Griffith Law Law Office of David M. Griffith, APC
One World Trade Center, Suite 800, Long Beach, CA 90831
Office/Voice Mail: 562.240.1040 | Fax: 562-438-3632
Mobile: 562.716.8898 | Email:
DAVID@DGRIFFLAW.COM
 

ATTORNEY PROFILE

Mr. Griffith has thirty-six years of specialized legal experience in counseling Southern California public and private companies on business and real estate transactions and litigation. Mr. Griffith started his practice in 1980 with Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, the third largest law firm in San Diego, California as a real estate and business associate. In 1982 he transferred to Century City, California to become an associate with Resch, Polster, Alpert & Berger. While at this firm he primarily handled such major national real estate syndication firms as Angeles/Quinoco Corporation, De Anza Corporation, and National Partnership Investments Corp. (NAPICO), three of the largest public real estate companies in the United States. During the period through 1988 he worked directly with major investment banking firms and underwriters’ counsel to coordinate over one dozen public and approximately 50 private placement LLC and REIT offerings.

From 1988 through 1993 he was counsel to Cal Coast Homes, LLC, Los Angeles, California where he handled transactional and litigation work for a major homebuilder and shopping center developer. Transactions included Southwind Village, San Pedro, California and Gardena Marketplace, Gardena, California. He concluded major leasing or sale transactions with Lucky/Sav-On, Albertson’s, Blockbuster Video, Burger King and other national retail chain tenants. He also handled Cal Coast’s transactional land use work. The latter included numerous appearances before city councils and planning commissions for entitlements for subdivision maps and conditional use permits for residential and shopping center projects.

From 1994 to the present time Mr. Griffith has been the operator of the Law Office of David M. Griffith, a Professional Corporation, in Long Beach, California where he practices real estate and business law and litigation. As a business attorney he has acted as (part-time) general counsel for two American Stock Exchange (AMEX) listed companies, MAI Systems Corporation and Saba Petroleum Company, and two NASDAQ listed companies, Endologix, Inc. and Bridge Technology, Inc., providing a wide range of legal services to these firms, including their 1933 and 1934 Act securities work, and international business transactions. His current client list represents a broad cross section of Southern California public and private companies.

Mr. Griffith was educated at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (J.D., 1980) where he was a Member of the William and Mary Law Review and the recipient of two AmJur prizes for scholastic achievement. He received his undergraduate education from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (B.A., 1974), cum laude where he was on the Dean’s List and Class Honor Roll for academic performance. He is a Member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County (Past Chair, International Law Section) and Long Beach Bar Associations and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Chair of the Long Beach-Qingdao Association, a Long Beach City chartered association promoting international business and cultural relations with China.