Jeffrey R. Groendal

Jeffrey R. Groendal joined the Los Angeles office of Klinedinst PC as an associate in 2012. Mr. Groendal has broad experience in corporate counsel work, transactions, general business and corporate litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, employment counseling and litigation (employer side), real estate transactions and litigation, healthcare provider representation, and intellectual property registration and litigation.

In all of the foregoing fields, Mr. Groendal has served both large and mid-sized privately-held companies in addition to entrepreneurs, and has represented clients in class actions and other complex litigation. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts in California and Nevada. Mr. Groendal has extensive experience in all matters of case handling, from pre-litigation investigation and counseling to seeking or opposing equitable relief, and through discovery, trial, and the appellate process.

He also frequently serves as outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, advising on matters of employment, corporate governance, corporate structure, regulatory and agency issues, intellectual property and licensing, and expansion and acquisitions. Mr. Groendal has drafted and negotiated multiple and varied agreements, including complex asset purchase and stock purchase agreements, limited partnership agreements, real estate transaction documents (leases and purchase agreements), loan agreements, securities and stock subscription agreements, private placement memorandums, licensing agreements, and e-commerce agreements.

From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Groendal was an associate for a full-service firm in Irvine, California. He graduated magna cum laude in 2002 from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in finance and business communication. Mr. Groendal graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2007, having served as a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law. During law school, Mr. Groendal also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Mr. Groendal is licensed to practice law in both California and Oregon.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Oregon State Bar

Recognition and Awards

Jeffrey R. Groendal

Los Angeles, California
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Practice Areas


Corporate and Securities


Entertainment and Media

General Counsel

Private Funds

Real Estate

Transactional and M&A

Admitted to Bar

California (2007)

Oregon (2009)


Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 2007)

University of Southern California (B.A., magna cum laude, 2002)

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