Phone: 323.549.9966 (direct)
Marc A. Collins is a graduate of Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu, California, and is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California, before the United States Central District of California, and the United States Supreme Court.
He originally started as a Corporate Securities and Bankruptcy attorney with the law firm of Petillon & Davidoff in 1987, where he continued to work until Petillon & Davidoff was merged with Gipson, Hoffman & Pancione, a well-known entertainment law firm in Century City, in 1992. There, Mr. Collins continued to work as both a bankruptcy and securities attorney for the firm's entertainment clients.
In 1993, Mr. Collins opened his first practice, representing clients in these areas of law. In 1997, Mr. Collins was asked by one of his clients to become in house corporate counsel for a manufacturing company located in the San Fernando Valley.
After that company was sold to a marketing firm, Mr. Collins worked as a Senior Associate at Pearson Law Corporation, where he handled bankruptcy, corporate, and litigation clients. While with the Pearson firm, Mr. Collins began working with his first estate planning clients.
In 2001, Mr. Collins formed his first partnership, Aguilar & Collins, where he served as managing partner, until joining Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, a large firm with five offices throughout California, in 2003.
While at Haight Brown, Mr. Collins served as Department Chair for the Business Solutions Department, continuing his work with business and bankruptcy clients, and worked in the Legal Malpractice Department representing professionals through their insurance companies.
Mr. Collins left Haight Brown in 2003 to open his own practice, where in addition to bankruptcy, corporate, estate planning and litigation clients, he also represents clients in family law matters.
Marc is licensed to practice in the State of California and before all of its courts, and has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In 2000, Mr. Collins was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Pepperdine Alumni Inducted to U.S. Supreme Court (Front row, 4th from left)
Areas of Practice
Business Buy/Sell Agreements
Estate Planning - Revocable Trust Package
Dissolution, Parentage and Custody Family Law Matters
U.S. District Court - Central District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court - Southern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court - Northern District of California, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California 1987, J.D.
Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, IL, 1984, BA
Honors: Cum Laude
Majors: Business and English (with High Honors)
Avoiding Punitive Damage Awards in Contract Actions,
P&D Update, Winter 1, 1988
The Supreme Court Deals with Unlawful Termination, P&D Update, Spring 1, 1989
NASDAQ: Afloat in a Liquid Market, P&D Update, Winter 2, 1989
Classes and Seminars Taught
International Business, Entrepreneurship, Faculty, FIDM 2003-2008
Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing, Pepperdine University
School of Law, 1986-1987
American Jurisprudence, International Business Transactions, 1985
American Jurisprudence, Comparative Corporate Law, 1985
Rehnquist Seminar on Constitutional Law, 1987, Scholarship
Who's Who Among American Law Schools, 1986-1987
Who's Who Among American Universities, 1984
LGLA, 2008-2010, Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Corporate Law Section
Past Professional Positions
Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP, Dept. Chair, 2001-2003
Pearson Law Corporation, 1997-2001
Gipson Hoffman & Pancione, 1992-1993
Petillon & Davidoff, 1986-1992
Sigma Tau Delta