OUR ATTORNEYS

ROBERT C. NORTON

ATTORNEY AT LAW

626.395.0860
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Bob is a partner and chairs the firm’s Business practice group.  His practice areas include business transactions, including formation of business entities, acquisition of assets or subsidiaries, and the sale or other disposition of the business. Bob has negotiated the purchase and sale of businesses, documented business reorganizations and recapitalizations, and has advised owners regarding distribution arrangements, franchising, protection of intellectual property, secured transactions, public and private issuance of securities, contracts and other general business matters, including employment issues and shareholder and partner disputes. With a Master of Laws in Taxation, Bob often advises business owners on federal, state and local taxation and has represented clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board, and other local taxing authorities. He is admitted to practice law in California and Texas.

EDUCATION
LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1978
Bachelor of Arts in History, San Francisco State University, 1972

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Pasadena Bar Association, Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
California State Bar Association, Member
Texas State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member

PRIOR WORK HISTORY
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Los Angeles, Of Counsel, 2017–2018
Rodi Pollock Pettker, Christian & Pramov, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, Principal, 2008–2017
Stone, Rosenblatt & Cha, Woodland Hills, 2003–2008
Rodi Pollock, Los Angeles, Principal, 1989–2003
Rodi Pollock, Los Angeles, Associate, 1986–1989

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
Martindale Hubbell — AV Preeminent rating
Los Angeles Magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005–2008; 2010–2018
Pasadena Magazine, Top Attorneys, 2015–present 

PERSONAL
Bob and his wife Karen live in Pasadena, and have two grown children, Mary and Jennifer.