thought to be available only from large firms and at great expense. The firm maintains collaborative working relationships with a select and diverse team of professionals, attorney specialists and experts which allows Mr. Rausch to bring and manage a team focus and effort to client's projects.
Desiring to serve as a neutral, Peter trained to act as a small claims court judge pro tem with the San Joaquin County Superior Court also serves on the Court's Judicial Arbitration Panel. Peter also trained to serve as a neutral in the context of mediating business and general civil disputes. In addition to various ongoing bar association sponsored mediator training programs, Peter completed an intensive five (5) day mediation training program in 2005 with Steven Rosenberg. He then completed advanced mediation training in the spring of 2007. In 2009 Peter completed a six (6) day course with the Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and joined the San Joaquin County Court mediation panel. In 2012 Peter completed extensive training sponsored by the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District and now serves on the Third District Court of Appeal Mediation Panel.