Stephanie A. Margossian
Curriculum Vitae

Stephanie A. Margossian
Senior Counsel

Stephanie A. Margossian brings over ten years of experience working with various companies from emerging tech ventures to restaurants and fashion designers to our Corporate team.  Stephanie supports our corporate practice by consulting and advising clients on commercial transactions, on-line privacy policies focusing on CCPA, licensing and master services agreements and financing. Her experience reaches beyond the bargaining table and into the courtroom, having worked on cases heard in Superior Court, Federal Court and Tax Court and represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stephanie’s experience as COO of TRAIL (Technology Resources and Internet Literacy) has offered her a unique understanding of the challenges faced by her clients as their companies grow.

Prior to joining The Mitzel Group, Stephanie was a founding partner of the firm Gagnier Margossian LLP where her private and public sector practice brought a unique vantage point to the firm. Stephanie has been an integral part of negotiations and solutions in founder disputes, formulating equity packages, starting non-profit organizations, and advising on cryptocurrency offerings.

Stephanie was recognized for her work as an advocate by Teen Now in 2009, advocating in Sacramento for the preservation of the CalSAFE program that serves pregnant and parenting public school students and their children. She has also been recognized for her work promoting digital literacy education with TRAIL by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and as a finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt’s 2013 Startup Battlefield.


  • The State Bar of California


  • J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Politics

Speaking Engagements:

  • 2014:  Developer Week – San Francisco
    Topic:  Starting Your Own Business-The Legal Details
  • 2013:  TechCrunch
    Pitch Competition – Competitor/Presenter
  • 2012:  South by Southwest Interactive Tech Conference
    Topic:  Hacking Cyber Security


  • LINK Americas Foundation, Member of the Board
  • Corporate
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