Practice Area

Business and Corporate Law

Business formation and planning, Business and commercial law, Contract formation and contract disputes, Purchase and sale of businesses, Annual corporate matters

Disputes and Litigation

HBS has comprehensive experience in general civil litigation involving business, contract and real estate transaction issues. HBS regularly participates in mediation, arbitration and trial matters throughout Southern California.

Real Estate

HBS handles a wide range of real estate matters, including residential and commercial transactions, contract disputes, title insurance litigation, development and construction issues among other matters.

Family and Individual Services

HBS provides complete estate planning services, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and assists with other estate planning matters, updates and documentation.


Hitchcock, Bowman & Schachter (HBS), a professional corporation, has been based in Torrance, California since the early 1960s representing individuals, businesses and organizations in a wide array of legal transactions and dispute resolutions. HBS specializes in legal matters and litigation involving real estate, business, will and trust litigation, estate planning and corporate organization.

HBS has extensive experience with complex, large-scale litigation and business matters typically handled by large law firms while at the same time providing clients with the personal, one-on-one relationship characteristic of small law firms.