Marlene Beal
Marlene has assisted Attorney Beal in many areas of his law practice and has developed a good working knowledge of registering trademarks and copyrights, transactional due diligence, and organization of various business entities.

Academically, Marlene received her B.A. in Psychology in 1975 and her M.A. in Counseling in 1989. She taught and counseled elementary through high school students, older adults, presented to graduate school classes, instructed dance classes, wrote 2 unpublished books, and today enjoys being a paralegal at Beal Business Law.  After 9/11, on New Year’s Day to be exact, Bruce announced, "I’ve been thinking about how I can best give to my family, my community and my country, and that is to open my own business law firm here in south Orange County.  I could then provide to small and emerging businesses here what I previously provided as senior counsel to a billion-dollar, international firm.  Would you be my paralegal?"  Marlene immediately answered, "Yes."

"Yes, that is very helpful ... as always.  Thank you for your time and attention to my company."

Who We Are:

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The present firm arose from Bruce's move from the Los Angeles area to Dana Point, where he and his wife wanted to live since they first  discovered it. 

Bruce comes from the Senior Counsel position in a large world class international technology, engineering and construction corporation with thousands of employees, hundreds of large clients, world class projects, hundreds of affiliates, and complex transactions and litigation.  Before that, he gained significant major law firm experience, including arguments before state appellate and supreme courts.

His desire in moving to Dana Point was and still is to bring his world class experience to smaller and emerging businesses in the area.  This experience produces more valuable legal and business judgment from him than is available from newer attorneys or attorneys whose practices are more specialized and localized.  His extensive Resume is here Résumé.

Marlene wears all hats other than "Lawyer" in the firm,  including Paralegal, Marketing, Accounting, and Office Management and Assistance. Her extensive Resume is here Résumé.