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Eric J. Proos, Esq.

Eric was driven to law after witnessing his own family's struggles following a traumatic workplace incident. When Eric was only four years old his mother was the victim of, at the time, the worst workplace shooting in the US. The shooting dealt an emotional and financial blow to his family. He watched as lawyer after lawyer would decline representation, saying “it’s too hard of a case” or “it’s not winnable.”

That experience never left him. Eric was grateful for the chance to attend law school and always knew he wanted to help people make complex legal problems easier to understand and simpler to solve. He is part teacher and part puzzle solver. Even though Eric did not go into the type of law which would have served his family at that time, he takes the deals and transactions that “are too hard” or “not closable” and breaks them down and teaches his clients what they need to know so they can make the best-informed decisions possible.

Today, Eric leads the team at EJP Law, where clients are not just a number in a case file, but part of the EJP Law family. The entire team adopts Eric's approach to ensure clients feel comfortable and confident and collaborate with their legal team to create superior results.

Unlike the attorneys that wouldn’t help his family, Eric sees each client engagement as a chance to guide his clients through the process. He starts by helping clients define their goals, understand and navigate the process, and ultimately find the right result.

Ready for Eric and the EJP Law team to be your ally?

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While I am not working, I love spending time working out, playing golf, and doing anything outside with my dog, Birdie.

PUBLICATIONS:

Los Angeles business attorney, Eric J. Proos, of EJP Law, P.C., has been quoted and the author of the following published articles. You can see his experience in both contractual law, business law/start up, as well as his thorough understanding of the California state cannabis regulations. Check out the following articles:

Grow Your Business and Grow Your Wealth podcast with Gary Heldt

“Unlike a lot of my colleagues or former classmates, I don’t come from a bloodline of attorneys or anyone in the family that did anything like that. Unfortunately, my desire to become an attorney came or stemmed from a family tragedy, our family was a victim of workplace violence and we lost an immediate family member.”

Top Lawyers: Eric J Proos On The 5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law

“I believe success is something a person should continue to work toward. To me, success means that I may have accomplished my goals from the year before, or landed a client, I keep raising the bar in order to continually create a new definition of success for myself. Three main character attributes have helped.”

Wait — Kim Owns the Land and Kanye Owns the House? (2021)

“People in the public eye like Kim and Kanye want to have their property or assets so if they’re ever held liable for something, those assets are really hard to reach,”

The Small Business Guide to Contracts +10 Red Flags to Avoid (2020)

“From the experts: “A huge red flag especially when contracting to do work that may involve a third-party outside of the contract is an indemnity provision. If a contract is proposed to a client without an indemnity provision when it should be, it has me questioning who my client is working with.” — Eric J. Proos, Esq. is a small business owner himself and attorney.”

The First Steps to Starting Your California Cannabis Business (2018)

“As an attorney, I get a lot of questions regarding starting a cannabis business. With all of the confusion surrounding the process, I wanted to clear the air with some helpful first steps.  Although there are some differences, and definitely a lot more restrictions when opening a cannabis business, the overall process is similar to starting any company. This article will address the initial steps and the importance of those steps when starting your cannabis business.”

Top 5 Points to Take Away from The Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Emergency Regulations (2017)

“The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released its Emergency Regulations on November 16, 2017, right at the mid-November time frame we were promised.  The Emergency Regulations include seven chapters, spanning 115 pages.  The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C., has saved you time over the Thanksgiving weekend and has included five points to consider from the Emergency Regulations with an in-depth analysis for each point provided in this article.”

Five Fantastic Small Business Lawyers in Los Angeles, California

EJP Law, P.C., was recognized as a top three law firm servicing small businesses in Los Angeles.
 

Corporate Transparency Act: What Businesses Need to Know in 2024

“The number one thing to know is that the Corporate Transparency Act allows up to a year to comply with the reporting requirements if a company was formed before January 1, 2024. This can provide a company runway to figure out how it wants to approach the reporting (allocated in-house time or hire outside services), it will also allow companies to tidy up and dissolve any non-operational companies.”

What To Consider Before Issuring Equity

Eric prepared and was published by the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association regarding phantom equity plans and its relationship to limited liability companies. 

Eric recently appeared on the Lawyer Business Advantage Podcast where he discusses putting in the time to learn the craft, a frictionless approach to the client journey, developing functional workflows, defining roles and responsibilities with a focus on strengths, and more.