UCLA School of Law, J.D.
Wesleyan University, B.A. in English
Geoff has been licensed to practice law since 2000 but he won his first case in 1990 when he challenged the IRS’ assessment of self-employment taxes. (The $650 in taxes and penalties was a “bet the company” case for a high school junior!) For over 20 years, Geoff has helped clients big and small achieve successful outcomes, including numerous trial victories, defense verdicts and favorable settlements.
He started his career at Paul Hastings, where he represented Fortune 100 companies in complex commercial litigation, including the defense of nationwide consumer class actions, as well as lawsuits involving copyright, trade secrets, toxic torts and employment matters. In 2011, Geoff joined Steinbrecher & Span, a highly-regarded boutique law firm, and was elected partner in 2013. His litigation experience is both wide and deep with a focus on real estate litigation, commercial claims, trade secrets, trademarks and copyright matters.
Geoff collaborates with clients to reach their goals in an efficient manner. He believes in rigorous preparation but not overbilling. Geoff practices law with civility but will not allow his clients to get pushed around. His mantra, repeated often to associates and colleagues, is “Do only what serves the client’s best interests.”
On October 1, 2023, Geoff and his longtime friend, James Kawahito, opened the Los Angeles office of AXS Law. Geoff serves on the Board of Directors of Food Finders, a charitable organization devoted to rescuing food and reducing hunger. He is also a longtime member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He served as a Board member of the Inner City Law Center from 2007 until 2013.
Geoff is a Los Angeles native and lives in Venice with his wife, Persephene, son, Marlowe, and Aussie Labradoodle, Sherlock. On weekends, he is a relatively reasonable AAU basketball dad, who roots for his son’s squad, the Wolfpack.