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Sapana S. Grossi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Franchise & Dealership Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Shah Grossi Law & Counsel
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1904
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 213-927-6980
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Franchise/Dealership (30%), Business/Corporate (60%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Sapana S. Grossi is the founder of the Shah Grossi law firm. Ms. Grossi has broad experience serving as outside counsel to businesses and high net worth individuals and represents them in all facets of litigation and business transactions. She assists the firm’s business clients from start-up through established success, servicing in the areas of formation and capitalization, corporate restructuring and governance, intellectual property, real estate, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and labor and employment law. Ms. Grossi’s litigation experience includes trial advocacy in federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation proceedings, as well as administrative agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Ms. Grossi has in-depth experience in the hospitality, food and beverage, and healthcare industries. In the food and beverage area, she represents restaurant groups, hotel owners/operators, craft breweries, and wineries in connection with alcoholic beverage license applications, transfers, compliance, and regulatory matters. In the healthcare area, she represents dentists and physicians in all aspects of the purchase and sale of their practices, governance, and employment matters.

Ms. Grossi serves as counsel to both franchisors and franchisees. Her franchise law practice encompasses the preparation and filing of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars for both new and currently existing franchisors, the negotiation and preparation of multi-jurisdictional and multi-unit franchise agreements and area development agreements, and acquisition transactions involving currently existing franchises.

About Sapana S. Grossi

First Admitted: 2008, Georgia

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  • Represent buyers, sellers, and lenders on business purchase and sales. Transactions have included dental practices, restaurants, and software and technology firms.
  • Regularly counsel and negotiate commercial lease agreements and purchase agreements for small to mid-sized companies across various industries including hospitality, restaurant, and dental industries.
  • Negotiated franchise agreement and area development agreement on behalf of U.S. based restaurant group for U.A.E. company formation and G.C.C. expansion.
  • Negotiate commercial lease agreement for major multi-billion dollar U.S. public company
  • Negotiated international supplier and vendor agreements, including distribution agreements with major multi-million dollar manufacturing companies in Italy, France, and Hong Kong.


  • Tripp v. Sharon Michael and Custom Brokers, Inc. – Prevailed on all claims at trial, recovering attorneys’ fees and punitive damages, against real estate brokerage firm on claims of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Lead counsel in defense of large technology firm in an employment litigation suit involving alleged violations of Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California Labor Code, and claims of retaliation, harassment, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, and emotional distress. Successfully resolved through settlements and dismissals after successfully defending a motion for summary judgment.
  • Lead counsel in arbitration hearing on behalf of corporate shareholder involving conversion, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Obtained judgment, including attorneys’ fees, confirming arbitration damage award in favor of client. Successfully garnished multiple accounts through post-judgment collection litigation.
  • Lead counsel in an asset forfeiture action brought by the United States Attorney’s Office and related investigation into alleged money laundering. Successfully moved for a motion to dismiss and obtained complete dismissal in favor of client.
  • Negotiated settlement on highly favorable terms on behalf of franchisee in breach of contract action filed by franchisor Wyndham Hotel Group.

Educational Background

  • Emory University School of Law, 2008
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A., 2004
  • The Buckley School, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Georgia - membership, 2008


  • Sapana S. Grossi was awarded second place in the State Bar of California, International Law Section annual writing competition. Her article was selected for publication in the California International Law Journal, 2009., Second Place, State Bar of California, 2009
  • Sapana S. Grossi was awarded a "Superb" rating by AVVO, a leading on-line attorney rating system. She received a 10/10 rating based on 5 star client reviews and peer endorsements, experience, and achievements., Superb AVVO rating, AVVO, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Islamic Banking and Finance: Shari’a – Compliance and the Reinterpretation of Riba," published in California International Law Journal, 2009., “Islamic Banking and Finance: Shari’a – Compliance and the Reinterpretation of Riba", California International Law Journal, 2009
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Office Location for Sapana S. Grossi

1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1904
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Last Updated: 2/17/2021

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