The Law Offices of Thomas S. Carter - Business Law & Litigation

About Us


Business Attorney Thomas Salazar Carter, a native of Claremont, California, serves small to mid-size companies, institutions, franchises, partnerships, startups & industries (including manufacturing, construction, hospitality, warehousing / distribution, transportation)and more throughout the San Bernardino and eastern Los Angeles Counties.   Having served as General Counsel for a national company, Mr. Carter’s experience provides such vital legal services to businesses not necessarily needing a full-time in-house lawyer, thus leading to better suited competitive legal fees.

Attorney Carter practice areas include but are not limited to:

  • Business / Commercial Litigation
  • Business Formations
  • Contracts
  • Partnerships
  • Startups
  • Franchise Representation
  • Business Transactions
  • Buyouts
  • Breach of Contracts
  • Employer Defense
  • Real Estate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Disputes
  • General Counsel Services
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Business Torts

When legal demands occur, businesses are in need of an experienced attorney to trust and depend upon.

Cities and towns in which we provide our professional business legal services include but not limited to Claremont, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Fontana, Upland,  Azusa, La Verne, San Dimas, Pomona, Covina, West Covina, Irwindale, Walnut, Baldwin Park, La Puente, Chino Hills, Glendora and more within the East San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire.

Representing companies, industries, institutions, franchises, partnership & startups throughout the Inland Empire and east San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys with professional, determined and aggressive  approach.  Respected and successful Business Attorney Tom Carter and team will address your legal challenges with resolve.

Thomas Salazar Carter serves as a Business Attorney representing clients throughout the Inland Empire, San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys. Tom Carter began his legal career in Washington D.C. in 2007 before joining the Law Offices of Ronald T. Vera in Claremont as an Associate Attorney. At Vera & Barbosa, Law Offices Mr. Carter was privy to representation of local business, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profits in the position “Of Counsel”. In 2011, Mr. Carter garnered the position of General Counsel to NationalLink, an industry leader located in Glendora, California providing solutions. These positions served Tom well in providing respected professional legal experience in the Business arena.

Mr. Carter successfully launched his own Business Law practice in 2014 representing businesses, institutions and individuals within the San Bernardino and Eastern Los Angeles Counties. Tom’s focus continues to be on Commercial Litigation, Business Transactions, Contracts, Franchises / Partnerships, Startups and more. He and his Team deliver on doing their due diligence for their clients from mergers & acquisitions to buyouts and regulatory requirements. With his gained legal skills and business acumen, Tom Carter can effectively handle the duties of an “in-house” company attorney for any business. Many clients continue being represented by Mr. Carter due to his professionalism, one on one communication style and tenacity on their behalf.

Thomas S. Carter was born in Covina, grew up and now resides in Claremont. Mr. Carter is a member of the California State Bar, Washington State Bar and District of Columbia Bar.

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