Photo of John F. Golembesky

John F. Golembesky

Special Counsel
San Diego (Downtown)
T: 619.338.6557
F: 619.515.4168


  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1995, Senior Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
  • B.A., University of San Diego, 1992, cum laude Recipient, Carlin Book Prize for Philosophy
  • California

John Golembesky is special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Downtown San Diego office. Mr. Golembesky represents clients in a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare and technology industries.

As former general counsel for a media/technology company in Los Angeles, Mr. Golembesky understands how to provide practical, actionable legal advice to his clients.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Golembesky represents clients in a variety of industries, in a range of matters.

Healthcare: Mr. Golembesky has represented clients in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, with a particular focus on physician practices and physician-owned entities. He has represented large multi-specialty medical groups in a wide-variety of matters including complex hospital affiliations, medical practice foundation transactions, development and documentation of physician compensation methodologies, and operational matters. He also regularly represents both buyers and sellers in connection with the purchase and sale of healthcare entities, including medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, management service organizations, and independent physician associations. Mr. Golembesky regularly advises clients concerning complex healthcare regulatory issues, including compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse laws, the corporate practice of medicine, and data security and privacy laws.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures: Mr. Golembesky has a wealth of experience representing clients ranging from closely-held businesses to publicly traded companies in connection with mergers, asset sales and stock acquisitions. Mr. Golembesky also works closely with clients in structuring various types of joint venture relationships, including strategic alliances, co-development, and risk-sharing transactions. His M&A and Joint Venture work has included representing many industries, including healthcare, construction, automotive, e-commerce, bio-technology and other industries.

Start-up and Emerging Companies: Mr. Golembesky has represented start-up and venture-backed companies in the healthcare, bio-technology, e-commerce, fashion and other industries. Mr. Golembesky has also represented venture capital funds in connection with their investments in portfolio companies. He frequently advises start-up and emerging clients with respect to formation and operational issue, including relationships between founders, raising capital, creation of master customer and supplier agreements, and trade secret protection and enforcement.

Technology: Mr. Golembesky represents clients in the technology industry in matters ranging from start-up and company formation to complex joint venture and co-development transactions. His technology clients have included bio-technology companies, software developers and healthcare IT companies. 

  • Member, State Bar of California (Business and Intellectual Property Law Sections)
  • Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Corporate Counsel