John B. Marshall

Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Juris Doctor
  • Order of the Coif
  • Regents Fellowship in Law
  • Bancroft-Whitney Award in Corporations
University of Southern California
  • Artium Baccalaureatus, Political Science
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • USC Trojan Marching Band Member
  • Biography
  • Publications & Speaking
  • Awards
  • John B. Marshall is a Los Angeles business lawyer and Shareholder at our Firm. He represents clients in four primary practice groups: Business & Civil Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Health Care Law.

    As a health law attorney, Mr. Marshall has served as General Counsel for one of the largest public health care districts in California for nearly 20 years.

    Mr. Marshall has negotiated sales of hospitals and hospital groups, related equipment and real estate, distributing, selling or disposing of millions of dollars of assets in multi-tiered transactions.

    Transactions which Mr. Marshall has handled involved transitioning thousands of employees, holding a public election for approval of the sale, and administrating numerous regulatory issues. Mr. Marshall has presented proposals for potential sales in public meetings attended by hundreds of concerned business owners and individual constituents of an affected community.

    In addition to conducting transactions and litigation for hospitals, health care districts, medical groups and independent health care practitioners, Mr. Marshall also negotiates buy-sell agreements for commercial real estate owners and developers, handles transactions and litigation of commercial financing for both lenders and borrowers, and structures corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and limited partnerships.

    Mr. Marshall represents:

    • Commercial Real Estate Developers, Buyers, Sellers and Lenders
    • Corporations
    • Dental Groups & Solo Practitioners
    • Family-Owned Businesses
    • Hospitals and Health Care Districts
    • Physician Groups & Solo Practitioners
    • Start-Up Companies
    In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Marshall was featured as a Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare in Corporate Counsel magazine. He is also designated a Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law in The American LawyerCorporate Counsel, and the National Law Journal. Mr. Marshall is recognized as one of the Valley’s Trusted Advisors by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2011, and in 2007 he received the President’s Award from the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

    Mr. Marshall graduated magna cum laude, with honors in Political Science, from the University of Southern California, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to Phi Kappa Phi, which recognizes undergraduates in the top one percent of their class. He attended law school at Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, which recognizes law students graduating in the top ten percent of their class.

    During law school, Mr. Marshall was named a Regents Fellow in Law by the Board of Regents of the University of California and earned an American Jurisprudence award for receiving the highest grade in Corporations, as well as achieving the highest grade in several other classes. He also served as a special editorial assistant with California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), where he worked on several major legal practice books, including CEB's book on the California Corporate Securities Law.

    This Los Angeles business lawyer served as an Adjunct Professor at UCLA, teaching business law class to candidates for CPA examination. Mr. Marshall is also the author of the chapter on “Legal Forms of Organization” in Financial Planning for the Independent Professional, and has served as a settlement officer, Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Municipal and Superior Courts. He also worked as an Arbitrator and has chaired multiple Arbitration panels for the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Services.

    Mr. Marshall served on the Corporations Committee of the State Bar of California, which analyzes and makes recommendations concerning California legislation affecting corporations.

    A member of the State Bar of California and several local bar associations, Mr. Marshall is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Los Angeles business lawyer joined our firm in 1981.

  • Publications:

    • Quoted, Code Violations Can Lead to Huge Legal Bills, Lawyer Says- Northern California Record, March 2018
    • Contributor, A Lawyer's Guide to Crisis PR - Protecting Your Clients In & From the Media - Gilliot Communications, December 2013
    • Author, Accountable Care Organizations: The Unicorn in the Health Care GardenSan Fernando Valley Business Journal, September 2011
    • Co-Author, Selling a Family Business Without Selling Out the FamilyLos Angeles Daily Journal, March 2011

    Speaking Engagements:

    • AV Rating of 5.0 Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating awarded by peers of the bar and judiciary for legal ability and ethics.
    • Top Rated Lawyers in Healthcare, featured in Corporate Counsel, 2012-2013
    • Top Rated Lawyers in Real Estate LawThe American LawyerCorporate Counsel & The National Law Journal
    • The Valleys Most Trusted Advisors, by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2011
    • The President's Award, by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2007, 2019
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