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Anthony Capobianco

Litigation Attorney at Palm Desert, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Nino Capobianco

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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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.


Capobianco Law Offices, P.C.
41990 Cook Street.
Bldg F, Suite 2006
Palm Desert, CA, 92211

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Posted by Michele | December 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Precise and Honest
Anthony "Nino" Capobianco can easily hold the title "The Best Business Law Attorney". His knowledge of corporate and business law is extensive and precise. He knows what he is doing and follows through. My case was complex. Nino helped me understand and solved it in record time. Nino, along with his professional team, Derrick and Kat, worked nothing less than a miracle. I would without hesitation, recommend Anthony "Nino" Capobianco to anyone who needs or wants "The Best Business Law Attorney."
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Posted by Steve | April 27, 2015
Fast Service and Creative Thinking
We have been using Nino Capobianco for 3-4 years for all our corporate & litigation matters and have been thrilled with his service. He responds quickly and always has creative and business minded solutions to our issues. His rates are reasonable and he is always accessible.
Posted by Susan | August 15, 2011
Best Attorney
Always responsive and extremely knowledgeable. Has very helpful ideas and suggestions to guide us through any situation. We feel extremely fortunate to have his expertise.
Posted by Karin and Jeff | August 9, 2011
Endorsement of Anthony Capobianco
Anthony Capobianco is a very intelligent and accomplished attorney. He has extensive experience and knowledge of business law, and quickly grasps the issues at hand. Anthony proposes skillful and practical solutions, and has a strong business sense and professional demeanor. He is prompt and communicative in his relationships with his clients and their requests. He is a strong advocate for his clients, and achieves exceptional results. Further, Anthony is very approachable and enjoyable to work with.
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Posted by Dr Audrey Reed | July 29, 2011
5 stars for Anthony Capobiano The BEST
Nino was the best, he pointed me in different direction that we were headed and it worked out so much better. Trustworthy, informative and devoted to his clients.
Posted by robert | July 27, 2011
Review of Anthony Capobianco
I have dealt with many lawyers in my career and Mr. Capobianco is one of the best. He is a very strategic and common sense litigator as well as a great transactional lawyer. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal services. I am in Los Angeles and continue to use Mr. Capobianco on several matters due to his competence.
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Posted by Francesco | July 27, 2011
A fantastic lawyer with a big heart!!!!
Anthony is the best business attorney I ever worked with. He is always very clear, super knowledgeable, very fast in returning calls and answering questions. He has a unique ability to understand the real nature of the problem and he thinks "out of the box". He is a great asset in helping to put deals together and keeping potential threats far away from his client. He is great in litigation too, he makes you feel safe and protected. His good heart helps a lot, especially when the situation requires to find an agreement point.
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Posted by Roy | July 27, 2011
Capobianco Law Offices
"Nino" is friendly, accessible, knowledgable, responsive & through. I am confident the work he did for us represents easy to understand positions and will be interpreted as intended in the future. that is what I want in an attorney. I considere Nino our attorney and will call him whenever necessary.
Posted by Brett | July 27, 2011
Palmer's Restaurant
I use Nino for our legal work, employee and guest matters.Very happy with his work and will continue using him.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2011
Mr. Capobianco has been a great help to our company
We are a small business that has been struggling, as many are. Mr. Capobianco has been a great help in getting our house in order and making sure we comply with state and federal law. A very knowledgeable attorney with a straight forward approach.
Posted by Jeremy | July 27, 2011
The Best Attorney i have ever worked with!
I first began working with Nino Capobianco in 2005 after setting up my business on my own, and not knowing the ins and outs of really how things were supposed to work. I contacted "NIno" on the recommendation of a friend and business owner, who said " he will get done what you need." Six years later, the Capobianco law firm takes care of all my legal business needs, and I have no reason to look elsewhere. They are personable, friendly, and get the work done in a very efficient and timely manner. Thank you Nino, Trudy and staff. We appreciate all you do.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Capobianco Law Offices, PC
  • 2003 - Present
  • VP and General Counsel
  • GoIndustry (formerly DoveBid, Inc.)
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP
  • 1992 - 1999


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
  • 1987


  • Desert Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2011


  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Problems Arise with Unlicensed Practice of Law
  • 2006
  • The Public Record
  • Business-Succession Planning Can Encompass Many Forms
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Anthony
Business Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Anthony. He is a top-notch, former "big firm" attorney with superb credentials. He is extremely smart, tenacious and knows how to balance his aggression to get excellent results for his clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nino is an excellent lawyer, a very creative thinker, and a fierce advocate for his clients. He is an asset to any litigation team."
Business Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Nino on numerous matters, large and small, for several clients. I always have found him insightful, quickly focused on the relevant issues, and sensitive to clients' desire for time and cost efficiencies from their legal services providers. I would enthusiastically recommend Nino to others for business transactions and commercial litigation matters."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nino is an excellent attorney and I would not hesitate to refer him on M&A work, complex business litigation, and corporate business matters."
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Palm Desert Litigation Lawyer Anthony Capobianco
Anthony Capobianco
Litigation Attorney
Palm Desert, CA
Licensed for 31 years