Warren Morten

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Irvine, California

The Morten Law Group, PC
Warren Morten
The Morten Law Group, PC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Health Care, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: Chapman University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
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The Morten Law Group, PC

19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 880
Irvine, CA 92612 Visit website

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A founder and partner of the law firm of The Morten Law Group, 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 The University of Arizona 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 founding The Morten Law Group, 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, and was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star for 5 consecutive years.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Health Care, Business Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration

  • 50% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Health Care
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: https://mortenlawgroup.com/warren-morten/

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
  • Lilly Beauty, helped them open a few medical spas in Southern California.  , 2022
  • Helping a few clients right ow open up Nursing Corporations to take advantage of the new CA laws allowing for NP's to practice without the supervision of a physician.  , 2023
  • ReGenCore - Helped with their buyout of a departing shareholder, and developed a licensing strategy to expand the foot print of the company across the state.  , 2022
  • Confidential Private Party.  Helped this individual with several special purposes business trusts to segregate his his various business interests and avoid comingling the same with his personal trust.   , 2022
  • Embed Digital,  private software and low voltage screen company.  Helped Embed structure a deal with Samsung as a partner, 2023
  • Nitro Golf, helped them sell the used side of their business to Titleist , 2023
  • representing NextLinks, the next big off course golf entertainment company, 2023
  • 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
  • Published article on the legalities of Medi-Spas in the LA Daily Journal , 2022
  • Named as one of Orange County's top healthcare attorneys by the Daily Journal.  , 2022
  • President of the Orange County Bar Association., 2023
  • Active member of the Orange County Unity Bar Association , 2022
  • President of the Orange County Bar Association, 2022
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Arrange a comedy night fundraiser for Orange County School of the Arts, 2019
  • Volunteer soccer coach for the Hebrew Academy middle school. 
  • President of the Orange County JNF chapter. 
  • Ongoing advisory work with IHDS (a private school in Santa Ana), also helped them regain their non-profit status and tax exemption in 2022, and was able to get them a full refund of the property taxes they were forced to pay in 2021/2022. 
  • hosted the first Orange County Jewish Republicans event in over a decade , 2022
  • 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
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
  • I was named as one the top health care attorneys in Orange County by the LA Daily Journal, and was asked to write an article regarding medical spas for the same.  , Top Health Care Attorney in Orange County , Los Angeles Daily Journal , 2022
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Filed a federal complaint to enforce my clients IP rights and quickly was able to settle the matter with the defendant agreeing to cease using the infringing marks and compensate my client. , 2022
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • wrote an article about the pitfalls of medical spas and the unlicensed practice of medicine that occurs frequently within the medi-spa arena.  , writer, Unlicensed Practice of Medicine in the Cross - or More Accurately, Eyebrow Hairs , Los Angeles Daily Journal , Medical And Legal, 2022
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Aerospace
  • and Entrepreneurs
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Device

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Mr. Morten has the ability to look outside typical corporate structures and thinking, achieving creative solutions to complex corporate legal compliance and structuring options for his clients.”

“Mr. Morten thinks out of the box, and consistently finds creative solutions to his client's business challenges.”

Office location for Warren Morten

19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 880
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-579-2760

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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