Doron F. Eghbali

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Law Advocate Group, LLP
 | 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-651-8706
Fax: 310-601-7110
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Persian (Farsi)
Attorney Profile

Doron F. Eghbali is the senior partner at the Law Advocate Group, LLP. Located in Beverly Hills, California, he provides representation to individual and business clients throughout the state in a wide range of matters. Mr. Eghbali's experience has encompassed business transactions and litigation, entertainment law, including licensing and talent agreements, commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and development, intellectual property, general civil litigation, and homeowners and condominium associations matters. His clients have included entrepreneurs, high-profile entertainers and multimillion-dollar companies. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Mr. Eghbali is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Eghbali is frequently asked to deliver presentations on various subjects related to his practice areas, and he has served as a legal analyst for the BBC. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record in his professional endeavors and for his ethical approach to his practice and his clients, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

A member of the board of governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Mr. Eghbali has been extremely active in that organization in other capacities as well. He is a member of its International Law Committee and its Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Entertainment Law sections, and he has also been a barrister in that organization. Mr. Eghbali is also an active participant in the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, and he has been a member of its board of directors. In addition to English, Mr. Eghbali is fluent in Farsi, Filipino, Persian and Spanish. He was awarded his Juris Doctor by the California Western School of Law in 2007.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Civil Litigation (20%)

Real Estate (20%): Condominiums & Cooperatives

Intellectual Property (10%): Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Entertainment & Sports (10%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Doron Eghbali

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.lawadvocategroup.com/attorney-profiles/doron-f-eg...

Honors/Awards:

