Bill
Ravin

619.515.0834

wravin@ravglolaw.com

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Bill is a founding member and the senior partner in the practice.   His practice focuses on business matters, primarily involving closely held companies and their management. Bill gives advice to management, and others charged with management responsibilities (e.g., corporate directors, LLC managing members,  managers and managing general partners) regarding operations and transactions, including mergers / acquisitions and disputes among partners, shareholders, members and management. 

 

His clients have included several members of the bench and bar, and a number of individuals who are frequently involved in company compliance, governance,  acquisition and syndication issues.  Bill acts as outside general counsel for closely held companies, providing advice in various transactions including interested director, fiduciary duty and similar issues. He has also served as counsel for receivers and liquidating trustees in dissolutions effected via superior court proceedings.

Bill has been certified as an instructor on governance issues by the California Bar and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has frequently presented on related issues. He is frequently accepted by trial courts as a qualified expert witness on those issues.

Educated:

  • 1971   J.D.  University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

Admitted to practice:

  • 1972   California

 

Ratings:

Martindale Hubble peer-review rated "A/V Preeminent" 5.0/5.0
 

Designated as peer reviewed "Super Lawyer"  

Jason is the managing partner and a founding member of Ravin Glovinsky, LLP, which continues to specialize in litigating corporate governance and member/shareholder/partner disputes. From the beginning, Jason and the firm have focused on “business divorces.”  Jason also has experience with contract disputes, unfair competition, business interference and defamation cases as well as real estate disputes in both State and Federal Court.  

 

When not at work, Jason is a recreational tennis player, a begrudging but faithful gym goer, an avid reader/listener to audio books and eager traveler.

Educated

 

   •  1985  University of California, Berkeley A.B., cum laude; in Psychology; Member of Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology); Recipient of the Psychology Department Outstanding Service Award.

 

   •  1988  University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., Participant in UCLA Moot Court Honors Program; Extern, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington,  D.C.

Admitted to Practice

           

   • 1989   California

 

   • 1991   District of Columbia  (inactive) 

Ratings
 

  • Martindale Hubble peer review rated 4.6/5.0

 

  • Avvo Rating: “Excellent,” 8.2/10

Forty years after admission to his first state bar, Tom now spends most of his time in the firm's corporate governance and member/shareholder rights cases.  Tom still maintains his 37-year practice in insurance coverage transactional and trial practice. With 27 years working for federal judges, the U.S. Department of Justice and Baker & McKenzie worldwide, Tom has amassed experience in complex civil, commercial real estate, cross-border, FTCA, securities, and insurance disputes in state and federal court.

  

When not lawyering, Tom operates the on-line Focalart Gallery to facilitate buying/selling/completing his family's contemporary American folk art collection . . . . if there is such a thing as ever completing a folk art collection,  www.focalart.com.  

 

Educated:

  • 1976   B.A.,  Wake Forest University

  • 1979   J.D.,   Wake Forest School of Law

Admitted to practice:

  • 1984   California

  • 1984   District of Columbia  (inactive)        

  • 1979   North Carolina    (inactive)

           

Rating:

Martindale Hubble peer-review rated "A/V Preeminent" 5.0/5.0

Experience:

Federal Court Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge

Federal Court Law Clerk to U.S. Chief District Judge 

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Trial Attorney (Washingon, D.C.) 

 

Baker & McKenzie, San  Diego, California - complex civil litigation and insurance disputes

Baker & McKenzie Australia, Special U.S. Counsel, Melbourne, Australia, advising non-U.S. and U.S. expat companies 

 

Higgs Fletcher & Mack, San Diego, California -  business, securities and insurance disputes