Rosenstein & Associates
Bankruptcy Attorney, Business Law, Estate Planning
About Us

At the Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates, we pride ourselves in the delivery of the highest level of expert legal advice and services to our clients, guided not only by the principles of professionalism and solid ethics, but also with the goal of providing our clients throughout the Temecula Valley and elsewhere, with the best legal advice available anywhere.

Robert B. Rosenstein the founder and president of The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates, has been providing legal services for over 35 years, and in the Temecula Valley for over 23 years. While most of our clients are from the Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Fallbrook, Menifee and the surrounding Southwest Riverside County area, we have assisted clients throughout the United States and internationally. We have been successful throughout the United States in providing representation to our clients in both state and federal courts. Our experience in providing a wide range of legal services relating to business has enriched our ability to effectively assist and understand the needs of our clients. The attorneys at Rosenstein & Associates have handled matters in various courts, including trials in various Superior Courts throughout California, the United States District Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States Bankruptcy Court and appeals before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. We also have extensive experience in administrative appeals on both the state and federal level, including before the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization. Our attorneys have served in leadership and advisory roles in legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and serve as leaders in various community organizations.

At Rosenstein & Associates, we understand that any business, whether just starting, or having been in business for many years, must address various legal issues and concerns. We are qualified to assist our clients when they are in need of qualified legal advice or representation, in such legal matters concerning contracts, business formation, litigation, intellectual property including (trademarks and copyrights), real estate, taxes, estate planning , asset protection, and if the need should arise, reorganization in bankruptcy. If a client is involved in litigation, we understand the impact it may have on the business, and we work with our clients to minimize such impact, while providing a superior understanding of the law.

 

Legal Team

Robert B. Rosenstein,
Principal Attorney

Phone:  951-296-3888
Fax:  951-296-3889

Robert B. Rosenstein is the president and a founder of The Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates. He has been licensed in the State of California since 1979, and is also licensed to practice law before the United States District Courts (Central, Northern and Southern Districts), the United States Bankruptcy Courts (Central, Northern and Southern Districts), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Rosenstein is a member of the American Bar Association, Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, and the Riverside County Bar Association. He received his undergraduate education at California State University Northridge, graduating in 1976 and received his legal education from Southwestern University School of Law, graduating in 1979. From February, 2004 through May, 2015, Mr. Rosenstein was the Managing Party of the Law Offices of Rosenstein & Hitzeman, AAPLC.

Mr. Rosenstein is an experienced business attorney and over the years has assisted clients in the management, growth and reorganization of their businesses. Mr. Rosenstein has developed an expertise in working with clients to assist them in forming and growing their businesses. The legal assistance that he provides to the clients of Rosenstein & Associates includes legal services relating to business formations; drafting of contracts; negotiating leases, the filing for trademarks and copyrights; and resolving tax problems including audits and tax litigation. Mr. Rosenstein has been lead counsel in working with various clients in order to reorganize their business, both within and outside of Chapter 11; the work he has performed has saved clients in excess of a combined amount of over twenty million dollars through drafting and implementation of reorganization or liquidation plans. Robert B. Rosenstein is also an experienced litigator handling business and transactional disputes.

Mr. Rosenstein has served on several committees of the American Bar Association, including the Committees of Taxation, Sole Practice and Corporations. Mr. Rosenstein served as the Vice Chairman of the Small and Emerging Business section of the American Bar Association. Over the years, Mr. Rosenstein has been a member of the Small Business, Corporations, Environmental Law and Taxation sections of the California State Bar.

As an accomplished lawyer, Mr. Rosenstein helped prepare the outline and reviewed the first edition of the American Bar Association’s book for business titled The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business. Mr. Rosenstein is currently a member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel, which provides advice and insight to the American Bar Association pertaining to various legal and professional matters concerning the practice of law throughout the United States.

Mr. Rosenstein is active in the business community and he currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Sholom, where he serves as the Treasurer, a Board Member of the Temecula Theater Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Assistance League and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel for California State University, San Marcos.

Being a husband and father of five, Mr. Rosenstein knows the value of hard work and dedication. The goal of practicing law in a firm based upon ethics and professionalism is a key principle upon which Rosenstein & Associates was founded.

 

Shaun Knapp,
Member

Phone:  951-296-3888
Fax:  951-296-3889

Shaun V. Knapp is an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates and has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 2010. Mr. Knapp is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of Missouri.

From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Knapp served on active duty with the United States Army as a Chemical Officer both in the Republic of Korea and in the United States. After active duty, Mr. Knapp served in the Individual Ready Reserve. During his service, Mr. Knapp achieved the rank of Captain. Mr. Knapp has worked for over 25 years in the Environmental Health and Safety field. Mr. Knapp attended the United
States Military Academy at West Point, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in 1986, and his Juris Doctor from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global in 2009. Since joining Rosenstein & Associates, Mr. Knapp has assisted clients in trademark and infringement matters, provided assistance in drafting business agreements, employment agreements. Mr. Knapp has also provided assistance for clients relating to EEOC actions and employee disputes.

