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Law Office of Wayne S. Canterbury

102 Ravenhill Road
Orinda, CA 94563

Conference Facilities in San Francisco, Marin, and East Bay

Practice Principles

My professional relationship with clients is direct and personal. Having served small and medium-sized enterprises over the span of my career, I know that business owners value prompt, practical, and competent service for a reasonable fee. I regard the attorney-client relationship as one founded in mutual trust and best conducted in a collaborative fashion. 

Credentials and Background

Admitted State Bar of California 1972. California; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court,
Law School: Los Angeles, J.D., 1971
College: University of California, Berkley, B.A., 1968
Experience: Law Clerk for Hon. Spencer Williams, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1971-1973. Private practice for 40 years serving clients in business formation, contracts, real estate, and non-profit enterprises. 
Born: Los Angeles California, March 29, 1946

Areas of Practice

Business Formation

  • Corporations — ‘S’ And ‘C’
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures


  • Business Buy - Sell
  • Business Sales and Merger
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Operating Agreements

Real Estate

  • Sales
  • Commercial Leases
  • Mechanics Lien

Common Interest Developments

  • Home Owners Association
  • Condominiums
  • Stock Cooperatives
  • Tenancies In Common

Employment Law

  • Employment Relations Counseling
  • Employment Contracts
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Executive Compensation

Non Profit Charities

  • 501( c )(3) Formation
  • General Consultation
  • Governance


Former President, Orinda Planning Commission; Board Membership: California Shakespeare Theater, Conard House, and Save Mount Diablo