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Sapana K. Shah is an experienced business and corporate attorney based in Los Angeles, California and licensed in California and Georgia. After attending Emory University School of Law, Sapana began her career clerking for Judge Susan M. Speer at the Superior Court of California where she advised on evidentiary issues and drafted opinions and bench memos.


She thereafter transitioned into private practice, where she worked for local, national, and multinational law firms. As a first year associate at a litigation boutique firm, she immediately second-chaired multi-million dollar trials in commercial and real estate disputes involving fraud, RICO, and breach of contract claims. Her litigation experience includes trial and appellate advocacy in federal and state courts as well as arbitration and mediation proceedings.


After working exclusively in litigation for several years, Sapana joined a multinational firm where she served as counsel for businesses that span from small “mom and pops” to Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies. She assisted many of the firm’s business clients from start-up through established success, servicing in the areas of corporate structuring and governance, intellectual property, real estate, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment law, and bankruptcy. Many of the issues that arose required Sapana to work regularly with the Federal Trade Commission, the IRS, and the California Franchise Tax Board. She served as a general outside counsel to companies doing business globally, with a particular emphasis on the Indian and South Asian markets.


With her unique background and broad range of experience, Sapana founded Shah Grossi in 2014 where she serves as general counsel for several multi-million dollar companies across various industries, with particular emphasis in dental/medical, restaurant, technology, and retail industries. Sapana also serves as counsel to both franchisors and franchisees. Her franchise law practice encompasses the preparation and filing of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars for both new and currently existing franchisors, the negotiation and preparation of multi-jurisdictional and multi-unit franchise agreements and area development agreements, and acquisition transactions involving currently existing franchises.

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Languages spoken: English, Gujarati, Italian, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Internet: 21%
  2. Corporate: 21%
  3. Contracts: 21%
  4. Franchising: 15%
  5. Other: 22%
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  • Brinda Gandhi

    I endorse this lawyer. Sapana is a hardworking and diligent attorney. She goes an extra mile to service her clients and takes great care of them.

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Contact info

Shah Grossi, P.C.

15303 Ventura Blvd.
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 91403

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201405/23/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top Women Attorneys of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2016
Lawyer of Distinction - Corporate TransactionsLawyers of Distinction2016
Second Place - International Section Writing CompetitionState Bar of California2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShah Grossi, P.C.2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Chugh Firm, APC2009 - 2013
AssociateCrowell and Carmona2007 - 2007
Judicial ExternSuperior Court of California, Los Angeles2006 - 2006
Law ClerkMcKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP Attorneys At Law2002 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Studio City Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
South Asian Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - 2013
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California International Law Journal"'Universal Jurisdiction Chokes Loathing Diction': Using Universal Jurisdiction to Regulate Internet Hate Speech"N/A
California International Law Journal“Islamic Banking and Finance: Shari’a – Compliance and the Reinterpretation of Riba"N/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - Los AngelesN/AN/A2004