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Nicholas A. Rozansky

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Nicholas A. Rozansky

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Nick employs every tool that the civil courts and rules of civil procedure make available to successfully represent plaintiffs and defendants in all types of litigation.  He seeks writs of attachment, writs of possession and/or injunctions, and employs alternative dispute resolution and mediation to quickly resolve cases.  On the defense side, he obtains favorable results for clients by frequently getting bogus fraud, and other intentional tort claims dismissed early.  He cost effectively represents large institutional clients in matters worth tens of millions of dollars, and small businesses and individuals in everyday business matters that require prompt and potent legal attention.

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  • Successfully prosecuted an international RICO and fraud matter against a group of individuals and a business that defrauded an investor. The investor, who was presented with due diligence, a prospectus, and significant false documentation backing up the business, was led to believe that he was investing in an internet start-up venture. Within a short period of time, the defendants had $3.6 million of the investor’s money and, unbeknownst to the investor, the funds were used to operate an international operation wherein “escorts” were transported to European and Middle-East Countries, and the defendants collected commissions from the escorts.
  • Successfully defended and cross-complained in a federal case against the former partner of an apparel company who made claims that he owned the company’s trademark and proceeded to enter into an exclusive agreement with a national retail chain. After a decision granting a preliminary injunction against the plaintiff/cross-defendant, the case immediately settled on extremely favorable terms for Nick’s client.
  • Successfully closed a deal on behalf of an overseas company which purchased an international soft goods company based in New York, including transfers of intellectual property, customer relationships and other assets and involved the formation of a new corporate entity.  The deal closed in approximately one month.
  • Successfully represented a multi-billion dollar beverage company in a real estate dispute.
  • Successfully represented a multi-billion dollar beverage company in a legal malpractice case.
  • Obtained multiple judgments, including treble damages and attorneys’ fees, on behalf of independent, wholesale sales representatives.
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in multi-million dollar litigation against a distributor in breach of its preferred distribution agreement.
  • Successfully prosecuted a multi-state civil RICO matter.
  • Successfully represents factors in all types of matters, including factor fraud and third party complaints to assert superior rights under security documents.
  • Achieved a defense judgment to alter ego claims made against owners of a closely held corporation.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a regional bank against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) after successfully opposing its motion to dismiss under federal preemption rules.
  • Obtained favorable settlements for the owners of an employment placement firm sued by their former employer for stealing trade secrets.
  • Successfully tried a case for a fabric importer, whose goods were held by a manufacturer (without payment) demanding that the importer pay for storage fees in a cross-complaint.
  • Tried a case for a homeowner to void a purported height restriction on his home. At trial the Court ruled for the homeowner finding that a 1976 covenant did not restrict the homeowner’s ability to build.  The Second Appellate District unanimously upheld the decision on appeal, and a Petition by the Defendant to the Supreme Court was denied.
  • Represented a British Formula 1 racing team against a model company that had fraudulently filed for, and obtained, a U.S. trademark.  The Federal Court entered a Permanent Injunction, and the model company transferred the trademark back to the racing team.  The model company was subsequently held in contempt of a Federal Court order by failing to abide by the Permanent Injunction.  The model company is now subject to fines each time it violates the injunction, including $25,000 per violation, and $25,000 per day in violation.
  • Successful prosecution and defense of partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, distributor disputes, disputes between wholesalers and sales representatives, and disputes involving the ownership and control of intellectual property.
  • University of San Francisco, School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science and History, 1996

Admissions, Memberships and Qualifications

Publications & Presentations

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Professionals Club (Board of Directors, Treasurer)
  • IBD Support Foundation (2014 Honoree)
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” by Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine (2015-2017), placing him in the top 5% of attorneys in the region.
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine (2005 – 2007, 2010 – 2011, 2013), placing him in the top 2.5% of under – 40 attorneys in the region.
  • Co-Author, “Industry Voices: Avoiding A Writ of Attachment: A Buyer’s Guide to Rejecting Non-conforming Goods,” California Apparel News, August 11, 2016.
  • Co-Author, “808s And Wiretapping: The Legal Implications Of Kanye West And Taylor Swift’s Phone Call,” Forbes, July 18, 2016.
  • Author, “Nike Converse’s ITC strategy a mixed bag,” IP Watchdog, July 7, 2016.
  • Co-Author, “‘So Sue Me’: The Kanye West Guide To Using Celebrity Images In Your Music Video,” Forbes, June 28, 2016.