About Us

Grant Genovese and Baratta

“We put ourselves in our client’s shoes always looking at the end goal. We never wait for our clients to call us to find out what is going on. I guess you could say that our proactive client service sets us apart. We represent people with real problems that need real solutions – quickly.” — Founding Partner David Grant


It was 1999 when the three founding partners of GG&B, David Grant, Michael Genovese and James Baratta, decided to combine their large firm experiences to form a boutique Orange County powerhouse firm dedicated to tackling complex trials, structuring challenging deals and resolving complicated insurance matters.

The firm is built on two foundations:

1. Client relationships are made to be lasting ones.
2. Preparation is everything. The devil is truly in the preparation and the details.

Our deep experience covers a depth of practice areas such as complex business sales and acquisitions, real estate, business and tort litigation, construction defect, insurance, bad faith, intellectual property and employment law.

We are known for our trial experience.

David and Jim alone have tried over 200 cases to final judgment and over 60 lawsuits to jury verdict in courts throughout the state. Both of these attorneys are recognized as Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. They are also selected by peers and jurists in Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Attorneys in the United States.

Michael Genovese heads the corporate department. He is well known for his long-term and connected relationships with clients that transcend the complicated transactions he closes. He works with clients to achieve business and personal goals such as asset and entity management. From complex transactions to interfacing with regulatory agencies and client’s business partners, Michael brings strength and experience when clients need it most.