Law Offices of Peter T. Stavropoulos
Advising small and mid-sized businesses for over 20 years
Who We Are
Peter T. Stavropoulos
For over twenty years, Mr. Stavropoulos has provided legal counsel to small and mid-sized businesses in the southern California area and beyond. Complimenting this legal experience is a strong background in business operations. As manager of a commercial products enterprise for over six years, Mr. Stavropoulos was an integral part of its daily operations, including employee relations, account management, and ultimately the sale of the business. As general counsel in the oil and gas industry, his tasks included identifying and advising on legal issues in all departments, including operations, sales, human resources, and engineering.
Expanding his services beyond litigation, Mr. Stavropoulos completed his advanced studies in mediation, and conducted both private and pro-bono mediations for disputes ranging from commercial landlord-tenant disputes to business ownership negotiations.
Mr. Stavropoulos has always been active in his community. He currently sits as one of the founding members of the alumni committee for The Chandler School in Pasadena. Previously, he was Treasurer for St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, and was an active member and secretary for the Pasadena Rotary Club. He has been a guest lecturer at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Technology), Pasadena City College, and Woodbury University in Burbank, as well as a contributing author of numerous legal articles to web sites.
Sale and purchase transactions, non-disclosure and licensing agreements, vendor and customer contracts. Your daily operations are impacted by your business contracts. Assuring that these agreements meet your needs is our core specialty.
BUSINESS ENTITY FORMATION AND MANAGEMENT
Proper entity formation and management is not only a function of compliance with state and federal laws, but ensuring that entity decisions are recorded and implemented effectively. As entities grow or dissolve, business management is key to reducing liability exposure and ensuring transactions proceed smoothly.
We work with a wide variety of clients, from start-ups to established organizations.
From professional office suites to stand alone industrial leases, we can assist you in negotiating terms, as well as drafting base lease agreements and their related documents,
Mediation is a smart, voluntary, and cost efficient method of resolving disputes. It focuses on relaxed communication between two or more parties, rather than a formal presentation of witnesses and evidence at trial. With the strict rules of litigation removed, parties are given an opportunity to more freely and openly discuss their grievances and resolve their differences.
Civil trials can be costly, time consuming, and unpredictable. It should not be underestimated or managed alone. We look to guide clients in these difficult times.