Mr. Knapp is a husband and father of two. Mr. Knapp’s background in the military, and in corporate management positions, has instilled in him the belief that hard work, dedication and honesty are the keys to success. It is these values, in addition to his legal knowledge, that shapes Mr. Knapp’s dedication to the clients of Rosenstein & Associates.

 

Jenny Shin,
Associate

Phone:  951-296-3888
Fax:  951-296-3889

Jenny Shin is an associate attorney for the Law Offices of Rosenstein & Associates, and has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 2000. Jenny is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts (Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts), the United States Bankruptcy Court (Southern District), and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.

Jenny will be concentrating her practice in estate planning matters, transactional matters and employment law. Her practice will include probate and trust administration.

Jenny has over 10 years’ experience counseling employers in all aspects of the employment relationship with emphasis on hiring practices, employment agreements, employee handbooks, employment separation and wage and hour matters. She is an experienced estate planning attorney and has also represented clients in civil litigation at the state and federal level and before governmental agencies.

Jenny is a member of the Bar Association of Southwest Riverside County, the Riverside County Bar Association and the California Lawyers Association. She is an active member of her church and the Temecula community, volunteering extensively for the Temecula Valley Unified School District and various youth music organizations.

Jenny received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Riverside and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

As a wife and mother to three daughters, Jenny strives to be an example of integrity, dedication, strong work ethic and responsible citizenship, and these values are at the heart of the service she provides to the clients of Rosenstein & Associates.

 

Areas of Practice

General Business Matters

With over 35 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Rosenstein & Associates, An Association of Professional Law Corporations, are known for providing high quality expert legal advice regarding general business matters to their clients throughout the Temecula Valley and surrounding Southwest Riverside County areas, such as the cities of: Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Canyon Lake.  We have assisted our clients with a variety of business needs, including business formation, business reorganization, asset protection, filing for copyrights and trademarks, selling or buying of a business, contract and lease negotiations, and franchise evaluations.

Business Formations

When starting or expanding a business, one of most important decisions to make is the choice of the type of entity the business will operate as. The specific type of business entity can affect operational decisions and might affect how the entity or equity owners pay taxes.

Business Litigation

We are skilled in prosecuting and defending business litigation matters and we can assist you in protecting your interests by initiating a lawsuit, or, if you are sued, defend and protect your interests. In some cases the costs of defense may be covered by your business insurance. These cases often include breach of contract and shareholder disputes, unfair competition, real estate matters, and many more.

Transactional Law

Our Temecula law firm can draft and review all contracts and agreements relating to the operation of a business, including employment contracts, leases, purchases and sales of property and assets agreements. We can also prepare an Employee Procedure Manual for your business.

Wills and Estate Planning

No one wants to think about their death or incapacitation, but it is essential to consider what will happen to your family. By creating a thorough estate plan, you are ensuring that your best wishes are met and that your loved ones are protected. At Rosenstein & Associates, we work closely with you to develop a personalized estate plan. Over our years of experience, we have developed long-lasting relationships with our clients, drafting and updating their estate documents as time goes on. Whether you need a simple will or a complex trust, our lawyers can assist you.

Trademark and Copyright Law

Trademark and copyright laws are designed to protect your business identity and intellectual property, such as logos, logo-merchandise, slogans, and unique products. Our offices can assist you in obtaining the appropriate state and federal trademark or copyright, as well as searching for trademarks and patents, preparing copyright applications, persecuting trademark infringement, and office action responses.

Real Estate Law

We provide assistance to both buyers and sellers of real estate relating to the leasing and selling of real estate, including a review of the appropriate documents to protect your interests, such as the purchase and sale agreements or other acquisition materials. We have experience in dealing with the transferring of interests in both real property and title.

Taxation Law

With over 35 years of taxation law experience in CA, we can provide you with federal, state, and local tax assistance relating to tax planning, tax preparation, and pension planning. In addition, we have handled hundreds of audits and tax-related cases successfully for our Clients.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Business Reorganization

For a struggling business in debt, sometimes bankruptcy is the best option. In Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you have the opportunity to reorganize your debt while you continue to run your company. California bankruptcy laws can be complicated, which is why it is important to be represented by a hard-working and experienced lawyer. At Rosenstein & Associates, we have been providing high-quality representation to Riverside County businesses since 1999. Over our years of service, we have gained a reputation in the community for our highly responsive service and affordable fees. Although we are a small firm, we have the experience and resources of a larger one. We are able to help your business meet its legal needs by developing unique solutions tailored to your individual goals.

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