SIMANTOB LAW GROUPFounder - Attorney Profile

Lisa D. Simantob, Esq.


Ms. Simantob was born in New York, New York. She has been practicing law for over thirty years. In 1986, Ms. Simantob graduated with high honors from U.C. Berkeley with a double major in Political Science and French. In 1989, Ms. Simantob graduated from Loyola Law School with high honors (Order of the Coif) where she also served as a member and editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.


IN 1989

Ms. Simantob commenced her career at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, one of the premier law firms in California.


Ms. Simantob opened her own practice and passionately provides business and real estate legal services to a wide range of clients.  Ms. Simantob represents individuals, start-ups and regional,  national and international companies, including First Hawaiian Bank, HAB Bank, Wells Fargo Bank,  Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Stevanato Group SpA.  Ms. Simantob acts as outside general counsel to several emerging companies.  Ms. Simantob is routinely hired to act lead counsel on complex transactional and litigation matters.

Ms. Simantob has more than thirty years of experience in real estate and business transactions.  Ms. Simantob acts as lead counsel at Simantob Law Group and collaborates with associates at the Firm in delivering  strategic legal guidance to clients in real estate and business transactions.


Ms. Simantob speaks four languages fluently (including French and Spanish) and enjoys traveling with her family.

Ms. Simantob has two sons, Gabriel and Aaron. Gabriel is a graduate of UCLA and a surgery resident at Indiana University Health Hospital.  Aaron is a graduate of USC and a co-marketing director at Birddogs.

Ms. Simantob dedicates her time to pro-bono legal services for individuals with limited financial resources and each year Ms. Simantob sponsors and advises a young immigrant.


I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa Simantob for many years. She has assisted me and many senior members of our company in crafting and documenting complex leases, negotiating vendor contracts, working with tenant legal issues, reviewing business contracts and advising many of our clients the best way to navigate potential legal issues.

Lisa brings a depth of legal intelligence to each project, but, more importantly, she fully understands the business ramifications and is able to steer any given issue to her clients’ most favorable position. She is extremely honest and demonstrates the highest levels of integrity. In any given situation she always communicates the possible avenues and how those decisions might overall affect an asset. She is extremely bright and creative.

Lisa is always available and responsible and very fair with her invoicing. I am assured whenever I contact Lisa that I will receive a complete scenario of all possibilities and how each relates to the goals of the ownership. Without hesitation, I would gladly recommend Lisa.
– Thomas Spear (Principal, Property Management Associates, Inc. )

They say good lawyers are in the business of putting themselves out of business. While most lawyers look for ways to line their own pockets, it is rare to find one who seeks effective resolution quickly and efficiently.

Lisa Simantob is methodical and intuitive; her moves are calculated, and she is able to create a clear path from point A to point B. I had originally hired her to review a lease, but she now oversees all legal aspects of our business operations. She routinely reviews and corrects the work of world-class litigators, insurance defense attorneys, and employment law experts.

My only regret is that I didn’t meet her sooner. She has become a partner in our growth, and has easily saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars due to her ability to see things all the way through.
-Joshua Pourgol (Principal, Tu Madre)

Dear Lisa,
On behalf of our company SG Balda, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your outstanding legal services.

The diligence, dedication, and sensitivity you provided has given us a much-appreciated peace of mind knowing we have received excellent counseling as demonstrated by the executed agreements.  We have all noticed the level of dedication and enthusiasm you have shown in the past few months by putting on those extra hours including weekends!
With Best Wishes,

-Victor M Rodriguez-Dominguez (US Operations Director, Balda C. Brewer, Inc.)

We rely on Lisa Simantob to handle our real estate purchase and sale transactions. Lisa is just the very best.  Her depth of knowledge of the law, applying it, and finding remedies exceed all our expectations. She is intelligent, efficient, straightforward, and dedicated to her clients. With her outstanding professionalism and infallible integrity, we recommend her highly without reservation.
-Shirley Heller and Dr. Alan Heller

Lisa Simantob is very professional and diligently explained things to me. She related to me as a woman entrepreneur. She understands our challenges in the business; and supported me through all the obstacles. She was kind and compassionate and went out of her way to know my family and me.

