Philip C. Zvonicek


LA: 1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067-1621

OC: 1 Venture Suite 230
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: LA: (310) 552-3400 OC: (949) 287-8044
Fax: (310) 552-0805
Professional Experience

Philip C. Zvonicek is a partner at the firm where he practices commercial, construction and real estate law. In 2014 Mr. Zvonicek was named by Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars as a top attorney in California for the second consecutive year by Los Angeles Magazine. Mr. Zvonicek represents commercial and residential landlords in all aspects of real estate including negotiating agreements, prosecuting breach of lease claims, defending lawsuits involving habitability, wrongful eviction and statutory violations.

Mr. Zvonicek also represents homeowners associations and management companies with respect to residential and commercial property management. He advises on revisions to governing documents, informal dispute resolution, compliance with governing documents, and enforcement proceedings.

Mr. Zvonicek maintains a broad and diverse client base which ranges from individuals, and small start-ups, to large regional and global companies. Mr. Zvonicek is general counsel to several high-technology companies and a local distribution company wherein he handles all aspects of their licensing, corporate governance, and compliance issues.

Mr. Zvonicek has a background in construction litigation representing developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material and equipment suppliers in construction disputes. He also represents and consults with developers on construction defect claims.

Mr. Zvonicek handles business disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He represents clients at the trial level and has tried cases before judges, juries and arbitrators. He has experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Zvonicek is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California and is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Prior to joining Gibbs Giden, Mr. Zvonicek 's practice focused on the representation and defense of Fortune 100 companies including the largest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the nation in general liability matters. Mr. Zvonicek consulted with both domestic and foreign entities on matters of international trade during his employment with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Zvonicek is fluent in the Czech language and is a licensed pilot.

Practice Areas

Real Estate; Commercial Litigation; Construction Litigation; Collections & Repossessions; Creditors’ Rights


Pepperdine University Law School (J.D.), Malibu, CA, 2002
Honors: Witkins Award for Academic Excellence in Negotiation and Settlement Advocacy
University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., Political Science), Los Angeles, CA, 1999

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Gibbs Giden 14th, 15th and 17th Annual Review Preview California Construction Law Seminar (2007, 2008 and 2010). Topic: Supplemental Construction Law Update/Highlights

Bar Admissions

California, 220869, 2002


Philip C. Zvonicek, “AB 1098 Increases Burden on Associations and Managers to Disclose Information and Records,” Greater L.A. California Focus Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2006.
Philip C. Zvonicek, Acret’s California Construction Law – Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011 Edition, BNi Publications (2011).
Philip C. Zvonicek & Matthew L. Grode, “Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Their Impact on Common Interest,” California Association of Community Managers, Inc.’s (CACM) Law Journal, 2012.

Honors and Awards

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013, 2014

Representative Clients:

State Farm Insurance Company
LCM Financial, Inc. dba Larry Murakami Contracting
The Dirt Yard, LLC
B D White Topsoil Company
Kalachi Enterprises, Inc.
Traffic Control Engineering, Inc.
Adler Realty Investments, Inc.
UFP, Inc.
4Data Corporation
Regner Legacy, LLC

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