Tailored Legal
About Us

John M. Masnica
President and Founder, Tailored Legal

There’s a reason there are so many jokes about lawyers – because people don’t like them. At Tailored Legal, we take that personally and we do something for our clients that other law firms can’t. We provide an attorney that we know they’ll like. That’s not all. We provide an attorney our clients can understand and relate to…someone that earns their trust during their very first consultation and maintains it throughout the representation.

Have you ever met with your lawyer and felt like you’re racing against the clock? Meanwhile, you don’t want to call because you’re afraid you’ll be nickeled and dimed to death?

You won’t feel that way at our firm because we don’t bill our clients that way…and we never will.

We understand “it depends” is not a fee quote. That’s why we offer you certainty. We strive to provide all of our services for a fixed fee so you’ll have peace of mind knowing the fee you pay isn’t going to change before your legal services are complete. If the scope of a legal matter is too uncertain to offer a fixed fee, we’ll offer you a reasonable hourly rate, and we’ll make sure you are comfortable with our billing practices every step of the way.

We know these aren’t novel concepts — they are common business practices. It’s just that somewhere along the line, lawyers decided they were immune to the demands of the marketplace. Not us. We want to exceed our clients’ expectations. We want to stay ahead of the competition. We want to provide our services efficiently and affordably, and we want to do so with a professional, approachable, and understandable lawyer, who your business and your family actually likes.

Give us a chance to represent your business or your family and you’ll see the difference we are talking about. That’s our promise.

Meet Our Founder

John Masnica is President and founder of Tailored Legal.  He formed the law firm to deliver legal services to San Diego’s business owners and families in a different way.  John recognized that San Diego’s small business owners and families are in need of quality legal services delivered by an attorney they can understand, relate to, and trust, and for a reasonable price within their business and family budgets.  John strives to help San Diego’s businesses and families plan for the future by using legal tools to start and operate businesses, protect assets, and plan estates.

John’s background includes several years with the U.S. House of Representatives.  As a congressional staffer, and later as the Director of Operations for a congressional district office, John acted as a liaison between congress and community leaders in San Diego.  Following his stint with congress, John began the practice of law, joining a few law firms along the way.  John’s background includes time with a large consumer law firm with dozens of lawyers and thousands of clients, and a small law firm with just a few lawyers.  Through this experience, John witnessed both the positive and negative aspects of the legal industry, and he was motivated to create Tailored Legal.  At its core, Tailored Legal strives to tailor its legal services to each client’s individual needs and within their budget.

At its core, Tailored Legal strives to tailor its legal services to each client’s individual needs and within their budget.

Today, John draws upon his experience in business and real estate transaction and disputes, litigation, business planning and consultation, incorporation and the formation of LLCs, partnerships and all forms of business entities, estate planning and wills and trusts, employment law, and asset protection, to deliver legal services to San Diego’s business owners as outside general counsel, assisting them with all aspects of their business, legal and personal affairs.  Likewise, John uses his experience to help families plan and simplify their lives through the use of quality estate planning, wills, trusts and asset protection.

John is a native of San Diego.  He grew up in a large family in Escondido and his entire family remains in the county today.  John attended the University of San Diego where he played football and graduated with a degree in business administration and finance.  He later received his law degree cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

I can’t imagine leaving my family unprotected, it’s too important. I started Tailored Legal to ensure that every business and family is given the opportunity to purchase affordable legal services customized to their needs. Nobody likes dealing with the uncertainty of legal fees or with a lawyer they can’t relate to or trust. Every business and family is different. Every business and family deserves tailored legal services through an attorney they understand, relate to, and trust.

~John Masnica, Founder

John lives in North County with his wife, Kelly, their son Jack, and their two daughters Frances and Georgia.  Together, they enjoy spending time with their families, watching and playing sports and enjoying all of the forms of recreation that America’s Finest City has to offer.  John’s favorite hobby is cooking and he loves to spend the weekends honing his craft.

John loves San Diego.  Now, through Tailored Legal, he cherishes the opportunity to serve San Diego families and small businesses, using legal services tailored to each of their individual needs, to help them protect what they have built and to secure their future.

Services

Start Your Business

Our experience helping San Diego companies at every stage of growth, and with every kind of business transaction, makes us a tremendous early sounding board, continued advisor and affordable resource in reaching your business goals.

Manage Your Business

We mange your legal work so you can spend more time doing what you truly enjoy.  Let us use our passion to help you manage yours.

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

We’ll custom tailor an estate plan to meet your family’s needs, and we’ll do it for a fixed price within your family’s budget.

Protect Your Assets

Rest assured knowing your assets are protected and your future is secure.

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