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Warren Morten

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Irvine, CA

Morten & Fairchild PC
19200 Von Karman Ave, Suite 880
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-620-1873
Fax: 949-535-2025
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

A co-founder and partner of the law firm of Morten & Fairchild PC, Warren Morten is recognized for the legal and business acumen and partnership approach he brings when working with his clients in Irvine, California. Mr. Morten's legal practice focuses on business law, estate planning, and employment law with representative matters, including probate litigation, dispute resolution, business plans, estate plans, and helping companies grow and increase productivity.

Mr. Morten was born in South Africa and relocated to California with his parents at age 11. He completed his Bachelor of Science in economics at Arizona State University before attending the Chapman University School of Law on a dean's scholarship. After graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2006, Mr. Morten continued at the school to complete his LL.M in taxation in 2007.

Since completing his legal education, Mr. Morten has built on the experience he gained as an associate attorney working on complex corporate transactions, his work as a business litigation attorney, and his experience working as an associate general counsel for a multinational company with more than $2.5 billion in annual revenues. Since co-founding Morten & Fairchild PC, Mr. Morten has earned a reputation among his clients as an excellent attorney who closely partners with his clients and provides a careful analysis of all the legal options and potential outcomes of the decisions they make.

Mr. Morten is admitted to practice before all of the state courts of California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California. He has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo for the high quality of his work and professional ethics.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Warren Morten

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: https://morfairlaw.com/about/meet-the-attorneys/warren-morte...

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • California State Brokers License #01970049
  • Certificate of Excellence in Negotiations , 2005
  • Certificate of Mediation training from Chapman University School of law. , 2006

Representative Clients

  • The Hub Craft, LLC - multi-state cannabis investment and operating company
  • Psychology practice with 20 locations. , 2022
  • 50 person mobile physical therapy company visiting patients from Los Angeles to San Diego.  , 2022
  • An integrative medical practice with 4 locations through out Orange County. , 2022
  • Aga Vie, a beverage company, whose product is a blend of tequila and cognac that is redistilled for a  unique spirit. , 2018
  • Assent Mortgage, Irvine based national mortgage lender 
  • T&T Holdings, Vietnam based hedge fund
  • Three Flames Pictures, television and movie production company
  • BluAtom, virtual reality location based gaming 
  • VRExistence, provider of virtual reality experiences for the gym 
  • Fly Soul Shoes, manufacturer and distributor of hand made hemp shoes, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Southern District of California US Court
  • California State Courts
  • Central  District of California US Court

Educational Background

  • University of Arizona, BS, Majors: Economics and Business Administration, 2002
  • Chapman University School of Law, JD emphasis in Taxation, Honors: Dean’s Scholarship, tax clinic low-income advocate..., 2006
  • Chapman University School of Law, LLM Taxation, Honors: Dean’s Scholarship, 2007

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Represented a family member in a partnership dispute over a successful hair salon in Orange County.  To save family ties, bonds, and relationships we had offered the plaintiff a substantial offer to purchase their half of the business.  Plaintiff refused our client's offer of compromise, so off to court and trial we went.  After trial, the Judge ruled in our favor, giving our clients the entirety of the Hair Salon and ordered Plaintiff to pay our client six figures plus costs. , 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Arrange a comedy night fundraiser for Orange County School of the Arts, 2019
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Associations Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2022
  • President of the Orange County Jewish Bar Association , 2022
  • President and or board member of Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine 
  • Pro-Bono legal work for Irvine Hebrew Day School 
  • Co-President of JNF orange County

Transactions

  • Negotiated and drafted a business lease agreement.  Clients wanted to leave the country for 18 months, and still have a business when they returned.  Solution was to lease the business to an operator in exchange for a fixed monthly rate and return to an operating business.  Clients received $240K while on vacation, 2019
  • Represented a group in opening 2 medi-spas in Southern California, from healthcare compliance to leasing space. , 2021
  • Represented seller in the sale of an automotive repair facility. , 2021
  • Quarterbacked the purchase of a 5 acre special purpose property in Orange for non profit, valued at $14M. , 2017
  • Helped a retiring manufacturer sell his business for profit rather than just walking away from it with nothing. , 2022
  • Negotiated and drafted the sale of an alcohol brand to a larger producer for an immediate high seven figure payout, and a continuing consulting agreement for the founder. , 2021
  • license a client's trademark to Intel for $150K, 2020
  • merger of two large auto part manufacturers and distributors, new company value of $30M, 2019
  • sale of a power washing company for $4.6M, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • As president of two non profits during 2020, I was able to steer both through the roughest times of COVID, and have both come out stronger at the end. , 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture on best practices when filing for a trademark with the USPTO, and a basic overview of trademark theories. , Speaker , Anatomy of a Trademark , OCJBA, IP Attorneys And Paralegals, 2021
  • this is a presentation I update and do yearly, Anatomy of a Trademark, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • , Orange County Business Journal, General Counsel of the year nominee , Orange County Business Journal https://www.ocbj.com/bizevents/gallery-oc-gca-21/, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Aerospace
  • and Entrepreneurs
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
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Office Location for Warren Morten

19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 880
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-620-1873

Fax: 949-535-2025

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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