Rosana Ortega

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in San Diego, California

Ortega Business Law Firm, APC
Rosana Ortega
Ortega Business Law Firm, APC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Employment & Labor, Mergers & Acquisitions; view more

Licensed in California since: 1992

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024
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Ortega Business Law Firm, APC

12636 High Bluff Dr
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130 Visit website


Fluent in Spanish and Italian as well as in English, Rosana Ortega is the founder of the Ortega Business Law Firm, APC. She is located in San Diego, California, and she furnishes representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Ortega has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1992, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of California.

As the name of her firm would suggest, a significant portion of Ms. Ortega’s practice involves a variety of business matters for for profit and nonprofit entities. She has worked on entity formation and counseling, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, licensing transactions, the preparation and the negotiation and review of contracts.  Ms. Ortega also serves as general counsel to several of her clients. Ms. Ortega has represented clients from a wide array of industries and occupations, including franchising, real estate, distribution, manufacturers, health care facilities and practitioners, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Ms. Ortega has an active employment law practice as well. In this regard, she provides advice and counsel to companies on a wide array of issues, including hiring and termination policies, the preparation and review of employee manuals and employment agreements, litigation risk avoidance, compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws, and the training of supervisory and managerial personnel on discrimination and sexual harassment matters.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Ortega majored in English at the University of San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law, and she participated in moot court competitions before graduating with her Juris Doctor in 1990. Ms. Ortega’s professional memberships include the San Diego County Bar Association.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employer, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit Organizations

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Wage & Hour Laws

  • 40% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 20% Nonprofit Organizations

First Admitted: 1992, California

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Educational Background:
  • University of San Diego - Bachelor's Degree, with honors, 2005
  • AVVO - Client's Choice, Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2012
  • Firm recognized for its excellent client reviews. , 2021 Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • Game Changer Finalist, Game Changer Award Finalist, Connected Women of Influence, 2015
  • Best of the Bar 2015, Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presented on corporate compliance issues for non-profits, Speaker, San Diego Social Venture Partners, Non-Profit, 2017
  • Presentation to architectural students of business entities, Speaker, Woodbury School of Architecture, 2013
  • Presentation on LLC structures, Speaker, Woodbury School of Architecture, 2015
  • Presentation on partnerships for development projects, Speaker, Woodbury School of Architecture, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Provided pro-bono legal services to non-profit clients.  , 2021
  • Board of Directors, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Board of Directors, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1998
  • Board of Directors Member - San Diego Council on Literacy, 1999
  • Donated hundreds of hours of pro-bono legal services to various charitable organizations., 2011
  • Board of Directors Member - LEAD San Diego, 2009
  • Board of Directors Member-ACCION San Diego, 2004
  • President's List - University of San Diego, 2015
  • Represented client in multi-million dollar acquisition, 2021
  • Acquired large non-profit clients. , 2023
  • Represented companies in employee compensation transactions. , 2023
  • Closed multiple acquisition transactions., 2023
  • Represented multiple clients in multi-million dollar M&A transactions., 2022
  • Represented seller client in multimillion dollar sale, 2021
  • Represented international client in multi-million dollar acquisition. , 2021
  • Represented various clients in business sales and acquisitions. , 2020
  • Represented client in profits interest transaction., 2021
  • Represented client in profits interest transaction, 2020
  • Represented client in development transaction., 2021
  • Represented sellers in sale of business assets, 2015
  • Represented developer in development structure, 2017
  • Represented clients in sales of business assets and/or stock transactions, 2013
  • Represented sellers in the sale of their businesses, 2018
  • Represented seller in multi-million dollar real property sale; Represented sellers in asset and stock sales, 2017
  • Represented seller in multi-million dollar transaction, 2016
  • Represented sellers in sale of stock transactions, 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Lawyers Association, 2022
  • Closed multiple acquisitions in 2023.
  • Represented nonprofit organization in the structure of a for profit subsidiary and organized and coordinated legal team for the subject transaction. , 2022
  • Represented nonprofit entity in joint ventures and merger transactions. , 2022
  • Past Member of the San Diego Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of the State of California
  • California
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Architects
  • Dentists
  • Development
  • Distributors
  • Lawyers
  • Manufacturers
  • Physicians
  • Surgical Centers

Office location for Rosana Ortega

12636 High Bluff Dr
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 858-794-0098


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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