20241 SW Birch Street, Suite 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 825-5210




Rudolph & Chonoles, LLP, provides legal services for your business and you.

Rudolph & Chonoles, LLP is a unique Newport Beach law firm which specializes in protecting both your business and your personal assets. To that end, our practice includes Business Entity Formation, the Purchase and Sale of Businesses, Business Transactions, Business Disputes and Litigation, Employment and Labor Law, Wage and Hour Disputes, Asset Protection, Estate Planning and Living Trusts.

With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, Richard Rudolph and Stephen Chonoles merged their talents to create a law firm which is directly responsive to clients’ needs for the protection of their businesses and their personal assets. In today’s complex world you need shrewd, seasoned, trusted attorneys to advise, guide and protect you in legal matters. Richard Rudolph and Stephen Chonoles are highly experienced problem solvers who handle both transactional matters and litigation. We have counseled and represented clients ranging from individuals to some of the largest corporations in the U.S.

We are here to help you.

One Trusted Law Firm for Your Business & You.

  • Living Trusts & Estate Planning

    A Living Trust is an estate planning device for holding ownership of your property on your behalf. During your lifetime, you, as Trustee (manager), retain all rights as owner and remain in complete control of your property just like before. You may amend or revoke a Revocable Living Trust, as well as add or remove property from the trust at any time you wish. Rudolph & Chonoles, LLP, is dedicated to providing the Southern California community with Living Trust services at affordable, reasonable prices.

    Is a Living Trust right for you?

    If you have children, own real estate, or have assets valued over $150,000, a Living Trust may be right for you.

  • Business Law

    We can help you with everything from the selection of the proper business entity for your new company, to the purchase or sale of an existing business. We problem solve day-to-day issues that present themselves to both new and established businesses alike. Examples of transactional work include contract negotiations and drafting, business documents, and preparation of hiring and termination packages. We can help you with the formation of your business, maintaining it, protecting it, and helping it to flourish.

  • Employment Law

    Having represented employees as well as employers in hundreds of cases, the lawyers at Rudolph & Chonoles, LLP, are well versed in handling a wide variety of Employment and Labor disputes on behalf of both types of clients. The firm handles many types of employment claims, such as:

    • Wrongful Terminations
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Retaliation
    • Whistleblowers
    • Violence in the Workplace
    • Wage & Hour Claims
    • …and more

    We also offer our services to employers for payroll and employment practices audits to ensure compliance and avoid costly claims.

  • Wage & Hour Claims

    “Wages” includes all amounts for labor performed by employees of every description, whether the amount is fixed or ascertained by the standard of time, task, piece, commission basis, or other method of calculation. (California Labor Code Section 200)

    Not everyone understands their legal rights or obligations under California’s complex wage and hour regulations. Especially when it comes to overtime pay issues. It is important to understand where you stand. We can help you. Rudolph & Chonoles, LLP, can audit your situation to determine if wage and hour violations are present and paychecks are in compliance.

    Many times these wage and hour violations can entitle employees to collect significant penalties against their employers. Employees may be entitled to recover unpaid wages, overtime, bonuses, vacation pay, interest, and penalties.

  • Asset Protection

    The attorneys at Rudolph & Chonoles, LLP, can assist you in protecting the wealth and assets you have worked long and hard to accrue for your family.


Your Business. Your Family. Your Assets.