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Antonio de Cárdenas has extensive experience counseling and representing companies in a broad range of transactional matters and providing comprehensive legal strategy to businesses. Antonio has served as inside senior general counsel and outside counsel to top domestic and international companies in a variety of industries. As the CEO of the De Cárdenas Law Group, APLC, he oversees our clients’ needs using a multi-disciplinary approach that constantly evaluates factors such as client objectives, risk, liability, and value proposition.
Antonio comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and represents his own family’s business, which is entering its fourth decade of national operations. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from a top national business program that is designed for company presidents and “C”-level executives. Having closely studied various business disciplines throughout his career, Antonio has had the pleasure of working with colleagues in various fields including manufacturing, services, retail, real estate development, wealth management, insurance, and technology. His list of clients includes organizations and businesses of all sizes, from large multi-national corporations to start-up firms. He regularly consults with colleagues in the business community and remains an active participant in continuing business education.
Antonio is fully bilingual in English/Spanish and regularly provides counsel and other services to companies actively doing business in Latin America. His charitable activities include sitting on various national and local boards whose mission is to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
Ju J. Chang has extensive experience in counseling clients on trademark and general transactional matters. Licensed to practice in various jurisdictions, Ju’s practice emphasis is in the research, creation, and management of intellectual property portfolios. She also has extensive experience in corporate compliance and general litigation. Ju also has extensive experience in real estate transactions and authored materials related to commercial leases.
Don Johnson has more than 30 years of experience in securities transactions and securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial transactions, business organizations, and related matters. Don also has advised hundreds of clients in private and public offerings of securities and in acquisition, merger, and corporate reorganization transactions of public and private companies. These transactions have involved clients in a broad range of industries, including automotive, advertising and marketing, aerospace, agriculture, banking, consumer products, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, insurance, Internet, manufacturing, motion picture, multimedia, oil and gas, professional services, real estate, restaurants, technology, and venture capital.
Don holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the bars of the U. S. Supreme Court; U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U. S. District Court, Southern District of California; and U. S. Tax Court.
Anne E. Garrett has extensive experience in counseling clients on employment matters ranging from wage and hour compliance to discrimination and harassment. Anne has conducted numerous workplace investigations, as well as defended large and small clients in state and federal court against wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and sexual harassment claims.