Marco Garavaglia concentrates his practice in the areas of transactional business, corporate, real estate, finance, health care, and sports and entertainment law. Mr. Garavaglia functions as outside general counsel for clients ranging in size from small businesses and high net-worth individuals to large multi-state businesses. He provides a variety of services to clients, including providing advice at the initial stages of entity formation, rendering ongoing business advice, and executing exit strategies.

Mr. Garavaglia has been practicing law for over 30 years, of which 27 years have been in San Diego, California. He has received the highest rating of AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings for ethics and legal ability. Additionally, Mr. Garavaglia is a licensed California real estate broker. Mr. Garavaglia’s extensive legal training and experience, as well as his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and his scientific background, provide unique insights that enable Mr. Garavaglia to assist clients with legal issues from a practical and focused business perspective.


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Mr. Garavaglia's legal experience and representative matters include:

  • Providing ongoing business and tax advice to, and functioning as outside general counsel for, individuals and entities of all sizes.
  • Representation of various national and international motorsport professionals, including race car drivers and motorcycle racers, as well as sports agents, in all matters, including (i) general business advice and contract negotiations, (ii) the structuring and formation of racing teams, (iii) negotiating and documenting driver/rider contracts with various manufacturer-sponsored racing teams, as well as with Indy Car and European formula racing teams, and (iv) negotiating and documenting agent agreements, literary agreements, license agreements, and sponsorship agreements.
  • Structuring, negotiating, and documenting the formation, tax structure, and operative documents of various corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, including medical and professional entities.
  • Representation of clients in the structuring and transactions relative to mergers and acquisitions involving their businesses, the domestic and foreign operation of their businesses, and the sales of their businesses. Mr. Garavaglia has represented buyers and sellers of businesses in transactions ranging in size to in excess of Thirty-Two Million Dollars ($32,000,000.00).
  • Representation of domestic and off-shore real estate owners, investors, landlords and tenants in various real estate acquisitions, sales, financing arrangements and lease matters of all complexities. Mr. Garavaglia has represented clients in real estate transactions ranging in size to in excess of Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000.00).
  • Representation of clients in obtaining credit facilities from financial institutions in transactions ranging in size to in excess of Fifteen Million Dollars ($15,000,000.00).
  • Representation of clients in the formation and operation of venture capital firms.
  • Representation of angel investors and venture capitalists in the investment in newly formed or emerging entities.
  • Representation of a regional, multi-state investment banking and financial research firm in a merger transaction.
  • Representation of various privately-held biotech companies, such as chemical and pharmaceutical firms, in general business matters, including licensing agreements, joint ventures, consulting agreements, distributorship arrangements, and manufacturer’s representative agreements.
  • Representation of physicians and medical groups in various business and health care related matters.
  • Drafting and structuring of the operative documents for the affiliation of large, multi-specialty medical groups with various management service organizations and medical practice foundations.

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  • Stark Law

    I’d like to give you a brief update on a recent development in health care law that pertains to electronic health records.  Recently to encourage the implementation of EHR technology in the health care industry, the government issued proposed rules that would extend the sunset date of this EHR exception to December 31, 2016 under the Stark Law and under the anti-kickback law.  If you would like more information on the EHR exception, or on any other health law matter, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.