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

Luis Andre P. Vizcocho, RPh, JD, brings in over a decade of experience working as a pharmacist in various practice settings. Dr. Vizcocho embraced the challenges of being a pharmacist-in-charge early in his career, successfully managing and operating a number of stores for a retail chain pharmacy in the Greater Los Angeles Area for several years until he decided to pursue law school in 2012. Dr. Vizcocho continued working as a pharmacist while attending law school, and transitioned into legal practice by working as a law clerk under the mentorship of Dr. Tony J. Park at the CPL Law Firm. Since graduating as valedictorian of his 2016 class at the Pacific Coast University School of Law, Dr. Vizcocho has continued to draw from his first-hand experience as a pharmacist, and integrate his keen understanding of the pharmacy profession with his legal education, to best represent his clients.

Luis Andre P. Vizcocho, R.Ph, J.D.



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The Board of Pharmacy, is hosting an educational forum December 8 in Santa Barbara.

Sessions will include training for pharmacists on the CURES system, drug diversion trends and overdose prevention.

Pharmacists will be awarded six hours of CE credit for attending the day-long event. An additional hour of CE can be earned at the end of the day to meet the requirements of the pharmacist protocol to provide naloxone, for a total of seven CE hours.

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Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11161.7(b), the Board of Pharmacy is distributing the following of prescribers whose authority to prescribe controlled substances has been restricted by the Medical Board of California. The board is making this information available to prevent the dispensing of controlled substance prescriptions issued by restricted prescribers.

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A free training webinar for pharmacists who wish to furnish naloxone on their own authority is now available on the Board of Pharmacy website.

California law authorizes pharmacists to furnish naloxone according to a protocol adopted by the board in California Code of Regulations, title 16, section 1746.3. The protocol requires that pharmacists, before furnishing naloxone, must complete at least one hour of an approved continuing education program specific to the use of naloxone in all routes of administration recognized in the protocol, or an equivalent curriculum-based training program completed in a board-recognized school of pharmacy.

The Board of Pharmacy has created a training webinar, “Opioid Safety: Focus on Furnishing Naloxone,” for pharmacists to meet the protocol requirement. The material was developed by Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP, of the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy; and James J. Gasper, PharmD, BCPP, of the California Department of Health Care Services.

The webinar video was produced by the Department of Consumer Affairs' SOLID training unit. The video is posted on the board's website and can be viewed at any time. No registration is required.

The webinar can be found on the board's website under “Important Information for Licensees.” Click on “Naloxone” to follow the link to “Naloxone Training Webinar.”

The board has created and made this webinar available to encourage pharmacists to furnish naloxone. The goal is to help reduce opioid overdoses in California by increasing the availability of naloxone and public access to the medication in pharmacies. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Provider Enrollment Unit announced today that they would lift the 15-year moratorium on pharmacy providers in Los Angeles County. CPhA announced earlier this month it would be filing a lawsuit against DHCS to remove the moratorium, and last week had begun its litigation proceedings by filing public records act requests demanding information related to the case.

CPhA claimed that a 2016 decision by DHCS to ratchet down the criteria for the moratorium which no longer allowed ANY new independent pharmacy to enroll in Medi-Cal nor allow provider numbers to be transferred with the sale of an existing practice violated state law. Additionally, a new federal requirement under the 21st Century CURES Act requires all Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) and Children´s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) pharmacy providers to be enrolled with Medi-Cal in order to provide services to beneficiaries. This mandate was impossible for pharmacies to satisfy with the LA County moratorium in place.

"We appreciate DHCS's decision to rescind the Los Angeles County pharmacy moratorium and believe this will ensure appropriate access to pharmacist services for all L.A. County Medi-Cal beneficiaries," said Jon Roth, CEO of CPhA. "We are pleased that we did not need to go to court to achieve this outcome." ... See MoreSee Less

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