Ngo, Bryan L.

Managing Partner


J.D., UCLA School of Law (1997)

B.A., Economics,
University of California,
Berkeley (1993)


The State Bar of California
Admitted since 1997
State Bar No. 190184


United States Tax Bar
No. NB0068

Court Admissions

All State Courts of California (including Supreme Court of California)
United States District Court (Central, Northern, Eastern & Southern District of California)
United States Bankruptcy Court (Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern District of California)
United States Tax Court

Ngo, Bryan L.

Managing Partner

Bryan L. Ngo is the Managing Partner at Fortis LLP. With over 25 years of legal practice, Mr. Ngo specializes in Finance, Commercial/Corporate Law, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy.

Extensive Expertise and Advisory Services. Throughout his career, Mr. Ngo has provided valuable counsel to corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, capital management firms, and high-net-worth individuals. His guidance encompasses various aspects, including corporate governance, succession planning, finance, real estate, and personal tax/estate planning. He is also skilled in corporate restructuring, seed/start-up financings, risk management policy development, and resolving shareholder governance disputes.

Trusted General Counsel. Currently, Mr. Ngo serves as the trusted outside general counsel for a diverse array of businesses, including technology firms, structural engineering companies, healthcare and medical corporations, and real estate investors and developers. His partnership approach enables businesses to navigate complex corporate governance challenges while devising innovative solutions to a broad spectrum of issues.

Notable Legal Background. Mr. Ngo’s legal journey includes stints at well-regarded national firms, including Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP (now defunct). During these years, he gained valuable experience representing institutional lenders and mortgage bankers in commercial loan origination for securitization. Earlier in his career, he played a pivotal role in the development of a large 7,000 home master-planned community in Orange County, California.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Experience. In recent years, Mr. Ngo has successfully navigated corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters for clients across California, securing numerous plan confirmations in Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Diverse Legal Portfolio. Mr. Ngo’s practice extends to trade financing for high-net-worth individuals, credit financings, international commodities transactions, and real estate development. He remains a trusted advisor to real estate investors and developers, offering counsel on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, joint ventures, financing, and construction contracts.

Educational and Legal Credentials. Mr. Ngo is an alumnus of U.C. Berkeley, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in economics in 1993, and the U.C.L.A. School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) in 1997. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California and holds the distinction of practicing before all State Courts of California and the United States District Courts in all four districts in California (Central District, Southern District, Eastern District, and Northern District). Additionally, he is admitted to practice before all bankruptcy courts within the State of California.

Mr. Ngo’s extensive experience and pragmatic approach make him a valuable asset and a trusted legal advisor for clients seeking practical solutions to complex legal matters. His role as Managing Partner underscores Fortis LLP’s commitment to excellence and client-focused service.