Jennifer E. Acheson is a member of the Appellate, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Department at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley. Ms. Acheson also serves as Discovery Referee in San Mateo County.
Mr. Agajanian regularly advises clients in such industries as petroleum, oil and gas, waste management, insurance and construction.
Sonia M. Agee practices in the firm’s Business and Transactions Group. She focuses on tax-oriented planning for businesses, corporations, and individuals. Her clients include closely held businesses and corporations, individuals and start-up companies.
Lisa E. Aguiar advises clients on handling day-to-day employment issues, planning and implementing layoffs and other terminations, dealing with discrimination and harassment issues, and offers company-wide employment law training.
Kenneth J. Anand is a partner in the firm's New York office. He has over twelve years of experience representing companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs and select executives, on a full range of employment, IP and other business legal matters.
Mr. Anastassiou is certified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization and his work is focused in appeals and writs in state and Federal courts.
Lael Andara is a partner in RMKB’s Redwood City office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark, copyright, entertainment and trade secret matters.
Ms. Aster focuses her practice on premises, professional, and products liability defense.
Civil and business litigation; insurance coverage and bad faith; construction; fire protection; contract/UCC; employment law; and products liability matters are the areas of emphasis for Stephan A. Barber
Jason L. Beckerman is an established trial attorney who regularly counsels clients in the construction industry regarding crisis management and risk management.
Mr. Beckeman's practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters
John M. Bentley has practiced law for more than 45 years, during which time he has emphasized trial work. His experience has included trials in a variety of fields with a major emphasis during that time on professional liability.
Mr. Bermack is a partner in the firms' New York office. He is a skilled trial attorney with significant first chair jury trial experience and numerous reported defense verdicts.
Rachael Binder handles a broad range of employment matters including wage and hour disputes, discrimination and harassment claims, retaliation and wrongful termination matters, unfair competition actions, trade secret misappropriation cases, and ADA claims.
Mr. Bortz has represented individuals and businesses in general liability, premises liability, toxic tort, and personal injury actions
Mr. Borys has expertise in the litigated fields of Professional Liability (with particular emphasis on Insurance Agents and Attorneys), Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Product Liability, Employer Liability and Construction Defect matters.
A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, Michael J. Brady has been with the firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn and Bentley for 40 years.
Stephan Choo's practice focuses on complex litigation, environmental law, and products liability. Mr. Choo also practices construction defect, business litigation, and intellectual property litigation.
Blaise U. Chow concentrates his practice in the areas of directors and officers, commercial insurance, professional liability and corporate law.
Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., joined RMKB in 1991 and is Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed for several years in Northern California Super Lawyers® magazine.*Works at multiple offices
Kevin P. Cody represents a wide range of clients including real estate developers, architects, engineers, contractors, product manufacturers,and commercial and residential property owners.
Pamela Cogan specializes in the representation of insurance carriers in bad faith and coverage litigation, including liability, property, disability and workers compensation insurance and bonds.
Devin Courteau has extensive experience in handling complex commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on trade secret actions.
John G. Dooling's practice consists of general trial work and transactional work for business and real estate entities.*Works at multiple offices
Kathleen Duggan is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Redwood City office where her litigation practice focuses on professional liability including medical malpractice defense, dental malpractice and actions before the Medical and Dental Board of California.
Stephen J. Erigero specializes in commercial litigation, including defense of professional liability claims, insurance bad faith and coverage litigation, complex construction litigation involving design professionals, and environmental and toxic torts.*Works at multiple offices
Ms. Fitzgerald is a member of the firm’s tort defense team and focuses her practice on civil claims involving products liability,
Robert M. Forni, Jr. is a partner in the firm’s Redwood City office. He specializes in the representation of insurance carriers in bad faith and coverage litigation, including appeals.
Spiros Fousekis' practice focuses on employment and commercial litigation matters. He also represents public entities in both Federal and State Court actions, as well as commercial clients in construction defect, real estate, and premises liability matters.
Pascale Gagnon practice has focused primarily in the areas of professional liability, directors and officers liability and business litigation (including contract, defamation/libel, publicity and privacy rights), funeral services and premises liability.
