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rappaportJerry Rappaport has more than 35 years experience in business, commercial, real estate, intellectual property and employment law transactions, litigation and mediation. He has also spent time as an entrepreneur serving as President of an entertainment licensing firm with rights to some of the most recognizable and merchandisable properties in the United States.

Jerry’s transactional experience includes representing clients in the negotiation and drafting of a wide range of business agreements. These have included intellectual property licensing of brands, images, software, and marks, strategic partnering, business transfer, and financing agreements. Jerry has also represented clients in a variety of real estate transactions including acquisition, financing and workout agreements.

His litigation experience has included both state and federal trials and appeals in a wide range of business, employment and real estate matters. These have included such diverse matters as performance under the terms of a contract for custom developed financial management software developed for governmental agencies and major financial institutions to merchandising rights to the name and likeness of various celebrities including late Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson. Jerry has also represented clients in various trade secret, unfair competition and employment termination and discrimination disputes. In 2006, his work earned him the distinction as a Super Lawyer in a survey conducted by 
Los Angeles Magazine.

Jerry has also hands-on business operation experience, serving as president of a 400-employee company that generated more than $30 million annually in entertainment licensing and garment manufacturing. He has also been a member of the Board of a Savings and Loan and served as president of the Los Angeles County Regional Center, a state chartered non-profit corporation established for the administration of State of California funds for the developmentally disabled.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Restrictive Coverage
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Business Organizations
  • Employment Law — Employee
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Matters

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

J.D. – 1975

                        Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law

                        Law Review: California Western School of Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor

                        Law Review: California Western School of Law Review , Member

                        Law Review: Article on the Constitutionality of the Federal use Immunity Statute

  • University of Southern California

                        B.S. – 1972

                        Major: Business Administration

                        Major: International Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer


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Santa Monica, CA 90404,
Phone: (310) 450-6060
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