Stephanie Margossian                                                          Partner, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs


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Stephanie A. Margossian leads the Corporate & Regulatory Affairs practice at Gagnier Margossian, bringing over ten years of experience of working for boutique law firms in the Bay Area. Margossian is an active member of the State Bar of California and has been working in the area of tax and business law since 2003.

Whether advising founders on corporate management issues, structuring equity packages or representing clients before regulatory authorities, Margossian’s private and public sector practice brings a unique vantage point to Gagnier Margossian. Margossian has been an integral part of negotiations and solutions in founder disputes, negotiating equity packages and starting non-profit organizations.

Margossian has worked with a variety of companies from the emerging tech ventures to restaurants and fashion designers. Her experience as COO of TRAIL has offered her a unique understanding of the challenges faced by her clients as their companies grow. In her practice, Margossian’s focus is on creating business structures that work for our clients.   

Margossian’s experience reaches beyond the bargaining table and into the courtroom, having worked on cases heard in Superior Court, Federal Court and Tax Court. Margossian’s litigation work has resulted in favorable results for clients in multiple arenas.

Margossian was recognized for her work as an advocate by Teen Now in 2009, fighting in Sacramento for the preservation of the CalSAFE program that serves pregnant and parenting public school students and their children. She has also been the recognized for her work promoting digital literacy education with TRAIL by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and as a finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt’s 2013 Startup Battlefield.

Margossian has frequently spoken on issues affecting entrepreneurs and consumers in front of audiences at South by Southwest, TechSoup, DeveloperWeek, the California School Board Association, CENIC and the Association for California School Administrators. She has been quoted by a variety of press outlets including, KGO News Radio and The San Jose Mercury News.

Margossian holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. Margossian is a member of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, the Armenian Bar Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the St. Thomas Moore Society and San Francisco Symphonix. Margossian also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of TRAIL.