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Peter M. Potente, founder of POTENTE, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION, currently serves as its CEO and Managing Partner. Mr. Potente’s legal areas of focus include entity selection and formation, corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate development. His clients range from start-ups to mature companies with an international presence. Mr. Potente also assists his clients with succession planning for their businesses and personal estates.


Mr. Potente divides his time between the firm’s headquarters in San Diego and managing the Palm Springs office, which serves the Coachella Valley and neighboring communities. He actively travels to meet with clients throughout the United States and internationally.


Mr. Potente previously served as a Deputy City Attorney for Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City with the law firm Green, de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla.


A very proud component of Mr. Potente’s practice area pertains to the representation and formation of non-profit corporations.  Mr. Potente serves as an advisor and Board member to several non-profit entities. One of his most noteworthy endeavors is his involvement with The Meyrow Foundation—a foundation whose sole purpose is to raise money and awareness for individuals and families afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.


Mr. Potente received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Spanish (minor) from The Ohio State University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego.


Mr. Potente is an avid runner, hiker, music aficionado, and enjoys being outside as much as possible—especially in the California desert.


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Contact info

Potente, A Professional Law Corporation

7924 Ivanhoe Avenue
Suite #2
La Jolla, CA, 92037

777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

213 W. Hobsonway
Blythe, CA, 92225

560 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 500
San Jose, CA, 92128


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 30%
    3 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    3 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    3 years
  4. Business: 10%
    3 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-300/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Pete is a terrific attorney. I have given Pete's name to several clients and friends and they have always provided me with great feedback. Pete is knowledgeable, curteous and makes himself available to his clients and partners in the community.


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPotente, A Professional Law Corporation2007 - Present
AttorneyLyman and Potente, APLC2007 - 2012
Associate AttorneyThe Boss Law Firm2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyGreen de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
La Jolla Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
The World Trade Center, San DiegoN/A2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of California, Corporation SectionN/A2007 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaN/A2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawN/AFinance2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
China International Fair for Investments & TradeThe Legal Ramifications of Investment or Incorporating in the United States2012
8th International Winter Conference on Alzheimer’s DiseaseThe Current Economic and Legal Environment in the United States for U.S. Based Start-Ups and Joint Ventures2012