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Bryan Gianesin is a seasoned business transaction and finance lawyer. He has advised over 400 start-ups, entrepreneurs and business clients over the last 25 years. He has lived in and worked in Orange County, California for over 30 years.


Bryan has a passion for entrepreneurs and business, as well as community- based charities. He is a founding board member of the Kenya Self-Help Project, a student scholarship and community development program based in Kendu Bay, Kenya and participates locally on several charitable committees and advisory boards.


Bryan lectures on various business topics for knowledge and education credit to CPA's, attorneys, and charitable organizations. His current programs include the newly passed " Profit/Non-Profit Hybrids: Flexible Benefit and Benefit Corporations in California" and "The Affect of the JOBS Act on Private Investment- So What is 'Crowd Funding'?"


He has been a speaker various chambers of commerce and presented to private investment advisors and broker dealers on Wall Street and has reviewed and prepared numerous private offering memorandums and public offering registration statements for his clients. He prepared and cleared his first S-18 Registration Statement in 1987.


Bryan holds a Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative designation through FINRA, which allows him to keep current on investment cycles and vehicles for the benefit of his business clients.


Bryan is an active member and Ambassador for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Economic Vitality Committee and various other groups and is a member and Ambassador for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    9 years
  2. Business: 20%
    30 years, 200 cases
  3. Contracts: 20%
    30 years, 275 cases
  4. Corporate: 15%
    30 years, 125 cases
  5. Venture Capital: 10%
    30 years, 120 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sara Hope Compton

    I have had the pleasure to consult with Bryan on a variety of complex legal issues, and have been continuously impressed by his knowledge and attention to detail. His style is direct and thorough, yet at the same time, easy for a client to understand. Specifically, Bryan has an expertise in the area of internet law, which is an ever-evolving, and often misunderstood field of law. I value his input on the subject, and wholeheartedly endorse him to represent any business client seeking counsel in their efforts to develop, protect, and license their intellectual property and technology assets.


    Sara Compton Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Madanmohan Singh Ahluwalia

    I endorse Bryan. He is extremely knowledgeable in the business incorporation, securities issues, fundraising for start ups. He assisted me in dealing with an old client who is now part of a start up. Bryan helped with his vast experience and made the client realize the gaping holes in his current plan. He is very thorough and follows through! I would recommend Bryan to all my business clients.


    Madanmohan Ahluwalia Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

18100 Von Karman Avenue Suite 850
Irvine, CA, 92612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AmbassadorIrvine Chamber of Commerce2012
AmbassadorNewport Beach Chamber of Comerce2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDF Group1998 - 1999
PartnerGoldberg & Gianesin1993 - 1998
AssociateWhitman Jackson & Kidder1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kenya Self Help ProjectCo-Founder Board Member2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mc Cormick Construction v. Does 1-150Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
In BusinessThe 7 Huge Mistakes Business Owners Make!2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Colorado CollegeLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Irvine Chamber of CommerceJOBS Act 2012 Crowd Funding Private Money2012
CPA CPE EducationCalifornia New Non-Profit Hybrids2012
Columbus Group Private Business OwnersPrivate Equity Investor Alternatives2011