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Peter Nicholas Karvelis

Business Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   16 reviews

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    55%
    General Counsel, Business Start-Up, Business Transactions, Restaurant/Hospitality, Business Purchases, Sales and Mergers; Corporate Governance; Private Placements, Private Debt, Private Equity; Real Estate Ventures; Bar/Restaurant Ventures; Trademark; Licensing and Administrative

    21 years

  2. Real estate
    35%
    Transaction, Development, Financing, Leasing

    21 years

  3. Employment and labor
    5%
    Wage and Hour Disputes, Human Resources

    21 years

  4. Estate planning
    5%
    Wills and Trusts, Asset Protection

    21 years

Karvelis, APC (K + APC) is a business and real estate law practice in San Diego, California. K + APC focuses on business legal representation of both individuals and start-up to mid-sized companies, as well as all aspects of real estate transactions. As a practicing attorney focusing on legal issues important to regional companies since 2001, Peter is dedicated to guiding clients in achieving their business, real estate and personal financial goals.

As an entrepreneur and investor himself, Peter takes a practical business-minded approach to solving problems and developing strategies in close collaboration with his clients. With over 15 years of experience representing companies and individuals as their outside general counsel, coupled with his early career litigation experience, Peter is equipped to help his clients manage their growth and legal risk.

Peter's wide knowledge base and long-established relationships with top local financial services, brokers, designers, architects, builders, project managers, escrow, insurance and other leading consultants and advisors makes him a value-added member of your team. Peter routinely assists clients to efficiently assemble their business team often eliminating the need for multiple attorneys and issues caused when seeking other essential professionals.

As a solo law practice, legal fees are kept reasonable as they do not incorporate big-firm overhead. Clients always work directly with Peter as we enjoy flexibility in the clients we accept. Peter cares about your long-term success and strives to provide advice that not only solves immediate problems but also creates lasting solutions.

Knowledge, creative thinking, execution, and key relationships are the cornerstones of our practice.  Fresh air is not only outside our office; it is the way we approach our business.  

 

 

Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Peter

Karvelis, APC
2488 HISTORIC DECATUR RD
SUITE 220
San Diego, CA, 92106

Reviews

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Posted by Joseph | January 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great for Business Owners
Peter is a master of his craft! His legal expertise made the process of selling my business a smooth and comforting one. His knowledge and ways of communicating the work he does to protect my interest in the transaction was superb. He put my best interest at the forefront of his work, and was speedy with followup for all different matters, thorough with his contract preparation and development, and provided excellent communication with the other party throughout the transaction. I highly recommend Peter, and will definitely use him with my future business needs. Sincerely, Joseph Ignatius Reitinger JIR Inc.
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Posted by DM | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Well Rounded
I have worked with Pete on many legal matters over the past decade. He has formed at least a half dozen companies for me ranging in complexity and financial structure. He has also helped me with asset sales. Besides creating the legal for my businesses, Pete has helped me in personal legal matters as well. He is smart and level headed. These qualities allow him to see clearly in a variety of legal matters across a number of industries. Often attorneys are let “off the chain” at a moment of crisis rather than engaged in a process from the beginning to insulate risk. Pete’s calm demeanor allow him to be part of the conversation from the beginning. He is objective and brings an incredible amount of value to any conversation and legal situation. Pete will be the first to tell you that he is not an expert in every field and I respect him for that honesty. However, I believe that his clear thinking, thorough approach, understanding of the entrepreneurial process, and his trustworthiness provide clients with everything they need from their standard counsel. Pete is a top notch attorney. In moments of legal intensity Pete has a cool hand. Above all he is an excellent human being.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Asset Purchase
I was very pleased with Peter and his firm. From start to finish, Peter guided me through every step and made me feel comfortable with the whole process. That was a huge deal for me knowing many lawyers out there don't take the time to make you understand and do the right thing. I recommend Peter to anyone who needs any professional guidance.
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Posted by Aaron | September 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Business Owner - Partnerships and Leasing
We hired Peter for our Partnership Operating Agreement and as our Attorney for negotiating our lease. We were extremely pleased with the results and professionalism. Peter was instrumental in making us understand everything clearly and we felt confident in executed the final legal documents. I will definitely being hiring Peter again for any other business or real estate needs.
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Posted by Sherry | August 31, 2015
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Turquoise issues
He did an excellent job getting our issues resolved in an expedite and respectful manner. I would recommend him highly. He has a lot of knowledge of the law and knows a lot of people in the San Diego area which helps tremendously.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Excellent attorney! Peter sized up the scope of the Trust and reached out and quickly and seemlessly wrote it up. He took complicated and reduced it to exactly what I needed. It was exactly what I wanted plus more!! I will retain him for future work.
Posted by Adam | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Business Attorney
Karvelis and Associates have been a huge help in our business development over the past nine years. They have always provided great customer service, with quick response for a fair rate.
Posted by Beau | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great for Contracts and Legal Advisory
We took Peter on for a new bar business. He was overly helpful and reachable through the whole process. Our project involved him draft full Operating Agreements, Subscription Agreements and Offering Memorandums. He also provided legal advisory on other aspects of our project. He was always reachable for additional questions we had. Peter came recommended from 3 other industry contacts who had used him for other structured projects. I would definitely recommend him for Business, Labor and Employment services.
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Posted by Brendan | August 28, 2015
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Excellent San Diego Attorney
Peter is definitely my go-to for nearly all legal needs. He always delivers five star work in a timely manner and does not nickle and dime me as we talk through complicated deals and scenarios. I have used Peter for real estate deals, contracts, operating agreements, setting up entities, lease reviews and several other matters. Not only is he an excellent attorney, but he is just an all around solid guy. Don't we all want to work with people that we like? I know I do.
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Posted by Steve | August 28, 2015
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Highly Recommended!
Peter offered legal assistance in a business M&A transaction and was professional, highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive to all issue and worked very well with all parties involved which helped to make for a very smooth and quick transaction. Highly recommend for all your business related legal matters.
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Posted by Tucker | August 28, 2015
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Best lawyer
I have worked with Peter Karvelis for years and he has always been a great asset and my go to guy. Peter has been able to answer any legal questions that I have had and I would suggest him in any legal compacity or for legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent client service and care!
I've been working with Peter for over 10 years now and have built a solid attorney/client relationship during this time. He's helped me with many different forms of legal services for my business and has always had a professional and friendly demeanor over the years through all our different business matters. He is always prompt at attending to matters when they arise and takes the utmost care in finding the best resolution for my businesses needs. All in all, he's a great attorney and I would recommend him to anyone looking for excellent legal services.
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Posted by Kristian | August 28, 2015
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Excellent Real Estate Attorney
Peter is extremely thorough, and he helps identify all potential issues before entering into a contract. I have had Peter review several contracts, and he has provided comments and changes that eliminated potential issues and helped get deals done.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Large Firm Expertise and Prowess With Boutique Service
Peter is without a doubt the most talented and capable attorney I have ever worked with on business and entrepreneurial business matters. He provides the knowledge, skill and expertise that you'd find at the top level of a large firm, but with the personal, responsive, affordable and attentive service more common for a smaller, boutique or single attorney firm. Peter always puts the needs and best interest of his clients first, seeking reasonable and real-world resolutions to issues, even if it may result in less billable fees. I've always felt extremely protected and confident in his work, due to this personal yet very thorough approach. He's my attorney for the long-haul.
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Posted by Rodolfo Farber | August 27, 2015
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Thank you Peter!
Peter has always great attitude and has helped us in business matters in a very professional and concise way. He gets things done and really excels on personal attention to detail.
Posted by Leigh | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
I was refered to Peter about 5 years ago when one of my businesses was in the middle of a nasty partnership dispute. Peter was able to successfully navigate through the volatile situation to help us come to an agreeable resolution. Since then Peter has been an intricate part of all of my businesses.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Keegan Baker, LLP
  • 2002 - 2009

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Peninsula Youth Softball Association
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 216299
  • 2001 - Present
  • Mission Hill Community Preschool
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Peter
Business Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is a very sharp, extremely efficient and effective transactional attorney, and a terrific guy. I've worked with Peter on multiple occasions, and have referred numerous matters to Peter - all with excellent results. I enthusiastically endorse Peter."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.A fierce but highly ethical and respectful advocate who was indeed my sincere pleasure to oppose. Mr. Karvelis has my unqualified endorsement as a highly qualified attorney on a broad range of challenging legal issues."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Peter. Insightful and solution oriented. Peter is creative and has a quick and analytical understanding of business and real estate matters. Don't hesitate to employ his services."
Business Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter Karvelis. From personal experience, I know Peter to be an extremely conscientious and meticulously prepared lawyer. I regularly refer clients to him, have worked with him on several matters and sought his advice on others. He is an effective negotiator and problem solver."
Litigation
Litigation

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San Diego Business Lawyer Peter Nicholas Karvelis
Peter Nicholas Karvelis
Business Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation