Brandon Schantz

Brandon Schantz

Outside General Counsel | Litigator | Advisor

Laguna Niguel
California
Licensed in
CA
Golden Gate University School of Law

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Experienced outside general counsel who directly advises and provides results-driven solutions to boards of directors, c-suite personnel, and business owners on a variety of day-to-day operations (both from a business and a legal perspective), contracts, intellectual property protection, and corporate matters. In addition, I manage litigation, internal investigations, and negotiations on behalf of my corporate clients

Prior to starting my own firm, I worked at prominent law firms across the United States and in Spain, India, and China. I hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the United States and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Union Law from
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"Brandon is a real gem in UpCounsel. My team loved every step and part of the process of working with Brandon. Highly recommend Brandon! I would confidently consider Brandon on the top of my list for my future business legal needs."

Cadenza LLC Cancellation/Dissolution
Posted on Jan 4, 2021
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"I highly recommend Brandon Schantz. I hired him to cancel the registration of my LLC in the state of California. Outstanding communication and completion of work meeting the deadlines."

Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Jan 3, 2021
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"Brandon has been wonderful to work with and would highly recommend."

Buyout Agreement Consult
Posted on Dec 30, 2020
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"He responded to my emergency situation really fast"

Assist with Other Commercial Contract Matter
Posted on Dec 20, 2020
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"We loved working with Brandon. Very friendly and professional. We got what we wanted. Brandon is our now go-to outside general counsel :)"

Dissolve Partnership
Posted on Dec 18, 2020
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"Helped me with reviewing/redlining a contract with a factoring group. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Will definitely use again."

Financing Agreement Review
Posted on Dec 17, 2020

Work History

State Bar of California

Committee Secretary, Business Law Section, Business Litigation Committee

Oct 2016 - Present

Appointed to multiple three-year terms on the Business Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar Association.

Oct 2016 - Present

Schantz Law Firm

Founding Attorney

Jun 2015 - Present

Schantz Law Firm specializes in commercial litigation and domestic and international business transactions across various industries and product markets. We are able to call upon a network of legal experts across Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as needed, to provide our client’s with the legal team necessary to complete the job.

Jun 2015 - Present

Golden Gate University School of Law

Adjunct Faculty in Litigation

Aug 2012 - Oct 2015

Instructed law students on competition mock trial teams and in GGU’s Litigation Center’s innovative Summer Trial & Evidence Program (1st STEP).

Aug 2012 - Oct 2015

Soriano Law Firm

Senior Associate

Jul 2013 - May 2015

Completed three trials as 1st and/or 2nd chair receiving verdicts for our clients each time. Drafted successful appellate brief ending nearly 20 year old case. Took and defended depositions. Authored a multi-million dollar purchase agreement between Chinese and U.S. companies.

Jul 2013 - May 2015

Sterling & Clack, Attorneys at Law

Associate Attorney

Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Represented shippers in cases arising under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law in federal and state courts; San Francisco Bar (Harbor) Pilots and ferry captains in marine casualty investigations and suspension and revocation proceedings before the California Board of Pilot Commissioners, the United States Coast Guard, and the National Transportation Safety Board; the America’s Cup Authority

Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Golden Gate University School of Law

Judge Lee D. Baxter Fellow in Litigation

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Assisted student instruction in Advanced Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and Mock Trial Competitions. Also assisted in the development of new curricular approaches to teaching litigation skills.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Anderson & Anderson

Summer Associate

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Corporate summer associate in Shanghai, China.

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Koura & Company, Advocates

Summer Associate

May 2009 - Jul 2009

Corporate and litigation associate in New Delhi, India.

May 2009 - Jul 2009

Jones Day

Summer Associate

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

Antitrust corporate and litigation associate in Madrid, Spain.

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

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