Attorney"s guide to California professional corporations.

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Published by California Continuing Education of the Bar in [Berkeley?] .

Written in English

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  • Professional corporations -- California.

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Book details

StatementEditor: Carol S. Brosnahan.
ContributionsBrosnahan, Carol S., ed., California Continuing Education of the Bar.
LC ClassificationsKFC545 .A96
The Physical Object
Pagination310 p.
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5395591M
LC Control Number72626167

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