Ross J. Schwartz
Ross Schwartz represents companies of all sizes in virtually every industry. Ross has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestures, corporate reorganizations and conversions, trademarks, corporate finance, complex loan transactions, venture capital transactions, corporate governance, securities, employment law matters, real estate acquisitions and leasing, including landlord tenant matters. Furthermore, Ross also represents individual business executives on employment and compensation matters and families in estate planning matters.
It is this diverse background of representation that allows Ross to take experience from one business area and apply it to others, so that Ross and his clients can quickly identify their goals and achieve positive results.
Ross is also the firm’s representative to Legus, which is a national and international group of law firms that meet several times a year, which allows the participants to know each other on a personal basis. This commitment by our firm allows our clients immediate access to attorneys throughout the United States and the World.
In addition, Ross serves as the firm’s managing partner.
Ross has received numerous awards, including being selected by The San Diego Daily Transcript as one of 10 noteworthy San Diego County attorneys. For over 10 years, Ross has participated in the CEB annual Recent Developments in Business Law presentations. Ross and his wife reside in Poway and look forward to frequent visits from their daughters who live further north.
John Schena recently prevailed at arbitration in a matter where a minority shareholder demanded millions of dollars and involuntary dissolution of a company with nearly $50 million in annual revenue. John represented the company and was able to prove the majority shareholder did not breach his fiduciary obligations, distributions of retained earnings to the shareholders were not necessary, and that the minority shareholder had unclean hands that prevented him from properly seeking relief. Thanks to John’s efforts in litigation and Ross Schwartz’s efforts in advising the company, our client is able to keep more than 40 people employed. Kudos to John and Ross!1.20.21
We are thrilled to count another victory for our client - an individual terminated from his position and accused of breaching his fiduciary duties and misappropriation trade secrets. SSCE maintained he was wrongfully terminated to avoid paying contractual severance, and attorneys Ross Schwartz and John Schena aggressively litigated the client's claims. They successfully transferred the action from Nevada to California and pursued novel legal theories until the matter resolved in our client's favor for more than $4.5 million in a non-confidential settlement. Congratulations to our team for another job well done advocating for a client!4.16.19
Schwartz Semerdjian partners Ross Schwartz and Dick Semerdjian are co- guest lecturers at the University of San Diego School of Law Negotiations Class. Ross will address the topic of business and transactional negotiations from the perspective of a practicing business attorney while Dick will focus on the topic of the techniques required to effectively and ethically negotiate the settlement of lawsuits from the perspective of a trial attorney.2.15.18
Partners Ross Schwartz and Dick Semerdjian will be co-guest lecturers at the University of San Diego School of Law Negotiations Class on February 15. Ross will be addressing the topic of business and transactional negotiations from the perspective of a practicing business attorney while Dick will be focusing on the topic of the techniques required to effectively and ethically negotiate the settlement of lawsuits from the perspective of a trial attorney.11.24.15
November 24, 2015, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Ross Schwartz, a partner with Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot LLP, attended the annual conference of LEGUS International Network of Law Firms convened in Cape Town, South Africa recently for a week-long conference. Hosted by South Africa’s Strauss Daly law firm, the conference opened with a presentation by a cheetah-conservation group and the rare opportunity to interact closely with two rescued cheetahs. Additional speakers included Zelda La Grange, Nelson Mandela’s long-time presidential aide, and Ulrich Roux, a director of BDK Attorneys and a news commentator who covered the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Read the full article.