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About Us
Harris Kaen is a well respected local law firm assisting clients in Business Law, Real Estate Transactions, Equine Law, Asset and Estate Planning and litigation. Based in La Jolla, with offices in Downtown San Diego and Los Angeles, our attorneys and legal staff don't just practice law, we consider, and advise on, the well being of your business and personal matters. We are business-persons and entrepreneurs so we understand how businesses operate and therefore we focus our attention on the practical realities of real time business versus simply being scribes and drafting long, ornate documents that do not function well in the clear light of reality. Our attorneys have the necessary skills to craft documents and transactions that thoughtfully, creatively, and carefully consider your individualized needs so legal issues are much less likely to arise in the future. The legal staff at Harris Kaen use intelligence, business know-how and creativity to guide you in your business transactions, investments, corporate matters and international business needs. We are focused on your success.
At Harris Kaen, we use our business knowledge and skills in litigation, negotiation and dispute resolution, real estate, corporate and business law, as well as estate planning to deliver comprehensive legal services tailored to the needs of your business in a cutting-edge, efficient and cost-effective manner. We offer more focused skills and abilities of the larger and more expensive law firms at typically a fraction of the cost. Our attorneys provide the discipline, knowledge and resources necessary to achieve excellence in and out of the boardroom and courtroom in matters involving:

•   Business and Corporate Law
•   Real Estate
•   Equine Law
•   Trusts & Estates

By focusing on each client's individual needs and goals, we ensure that each client receives individual attention, value, and high-quality legal representation.
Trusted Attorneys and Business Advisors

The Firm's attorneys:

      Chad Harris
      James Kaen
      Erica Rozetti
      Steve Weiss

At Harris Kaen, our clients consider us trusted business advisors and advocates. The firm typically only accept new clients through trusted referrals, as our clients and our reputation for individualized service and relentless determination has resulted in strong and lasting relationships with our clients.
If you are looking for seasoned, thoughtful and creative attorneys who do not believe in boiler plate documents, entrust our law firm to provide the highest-caliber advocacy. Our attorneys have the skills, resources and legal knowledge to address a variety of legal needs.
"The lawyers at Harris Kaen truly care about their clients and our needs, not their billing. As a client, it's great to know they have my best interests at heart and are dedicated to being creative and helpful. They care about me as a person and want to see my business succeed." - Brett Paletz
A Different Kind of Law Firm
Harris Kaen was founded by business-people who happen to be exceptional lawyers. We operate on an unwavering dedication to excellence with four essential goals in mind:

Superior legal representation - Our attorneys are known as straight-shooters with sound judgement, and an impressive track record.
Individualized client services - We handle each client as though they are the only client. We consider clients to be part of our family and our philosophy is that family comes first.
Effective and efficient legal strategies - We explore creative solutions, whether it is a partnership matter, corporate governance, trusts, limited liability company agreement or if the case is before a judge or jury.
Think like an owner - No one can protect you or your company from legal issues before they arise unless the attorney can think like a business person or can empathetically put him/herself in your shoes. And that is exactly what we do for our clients.
Practice Areas
  • - Business and Corporate Law
  • - Land Acquisitions, Entitlements and Development
  • - Real Estate and Land Use
  • - Commercial/Real Estate Litigation
  • - Employment/Labor Law
  • - International Commercial Transactions
  • - Cannabis Licensing/Regulation/Policy
  • - Entity Formation (LLCs, LPs, Corporations)
  • - Equine Law
  • - Complex Business Transactions
  • - FinTech/Crowdfunding/Syndications
  • - Joint Ventures
  • - Technology and Privacy Law
  • - Asset Protection and Preservation
  • - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • - Mediation and Arbitration
Contact Us
Downtown Office

861 Sixth Avenue, suite 310

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone Number:

La Jolla - 858-863-0900

Email Address:

La Jolla Office

7850 Ivanhoe Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037