GNPC was established in 2011 by Grant Nigolian, a former partner and chair of the California litigation department for a nationally recognized Chicago based firm. He focuses on providing the superior legal services of a large firm at competitive rates. GNPC provides outside general counsel and litigation representation for businesses.
GNPC represents a wide array of clients, from small successful family run businesses to foreign owned international conglomerates. Our practice spans many different industries. We represent both emerging and established global and domestic businesses. What we do best is protect and simplify the process of doing business in the U.S. GNPC’s experience in managing a broad array of businesses from different countries and industries benefits clients in providing them the foresight to anticipate client needs and obtain results.
GNPC has established a reputation for its innovative approach to business consultation and representation. GNPC hallmarks include its foresight into legal trends and anticipating the changing need of its clients.
Grant Nigolian, Principal
Grant Nigolian is the principal of GNPC and concentrates his practice on complex business litigation. He has over 20 years of legal experience, including as lead counsel in extensive multi-week trials pending with state court, federal court and in arbitration. His extensive experience with litigation includes representing clients in disputes over licensing, state and federal regulations, intellectual property, franchising, real property, employment and labor.
Grant has an AV rating of 5.0 Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating awarded by peers of the bar and judiciary for legal ability and ethics.
Prior to establishing GNPC, Grant was a partner of national firm based in Chicago. He focused his practice on representing domestic operations for Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Dutch and German manufacturers and distributors. He served as chair of the California litigation department for the firm from 2007 to 2011. Grant currently represents a broad spectrum of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, international trading companies, domestic distributors of international conglomerates, and franchisors.
In 2015, Grant obtained his certification as a specialist in Franchise & Distribution Law by the Board of Legal Specialization for the State Bar of California. Since 2017, Grant has served as a Commissioner for the Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission, which oversees and administers the examination for certification specialization in Franchise & Distribution Law.
Grant has served on the Franchise Law Committee for the Business Section of the California Bar since 2010, including as chair for the Committee in 2018-2019, chair of the employment/independent contractor subcommittee and chair of the arbitration subcommittee.
Grant also serves as a member of the Pro Bono Panel Attorney, for the United States District Court, Central District of California.
The UCI Law School Moot Court Board provides Grant the opportunity to regularly participate as a judge for the annual competition.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Degrees in both Business/Economics and Political Science/International Relations
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
Franchise Law Committee, California Lawyers Association
Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association
Business Law Section, California Bar Association
Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Orange County Bar Association
Los Angeles Bar Association
American Arbitration Association, Panel Member: Commercial
United States District Court, Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Robert A. Bouroudjian is an associate with GNPC Law who adds to our innovative and winning approach to legal cases. Rob was recently admitted to practice in the State of California before the California Supreme Court and Central District of California. He received his Juris Doctorate with honors from Whittier Law School in the areas of Intellectual Property and was active member of the school’s Intellectual Property Law Society and Intellectual Property Fellowship Program. Rob’s undergraduate degree is from Indiana University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences.
Before joining GNPC Law, Robert practiced general civil business and commercial litigation, where he represented and yielded successful results for businesses, finance companies, and insurers alike in defense of consumer, commercial, and contract matters. Robert’s career history started out with humble beginnings working on the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to collective years of legal research experience as a law clerk to practicing in the world in civil litigation and transactional law. Robert has amassed a diverse and vast background in the fields of science, business transactional matters, and litigation alike.
State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association
Armenian Bar Association
Sarine Sabounjian, Paralegal, HR Manager, GNPC
In 2005, Ms. Sabounjian graduated with high marks and earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and a Minor in Management from the Paul Merage School of Business from the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Sabounjian also obtained her ABA approved paralegal certification in 2016 from the University of California, Irvine. Her experience and strengths as a paralegal in case investigations are unmatched.
Ms. Sabounjian also has over 18 years of in depth Human Resources experiences, including, HR strategy and development, implementing policies and procedures, creating job descriptions, record retention, streamlining and automating human resource processes, full cycle recruiting, disciplinary process and terminations, as well as payroll and employee relations. As an example, Ms. Sabounjian provides GNPC's clientele with California labor law based checklists for most Human Resources tasks that are complete with corresponding forms to easily automate the department.
And, with the assistance of Mr. Nigolian, Ms. Sabounjian and GNPC work closely with employers and businesses to build strong human resource protocols that help mitigate against future potential problems.
As the GNPC Office Manager, Ms. Sabounjian’s duties include General Accounting, A/R and A/P. She has been with the firm since its inception in July of 2011. Ms. Sabounjian is also fluent in Armenian.
In 2017, GNPC and Medina McKelvey LLP formed a strategic affiliation to expand the depth of their client services. Like GNPC, Medina McKelvey LLP’s attorneys are alumni of large, prestigious law firms. With our united efforts, clients benefit from an army of lawyers across California with over 80 years of combined practice experience and the ability to quickly mobilize and successfully represent clients against even the most contentious firms in high stakes litigation. This alliance allows GNPC to expand its boutique firm value with top notch representation while also growing its service of diverse needs facing large and growing businesses.