A creative boutique firm, that is passionate about entrepreneurship, growth and problem solving. Driven by ingenuity, not tradition.
Dorothy Groza is a Los Angeles-based attorney, specializing in business litigation, real estate, employment law, wills and trusts, and dispute resolution. Prior to launching Groza Law, Dorothy worked at a prominent firm in Orange County for several years where she handled all facets of complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts.
As an entrepreneur and small business owner herself, Dorothy understands the importance of minimizing expense to keep businesses growing. As such, Dorothy is passionate about liability avoidance and early resolution of legal matters whenever possible. Dorothy employs a holistic approach, looking at every client’s present and anticipated legal needs to help avoid unnecessary legal disputes down the road.
Before entering civil practice, Dorothy served as a law clerk for both the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and Riverside District Attorney’s Office where she focused on writs & appeals. Dorothy obtained her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School’s prestigious S.C.A.L.E. program where she served as class president for two consecutive years, and co-founder of the Elder Law Advocacy program.
Groza Law is passionate about entrepreneurship and fostering the growth of start-ups and tech companies. The firm understands the constraints new businesses face, and will work with you through the entire life cycle of your company, offering strategic, timely advice at every stage.
Groza Law is sensitive to the impact that business litigation can have on both the prosperity and reputation of your business. We work closely with you to develop an individualized litigation strategy that is responsive to your short-term and long-term goals. We carefully carefully explore all options for resolution in order to avoid a drain on your business’ financial and personnel resources and meticulously ensure that every litigation angle is covered.
Our real estate expertise spans all types of transactions. We have worked with owners, sellers, purchasers, developers, lessors, lessees, contractors and financial institutions in the purchase, sale and development of residential and commercial properties.
Groza Law understands the issues you face when entering, performing or terminating employment relationships. We guide you through the many obstacles that can occur in the workplace and protect your legal rights. Our experience working with employers and employees gives us balanced insight that we apply proactively to accomplish win-win solutions to difficult employment issues.
At Groza Law we understand how important it is for you to preserve your wealth and to plan for its effective succession to the next generation. We guide you through the pitfalls and challenges you face when planning the succession of your estate and probating an estate after the death of a loved one.
Groza Law is most passionate about alternative dispute resolution. We want to help avoid unnecessary litigation and expense by solving issues before they escalate. We provide neutral facilitation of negotiations between parties involved in pre-litigation and litigated disputes, including assistance in recognizing interests, defining issues, evaluating alternatives, and achieving mutually satisfactory resolutions.
We are brutally honest – even when it is hard to hear. We tell you the strengths and weaknesses of your case from the start, and don’t make false promises.
We don’t believe in a one size fits all, and don’t go through the traditional motions. We create a unique strategy for your specific needs in the early stages, and redesign when necessary.
We maintain focused practice areas and never take on more than we can handle. Every client gets our undivided attention, and we navigate through issues intelligently and quickly.
Obtained favorable result for a loan brokerage in arbitration concerning multiple claims made by a disgruntled investor.
Overhauled business practices and guided start-up through intricate financing and employment procedures.
Quickly secured dismissal of federal wrongful foreclosure lawsuit against large national bank on motion to dismiss.
Boldly negotiated $6 million stock repurchase agreement and related transfers on behalf of shareholder.
Favorably settled complex employment lawsuit involving wrongful termination, fraud, and wage and hour claims.
Obtained summary judgment against individual guarantor of a $5 million real property secured loan for investor.