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Gregory Alan Rutchik

Business Attorney at West Hollywood, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 26 years
    Connecticut - CT 30 years
    New York - NY 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Draft and negotiate diverse agreements Formation of tax efficient entities LLC's Partnerships Cannabis related business issues I have a Masters in Tax Law

    28 years

  2. Litigation
    Breach of Contract Fraud Trademark and Copyright Infringement

    28 years

I am a lawyer for the Business Owner, Founder or CEO.

Industries: Start up and emerging businesses in software, retail, consulting services and technology.

I focus on:

- negotiating the agreements you need to make money or to distribute your products;

- negotiate shareholder agreements with investors, key employees;

- all types of funding - equity and debt including use of convertible notes;

- avoiding litigation; and

- corporate governance.


Value add: Always available and do not bill for everything.  I want to understand your business plan and your assumptions.  I always look at contingency planning and risk to your reward.


Gregory Rutchik, Attorney at Law
8581 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 251
West Hollywood, CA, 90069

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Posted by Alessandra Sasha | February 8, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast answering back and efficient
I called Gregory for a quick consultation about eviction matters. Gregory text me back immediately after my call. I was able to speak directly to him within 10 minutes, he answered my questions, clarified my doubts and provided me with extra infos. l was surprised for his efficiency and professionalism. I will defiantly refer Gregory to my friends and clients. I am defiantly recommending Gregory to anyone as a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Attorney that makes you money!
I have used Greg over the past 10 years and have loved working with him. Greg has helped me move my insurance practice to different large financial industry organizations. Greg is smart and not only does he point out the pit falls of any deal, he also uses creative ideas to get more compensation for his clients. Greg recently helped me obtain an extra six figures on a new employment agreement. This is after the employer said no to my initial ask. Greg used an innovative strategy to get me more money!! THANK YOU GREGORY!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EVP & General Manager
Gregory is simply a “trusted adviser.” Most special about Gregory is his cool demeanor, his ability to see the world from all angles, to offer advice that is personal, professional, well thought out, and logical. He comes at problems focused on your success. Gregory consulted on many issues, trademark registration, intellectual property, general business, HR, corporate strategy, legal services tied to fundraising, taxes, etc. Gregory is a masterful dealmaker, unusually candid, and very smart. I sat on the business development side of our business, and Gregory was always helpful in structuring deals and laying out a strategy, and the appropriate contracts. In the beginning, Gregory was in place when our company launched; he is a fantastic startup lawyer who helped put legal documentation in place and file with the appropriate authorities. His gift is his vision and good solid council. His perspective, logic, and counsel helped us reach the right conclusions many times. When you need serious council, Gregory has the ability to see beyond the horizon and to guide you where you need to be. He never let me down. A few thoughts to describe Gregory: • Responsive and analytical • Thoroughly discusses options and concerns • Professional in contract correspondence • Has a good business sense and good common sense • He always behaves professionally • He has the unique ability to cool-down explosive situations • Goes above and beyond what could be reasonably expected from a lawyer • I am honored to have the opportunity to describe what a good person he is, and a good lawyer
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Posted by Keith | October 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have been working with Gregory regularly for over 3 years now. We engaged Gregory before our company launched and he helped us set the company up and put the required legal documentation in place. He has also helped us with legal services tied to fundraising, trademarks, taxes, etc. Gregory is a top notch attorney but also has great business sense and has helped guide our small company through some challenging times. He genuinely cares about his clients and has become a good friend and trusted confident. I would highly recommend Gregory.
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Posted by Valerie | March 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Just excellent!
Gregory Rutchick was able to help in a challenging situation of a long time worker's poor integrity. Gregory's advice and consultations were thorough, insightful, extremely supportive, quick and highly professional! I am very grateful.
Posted by Michael | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and professional attornet
I hired Gregory to help me with a dispute and business transition. He gave me and my situation his full attention both as an attorney and as a caring individual. Highly recommended.
Posted by Tarashaun | November 27, 2014
Highly Skilled Pro You Want on YOUR Side
Greg was a referral from a respected friend in law, which speaks highly of him already. From the beginning Greg was always very quick to respond and discuss options and concerns. His correspondence with the opposite party was professional and powerful, so much so that I was thankful he was on MY side and not the other! His persistence and counsel helped me reach my objective without court time. I received exactly what I wanted in dissolving my business partnership. I am so happy with Greg's services and feel his pricing is more than fair for his expertise, that I am now working with him for my other business needs. I would recommend him to anyone looking for business counsel.
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Posted by Bryan | May 28, 2014
Exceptional Negotiator
Years ago, I landed a multiyear project with Google. Gregory represented me in the negotiations with my strategic partner who was one of the nation's largest coaching firms. He was beyond effective. When the recession hit, I opted to decrease my commissions with my strategic partner -- and still had fees that far surpassed the industry standard. Gregory is a very talented attorney and a joy to work with.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-525 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associated Corp Counsel
  • Loudcloud
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Noosh
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Cooley Godward
  • 1997 - 2000


  • Golden Gate SOL
  • LL.M - Master of Laws with Honors
  • 2005
  • Tokyo University
  • Fulbright Fellow (non degree program)
  • 1993
  • Temple Univ SOL
  • law
  • 1992
  • Skidmore Coll
  • undergraduate
  • 1987
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jupitermedia v. Jupiter Hosting


  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2004 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Fellow - Japan
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • 1992


Speaking Engagements

  • Copyright; Litigation
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo, the answers ported by Mr. Rutchik are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These pragmatic qualities are exactly what a client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted Gregory on issues ranging from trademark registration and intellectual property protection to general business litigation and corporate strategy. Gregory is experienced in a variety of important practice areas, and is well connected in the professional community. I have also referred two clients to Gregory. Both found him to be refreshingly candid and very smart. Highly recommended!"
Business Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gregory is my go-to attorney whenever issues regarding business transactions and potential litigation arise in my clients' family law matters. He has a great "bedside manner" with my clients, and helps them understand the risks and benefits of litigation -- which usually leads them to take his advice regarding potential settlement strategies. I have also sent him several clients who needed help negotiating and setting up limited liability partnerships. He is an 'all star' attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. Highly recommended."
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