CPL has represented individuals and entities licensed and regulated by the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Department of Health Care Services, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Food & Drug Administration in all matters relating to compliance, regulations, disciplinary actions, license, permits and audits.  Additionally, CPL advises in new business ventures and buy-sell transactions.

We Offer A Number of Services

CPL represents Pharmacies (PHY), Licensed Sterile Compounding Facilities (LSC), and Wholesalers (WLS) in all matters relating to government agencies: CA Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and FDA.

  • Risk management & preparatory audits
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Pharmacy training
  • Defense against government, insurance and 3rdParty audits
  • Obtain site permits & licensure from the CA Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and Medi-Cal.
  • Negotiate provider contracts
  • Business planning and strategic alliances
  • Advise new/start-up business ventures & buy-sell agreements

CPL represents Pharmacists (RPH), Pharmacist Interns (INT), and Technicians (TCH) in all matters relating to government agencies: CA Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and FDA, including:

  • Pharmacist license defense
  • License renewal consultation
  • Disciplinary actions, Office conferences, Administrative hearings, Writ of mandamus petitions & other appeals
  • Continuing education presentations

CPL offers a number of workshops involving pharmacy law that target important aspects for your practice.

Pharmacy Ownership 101: This all-day course workshop is on how to either open up a pharmacy from scratch, or buy an existing one as an ongoing concern.

Click Here to Enroll Today!


After receiving his Pharm.D. from the University of the Pacific in 1996, Dr. Park started his career as P.I.C. and Store Manager of a chain drugstore. Then from 1998 until 2008, Dr. Park created and operated various start-up pharmacy-related businesses: a sterile compounding pharmacy, a Hispanic community pharmacy, a mail order pharmacy, a hemophilia homecare company, and a specialty drug wholesaler. He then sold everything in 2008 to attend law school, earning his J.D. in 2010 from the Western Michigan University - Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is now principal attorney of his own law firm: “CPL – California Pharmacy Lawyers.” He represents individuals and entities in all aspects of pharmacy practice and business. He also serves as General Counsel for the California Pharmacists Association, and teaches Pharmacy Law & Ethics at several California schools of pharmacy. Dr. Park is a Registered Pharmacist and member of the California Bar.

Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D.

Principal Attorney

Ivan Petrzelka, PharmD, JD, MBA, is a Pharmacist-Attorney with passion for learning, mentoring and creative problem solving. Having practiced pharmacy for more than 20 years in various clinical and administrative roles, he brings extensive experience in pharmacy practice and regulatory compliance in all pharmacy settings. After switching to legal practice, Ivan specialized in representing pharmacists in enforcement actions before the Board of Pharmacy and other regulatory agencies. He also provides consulting services on healthcare regulatory matters. Dr. Petrzelka is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Law & Ethics at the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy and the founder and General Counsel of NoRxAbuse, a coalition dedicated to educating healthcare providers and general public on prevention of abuse and diversion of prescription drugs.

Ivan Petrzelka, Pharm.D., J.D., MBA

Of Counsel

Peter Gregorovic, J.D., Esq. is of counsel at California Pharmacy Lawyers.  His 28+ year career is grounded in business litigation, which transitioned into the specialized field of pharmacy law, including pharmacy sales and acquisitions, corporate formation and compliance, real estate transactions as well as non-pharmacy business transactions. His litigation experience has benefited numerous pharmacists and pharmacies representing them  against accusations filed by the Board of Pharmacy, whether negotiating settlements or defending his client at hearing before an administrative law judge. In his 28-year career, he has achieved successful trial verdicts, published appellate decisions, received Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating, Fine Magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyers Award and San Diego Magazine’s San Diego Top Lawyers Award for Business Litigation. Mr. Gregorovic is admitted to practice in the State Courts of California and Nevada, and in the U.S. District Courts, for the Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In giving back to the community, Mr. Gregorovic is a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations; has also served as Vice-President of the City of La Mesa Athletic Council, where he authored a first-in-the-nation cost sharing deferred maintenance plan between the City and sports organizations relating to allocated uses of municipal fields; serves the community as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem and is appointed by the La Mesa City Council to the La Mesa Personnel Appeals Board.

Peter S. Gregorovic, J.D., Esq.

Of Counsel

Andre Vizcocho, R.Ph, J.D.


Veronica Costello


Jueun Jang, Pharm.D.

Legal Assistant

Johnny Nguyen

Licensing Specialist

Sharon Shin

Legal Assistant


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CPhA's Western Pharmacy Exchange is this weekend ! April 12 - April 15th. Come & say hello at the Exhibit Hall, CPL will be at Booth #139.

CPL's attorneys will be presenting CE's on the following days:

Today, 4/12 at 3:00pm "Licensure Legal Defense" - Tony J. Park, Pharm.D., J.D. and Ivan Petrzelka, Pharm.D., J.D., MBA

Friday, 4/13 at 2:30pm "New Laws 2018" - Tony J. Park, Pharm. D., J.D. and Board of Pharmacy's Executive Officer, Virginia Herold

Saturday, 4/14 at 9:00am "How to Respond to Enforcement Action" - Ivan Petrzelka, Pharm.D., J.D, MBA

Sunday, 4/15 at 8:30 am "New Laws 2018" (repeat) ... See MoreSee Less

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CPL would like to extend a big Congratulations to all the CPhA Award Recipients for 2018!!

We hope to see you there at the CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange's Awards Ceremony on April 13th in San Diego, CA.

Pharmacist of the Year
John Sykora, R.Ph., MBA

Bowl of Hygeia
Debby Johnson, R.Ph.

Excellence in Innovation
Tony J. Park, PharmD., J.D.

Distinguished New Practitioner of the Year
Richard H. Dang, Pharm.D., APh, BCACP

Steven C. Feldman Compounding Award
Dana J. Gordon, Pharm.D.

Cardinal Health Generations Rx Champions Award
Melissa J. Durham, Pharm.D., MACM, BCACP, DAIPM

California Pharmacy Hall of Fame
Bradley R. Williams, Pharm.D.
Carl L. Franklin, R.Ph.
Daniel C. Robinson, Pharm.D.
Neodros V. Bridgeforth, R.Ph.

Student Pharmacist of the Year
Melissa M. Kimura, California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
Rajan K. Vaidya, Keck Graduate Institute, School of Pharmacy

California Friend of Pharmacy
Heidi Sanborn

Designated Fellow of CPhA
Jason H. Lam, Pharm.D., CSSBB, FCSHP

CPhA Chapter of Excellence
Central Valley Pharmacists Association
Orange County Pharmacists Association
Peninsula Pharmacists Association
Pharmacists' Professional Society of the San Fernando Valley
Pharmacist Society of San Francisco
Sacramento Valley Pharmacists Association
San Diego County Pharmacists Association
San Gabriel Valley Pharmacists Association
San Joaquin Pharmacists Association

CPhA-ASP Innovative Chapter of the Year
University of the Pacific

CPhA-ASP Chapter of Excellence
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
California Health Sciences University
California Northstate University
Touro University
University of California San Diego
University of the Pacific
University of Southern California
Western University of Health Sciences
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