C. Todd Endres - Partner
(530) 605-3077 ext. 1002
▪ Commercial Real Estate
▪ Business Formation, Operation and Management
Mr. Endres’ commercial real estate practice has been ongoing for over twenty-five years and includes purchase and sale contract drafting and negotiation, due diligence, management, 1031 exchanges, retail, office and warehouse leasing, landlord/tenant dispute resolution, property management representation, development and construction advising, loan acquisition and negotiation (including complex conduit / securitized / CMBS loans and other non-conventional loan structures), loan issue resolution (including distressed loan workouts), business entity structuring, formation and dissolution, and all other aspects of single and multi-tenant commercial property representation.
Mr. Endres has successfully negotiated in excess of $800 million in commercial real property purchases and sales and negotiated hundreds of commercial leases in the process of representing clients owning in excess of one billion of commercial properties. He regularly handles property purchases and sales ranging in value from forty thousand residential rentals to twenty-million dollar shopping centers, and negotiates leases for small start-up companies leasing a few hundred feet of shop space to WalMart leases occupying tens of thousands of square feet.
Mr. Endres’ practice also encompasses general business representation including business entity formation (limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, etc. (including professional entities for doctors, lawyers, architects, etc.)), business operation and planning, purchases and sales of businesses, general employment contracts, general business transactional contracts, business dissolutions and partnership partition actions. He has represented businesses ranging in size from start-up, home-based sole-proprietors to large nationwide companies as general counsel on issues concerning all aspects of business operation.
Mr. Endres not only represents clients in real estate and business matters, but he is also a real estate owner and small business owner. In the last ten years, he has been an owner in and counsel for over four hundred thousand square feet of commercial property and has been an owner in and counsel for multiple businesses. This background adds a very practical understanding of the issues faced by business and real estate owners and operators.
For ten years of his early practice, Mr. Endres had an active caseload of federal and state litigation matters of various types. This litigation experience has lead to a deep belief that litigation should be viewed as a last resort. Litigation is expensive, slow, frustrating, stressful and uncertain. For this reason, Mr. Endres is committed to making his best efforts to keep his clients out of litigation, either by anticipating issues that will lead to disputes and resolving them before a dispute arises, or if a dispute has already arisen, finding a creative resolution that provides an intelligent, cost-effective, business-oriented solution.
▪ Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of California
▪ Juris Doctorate, University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law
▪ California State Bar
▪ Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Elizabeth Elizondo - Partner
(530) 605-3077 ext. 1003
▪ General business representation including lease review, entity selection, entity formation, drafting contracts for everyday business use, business dissolutions, and business sale agreements.
▪ Nonprofit organizations
▪ Business counseling in preparing for and avoiding ADA lawsuits through the use of CASP inspections.
▪ Landlord/tenant disputes.
▪ Estate Planning and Trust Administration
▪ Family law: dissolution and nullification of marriage, child custody and support, and child support arrears.
In all areas, it is Ms. Elizondo’s goal to use the courts as little as possible as she strongly believes the best outcomes result from individuals making the choice to come to an agreement outside of court. In those instances, when the parties are unable to come to resolution and unfortunately litigation is necessary, Ms. Elizondo believes in being a zealous advocate for the client’s rights.
Ms. Elizondo has a strong background in small business administration, specifically in restaurant and construction areas. This background in the everyday administration has given her a practical understanding of the ways in which law could effectively prevent or resolve issues that business owners experience on a day to day basis. Examples of the type of work: drafting vendor contracts that anticipate areas where issues may arise and negotiating lease provisions that will be more favorable in the operation of the specific business.
When not practicing law, you will find her exploring Redding. Visiting the great outdoor lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails as well as all the locally-owned restaurants, and vintage shops. She welcomes any recommendations on places to explore.
Lisa Koekemoer - Legal Assistant and Office Manager
(530) 605-3077 ext. 1004
Lisa Koekemoer joined our firm in 2018 as an office manager and legal assistant. As you will note there are two people named Lisa in our office, so if you are wondering who it is on the phone just ask for their initial. Lisa K has a strong background in office administration having worked as an office manager and medical assistant for more than twenty years. Lisa K works primarily with Todd Endres, assisting in real estate and business matters. Lisa K also handles our legal services billing- if you have questions regarding your billing, Lisa will be the person to help answer these questions.
Lisa K has lived in Redding since 2004. She loves living in Redding and enjoys all of the wonderful outdoor activities this town has to offer. In her spare time she enjoys spending time creating lasting memories with her family and friends. She has a passion for designing and creating things from wood and restoring old furniture.
Lisa Corral - Legal Assistant
(530) 605-3077 ext. 1001
Lisa Corral joined our firm in 2018 as a legal assistant bringing with her eight years of experience working in the healthcare industry. She is the first point of contact for our firm and most likely the friendly voice on the other side of the phone. Her previous work experience has provided her with strong organizational skills and impressive attention to detail. Lisa C works primarily with Elizabeth Elizondo, assisting estate planning and other legal matters. Her background in health care has also given her a passion for working with people on matters that affect their well being. Additionally, Lisa C is a California Notary Public.
Lisa C is a long time resident of Redding. When not working, she enjoys hiking the north state in search of waterfalls, snowboarding at Mt. Shasta, gardening and golfing in spring, as well as spending time with friends and family. She is also fascinated by developments in geoengineering and environmental research and is passionate about maintaining spiritual and physical health.