Mr. McGuinness was admitted to practice law in 1994.  Prior to joining Coleman & Horowitt, he was a partner at Betts, Rubin & McGuinness, a Fresno law firm specializing in business litigation and transactional representation.  Mr. McGuinness provides consulting, drafting and advisory services for numerous business clients.  While focused on offering legal advice to his clients, he seeks to incorporate business and economic considerations into his consulting and advisement. He understands these considerations as he has managed a number of businesses and offered client services both as outside counsel and in house general counsel.  He also works extensively with governmental agencies on the planning and processing of land use entitlements and project development.  Mr. McGuinness is Senior Counsel in the real estate and business transactional department in the Firm’s Fresno office and offers representation and legal services in a variety of business areas including real estate, landlord/tenant, land use and entitlement, corporate and business entities, labor and employment, eminent domain and contracts.