Stephanie A. Margossian leads the Government and Corporate Affairs practice at Gagnier Margossian, bringing five years of experience of working for boutique law firms in the Bay Area.
Whether working on federal income tax issues or mergers and acquisitions, 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 that have served as the foundation for municipal employee benefit plans, exit strategies for top executives, and has assisted in merging corporations.
Margossian’s experience reaches beyond the bargaining table and into the court room, having provided support in drafting pleadings, briefs, and memorandums for cases litigated in federal tax court, court of claims, federal bankruptcy court, federal district court, and the federal court of appeals.
Complimenting her legal expertise, Margossian has worked with the California Legislative Counsel, assisting members of the California State Legislature and their staff in drafting K-12 education legislation. Margossian extended this legislative experience into the field of early child development and education policy, working as a policy advisor for the California Child Development Administrators Association.
Margossian’s clinical work focused on intellectual property issues. Working in conjunction with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Margossian assisted clients with copyright and trademark issues. In her academic career, Margossian assisted distinguished faculty at the University of San Francisco, researching consumer interest and discrimination issues. Margossian’s independent research focuses on issues of access, race and gender discrimination, as they relate to both the on and offline worlds.
Margossian holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco. Margossian is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Latino Bar Association, the Armenian Bar Association, Sacramento Bar Association, League of United Latin American Citizens, National Hispanic Professionals Association, La Raza Network, National Latino Businesswoman Association, and the Armenian National Committee.