Panakos Law, APC

Panakos Law, APC

Panakos Law, APC is a business-focused law firm providing legal counsel and dispute resolution services to emerging companies, privately-held corporations and their shareholders and investors.

Firm Overview

Panakos Law provides comprehensive legal services to California small business owners, non-profits, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our Focus is providing Entrepreneurs and young companies solutions needed to succeed. Panakos Law was founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and we understand that startup companies and small businesses require more than just legal advice in order to succeed. The foundation of Panakos Law is built on the relationships we create by exceeding our client's expectations. We go the extra mile and assist beyond legal counsel to ensure our clients achieve their goals while minimizing the time and costs associated with our services.

Main Office

San Diego Business Lawyers
555 West Beech Street
Suite 500
San Diego CA 92101


(855) 955-5529


(866) 365-4856


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Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All our legal services are offered on a fixed-fee basis besides litigation services.

Hourly Rates


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Providing San Diego entrepreneurs and business owners the legal solutions needed to succeed. Panakos Law was founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

As the name Panakos implies (Pan="all"; Akos="remedy"), our team focuses on providing a wide range of both proactive and reactive solutions for business owners throughout the entire business cycle including starting, funding, running, defending and exiting a business.

Our attorneys specialize in providing comprehensive solutions that include business entity formations, contracts (drafting, review and enforcement), fundraising and investor relations, intellectual property, business disputes and complex litigation, and estate planning including wills and trusts.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Both our experienced business attorneys and support staff have owned, operated, and exited numerous business ventures and also have on-hands experience working within the private equity industry and thus have a unique view from the "other side of the table."

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Work with an experienced team of business attorneys and MBA's who have owned, operated, and exited their own businesses. Virtually all our transaction services are flat-fee with completely transparent and upfront explanations of the matter at hand and our dispute resolution and litigation practice is lean, efficient, and aggressive.

We strive to build long-term relationships by providing our clients with what they need, not what they're willing to pay for. For this reason, we offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation to help individuals identify their specific needs before any legal services are recommended or provided.

The foundation of Panakos Law is built on the relationships we create by exceeding our clients' expectations. We go the extra mile and assist beyond legal counsel to ensure that our clients achieve their personal and business goals while minimizing the time and costs associated with our services.

Although the billable hour is still used by most attorneys (including us for matters that are dynamic, have hard-to-define deliverables, or are dispute-related), we believe in transparent, clear pricing for those matters where we can define the needed deliverable or legal service requested. Depending on your unique matter and overall goals, as well as your budget, we make our billing methods transparent upfront, so we can effectively and efficiently resolve the dispute, complete a business transaction, or deliver on a fixed-fee project.

Aaron Sadock

Panakos Law, APC

As managing attorney of the Firm, Mr. Sadock applies his skills and experience as an entrepreneur and attorney to lead the the Firm while focusing on complex business transactions and disputes. Mr. Sadock has in-depth experience in business development, investor relations, strategic planning, and management of emerging and privately-held companies. As an entrepreneur and business owner, Mr. Sadock is able to provide Clients a unique perspective that goes beyond legal advice.

Mr. Sadock's practice is focused on complex corporate structuring for entrepreneurs, transitioning small businesses, and business litigation.

His practice includes a wide range of corporate and securities matters, venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, deal structuring, corporate formation, partnership disputes, complex corporate litigation, and general business counseling.

Mr. Sadock has extensive experience with counseling business across a broad range of transactional matters. He has represented clients in more than 150 transactions with their investors, partners, employees, vendors and customers, and in numerous private offerings valued in excess of $25 million.

Mr. Sadock prides himself in helping his clients avoid disputes and litigation or assists in resolving a potential dispute through negations or mediation when possible. However, Mr. Sadock's counsel and ability to defend or enforce a client in a dispute stems from his experience as a litigator. Mr. Sadock is experienced in all phases of civil and commercial litigation, in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Sadock has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of corporate and business disputes, as well as in litigation involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts and unfair competition claims, shareholder and partnership disputes and dissolutions, real estate litigation, theft of trade secrets, SEC violations, professional malpractice, defamation, copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property for business owners and venture investors.


Bar Number: 282131
California, 2012

Veronica McKnight

Panakos Law, APC

Bonnie McKnight is part of Panakos Law, APC's litigation division. Bonnie focus on all aspects of business litigation, including, but not limited to, partnership disputes and securities fraud. Bonnie has served as second chair in arbitrations and has assisted in a multi-month trial where she handled briefing and conducted numerous cross-examinations. She also has prior experience in consumer rights, class action lawsuits, and employment litigation.

Bonnie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature. She attended California Western School of Law where she graduated Cum Laude.

Bonnie is a licensed attorney admitted to the State Bar of California in 2015. Additionally, she is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California.


Bar Number: 306562
California, 2015

Mark DeVincentis

Panakos Law, APC

Mark DeVincentis represents small and medium sized enterprises in all transactional facets of their business from start to exit. Mark's practice focuses primarily on public and private securities and complex business transactions including mergers and acquisitions. His complex securities and transactions focus stems from years of experience of corporate structuring, counseling of non-profits, representation of venture investors, and working as general counsel for businesses seeking franchise and intellectual property counsel.

Mark has negotiated and structured numerous business transactions and actively advises clients in a diverse array of industries including retail, online technology, medical device manufacturing, biotech/pharmaceuticals, software development, real estate investment, and others. Before joining Panakos Law, Mark independently ran a solo practice in which he focused on providing counsel to real estate investors with regard to regulatory matters, both on the investor and company side.

Prior to joining Panakos Law, Mark operated his own independent practice, focusing on securities transactions in the real estate industry. Mark has made numerous presentations to groups of 100-200 people advising how to raise private capital under Regulation D legally and effectively.


Bar Number: 281946
California, 2012