She was upfront about any negative situations that may arise. She is very competent in her line of work and answered all my questions in responses that I would understand. Her communication and responsiveness were exceptional and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs her services .
-Reena P. (CEO, Hotelier)

We have used Ms. Lisa Simantob for over a decade as outside general counsel for our business. We have come to rely on her expertise in setting up our entities, lease drafting, trademark filings, litigation and drafting an array of business and employment contracts. She has been there for us whenever needed even on weekends.

Ms. Lisa Simantob handled our recent litigation in a very professional and efficient manner. I was impressed with her knowledge of law and the way she reached out to the other side in order to achieve a satisfactory resolution of our dispute expeditiously without causing us to incur unnecessary legal expenses. We look forward to working with Ms. Simantob in the future.
-Fred Afari (President, Parkview Management Group, Inc.)

I work with attorneys all over the world, and few are as conscientious, careful, and pleasant to work with as Lisa Simantob. She combines all the qualities I look for when I refer my clients’ real estate work to her.
-Mervyn L. Hecht, Esq.

Lisa was a vital asset in helping me resolve a tricky legal mess outside my purview. I brought her a case that I couldn’t resolve despite months of anxiety and aggravation. She quickly and meticulously reviewed all the relevant documents and made professional recommendations that were well-thought out and easy to understand.

Always focused on the task at hand, she’s straight-forward, honest, and wastes no time on non-essentials. Lisa’s practical approach led to a successful resolution of my real estate dispute. I recommend her wholeheartedly
– Marcella A. Bell, Esq.

As a hotelier (owner and operator of a luxury hotel in Southern California) who has dealt with a multitude of lawyers regarding complex legal matters spanning over two decades throughout my profession, Ms. Lisa Simantob is the most extraordinary lawyer I have ever had! Ms. Simantob is incredibly knowledgable, efficient and honest. She is detail oriented and responsive.

Ms. Simantob stepped in and took immediate action to resolve a very high conflict case in a methodical manner with the utmost professionalism. Ms. Simantob focused on achieving the desired outcome in an expedient and cost-effective manner. I have referred Ms. Simantob to my family members and colleagues and will most definitely continue to use Simantob Law Group and Ms. Lisa Simantob for my business and real estate legal needs.
– Shiva Aghaipour (Executive Vice President, The Huntley Hotel)

Lisa has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. Unlike many attorneys, she is very responsive and efficient. She is aggressive and maintains professionalism, which is exactly what you want in an attorney. I have referred her to many of my clients and they have all been very happy with her work as well. Her rates are also very competitive. Highly recommend!
– Eon Lew

Lisa helped in incorporating our subsidiary company in Los Angeles.She is knowledgeable, prompt and polite!Her advice is crisp and it has been a pleasure working with her!
– Karan Sahni

Lisa has done a lot of work for me! Setting up my LLC’s, and various business needs. Recently, retrieving unpaid rent.She’s smart.
– Bette Levine

I am in the process of selling a business. Lisa has given me excellent advise on how to go about the process. Intelligent. Knows and understands how to proceed with all of the details. She is easy to communicate with.
– Carolyn Wolk

Lisa was impeccable in drafting and finalizing our Seller Carryback Mortgage Loan. She deployed the expertise and knowledge of large institutional lenders, for a simple small guy like us. So who wouldn’t hire someone with Lisa’s expertise to protect hard earned money lent to a Buyer?

Lisa worked late at night and always responded immediately when called upon. She’s honest and works fast, no nonsense gets to the point (yes, she’s paid by the hour). And I very much appreciated the very “tight” docs she wrote. But most of all, it’s her business acumen that sets her apart from other attorneys. We didn’t just need legal docs, we also needed experienced biz advice to structure and draft them accordingly.

Thank you Lisa, you’re a rare breed!
– Marvin Tom

I had a wonderful experience with Lisa D. Simantob, Esq. with securing my corporate lease. She was very thorough and responsive in every step of the process! She was able to explain legal terminology, in regards to the lease, in a manner that I could understand. I would highly recommend her and the law group with any legal matter.

– Gabriella Davis, M.D.

Lisa Simantob is absolutely incredible and the best there is out there. She is very experienced, very detail oriented, always available for any issues and questions, and just unlike anyone who I’ve ever worked with. Very grateful for her help and highly highly recommend her.
– Grace Lee Peng, M.D.

Lisa Simantob was amazing from start to finish on helping me resolve a business settlement. Every step of the way she had my company’s best interest at heart.

She was extremely proactive throughout the process. She’s relatable/personable as an attorney, which cannot be said about most attorneys.

