Brandon Schantz

Brandon Schantz

Outside General Counsel | Litigator | Advisor

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

"very happy with the response, knowledge and information provided."

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About
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), litigation, investigations, negotiations, compliance, intellectual property, crisis management, and corporate counseling matters.

Prior to starting my own practice, 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 Spain.
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5.0
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"very happy with the response, knowledge and information provided."

Form LLC
Posted on Oct 16, 2020
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"Responsive and knowledgeable. I would recommend working with him."

Consult on Corporate Restructure
Posted on Oct 15, 2020
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"Last time I met someone as competent as [Brandon Schantz] I married her."

Maritime Law & Commercial Contracts
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"“Through the whole case Brandon was extremely knowledgeable, caring, and timely in his responses. He guided me through a very difficult process, and taught me a lot about about business litigation. I felt as though I had someone in my corner when I was completely alone and vulnerable and will always be grateful for the support he provided me during that difficult time. We ended up winning and my former partner paid more than she would have if she had just settled pre-arbitration. This is because of the diligent work done by Brandon.”"

Business Dissolution Private Arbitration
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

State Bar of California

Appointed Member, Business Law Section, Business Litigation Committee

Oct 2016 - Present

Appointed to a three-year term 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

State Bar of California

Bar Examination Grader

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015

Developed model answer to business associations/professional responsibility crossover essay via research, analysis, and calibration with fellow graders.

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015

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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