• The Law Offices of Gregory S. Masler

    Gregory S. Masler & Cori H. Johnson

    Experienced Legal Representation – Southern California

A client-oriented law firm focused on providing responsive, practical and personal service to our clients.

Our practice area consists of the following:

General Corporate Law

We provide advice on day to day business issues and longer term strategic matters. Our services include advice on corporate governance, contract negotiation, employment and insurance matters, strategic alliance agreements,  sale of assets or other significant capital transactions and business succession planning.

General Counsel for Businesses

We provide small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to have experienced legal counsel on an “as-needed” basis. We not only help our clients create new companies and ventures but we also address any legal concerns along the way, including issues related to financial growth, business succession.

We have a proactive approach to ensure our clients are protected from unnecessary risks. We help our clients in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts, leases and licenses. A few of these agreements are:

  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Sales terms and conditions
  • Vendor agreements
  • Manufacturing and distribution contracts
  • Equipment lease agreements

Moreover, we provide general guidance in regulation compliance and areas of corporate governance.

Business Incorporation and Limited Liability Company

A corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be formed in California for lawful business activity, although certain businesses are excluded in California from being formed as a LLC. A corporation or LLC may protect your personal and business assets while providing other fringe and tax benefits. We will help you determine which type of corporation is best for you at the moment.

We will help you determine the best business for you and your business. Our personal approach will make sure to address all your questions and concerns. Since we handle all aspects of incorporation, we make sure that your entity is created correctly.

Our work includes:

  • ENTITY SELECTION – Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LP, LLP, LLC, S Corporation, C Corporation, or Non-Profit
  • BUSINESS FORMATION – Articles of Incorporation or Organization, Name Searches, EIN (Federal tax ID numbers), Bylaws and Operating Agreements, Stock Certificates, Buy-Sell Agreements, Stock Subscription Agreements, S Corporation Elections, Meeting Minutes, Tax Exempt Applications
  • CONTRACTS (Creation or Review) – Lease Agreements, Employee or Independent Contractor Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Service Contracts, Promissory Notes

Purchase / Sale of Business

We can help ensure that your personal rights and financial interests are protected when considering selling or purchasing a business. Buying or selling a business can be a difficult experience and stressful proposition, so it’s important to have legal representation that is experienced in these matters.

Some of the services we provide are reviews of purchase agreements and promissory notes. You must ensure they contains clauses that will protect your personal rights and financial interests.

A little bit about us
and our previous work

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
  • Juris Doctor, Dean’s List, 1994
  • New York University, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, History Major, 1988

Areas of Emphasis

  • Business Law
  • Third Party Reproductive Law

Professional Associations

  • BNI

Professional Experience – Gregory S. Masler

2002-Present Law Offices of Gregory S. Masler, Irvine, CA

  • Represent clients in California Superior and United States Bankruptcy Courts
  • Draft organization and operation agreements for business entities
  • Draft and review contracts and other business documents
  • Represents intended parents (couples or individuals), egg donors and/or surrogates utilizing third party reproductive technology

2000-2002 Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe, Santa Ana, CA
Associate Attorney

  • Represented clients in California Superior and United States Bankruptcy Courts
  • Prepared cases and appeared in court for all litigation
  • Was responsible for collection litigation for multi-million dollar corporation
  • Prepared pretrial motions and represented clients in depositions

1998-2000 Stevens, McGuire & Rizio, Santa Ana, CA
Associate Attorney

  • Practiced Family Law including juvenile 300 matters
  • Set up a satellite Family Law office for the firm
  • Prepared cases and appeared in court for all litigation
  • Jury trial experience
  • Prepared pretrial motions and represented clients in depositions
  • Performed client interviews and retention
  • Supervised legal support staff

1997-1998 Law Offices of Morrison and Rosen, Orange, CA
Associate Attorney

  • Represented clients in Family Law matters
  • Performed work on dissolution of marriage, custody, and support
  • Prepared memoranda of law and researched assorted Family Law issue

Professional Experience – Cori H. Johnson

  • Law Offices of Gregory S. Masler, Irvine, CA
    Associate, September 2011 – present
  • Institut de Droit de la Concurrence, Paris, France
    Stagaire (Internship)/Co-Chief Editor, June 2009 – August 2009

Education

  • University Pantheon-Assas, Paris II, Paris, France
    Masters/LL.M. European Law with honors (“Assez bien”), May 2009
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA
    J.D., May 2008
  • International Law Concentration
  • Public Interest Law Program
  • University of Copenhagen, College of the Law, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Study Abroad Program, Fall 2007
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

    B.A., 2005, summa cum laude, double major in Psychology and Law & Society

Client Testimonials

As an attorney practicing family law for over twenty-eight years, I am very familiar with integrity, professionalism, and competence in the legal field. Having known Greg Masler for over nine years, I know him to be a competent attorney of integrity and skill, and I would recommend him to any person looking for legal representation in Greg’s areas of practice.

Robert Pederzani

Greg Masler is a man I am glad I had in my corner during a recent legal battle. I stood to lose thousands of dollars. Greg stood toe to toe with the enemy, never backing down and always keeping my best interest in mind. He is truthful, trustworthy, hard working and someone I would not hesitate to call on again if the need arises.

While handling my case, he was attentive and responded promptly to my phone calls or emails. He was very resourceful. Utilizing his knowledge of previous legal decisions that might be of benefit or detriment to my case. He gave careful consideration to the merits of my arguments and of the opponent’s possible rebuttals before deciding to take my case.

I recommend Greg Masler to friends and family, or anyone who finds themselves in need of an attorney.

Carolyn Jones

It’s a very difficult time in one’s life when one experiences the depth of financial difficulties as Debbi and I had. In a blink of an eye we came close to loosing everything we built over the years.

Your professional services were like a breath of fresh air for us especially after months on end of sleepless nights and that never ending gnawing lump of anxiety we lived with every minute of the day.

You helped take the burden of fear out of filing. I think the main reason why the financial vacuum gets so deep and so quickly out of hand is because of that fear.

Phil and Debbi

Get in touch

Contact us today to learn more about our services or if you have questions.

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