Licensed To Practice
Law In California

We Are Fluent
In Korean

The Ryu Law firm represents and counsels innovative individuals and growing and established companies and corporations in California and Texas.

Many of the businesses, executives and entrepreneurs that engage us maintain global operations and enter into multinational, multiparty commercial agreements.Our clients are active in: 

  • Apparel
  • Digital Media and Marketing
  • Technology
  • Software Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Franchises
  • Restaurants
  • Retail

Led by Francis Ryu, a commercial litigator and business attorney with an impressive record of trial victories in complex business lawsuits, Ryu Law often resolves business disputes involving closely held partnerships or vendors and clients whose agreements may rest on a handshake. We consistently achieve effective and practical results in court, mediation and arbitration.

Legal Advice and Counsel to Businesses in California and Texas
To help clients, such as entrepreneurs and established companies, prevent lawsuits or other business threats, Ryu Law attorneys regularly advise on critical transactions, and agreements. Our attorneys can guide clients on structuring and maintaining the legal frameworks for sound business strategies and corporate operations.

Representative Cases

The Ryu Law Firm has represented clients launching businesses, closing major transactions, and prevailing in court and in mediation. Here's a sampling of client matters:

Business Law Suit Trials

Trial Victory for Franchise Seller in Breach of Contract Lawsuit
Defended the seller of a retail franchise, a small corporation, against allegations of fraud and breach of contract, several years after the sale of the franchise had been completed. Over the course of the two-week trial in LA Superior Court, we proved that the plaintiff's claims and seven-figure demand were unfounded. Mr. Ryu achieved a complete defense verdict, plus legal costs, for his business owner client.

Manufacturing Partnership Dispute Ends in Trial Win for Our Client
Defended a Korean business owner in a dispute with his partner and a third- party vendor, who was a well-known serial litigator. This complex litigation required extensive investigation, forensic accounting and reconstruction of fact. Mr. Ryu presented clear evidence of the highly entangled, global business dealings, which revealed that the plaintiff fabricated evidence. Our arguments persuaded the judge to rule for our client and publicly admonish the plaintiff. When the plaintiff declared bankruptcy to avoid the judgment, Mr. Ryu forced dismissal of the bankruptcy and obtained the payment due his client.

Counsel to Southern California Businesses/Entrepreneurs

Resolved Breach of Contract Fight Against Garment Wholesaler
Favorably settled claims of breach of contract for a garment wholesaler in conflict with its Chinese fabric importer due to its failure to deliver fabric with the "soft" qualities promised.

Trade Dress, Trademark and IP Counsel for Designers
Provide trademark and trade dress registration for designers, including in the apparel industry. Counsel includes implementation and enforcement of "soft" intellectual property protections for technology and digital media companies.

Experienced Tech Counsel to Interactive And Digital Marketing Agencies
Advise several developers of Facebook games on partnerships with multinational corporations. Representation on licensing, indemnity and information sharing. Mr. Ryu guides tech teams through legal protections and opportunities to monetize their apps and programs in the social media marketplace.

Corporate and Litigation Counsel to Car Dealerships
Advise major car dealerships on operational and corporate issues. Provide counsel on finance agreements, labor regulatory compliance, PDIs, warranty slips and negligible repair claims.

Legal Advisor to Startup Digital Media Ventures
Represent startups and emerging companies on all necessary legal frameworks, including corporate structures, nondisclosure agreements, privacy rights and entry approval. Mr. Ryu's experience in finance and venture capital inform his strategic guidance to entrepreneurs on practical business models and funding sources.

Guide Opening of Popular Restaurant
Represented acclaimed French restaurant in its legal needs prior to opening, including lease negotiations, obtaining proper licenses and managing various local and state agency regulations.

Advisor to Family Owned Businesses
Provide general counsel on the diverse issues that arise in family offices, from interfacing with various city and state government agencies, to managing disputes and labor code issues involving closely held enterprises.