  • 2013: Top Lawyers in California – Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence
  • 2013: Present Order of Distinguished Attorneys, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, June 2015
  • Avvo Superb Rated Attorney, 2011-Present
  • 2014: Who’s Who – Doron F. Eghbali Has Qualified for Inclusion in the Worldwide Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals and Executives
  • 2014: Who’s Who – Doron F. Eghbali Has Qualified for Inclusion in the Worldwide Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals and Executives
  • Super Lawyers 2015 Southern California Rising Star
  • Top Lawyers of Southern California 2016, Los Angeles Magazine
  • Top Lawyers of Southern California 2017: In Recognition for Excellence and Achievements, as published in Los Angeles Magazine
  • Super Lawyers 2016 Southern California Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers 2017 Southern California Rising Stars
  • Worldwide Who’s Who (2017) Doron Eghbali Has Qualified for Inclusion
  • The MarQuis Who’s Who (2017): Who’s Who in America Doron Eghbali Has Qualified for Inclusion in which is limited to individuals who possess professional integrity, demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective fields and have made innumerable contributions to society as a whole
  • The MarQuis Who’s Who (2018): Who’s Who in America Doron Eghbali Has Qualified for Inclusion in which is limited to individuals who possess professional integrity, demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective fields and have made innumerable contributions to society as a whole
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Judge Dianne Steel - Las Vegas NV, Certificate of Appreciation, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County - Las Vegas, NV, 2005
  • Top Lawyers of Southern California 2018: In Recognition for Excellence and Achievements, as published in Los Angeles Magazine
  • Super Lawyers 2018: Southern California Rising Stars
  • The President's Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service, The President's Award, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2012
  • Doron F. Eghbali Has Qualified for Inclusion in the Worldwide Who's Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Awarded Who's Who Worldwide, Worldwide Who's Who Branding, 2014
  • Top Lawyers in California – Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence
  • Lead Counsel Rating in Business Law, Lead Counsel Rating, Lead Counsel Rating In Business Law , 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Leadership - Chairperson of the Real Estate Law Section 2010-2013, Distinguished Service Award, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2013
  • Super Lawyers 2015 Southern California Rising Star
  • The Order of Distinguished Attorneys, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Chief Judge Kathy Hardcastle, Certificate of Appreciation , Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County - Las Vegas, NV, 2005
  • Superb Rated Attorney 10 Avvo Rated, Superb Rated Attorney, AVVO, 2013
  • Award received on September 30, 2015 for Doron F. Eghbali's Distinguished Leadership as Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers President for fiscal year 2014-2015., For Distinguished Service As Barristers President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2015
  • 2011-Present: Avvo Superb Rated Attorney: For 3 Consecutive Years Avvo has ranked Doron Eghbali a Superb Rated Attorney (10-Avvo Rated) in Areas of Business, Real Estate and Entertainment.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Executive Committee Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association International Law Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association: President of Barristers, 2014
  • Chair of Tolerance Through Education of Barrister's Section of Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Executive Committee Member, 2013
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Business Law Section Member, 2010
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Barrister's Board of Governor's Member, 2010
  • Former 3-Time Co-Chair of Beverly Hills Bar Association Real Estate Section – 2010-2013
  • Executive Committee Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association Business Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Board of Governors, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Real Estate Executive Committee Member, 2010
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association: Co-Chair of Brunch for Eight, 2013
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Senior Board Member  , 2013
  • Executive Committee Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association Conflict Resolution Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Senior Board of Governors, 2012
  • State of California
  • Executive Committee Member of Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Section, 2010
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association: Chair of Tolerance Through Education, 2010
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association - Audit Committee, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Retail leases present their own dilemmas and challenges to landlords and tenants. Retail leases entail rather rarefied provisions which could constitute a trap for the unwary. In this article, we explore SOME of the issues involved in negotiating and consummating a retail lease in a free-standing building (not a shopping center). Such issues revolve around the following: term of the lease, minimum payment, percentage payment, continuous operation of the business, utilities and taxes, and repair and maintenance., Author, Fundamentals of Retail Leases, JD Supra, Real Estate Commercial Leasing, 2012
  • Despite the fact most film studios and major production companies have their own distribution company affiliates in one form or another, independent production companies due to lack of adequate wherewithal have to rely on outside distribution entities. One of the most salient agreements independent production companies have to initially negotiate with such "outside" entities, most probably, is a "short form" distribution agreement. This article explores some of the most salient provisions of such agreements, to some extent, including but not limited to rights, obligations of the participants, division of receipts and expenses., Author, Fundamentals of Motion Picture Distribution Agreements, JD Supra, Entertainment/Film, 2012
  • Despite the fact most shopping centers use a standardized uniform lease for most tenants, numerous aspects of such uniform leases should be analyzed and negotiated, to the extent possible, depending upon the financial strength of the parties and prevailing financial conditions. Parties could negotiate as to whether the rent is fixed or it is based on a percentage of gross sales or both, as to whether tenant pays for common areas maintenance costs and how much the tenant is to pay, as to whether tenant is to pay for alterations or improvements and how much, as to whether tenant can sublet or assign part or all of leasehold interests in the premises. Let us, in some detail, analyze SOME of such shopping center lease provisions., Author, What Are Some Basics of Shopping Center Leases?, JD Supra, Commercial Real Estate Leasing, 2011
