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Peter M. Potente

  • April 10, 2020

Pete is the founder and CEO of POTENTE. He leads a team of attorneys and team members that serve businesses and investors globally. In leading this effort, Pete has worked with companies and investors from over 20 different countries that have sought to expand their financial and operational footprint into North America. In addition to splitting his time between the firm’s offices in Los Angeles and San Diego, Pete regularly travels for his clients’ needs throughout North America (United States, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean region). Additionally, Pete spends significant time visiting clients and colleagues in Japan, the UK, Europe, and other countries that fall within the client portfolio of POTENTE. Pete strongly believes it is extremely important to develop strong and meaningful relationships with the firm’s clients; he believes this is best accomplished by investing quality time in-person at the client’s location.

Pete and the firm have served as general counsel and professional consultants for companies and investors in a variety of industries, including hospitality (restaurants and hotels), media and entertainment, retail clothing, fashion design, commercial real estate, industrial production design and development, cosmetics, and a multitude of other industries.

Pete attended The Ohio State University where he majored in finance and minored in Spanish. He attended California Western School of Law in San Diego. In his spare time, Pete enjoys running, hiking, cooking, attending live concert events, and traveling the world.

CA sick paid leave
  • September 26, 2023
  • Blog

CA Updated Paid Sick Leave Law (S.B. 616)

There is currently no federal law requiring paid sick leave, but California’s Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires employers to offer a minimum of 24 hours or three days of paid sick leave per year. California’s paid sick leave law applies to employees who work in California for 30 or more days...

  • September 12, 2023
  • Blog

A New Los Angeles County Ordinance Aims to Protect Freelance Workers

A new ordinance in Los Angeles County that became effective July 1st of this year requires a written contract between hiring entities and freelance workers. The Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance aims to ensure freelance workers are treated fairly and receive the compensation they are due. This ordinance applies to work performed...