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Our Attorneys

Arturo A. Castillo
Bar Membership: State Bar of California #300483

Solutions driven professional with a comprehensive and broad background in Cannabis, Transactional and Criminal law. Highly versatile; adept at quickly mastering new roles and responsibilities.


Core Competencies
Cannabis law, corporate law, Trademarks, Copyright, Trade Secrets, IP Licensing, Negotiations, Mediation, Criminal Defense, and Landlord-Tenant and Unlawful Detainer Litigation.


Professional Experience
Attorney-Sole Practitioner
Demonstrate versatility and expertise in representing diverse segments of the cannabis industry. Collaboratively work with clients to develop a comprehensive corporate structure and strategy for their cannabis business. Advise clients on developing their Intellectual Property portfolio and building brand awareness in the market. Draft cannabis product licensing agreements, trademark applications, and vendor agreements.
For both criminal and landlord-tenant clients, incorporate strategic planning and organization skills in proficiently steering case projects from initiation and discovery through court trial with an emphasis on litigation. Apply strong case management and negotiation skills in evaluating cases, designing litigation strategies, and resolving cases through settlement, mediation, arbitration, and trials.


Scipio Services | MAC Security
General Counsel, January 2014 to September 2015
Managed day-to-day corporate housekeeping, corporate expansion, and agent management. Oversaw risk management, and all contracts and leases. Consulted on corporate structure, shareholder rights, and partner rights and liabilities.




C. Keila Nakasaka, Esq.
(213) 973-7212


California licensed attorney in good standing since December 10, 1996


Business Law
Choice of Entity; Entity Formation (Unincorporated Associations; Domestic and Foreign Corporations; Limited Liability Companies; Professional Corporations; and Partnerships) Start Up Consultations; Business Plans; Assisting with Funding; Commercial Lease Negotiations; and Contracts.


Litigation Experience
Ms Nakasaka represented Watec Co., Ltd (Plaintiff) in a complex trademark infringement case in which the jury awared $5.9 million in Central District Court (Federal Court). Defendant was represented by Trojan Law Offices in Beverly Hills. Defendant appealed to the United States Court for the 9th Circuit, and the court denied a new trial. The case was published and cited in following intellectual property cases.


Ms. Nakasaka has represented multiple car washes and restaurants against labor violations throughout the years; most of which settled. She has also represented a California corporation who was a defendant and appellant. She was successful on appeal. Laguna Dana Investments, Inc. v. Sirous & Sons Rug Gallery (see attached).
Her most recent case involved thirteen claimants in a wage claim. She represented Izakaya Fu-Ga, a Japanese fine dining restaurant in the heart of Little Tokyo. Claimants were represented by Asian American Advancing Justice and Restaurant Opportunities Center.


Criminal Defense
Ms. Nakasaka has close to 10 years of experience in criminal defense handling both misdemeanors and felonies. Petty theft, domestic violence, d.u.i., drug possession, drug sales, statutory rape, forcible rape, assault, murder, robbery and kidnapping.


Intellectual Property Law
State and Federal Trademark Registration and Prosecution; Trade Secrets; and Copyrights Registration.


Estate Planning Experience
Living Trusts; Wills; Living Will; Durable Power of Attorney; and Springing Power of Attorney


Articles Written:
What You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Business How to Form a Corporation What the D2 Oil Business Means to the World Understanding The Challenges of Real Estate Investing.


Teaching Experience
Co Instructed Classes for a U.C.L.A. program in Choice of Entity Instructed at Small Business Development projects in the County of Los Angles Lectured at business meetings for real estate investment meetup groups

Leadership Positions in Community
Toastmasters International Area Governor for District 52 (2010) Figuratively Speaking Toastmasters President (2010)

Volunteer Positions
Bet Tzedek – On Call Attorney

Lawyers Without Borders- On Call Attorney Los Angeles County Superior Court- Court Appointed Mediator (7+ years)


Bet Tzedek- Volunteer Attorney

Toastmasters International- Competent Communicator (x2)

Certificates and Degrees
Pepperdine University School of Law – Mediating Litigated Cases Glendale University College of Law- Juris Doctorate (June 1996)

Other Experience
Serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience Over 20 years of experience as an investor of both stocks and real estate General counsel for Kyokushin Karate of Los Angeles General counsel for 9th Circuit, Inc. with revenues of over $10 million in 1990’s.




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