Apto assists companies of all sizes throughout the US on daily employment law and HR compliance matters. We provide preventative strategies and practical workplace solutions. We are trained employment law attorneys who approach Human Resources compliance with a skilled advantage. We eliminate liability before it happens at reduced affordable rates.

Making HR Compliance Easy

Providing Legal Expertise At Reduced Rates

[Latin] ~ to fit, adapt, adjust


ABOUT Holly Hublou Stamm is the Principal of Apto Ms. Stamm has practiced employment law and handled HR compliance matters for national companies for over 18 years. After attending law school and receiving her JD degree from the University of Minnesota and University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall law schools, Ms. Stamm spent 10 years litigating and defending employment cases for large Fortune 500 clients. While subsequently serving as the Vice President of Human Resources and General

Apto was founded in 2001 by Ms. Stamm utilizing her unique business and employment law background to offer employers practical and affordable workplace strategies and solutions to complex employment law matters.  Apto offers services that range from representing employers on wage and hour complaints, to investigating complaints of workplace harassment, providing supervisor harassment training, responding to state and federal audits.  As a strategic business partner, we also work with senior business leaders to plan for critical business changes, preparing privileged workplace reductions and restructuring programs, senior management level employment agreements, severance and release agreements, as well as other key employee agreements, such as arbitration and enforceable non-compete agreements.


Since 2001, Apto’s client base has grown significantly and is broad and diverse.  We provide HR consulting and employment law advice to small employers, as well as large national Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations of all sizes. Apto’s clientele includes employers in a wide variety of industries in the public and private sectors, including education, banking, manufacturing, staffing, and technology companies.  Ms. Stamm and her staff work with Senior Management and Human Resources representatives to address the immediate and long-term HR and employment law needs of a particular client.  After assessing a client’s needs, Apto creates and delivers practical, business oriented solutions and products at very low costs.


We invite you to contact us and let us provide your company with the HR and employment law solutions you need now and in the future.

Counsel for a publicly traded company, Ms. Stamm discovered the absence of skilled HR consultants with legal employment law expertise.  Ms. Stamm was forced to either pay the high fees of employment lawyers or utilize human resources lacking employment law experience.




  Employee Handbooks & HR Policies

  New Hire Forms & Agreements

  Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements

  Executive Employment Agreements

  Electronic & Digital Communication Policies

  Performance Improvement Plans

  Medical & Military Leave Programs and Forms

  EU-US Safe Harbor Data Programs

  Employee Termination Documentation

  Severance & Release Agreements

Employment laws and regulations create complex human resources compliance issues, requiring businesses to implement preventative solutions before problems arise.  Apto’s Human Resources products and services provide practical and effective solutions to these complex issues.



Our attorneys practice in discrete areas of employment law that are critical to HR compliance.  Apto employment law expertise is focused on providing legal advice and counsel designed to prevent clients exposure to liability.  We specialize in the following legal areas:

  Harassment Prevention & Diversity Training

  Management Training on HR Compliance

  Workplace Investigations
  Wage & Hour Audits & Compliance Programs

  Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classification Analysis


  WARN Act Compliance Programs


  Employee Retention Programs & Bonuses

  Wage and Hour Law Compliance Programs
  Employee Medical & State Mandated Leave Programs

  ADA Disability Accommodation Programs

  Unfair Competition & Trade Secret Protection Programs

  Acquisition Due Diligence Services

Apto also conducts on-site investigations for employers facing difficult workplace matters in the United States and Europe. Our investigators are employment lawyers with years of business and workplace investigation experience. Retain Apto investigators to deliver immediate workplace solutions at cost effective rates.  For more information, visit Apto Workplace Investigations.


IMI Severe Service


Landmark Dividend


Mark Christopher Auto Center




Orangewood Children’s Foundation


S&W Seed Company


TTM Technologies


ASSE International – eurAuPair


Ballard & Tighe, Publishers


Ceradyne, Inc.


CCI – Control Components Inc.


DataLogic International


Ferrari & Maserati So. Cal


Golden State Business Bank


i2i Optometry, Drs. Cler and Cook





668 N. Coast Highway, Suite #296 Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tel: (949) 280-1677

Fax: (949) 955-9471

Email: hstamm@apto-law.com

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We are centrally located in Orange County and our Apto attorneys and consultants serve employers throughout the United States.

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