Tony J. Cheng, Senior Counsel

Tony is a seasoned attorney who possesses both substantial litigation experience and transactional expertise.

As a litigator, Tony has represented the interests of individuals, small businesses, insurance companies, multinational banks, and large corporations in a variety of matters including business litigation, real estate disputes, corporate/shareholder disputes, mortgage litigation, foreclosure matters, insurance defense, landlord/tenant disputes, business negligence, personal injury, employment law, wage/hour claims, respondeat superior claims, alter ego allegations, construction defect, and intellectual property disputes.  Tony handles all aspects of litigation from pre-litigation discussions to appellate practice.

With respect to transactional matters, Tony has experience with forming corporate entities, drawing up articles of incorporation, bylaws, and other incorporation documents, and drafting internal business/corporate documents including employee handbooks, company procedures, business terms and conditions, and sales/service forms.  Additionally, Tony is experienced in negotiating and drafting of business contracts as well as advising clients on corporate-related issues and concerns.

Tony received his J.D. from the University of Southern California and has B.A.s in Molecular Cell Biology and History from the University of California, Berkeley.  Before joining Enenstein, Ribakoff, LaViña & Pham, Tony was an attorney with Parker Ibrahim & Berg, AlvaradoSmith, APC, and Grant, Genovese & Baratta.  Tony has also served as general counsel and legal advisor for a Chinese investment group seeking to develop Hollywood-style theme parks in China.  At that position, Tony was intimately involved in the successful negotiation of a theme park exploration and development contract between his client and a major Hollywood studio.

Tony is admitted to the State Bar of California, all United States District Courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his legal skills and experience, Tony is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and literate in Chinese.  As a first-generation Chinese American, Tony remains connected to the Chinese community both here and abroad and has intimate knowledge of Chinese culture and society.