Grant A. Nigolian

Grant A. Nigolian: Attorney with Grant Nigolian, P.C.


Grant Nigolian is the Principal of Grant Nigolian Professional Corporation. An experienced business litigator, he represents corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. His extensive litigation experience includes a broad range of legal and business issues that arise from contract disputes, shareholder disputes, franchise disputes, fraud, unfair business practices, intellectual property infringement, employment/labor disputes, lease and licensing disputes, trade secrets, anti-trust statutes, real estate disputes and securities fraud. As part of his commercial practice, he negotiates commercial equipment leases and the sale of goods. His transactional experience includes the forming of business entities and partnerships, as well as the drafting and negotiating of a variety of business agreements.

Mr. Nigolian's experience also includes defending employers in state courts, federal courts and administrative agencies, in cases alleging claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, violations of wage and hour statutes and the enforcement of covenants not to compete. Mr. Nigolian's article, "Clarifications of California's New Law Requiring Sexual Harassment Training," was reprinted for the May issue of the Management Association of Illinois' HR Expertise for a Practical World.

Prior to founding Grant Nigolian, P.C., Mr. Nigolian was Partner and chaired the Litigation Department at the Los Angeles offices of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. from 2004-2011. Mr. Nigolian represents some of the most established and successful businesses and executives worldwide. Clients regularly turn to Mr. Nigolian for his valuable legal advice as well as his comprehensive and innovative business insight.

As an advocate, Mr. Nigolian has an outstanding record of success, winning many cases at trial and appellate court levels and resolving others brought against his clients with minimal or no settlement payments and, whenever possible, guiding clients to alternative dispute resolutions. In the past ten years, Mr. Nigolian has won several dismissals in his cases, including many matters involving franchise disputes, contract disputes and employment/labor disputes..

Mr. Nigolian is admitted to practice law in California and Colorado, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Nigolian received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1996 and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1992, where he earned dual majors in Business/Economics and Political Science/International Relations.

Mr. Nigolian is also an appointed member to the Franchise Law Committee of the California State Bar's Business Law Section. Mr. Nigolian is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association and the Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Anti-trust and Competition
  • Product Liability
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-237-6621  Phone
(310) 853-2777  Phone
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Business/Economics & Political Science/International Relations, 1992
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1999, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1997, Colorado; 1996, California
Orange County and Colorado Bar Associations; State Bar of California.
Birth Information:
Beirut, Lebanon, July 25, 1970
Reported Cases:
Htay Htay Chin v. Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.,

194 Cal.App.4th 704 (2011).

G. Ghazaryan v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 42 F. Supp.3d 1341 (C.D. Cal. 2014).

( Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (20 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/15/17 in Commercial Law

    Grant has significant experience handling commercial litigation matters for businesses. He regularly achieves top results in an efficient manner. Grant is also well versed in the area of franchise law. He is far above his peers in analyzing a problem... Read more

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    Grant has significant experience handling commercial litigation matters for businesses. He regularly achieves top results in an efficient manner. Grant is also well versed in the area of franchise law. He is far above his peers in analyzing a problem, proposing several solutions, and executing a plan and seeing it through to resolution. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/09/17 in Litigation

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