• Appellate Law Services

    Our Appellate attorneys provide specialized services in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as Appellate Specialists, our attorneys offer clients distinct advantages at all stages of litigation. In addition to being well-versed in the preparation of writs, appellate briefs and all manner of appellate motions, our attorneys are available to provide real time advice at the trial stage to ensure the most advant...

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  • Aviation

    Aviation Law Services Attorneys in Procopio’s Aviation law practice group are passionate about the aviation industry, since we are pilots as well. We have an aircraft finance industry veteran onboard and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial pilot license holder who have negotiated and documented numerous aviation transactions for lenders, borrowers, sellers and purchasers. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of aircraft transactions including acquisitions, operations, sale...

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  • Beer, Wine and Spirits

    The beer, wine and spirits industry in California has experienced unprecedented growth over the past two decades. The legal issues of these are both unique and complex. Attorneys in Procopio’s Beer, Wine, and Spirits practice group provide a complete range of legal services to help producers, distributors, and sellers of alcoholic beverages to comply with the various tax, regulatory and corporate issues specific to them. Procopio brings together experienced attorneys from various practice g...

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  • Class Actions

    Class action lawsuits often present unique challenges and potentially major commercial and crisis management consequences. We have hundreds of litigation hours under our belts, and call upon rich and varied resources to successfully defend against a broad range of issues. We approach each case with a comprehensive, well-organized and cost-effective strategy, which has earned us a reputation for aggressive and efficient representation. There is no other law firm like us in San Diego, and after...

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  • Construction

    Attorneys practicing Construction and Infrastructure Law at Procopio represent all segments of the construction industry including owners, developers, public entities, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties and financial institutions. We provide guidance to clients on the legal issues that arise at all stages of public and private construction projects. In addition to speaking engagements, our construction attorneys are active with the International Bar Association – International Co...

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  • Corporate and Securities

    Our Corporate and Securities law practice group handles a wide array of private and public corporate finance and securities-related transactions, for both emerging and established companies. Our attorneys not only have considerable experience in corporate and securities law, but also a comprehensive knowledge of our clients’ business and industries. Equally important, we make it a point to develop a clear understanding of each client’s unique objectives and goals. As a broader value-add, ...

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  • Digital Media

    As one of the region's top digital media, marketing, and ad tech law firms, our team-oriented approach offers clients access to attorneys who understand their business, products, technology and customer requirements. We provide legal expertise and counseling in the areas of entity formation and capital structuring, business plan development, intellectual property protection, commercial contracts, cybersecurity and more (see below). We have offices in downtown San Diego, Del Mar, Silicon V...

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  • Education and Charter Schools

    Growing out of extensive work for public schools, including school districts and universities, we have developed a deep understanding of charter schools and other innovations in education.  We understand that charter schools are not only part of the fastest-growing component of our public education system, but are also businesses that must achieve their operational and educational objectives in a cost-effective manner. If you view charter schools as opportunities to improve public ed...

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  • Emerging Growth and Technology

    Overview Our Emerging Growth and Technology practice group assists start-ups and emerging companies in various fields, including information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and clean-tech. Our team-oriented approach offers clients access to attorneys who are familiar with and understand their products, technology and business models. We provide legal expertise and counseling in the areas of corporate and securities, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisiti...

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  • Energy and Environment

    Procopio recognizes the global movement of the private and public sector toward clean and sustainable practices related to protection, production and use of natural resources such as water and energy. We appreciate the challenges and diverse needs of our clients operating in these sectors and through a team-oriented approach, our Energy and Environmental practice group provides cost effective comprehensive solutions to those needs.  We are actively involved in leading industry organizati...

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  • Family Law

    Our Family Law attorneys represent clients in a broad range of legal matters, both routine and complex, that affect families in transition. We apply first-class advocacy and negotiation skills to achieve the desired results. ...

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  • Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy

    Our Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy attorneys represent banks and other institutional and private lenders and borrowers with respect to commercial and real estate financing including mezzanine financing and equity joint ventures. We also serve clients confronted with workout, reorganization and liquidation issues, offering a wealth of experience to creditors, debtors, trustees, committees and receivers. We take a multidisciplinary approach by drawing on the extensive capabilities of...

