Alan Abergel

Alan Abergel

LAW OFFICES OF ALAN ABERGEL, P.C..
  • Securities Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Summary

Our firm’s concentration is in the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. Our firm provides transactional, regulatory, and administrative litigation services. We often act as outside general counsel for our clients’ businesses. We serve many business industries including, lending, financial services, equipment leasing and finance, real estate, technology startups, professional services, music/entertainment, new media, fitness/wellness, manufacturing, restaurants, and apparel. As a Los Angeles, California, business law firm, we provide professional, cost-effective, responsive, and aggressive representation to our clients. Our skill in incorporating litigation avoidance strategies into our clients’ business planning is a key element of our practice.

Practice Areas
  • Securities Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • California stockbroker and investment adviser defense
  • California property tax
  • Zoning & Land Use
  • Mergers & Aquisitions
  • Lending & financial services
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    For some flat fee services
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Free consultation to determine if potential client's legal needs are within my areas of practice and to provide a quote for legal services.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
LAW OFFICES OF ALAN ABERGEL, P.C..
- Current
Our firm’s concentration is in the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. Our firm provides transactional/deal services . We often act as outside general counsel for our clients’ businesses. We serve many business industries including, lending, financial services, real estate, construction, technology startups, music, entertainment, new media, fitness/wellness, manufacturing, restaurants, and apparel.
In House Counsel
AS HOLDINGS
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In house counsel for AS Holdings and its affiliated ventures, a Los Angeles based real estate development, holdings, and private equity company, conducting business in the United Stated and internationally, Mr. Abergel has obtained substantial experience in M&A transactions, corporate transactions, zoning proceedings, real estate transactions, equity and debt financing transactions, lending & financial services transactions, and due diligence.
Education
Towson State Univ
Undergraduate Degree
Univ of Maryland School of Law
Law Degree
Awards
Green Belt
IMAA
Green belt in IMAA mixed martial arts and self defense system.
Broker license
California Department of Real Estate
Tax Advising and Accounting program graduation certificate
Ramt-Gan College
Tax Advising and Accounting program graduation certificate
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 236174
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Economic predictions for 2009, Mindful Communicators, Woodland Hills, CA
Toastmasters
Economic predictions for 2009, in light of the subprime mortgage crisis, triggered by a large decline in home prices after the collapse of a housing bubble, leading to mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures and the devaluation of housing-related securities.
Basics of Zoning and Land Use., Mindful Communicators, Woodland Hills, CA
Toastmasters
Buying and Selling of businesses and M&A., Mindful Communicators, Woodland Hills, CA
Toastmasters
Presentation about Buying and Selling of businesses, including merges and acquisitions transactions and securities law aspects.
Certifications
Real estate broker license
California Bureau of Real Estate
Tax Advising and Accounting program graduation certificate
Ramat-Gan College
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Blog
CALIFORNIA LENDING & FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW BLOG : Law Offices of Alan Abergel, P.C.
Blog
LOS ANGELES ZONING LAW BLOG:
Blog
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LAWYER BLOG: LAW OFFICES OF ALAN ABERGEL, P.C.
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Would this business require a money transmitter license or be exempt?
A: You will need to retain an attorney to review your business model to determine if it is subject to FINCEN registration and regulation and/or other financial regulation. You may also be required to obtain a money transmission license from each state or country in which you conduct business and/or serve its customers. For example, California licenses and regulates its money transmitters through the Department of Business Oversight. There may be other financial (or other business industry) regulation and licensing that may apply to your business model. This cannot be responded to properly in a short sentence and without a comprehensive analysis of your business model and rending of a business model legal opinion. You need to take the approach of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is much better to retain an attorney now to let you know the type of licensing and financial regulation that applies to your business model (and assist you in complying with these laws) than to retain an attorney to defend you/your company against administrative agencies’ enforcement actions and also potentially civil and criminal actions.
Q. I know that there are federal securities laws, but are there any that are state-specific to California that differ from
A: There are many California securities laws (corporations code sections and regulations) that differ from federal securities laws. The Corporate Securities Law of 1968 regulates all offers and sales of securities in California https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=CORP&division=&title=4.&part=&chapter=&article= California Department of Business Oversight administers and enforces the Corporate Securities Law of 1968 (including offers and sales of securities in CA and regulations of CA investment advisers, IARs, and broker-dealers) http://www.dbo.ca.gov/ California Code of Regulations (Subchapter 2. Corporate Securities) https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Browse/Home/California/CaliforniaCodeofRegulations?guid=I0F5152D02BCF11E4A6D6D3F1F2EE3B20&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default) There are also court cases that interpret California securities laws (federal, state and bankruptcy courts) Finally, there are administrative agencies' cases, opinion rulings, guidance, notices, releases, and other publications that interpret California securities laws. Securities laws (federal and state) are very complex. You should consult a securities attorney about your specific matter.
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ENCINO OFFICE
15915 Ventura Blvd
Suite 300
Encino, CA 91436
USA
Telephone: (818) 783-4645