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I started Fortify Legal in order to make my law practice more personal—to have greater control over the clients and matters that I take on and to reach a wider range of clients by offering accessible pricing.

Protect.   Strengthen.   Invigorate.

Fortify Legal embodies my drive to protect, strengthen, and invigorate my clients. I get excited about what I can help you accomplish and the positive impact my work can have on you, your business, and the livelihoods intertwined with your success.

Let’s connect and explore what we can accomplish together.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

- African Proverb -


Ray Naguiat

I am a California attorney with over 15 years of experience in business and commercial matters.

Before starting Fortify Legal, I spent 10 years practicing at a top international law firm and, before that, I practiced at a premier corporate restructuring boutique.

Over the course of my career, I have represented domestic and international businesses of all sizes (from Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 companies to individuals) across several industries, including fashion, retail, entertainment, technology, real estate, sports, and food.

Check out my LinkedIn profile for more information about my background and experience. .

Let’s connect and find out how I can apply my experience to enhance your business.


Beyond the law



Things That Make Me Feel Infinite: music and DJing; skateboarding; enjoying my favorite comfort foods; cigars coupled with English Breakfast Tea Lattes

Favorite TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy; The West Wing; Breaking Bad; Game of Thrones; The Wonder Years; The Sopranos; The Wire

Favorite Sports Team and Favorite Player: Los Angeles Lakers; Kurt Rambis (because he was the hustle guy)

Prized Possessions: my vinyl record collection; my sneaker collection

Favorite Quote: “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.” –Jim Rohn


I can help companies and individuals navigate the various business and commercial issues they encounter, including in the following areas:

  • business transactions, such as asset sales/purchases, joint ventures, and collaborations;
  • contract negotiation, drafting, review, and enforcement, including sale/purchase agreements, vendor and customer agreements, independent contractor and work-for-hire agreements, license agreements, leases, confidentiality/nondisclosure agreements, showroom agreements, and other business agreements;
  • corporate matters, such as entity formation and governance; and
  • business disputes.

I bring a unique perspective in representing not only distressed businesses but also healthy businesses that are forced to deal with customers, vendors, clients, and others that find themselves in bankruptcy or in distress.

I have extensive experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, purchasers, and other parties in interest in bankruptcy, insolvency, and workout matters.

I came of age as an attorney at top-notch law firms where how you practice is just as important as what you practice. That means with a steadfast commitment to exceptional client service, a hallmark that I carry with me to Fortify Legal.

Let’s connect and discuss how I can help you achieve your business objectives or resolve the particular legal issue you’re facing.


Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

– Warren Buffet –

You have a lot on your plate. You have to control your costs. But you recognize the value of high-quality legal counsel.

I’m committed to helping you optimize outcomes while minimizing costs. I offer my services at accessible pricing, including under flat-fee and other arrangements in appropriate circumstances. I’m focused on building and growing together, and I will not represent you unless I believe that I can bring value to the pursuit of your mission.

Different legal problems require different approaches. Having practiced law for a decade at a large international law firm, I recognize that some legal issues require the resources of a big law firm. On the other hand, some issues are addressed most efficiently with a single lawyer (and, in some circumstances, without any lawyers). There’s simply no one-size-fits-all approach to any legal issue. It all comes down to value and fit.

Let’s connect and discuss how I can help you get to where you want to go more quickly and efficiently. Don’t worry. There won’t be any charge for our initial meeting.




Ray Naguiat


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