  • Parlaying film characters and corresponding film elements into commodities could proffer participants another financial conduit. Yet, not every motion picture is a proper conduit and not every corresponding merchandise a prudent investment. In this article, we explore the salient legal intricacies involved in negotiating and effectuating a merchandising agreement for motion pictures., Author, Merchandising Agreement for Motion Pictures, Lawyers.com, Entertainment Law, 2012
  • Breach of contract is a rather nebulous term with multi-layered tentacles. In fact, what is a breach? When did the breach occur? Who breached the contract? What are the damages for the breach? These are only some of the myriad of questions posed when litigating or entertaining to litigate a breach of contract action. This article preliminarily explores such questions and attempts to shed light on such seemingly simple yet esoteric subject matter., Author, Breach of Contract in CA, JD Supra, Business Litigation, 2013
  • The Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") governs contracts for sale of goods in California. In this article, we explore in some depth formation of such contracts and remedies available to buyers and sellers in case of breach under UCC., Author, Contract Formation in Sale of Goods in CA, JD Supra, Business/Corporate, 213
  • In California, generally, there are four types of invasion of privacy causes of action: 1. Public Disclosure of Private Facts; 2. Intrusion into Private Matters; 3. Misappropriation of Person's Name or Likeness; and 4. Portraying a Person in a False Light. In this Article, we explore elements of such causes of action and provide some examples for clarification and exposition., Author, Invasion of Privacy in CA, JD Supra, Entertainment, 2013
  • Plaintiffs are often confronted with the dilemma of prolonged litigation vis-a-vis losing their business to trademark infringement, competition, etc. Preliminary relief in some instances, along with other litigation tactics, might help such plaintiffs. Preliminary relief is a litigation tactic often deployed after receiving a temporary restraining order on an ex-parte basis by plaintiff. The success or failure of a preliminary equitable relief could help or drastically harm the litigation. In this article, we explore, in some depth, the statutory authority and criteria for seeking preliminary equitable relief., Author, What Is Preliminary Relief in CA?, JD Supra, Civil Litigation, 2013
  • Copyright infringement is referred to as violation of any of copyright owner's exclusive rights without permission which falls within the definition of infringer under the Copyright Act 17 USC Section 501. In this article, we explore in some depth what constitutes copyright infringement, including its elements and disparate types of copyright infringement as recognized by statutes and courts., Author, What Is Copyright Infringement?, JD Supra, Entertainment, 2013
  • Upon formation of a corporation, directors are named in the Articles of Incorporation or are appointed by the incorporator. Thereafter, directors are elected annually. Directors could be removed, generally, if outstanding shareholders approve the removal. Nonetheless, despite the latter concise general rules, election and removal of corporate directors are often fraught with complexities. In this Article, we explore and peruse to some extent some of the intricacies associated with electing and removing California corporate directors., Author, How To Elect and Remove Corporate Directors in CA, JD Supra, Business/Corporate Law, 2013
  • Writ of attachment is a pre-judgment provisional remedy that in some circumstances could ensure availability of sufficient assets to satisfy judgment obtained against defendant. There are specific requirements for plaintiff or cross defendants to be able to take advantage of this writ. In this article, we explore to some extent such requirements and pros and cons of Writ of Attachment., Author, Senior Partner at Law Advocate Group, LLP, JD Supra, Civil Litigation, 2015
  • Commercial leasing encompasses a rather disparate array of commercial properties ranging from shopping centers to multi-tenant buildings to free-standing buildings . In addition, the salience of lease in such context cannot be overemphasized as disparate scenarios warrant new tactics and approaches. In a series of articles, we explore some of the most common legal issues associated with commercial leasing of shopping centers. In this particular article, we lay out some of the concerns specific to landlord and tenants in the context of negotiating a commercial lease for a shopping center. In future related series, we will explore some of the specific provisions and delve rather more deeply into such provisions., Author, What Does a Commercial Lease Encompass?, JD Supra, Real Estate Commercial Leasing, 2012
  • Like any other business transaction, sale of a business encompasses myriad of considerations. Such considerations often involve risk and its allocations to the parties involved. Parties often have to negotiate and agree upon the price, the allocation of sale price to various assets included in the sale price, and tax ramifications of such asset allocation, among others. Hence, it is incumbent upon seller and purchaser of a business to carefully and prudently evaluate such business transaction to eschew or mitigate potential and actual risks and pitfalls, to the extent possible. This article seeks to provide a panoramic perspective on such salient topic by exploring some of the most salient risks without a detailed analysis of corresponding risks., Author, Fundamentals of Contract for Sale of Business, JD Supra, Business/Contract Law, 2012
  • With the advent of wholly newfound media and the ease to pirate songs, any meaningful tangible income from music publishing has drastically diminished. Consequently, it is incumbent upon music participants including but not limited to publishers, singers and songwriters to ascertain the fundamentals of music publishing income to some extent to monetize their hard earned commodity. In this article, we explore some of the salient types of music publishing income namely mechanical royalties, performance income, and synchronization income , to some extent., Author, What Are Some Basics of Music Publishing Income?, JD Supra, Entertainment/Music Law, 2011
  • Limited Liability Company offers the best of two worlds: LIMITED liability aspect of corporations and PASS-THROUGH income-tax aspects of partnerships. Generally, a Limited Liability Company is formed with 1 or more members to carry on a business while none of the owners have personal liability for the obligations of the business.This article explores in some preliminary detail the formation, taxation, advantages and disadvantages of Limited Liability Company, among other subjects., Author, Fundamentals of Limited Liability Company, JD Supra, Business/Corporate, 2012

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Rutgers – State University – Newark; Newark, NJ

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Entertainment
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Doron F. Eghbali

9701 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-651-8706

Fax: 310-601-7110

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