San Diego, CA WW/Press/January 15, 2020 – Steven H. Wilhelm, Principal Attorney of Steven H. Wilhelm, A.P.C. was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Whos Directories
The Law Offices of Steve Wilhelm is San Diego’s trusted business law firm. The lawyers have substantial expertise in business organization, tax law, employment law, commercial real estate, financing, and intellectual property law. Whether you are the CEO of a multinational corporation or running a small family business, you face the same business and legal challenges. Regardless of the size of your company or your revenue, your decisions and actions will always have an impact on the future of your business. The firm offers a wealth of business expertise and a legal depth to handle all of your needs, we combine big firm resources with the personal attention. At the Law Offices of Steven Wilhelm, they are much more than just a legal firm; they are a partner in your success and represent your best interests to build and protect your business dreams.
The firm of Steven H. Wilhelm, A.P.C. was created in or about 1980. Preceding the creation of Steven H. Wilhelm, A.P.C., the principal of the company, Steven H. Wilhelm, was a law clerk to the Honorable Howard B. Turrentine, Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern California District in San Diego from 1974 through 1975. Thereafter Mr. Wilhelm was the eleventh lawyer in what was then a rapidly expanding Wall Street type law firm known as Sullivan, Jones & Archer (subsequently the firm has splintered into approximately 10 different law firms in San Diego) with primary focus in complex securities fraud litigation and antitrust litigation.
In late 1976, Mr. Wilhelm took a sabbatical to Kansas to obtain his license to practice law in Kansas. On return from the sabbatical Mr. Wilhelm affiliated with the Law Offices of Joseph St. John, which firm later became the firm of St. John, Debusschere, Wilhelm & Daley. While at that firm Mr. Wilhelm handled the complex civil litigation for the firm as well as establishing the infrastructure for the business and business litigation section of the firm.
In 1980, Mr. Wilhelm left St. John, et. al. to join Herbert R. Schultze (now senior patent counsel with Agilent Technologies, an affiliate of Hewlett Packard) in the practice of law under the name of Wilhelm & Schultze, in Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego from January of 1980 through December of 1983.
At the end of 1983, Mr. Schultze left for other opportunities and Mr. Wilhelm focused his practice on the San Diego metropolitan area on a prospective basis. From 1984 through 1996, Steven H. Wilhelm, A.P.C. grew to as many as five lawyers, four associates and one partner, with the present size of the firm from 1997 through 2020 being one partner, one paralegal, administrative staff and the various of counsel and/or joint-venture relationships.
Rated as the best law firm by the San Diego Business Advisor, Today the primary focus of the firm, i.e. the business transactional/corporate work and complex business litigation, is handled primarily by the principal of the firm, Mr. Wilhelm, and in tandem with one of counsel relationship (Bradley Nemeth), and two joint-venture relationships, one of which is Mr. James Clevenger. Mr. Nemeth is a certified tax, probate and estate planning specialist. Mr. Clevenger is retired from the practice of law, but still consults with Mr. Wilhelm in the areas of copyright, trademark, trade name law, and the licensing of the same, (generally referred to as intellectual property law). The other joint-venture relationship is with Terry Singleton of Singleton and Associates, who is a nationally renown tort attorney.
Mr. Wilhelm received a J.D. and a B.S. in Social Studies, Political Science and Economics from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the California Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the Kansas Bar Association.
The offices of Steven H. Wilhelm, A.P.C. were voted by their peers to be one of the top business lawyer groups for San Diego County from 2013-2020 also Top Lawyers Southern California/Business lawyers, 2013-2020.
Mr. Wilhelm holds the coveted “AV” Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 1980.
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