Firm Overview

Peddycord Law is a boutique business law firm in North County San Diego, specializing in California Benefit Corporations. We assist clients in addressing legal matters while upholding their social, ethical, and environmental mission and values. Attorney Shawn Peddycord combines legal expertise with a passion for positive social impact, offering valuable insights and support to the businesses he represents.

We provide personalized and insightful legal counsel tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Our comprehensive business law services include:

  • Formation and Conversion. Guiding businesses through entity formation or conversion, ensuring compliance with California laws and regulations.
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance. Advising on best practices for corporate governance and maintaining compliance with California laws.
  • Drafting and Revising Contracts. Creating, analyzing, and interpreting contracts to protect business interests.
  • Small Business Acquisitions. Representing buyers and sellers in the small business acquisition process.
  • Negotiating Contracts. Balancing risk and reward to effectively negotiate terms without hindering deals.
  • Annual Benefit Corporation Reports. Assisting benefit corporations in preparing and filing the required annual reports to demonstrate their social and environmental performance.

Our clients include diverse businesses, from startups to established companies, across North County San Diego and beyond. We collaborate with founders, business owners, entrepreneurs, C-Suite executives, paralegals, and in-house legal departments. Our focus on building long-term relationships ensures our business law solutions align with our client's business goals, simplifying complex legal matters and fostering sustainable success.


Founded by Rob Peddycord in 2004, Shawn joined Peddycord Law in 2013 after spending the first 10 years of his career in sales and marketing. Shawn assumed ownership of the firm when Rob retired in 2021. Under Shawn's leadership, Peddycord Law continues to uphold its commitment to excellence and community engagement.

Our Commitment to Community

With strong ties to North County San Diego, Peddycord Law is committed to giving back to the community. Shawn currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and engaging community through transformative arts experiences by providing philanthropic support for Moonlight Stage Products and Moonlight Youth Theater's arts education programs.

We invite you to learn more about our team our practice areas, and what our clients have to say.