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Nino counsels companies on a wide range of corporate, real estate, financing and business legal issues, including entity formation and business structure, corporate maintenance and governance, business transactions and contractual matters, licensing, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and debt financing.  He also handles various business litigation matters.  Through his distinctive background and experience, Nino is able to offer a unique, creative perspective to his clients by combining legal expertise with practical business judgment.

Nino was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and later moved to Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. After graduating from Arizona State, Nino began his career as a financial consultant with Peterson & Company Consulting, an Arthur Andersen spin-off. Nino gained practical insight and experience working with executives and others in the finance industry. Nino received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he graduated cum laude and was selected to join the Order of the Coif and Thurston Society.

Nino began his legal career with the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, a top-tier law firm with 600 attorneys in nine U.S. offices. He became a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and gained significant experience representing leading businesses in corporate and real estate matters, as well as complex civil litigation.

In 1999, Nino left Sonnenschein to become the Vice President and General Counsel of DoveBid, Inc., a multinational corporation, where he directed the company’s global legal, human resources and risk management departments, as well as certain aspects of its corporate operations and facilities. During his tenure, the company’s revenues grew from $12,000,000, to $120,000,000; and, as a member of the company’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Nino was instrumental in the DoveBid’s acquisition of 19 businesses in various countries around the world.

Nino has represented companies in many different industries and at many different stages of development. Regardless of their size or level of sophistication, he believes that companies who seek experienced, professional advice at the outset of a transaction invariably minimize the risks associated with their operations and decrease the likelihood of future disagreements and misunderstandings, ultimately leading to lower long-term costs.


Languages spoken: English, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. M & A: 10%
  4. Corporate: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Heidi Richert Clerc

    I endorse this lawyer. Nino is a great attorney and I do not hesitate referring him to clients with complex business matters or civil litigation cases.


    Heidi Clerc Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Nino is an excellent lawyer, a very creative thinker, and a fierce advocate for his clients. He is an asset to any litigation team.


    Christopher Holland Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Capobianco Law Offices, P.C.

41990 Cook Street.
Bldg F, Suite 2006
Palm Desert, CA, 92211


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCapobianco Law Offices, PC2003 - Present
VP and General CounselGoIndustry (formerly DoveBid, Inc.)1999 - 2003
PartnerSonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP1992 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Desert Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Palm Springs LifeTop Lawyers2011
Los Angeles Daily JournalProblems Arise with Unlicensed Practice of Law2006
The Public RecordBusiness-Succession Planning Can Encompass Many Forms2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Arizona State UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude1987