Expertise, not overhead

Who We Are

Trodella & Lapping LLP was formed in response to a simple fact: clients want expertise and service from their lawyers, not unnecessary expense resulting from high overhead. 

We worked for years at prominent global law firms, where we developed the trust of our clients to solve their most difficult problems. Our commitment to providing attentive and thoughtful service has not changed. But our overhead has. We rely on the efficient use of technology to reduce costs, while ensuring that our clients have around-the-clock access to senior attorneys to provide guidance and counsel.

What We Do

Rob and Rich have almost fifty-years of combined legal experience across a variety of industries and practice areas. Rob was a real estate finance and business restructuring partner at Jones Day, and a shareholder in the business restructuring group at Heller Ehrman; before that he was a real estate attorney with Baker & McKenzie.  Rich was a partner in Winston & Strawn's business restructuring group; before that he was with Thelen LLP, where he served as the managing partner of that firm's San Francisco office and chair of its bankruptcy department.

Although our combined experience allows us to counsel clients on a broad array of business issues and transactions, and to enforce their rights when controversies arise, we have a particular depth of expertise in several key practice areas.

What Clients Have Said

"It was really refreshing to have hands-on, well thought out advice and strategies from sophisticated lawyers.  In the future, you will be our first stop for advice in California."

"I wanted to mention the outstanding work you did on this.  I've not seen better lawyering."


Rob Trodella and Rich Lapping