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 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.
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 &
Political Science/International Relations
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
California | Colorado
United States District Court,
Central | Southern | Northern | Eastern
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Franchise Law Committee,
California Lawyers Association
Forum on Franchising,
American Bar Association
Business Law Section,
California Bar Association
City of Irvine
Chamber of Commerce
American Arbitration Association,
Panel Member: Commercial