For more than three decades, food industry clients have turned to George for guidance and counsel. With a bachelors degree from California State University, Long Beach in economics magna cum laude and graduating law school at UCLA, Mr. Salmas devoted four years to Navy service where, as a Lieutenant and JAG officer, he represented the United States in criminal trials in Greece, Spain, Morocco, and on ships at sea. Opening his own law firm, he focused on the food industry. Under Mr. Salmas' direction, The Food Lawyers® provides food sector clients with full service representation in areas such as FDA and USDA regulatory issues, class action defense, trademarks, contracts, litigation and all other matters that a food business needs to function.
Over the years, Mr. Salmas has successfully tried a number of litigation matters including a food trade secret technology case resulting in a $28 million award to the firm's client. Mr. Salmas has also served as a judge pro tem of the Los Angeles County Municipal Courts. Most recently, he helmed a client's acquisition of a competitor's business together with all its valuable trademarks. This deal included formation of foreign LLCs, private debt financing, banking relations, real estate issues, and equipment financing.
Married for more than thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Salmas have two sons in college, one studying anthropology and the other majoring in computer science. Mr. and Mrs. Salmas are both military veterans.
Food Consultants Group
Food Industry Business Roundtable (FIBR)
Dairy Deli Bakery Council of Southern California (DDBC)
The Foreign Trade Association
The Japanese American Society of Southern California