Dixon Gardner

Department Manager


Dixon Gardner has been practicing law since 2001.  During that time, Mr. Gardner has gained significant experience in business litigation, bankruptcy, commercial transactions, taxation, trademarks, and copyrights.  Mr. Gardner has substantial experience representing debtors, all types of creditors (including creditor committees), and stockholders in bankruptcy cases.  He has resolved numerous tax controversies with the IRS, the Department of Labor, and many states.  He has represented taxpayers before the United States Tax Court.  Today, Mr. Gardner’s primary focus is to oversee all bankruptcy, tax, copyright, trademark, transaction, and securities matters and their related litigation within the firm.

Mr. Gardner completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1985.  Subsequently, Mr. Gardner attended the New York University Stern School of Business, where he earned a Master of Business Administration in finance and accounting in 1990. Mr. Gardner became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996 while working as a senior auditor and tax accountant for “Big Four” accounting firms for over four years.  Mr. Gardner obtained his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1998.

Mr. Gardner is admitted to practice before all California courts; all United States District Courts and all Bankruptcy Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California; and the United States Tax Court.

Since 2010, Mr. Gardner has taught courses for a law school in about contracts, lending, corporate transactions, and taxation.


  • Bankruptcy, Lending, and Collecting Debts
  • Business Litigation and Transactions
  • Tax Litigation, Planning, and Research
  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation and Applications
  • Securities and SEC Matters

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