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  • Health Care

    Lawyers in our Health Care practice represent many groups comprising the healthcare industry including hospitals, physician groups, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), County Organized Health Systems (COHSs), public agencies, medical equipment and device companies and ancillary providers. Our healthcare attorneys are frequent speakers and authors on a wide range of healthcare issues and stay up to date by participating in professional and industry organizations such as the California Ass...

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  • Intellectual Property

    We believe developing a deep understanding of our clients’ industries is essential to providing the guidance needed to manage intricate and complicated legal intellectual property (IP) challenges. Our IP practice team includes seasoned and award-winning patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and licensing attorneys as well as patent agents with technical degrees and experience in a wide array of industries. Our services include selection, development, registration, licensing, protection...

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  • Intellectual Property Litigation

    Our Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation team has a deep bench of litigation experience to assist clients when the potential for IP litigation arises. Led by some of the industry’s most skilled IP litigation attorneys, our diverse team boasts decades of experience representing a wide range of companies from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We handle disputes in federal, state and appellate courts throughout the United States and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO...

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  • International Law

    We combine local insight with global reach and capabilities to help our clients attain their business goals and our internal law attorneys are qualified in multiple jurisdictions. We leverage global networks, including our affiliation with LawExchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance. We represent domestic and international corporations and unincorporated entities with complex international cross-border transactions and multinational agreements. Our attorneys are fluent in languag...

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  • International Tax

    In today’s highly globalized world, it is increasingly common for companies to work outside the physical boundaries of their jurisdiction. With attorneys qualified in multiple jurisdictions, as well as memberships with global networks, including LawExchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, the attorneys at Procopio work without regard to these physical boundaries. We combine local insight with global reach and capabilities to help clients attain their business goals. We represent d...

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  • Labor and Employment Law

    Procopio Labor and Employment Law attorneys work with you to strengthen and protect your business with legal strategies that fit the vision, mission and values of your organization.  We help employers develop strategies, assess risks and make wise workplace decisions. We understand that a “one-size-fits-all” service model does not meet the best interests of our clients. Instead, we provide customized counseling and strategic employment litigation services to address the short and lon...

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  • Land Use

    Every business and owner or occupant of land is affected by environmental and land use laws and regulations. We provide comprehensive legal counsel to clients involved in a wide array of environmental, natural resources and land use matters. Our work includes all levels of project planning, permitting and development, regulatory compliance and enforcement counseling as well as dispute resolution and litigation. Our Services In addition to broad experience and legal and technical exper...

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  • Licensing

    Licensing issues are vital to the success of any business. Leveraging extensive experience in both domestic and international cases, our Licensing Law practice group works with clients to resolve complex issues that coincide with the agreements in today’s evolving marketplace. Our cross-practice and teaming approach unites our Intellectual Property, Litigation, Emerging Growth and Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Joint Venture, and Corporate and Securities practice groups...

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  • Litigation

    Our Corporate and Commercial Litigation practice group handles a wide range of complex and high stakes business legal disputes for local, national and international clients. Whether in state or federal courts, arbitration, mediation, administrative proceedings, appeals or strategic negotiation, we have a well-earned reputation for aggressive, efficient and successful representation of clients in business, commercial, real estate and estate and trust disputes, as well as matters involving corp...

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  • Medical Technology

    Procopio’s Medical Technology group focuses on the medical device community, and in particular the convergence between medicine and wireless technology. This convergence has allowed hospitals and healthcare providers to offer patients a broader range of medical solutions in a more timely and cost-effective manner, while enabling them to lead healthier, more self-sufficient lives. We are uniquely positioned to provide value to companies in this sector due to our long history of counselin...

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures

    If we were modest, we would not tell you that we have closed billions of dollars in deals. We will simply share that Procopio’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Strategic Joint Venture experience is top tier, and our bench strength is deep across all industries. Our attorneys have closed hundreds of deals, big and small – ranging from $5 million to more than $1 billion – with the superior service you expect. We staff smartly and efficiently with senior attorneys at the helm, and...

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  • Native American Law

    Our Native American Law Practice Group is comprised of attorneys experienced in representing and counseling Tribal governments, Tribal corporations, Inter-Tribal organizations and Tribal-affiliated clients in a wide range of legal matters. ...