I would use her again in a heartbeat for any business-related matter where I thought I may need legal counsel.
– Tariq Hill (Principle, Luxe Remodel)

As the Vice President of the board of the Royal Palm Gardens HOA, I sought Lisa’s advice and help on several issues regarding the California laws and codes related to HOA. Lisa is knowledgeable, responsive, and prompt. She is able to explain complex issues in simple terms. I look forward to continue working with her.

– A. Zaki (Vice President, Royal Palm Gardens HOA)

I normally don’t write any reviews but in this case I must as Lisa Simantob has helped me immensely on a few cases. Lisa is an amazing attorney with lots of experience (34 years!!!!). She is not only sharp and knows the law very well but also is very kind and warm hearted.

When you have Lisa on your team you can be assured that you have an extremely talented and well prepared attorney as well as a compassionate person who truly cares about you.  Her in depth knowledge of real estate laws and transactions set her apart from most other attorneys. You won’t go wrong by hiring Lisa for your legal needs.

– Abe Simantob (Principal Prestige Engineering, Inc.)

Our office, Gabbay Architects, practicing in Beverly Hills for the last forty-two years had a very unfair legal case that was dragging for over three years. Our insurance company had hired a very reputable firm, that after over two years of exchange with other attorneys did not reach to any conclusion.

Therefore, our legal counsel was switched by the insurance company to another well-known defense lawyer to continue. All their sessions of “mediation” hit a concrete wall with no settlement agreement, while inflating the attorney hours! Undersigned, becoming frustrated of the situation, met Lisa Simantob and asked her if she could review the case and give us some advice. In just a couple of weeks, everything turned upside down. It was a tornado!

Ms. Simantob discovered so many cases of wrong-doing, malpractice and conflicts of interest, that all lawyers of the opposing party, including the Plaintiff changed their attitude, and came to the negotiating table to settle the case, with much lower demands.

Ms. Simantob, is a real fighter. She is rough when needed and fair when it must be. All this attitude comes along a very deep knowledge of the codes and regulations of her profession.

Lisa Simantob has been our attorney for several years now.  She has handled very complicated real estate legal issues ranging from a sale with a difficult partner to disclosure and title disputes, and assisting on a large real estate utility CEQA issue.

She has handled each issue with the highest level of judgment, research, and strategy while taking the time to understand our personal goals.  We highly recommend her services.
– Dina Hevert & Jeffrey Hevert 

Over the years, I have worked with many attorneys, including names like Sadden Arps (when I ran a publicly traded company). I have ranked them on a 1-10 basis.  Skadden is easily an 8 (but with a an 8 price-tag).  I would rank Lisa Simantob a clear 10.  

She handled a commercial dispute for our of my companies and it was a real pleasure to have a big tiger on my team. She is responsive, and proactive and she tells it like it is.  She also has the ability to think and act “out of the box.”  No more large firms for us.  She’s now my go to Attorney.  Better still she’s really reasonable with hourly rate.

E. Barsam (Principal, Rolascreen)

You’re nothing short of amazing…

Avi Cohen (Top Crane)

I’ve been working with Lisa Simantob as my business attorney for over a year and she’s done an excellent job representing me in various business matters. She is highly knowledgeable and will work hard for you and your interests. Thanks Lisa!

David Cardinale

What more can I say about Lisa? From the moment we had our first conversation, I knew I was going to retain her. She makes a sincere effort to look out for my best interests every step of the way. She is very communicative, easily reachable at all times and her experience, knowledge and understanding of her craft is really unparalleled. Lisa is one of the good ones and I’m thankful that I have her to call in times of my real estate needs!

Frank Kim (Principal Western Way Recycling, Inc. and U.S. Resource Recycling, Inc.)

Lisa Simantob was critical in resolving a dispute with my business partner over the course of several months. Throughout the process she was responsive, forthright, and determined. Lisa maintained focus and guided all parties to a reasonable solution. I recommend Lisa to anyone looking for an efficient business attorney who is knowledgeable, pays attention to detail, and will work with your best interest at heart.

Thomas Clark

Working with Lisa Simantob was a fantastic experience. Her exceptional expertise, coupled with a genuinely compassionate approach, made navigating complex contracts feel manageable. Lisa not only delivered outstanding results but also provided support and guidance every step of the way. Truly a top-notch business law attorney who stands out.

Nick Dowdle
280 S Beverly Drive, Suite 304
Beverly Hills, California 90212

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