Belden Blaine Raytis is not your typical law firm

Partners Scott Belden, David Blaine, Katy Raytis and Dan Raytis are client-oriented professionals committed to providing business owners and management with legal services that exceed their expectations in three core areas: cost, efficiency, and results. We don’t look at our clients as “billing opportunities.” We look at legal engagements from your perspective – blending innovation, technology, cost-control and expertise. Belden Blaine Ratyis is your legal partner on the matters you entrust to us, and we value that trust in everything we do.

Expertise

Professional experience.

BeldenBlaine attorneys have a combined 53 years of experience focused almost exclusively on assisting management and business owners in employment, business, and commercial issues throughout California. 

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Cost

Reducing costs.

We continually look for ways to reduce the cost of an engagement and regularly utilize flat fee, hybrid, and discount rates to reduce the cost of hourly billing engagements wherever possible. To reduce client cost we utilize associates and paralegals when appropriate, but the partner you hire will be actively involved in your engagement from start to finish- you will not be "delegated" to someone else.  Our success comes from satisfied clients who receive premier representation for the fees they have paid.

Best-in-Class Service

Our Service Pledge

Your legal matters are as important to us as they are to you and successful results require regular, open communication. We promise to each of our clients that we will:
  • Return your calls and emails as soon as possible
  • Regularly update you on the status of your legal matter
  • Consult with you on key strategic decisions
  • Discuss unanticipated fees with you prior to incurring them

Technology

Seamless accessibility.

We use the latest technology to improve our case management and client communication, including: integrated electronic document management, 24/7 accessibility by email, cell phone, and text, and cloud based information exchange.

Case Management

Keeping you in the loop.

We encourage clients' active involvement in their cases and we update clients on major case developments immediately.  We will prepare an initial case strategy (along with cost projections) and you will be consulted before any major changes.  No more surprises on your monthly bills!

Results

Outstanding results.

BeldenBlaine attorneys have obtained outstanding trial and settlement results for clients because we do not just “go through the motions.” We never forget that it is favorable results that matter most to our clients.

Human Resources Consulting and Employment Law Counseling

Our flat rate HR Consulting package includes access to our team of Employment law attorneys and HR Professionals specializing in providing legal counsel consulting and training on all aspects and phases of the employment relationship. From hiring to termination, our team provides clients with timely, accurate advice on employment law and human resource issues you may be experiencing in your business today.

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News/blog

May 8th, 2020 | Main

Quarantine Musings

I think Covid -19 refers to my weight gain. If you can’t remember your last shower, it’s time.  Zoom makes my face look fat. Or, my face is fat.  Houses need a 1:1 couch-to-person ratio.  I never thought I would miss ...

April 2nd, 2020 | Main

DFEH Issues Employer Guidance on COVID 19 Issues

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing recently issued a FAQ on employer and employee rights relating to COVID 19.  The DFEH reaffirmed that it is unlawful for employer to discriminate against employees for among other things, actual or ...

T. Scott Belden
March 30th, 2020 | Main

CARES Act Offers Financial Relief for Small Businesses, Including Increased Debt Limits for Small Business Reorganizations to $7.5 million.

Many years ago, Congress created a streamlined process for small businesses to reorganize and restructure their obligations that was faster, cheaper, and far more likely to succeed than using the full-blown Chapter 11 process.  That process ...

March 25th, 2020 | Main

Updated Coronavirus Documents

In an effort to help you stay current on legislative changes in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, attached please find two documents with additional information on the federal expansion of the FMLA and the new federal Paid Sick Leave statute that ...

T. Scott Belden
March 24th, 2020 | Main

Strategic Business Planning in a Pandemic

Local companies and their owners are justifiably feeling concerned about the potential impact of the current events, including the Governor's recent shelter order, on their businesses. Even during times such as these, there are options -both in ...