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  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling

    We take a creative approach to patent protection. While other firms push applications through the patent office, our experienced and talented intellectual property (IP) attorneys first collaborate with clients to understand their business goals. Drawing from this insight, we create and implement effective patent development and protection strategies that are tailored to our clients’ needs in a global marketplace. With offices in Silicon Valley and Austin, we have access to two United St...

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  • Private Client

    Attorneys in our Private Client Group understand the unique financial, business and personal legal needs of high net worth individuals and families. We assist clients through difficult family law matters and crucial estate planning for future generations by customizing our legal services to the specific needs of each client. Our Private Client Group attorneys work as a team across multiple practice areas including Corporate, Family Law, Tax, and Trusts, Estate and Probate. Our Services ...

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  • Public Agencies

    We advise a variety of local government organizations throughout California, ranging from water and wastewater agencies, to healthcare districts, to joint powers authorities which operate self-insurance pools of municipalities and special districts, to school districts.  Our municipal law practice includes work as general counsel, bond counsel and special counsel.  Representing municipal corporations which provide a variety of services to the public requires a cross-disciplinary...

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  • Real Estate

    Real estate law has been a cornerstone of Procopio’s practice since the firm’s inception in 1946. Today we are one of the largest law firms in the San Diego region with one of the top real estate practices in the southwestern United States. Attorneys in our Real Estate Practice Group bring a wealth of experience to commercial transactions of all types and levels of complexity. ...

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  • Sports and Active Lifestyle

    Our Sports and Active Lifestyle practice group is a collaboration of attorneys with diverse practices and experience, each of whom possesses an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by companies in the industry. This affords us the knowledge to establish, operate and protect both emerging and well-known businesses in surf, skate, snow, motocross, golf, cycling, running, swimming and equine sports, as well as provide representation of individual athletes. Being athletes ourselves,...

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  • Tax

    Procopio has one of the largest Tax Law practices in the region, providing sophisticated, complex tax planning and structuring for businesses, individuals, tax-exempt organizations and international ventures of all sizes and in respect of a wide variety of industries. Proper structuring of tax matters is a critical part of doing business, and our tax attorneys serve as an integral part of our clients’ transactional team. Our tax attorneys work closely with colleagues in the Employment, Corp...

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  • Technology Transactions

    More than term sheets or intellectual property licenses, technology transactions demand attorneys who are well versed in the “art of the deal.” Our Technology Transactions practice group has the business experience to negotiate, draft and implement technology contracts that capture the intent of the contracting parties while maximizing the protection for our client’s intellectual property position. We navigate and chart strategies for transactions that intersect intellectual propert...

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  • Trade Secrets

    We understand how important trade secrets and their protection are to the existence and success of our clients, especially given recent developments in the United States patent laws. Our Trade Secrets Law practice group works closely with our clients to help identify and safeguard their trade secrets around the world. We also advise early stage companies to help them avoid trade secret problems. We are deeply skilled in the planning and litigation associated with misappropriation of trade...

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  • Trademarks and Copyrights

    Trademarks In today’s corporate world, it is critical for businesses to protect their unique identities and brands. As one of San Diego’s leading trademark firms, we understand the importance of trademark protection and branding. Each year, we’re involved in the prosecution and maintenance of thousands of trademark applications and registrations, including consumer, athletic and mass produced products, as well as highly specialized, high value products and services such as computer ...

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  • Trusts, Estates and Probates

      We advise business owners on how to reduce the income tax consequences and take advantage of wealth transfer planning opportunities. Estate Planning We advise clients on all aspects of estate planning, including related tax issues, the establishment of living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney for property management, advance health care directives and incapacity concerns. Complex Trust and Estate Litigation We represent clients in all types of complex trus...

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  • White Collar Criminal Defense

    Cases involving white-collar crime or government investigations are complex and sensitive, requiring depth of experience and a special skill set.  Procopio’s White Collar Criminal Defense attorneys have significant federal court trial experience defending criminal prosecutions and extensive experience guiding clients through governmental inquiries.  Our attorneys have achieved great success defending corporations and their executives in cases involving allegations of healthcare fr...

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