Experience
  • Outside General Counsel
    • Regional Landscape Company (2013 - present)
    • Software Development Company
      (2012 - present)
    • Cost Consulting Firm (1994 - present)
    • Internet Infrastructure Company
      (2009 - present)
    • Printing Company (2011 - present)
    • Multi-unit Restaurant Operator
      (1992 - present)
    • RV Park Companies (1994 - present)
    • Soft Goods Distributor (2013 - present)
  • Corporate
    • Contracts – negotiation, drafting &
      dispute resolution
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • Partnership & Joint Venture Structuring
    • Stock Transfers
    • Asset Purchases & Sales
    • Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets – protection & enforcement
  • Real Estate
    • Industrial Leasing & Sales Transactions
    • Commercial Property Sale & Lease Transactions
    • Commercial/Industrial Unlawful Detainers
  • Employment
    • Contracts
    • Confidentiality & Trade Secret
    • HR issues
    • Wage & Hour matters
  • Business & Financial Litigation
    • Contract Disputes
    • Investment Disputes
    • Real Estate Disputes
    • Real Estate Broker & Insurance Broker Representation
    • Trade Secret Actions
  • Class Actions
    • Consumer
    • Commercial
    • Employment
  • Appeals
    • Civil Actions
About
Mr. Hill advises and represents companies engaged in a wide array of commerce. A staple of Mr. Hill's litigation and transactional practice is providing legal services to financial companies, including banks, commercial real estate, and insurance brokerages. Other long-time clients are engaged in manufacturing, distribution, sales and a variety of service industries, from restaurants to produce distributors to cost consultants to "new media". This varied practice has led to Mr. Hill serving as outside General Counsel to several companies.
Ever mindful that practical solutions are needed to operate a business, Mr. Hill assists all of his clients in weighing the costs and risks of transactions and strategies. He has the depth of experience to understand when the most sophisticated and detailed agreements and structures are needed - and he can provide them. At other times clients' needs are best served by expedience and economy. Mr. Hill can provide sound advice and superior results in these situations as well.
In addition to acting as counsel for companies with traditional business disputes, Mr. Hill frequently represents companies and their employees in "business tort" actions, including unfair competition, trade secret, and wage and hour litigation. He is "of counsel" to the downtown Los Angeles law firm of Jones Bell, LLP
Among the many companies that Mr. Hill has successfully represented are:
Ascent Media
Black & Decker
Control Concepts
Dodge, Warren & Peters Insurance Services
First Security Lending
GameBlocks, LLC
Global Game Servers
Marsh USA
Morgan Stanley
MyInternetServices.com
Profit Recovery Partners
Risk Strategies
Wells Fargo Bank
Worldwide Produce
Education
  • University of Southern California (J.D., 1989)
  • Pomona College (B.A., 1985)
  • South Pasadena High School (1981)
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California