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Michael Vaughn is a creative, practical, determined and detail-oriented counselor.  Over the last 15 years, Vaughn’s roles have included General Counsel positions with two leading Orange County businesses and lead outside corporate transaction counsel roles for two other leading Orange County companies engaged in significant expansion projects.  Vaughn is a team player with extensive hands-on experience in corporate projects and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities regulation, compliance and strategic transaction support. 



Practice Areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  4. Venture Capital: 10%
  5. Securities Offerings: 10%



Hourly ($100-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

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Contact Info

Vaughn Law, Inc.

620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

J. Michael Vaughn Law Corporation

31441 Santa Margarita Parkway
Suite A#242
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chairman, Planning CommissionCity of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA2013 - Present
AttorneyVaughn Law, Inc.2013 - Present
Vice President & General CounselApplied Medical Corporation2008 - 2013
Vice President & General CounselQuest Software, Inc.2000 - 2008
PartnerStradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth1995 - 2000
PartnerHigham, McConnell & Dunning1991 - 1995
AssociateStradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth1987 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Team 2/5 RSMFounder2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Gould School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Arizona State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1983