Gregory M. Gentile is experienced in business and construction defect litigation includes the representation of insurance agents, real estate agents, home inspectors, general contractors and subcontractors.
Ms. Gordon is a member of the firm’s tort defense team and focuses her practice on civil claims involving products liability, construction and labor law, professional liability, premises liability, and trucking liability.
Susan H. Handelman specializes in civil appeals in state and federal appeals courts in addition to handling civil litigation matters.
Mr. Hart's practice focuses on commercial litigation, including defense of professional liability claims, insurance bad faith and coverage litigation.
Nicole has represented companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes, including in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and control matters, disputes regarding intellectual property rights, and claims of unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent business practices under the California Unfair Business Practices Act.
For over twenty years, Geoffrey W. Heineman has focused his practice in the area of business counseling with extensive experience litigating actions involving coverage disputes, commercial contracts, securities laws, employment practices, and intellectual property issues.
James C. Hyde's practice focuses on tort litigation defense with particular emphasis on catastrophic injury claims, products liability, construction site accidents, and commercial torts
Michael J. Ioannou's practice focuses on representing offshore and U.S.-based public and private high technology software and hardware design, development, manufacturing and information technology companies.
Ms. Jacobs has experience in general civil litigation, insurance defense litigation, commercial litigation and intellectual property law.
Kim Karelis represents insurance companies in contractual / extra-contractual litigation concerning insurance coverage disputes arising from all types of commercial and personal lines policies.
Considered one of the industry’s preeminent experts in fee dispute matters for over 15 years, Gerald Knapton has not only served as an expert on the reasonableness and necessity of legal fees, ethics and prevailing market rates, but has been designated to prepare a binding report on fees in disputes by opponents.
John A. Koeppel’s litigation practice includes commercial litigation, catastrophic injury, product liability, earth movement and construction defect along with general casualty matters.
Ms. Kurtz’s practice areas include Intellectual Property and Business Litigation.
Mr. Lau's practice focuses on insurance coverage disputes and counseling.
Francois is a corporate transactions and international attorney who specializes in technology transactions while still advising clients in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
Mr. Lepore’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including defense of insurance bad-faith and coverage litigation, business tort claims, and premises liability actions.
Amber W. Locklear concentrates her practice and assists her clients in the areas of complex insurance coverage with an emphasis on directors and officers, errors and omissions, complex property policies, commercial insurance and corporate law.
Jesshill Love's practice focuses on commercial litigation, and he has experience in litigating a wide range of real property issues in both State and Federal courts.
Brock R. Lyle's primary focus is business litigation, with particular specializations in real estate, intellectual property, landlord-tenant issues, insurance defense, and outside general counsel advisement. He is also experienced in international business and corporate transactions.
Tara Mahmoudian was a structural engineer for several years before going to law school. She worked on retrofitting projects on older commercial buildings to ensure compliance with the seismic codes.
Mr. Marcucci's practice focuses mainly on litigation of personal injury and property damage claims that occurred in commercial settings including in relation to premises design and conditions, fire suppression systems, and private security personnel.
Andrew L. Margulis handles a broad range of commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters, with an expertise in directors and officers and professional liability litigation and coverage including coverage litigation.
Enrique Marinez handles a broad range of complex commercial litigation involving products liability, unfair competition law, misappropriation of trade secrets, real estate transactions, insurance coverage and bad faith.
Spencer Martinez has represented major retailers, services providers and other businesses in commercial litigation involving alleged fraud, unfair business practices, breach of contract, negligence and protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets.*Works at multiple offices
Daniel McKinnon's practice focuses on business and intellectual property litigation in both federal and state courts, including disputes arising from contract, defamation, copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
David McLaughlin has a diverse commercial litigation and trial practice which focuses on employment, product liability, intellectual property and real estate matters.
Mr. Mezzetti's practice involves real estate, construction, professional liability, corporate transactions, and catastrophyc injury.
Kirsten M. Lee concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation as well as complex insurance coverage and defense. Ms. Lee handles matters involving coverage disputes, legal malpractice, professional liability, and commercial general liability.
Prior to joining RMKB Marisa had her own law practice, helping clients throughout the bay area with estate planning, estate administration, and small business needs.
Michael Ohira’s practice is primarily devoted to litigating insurance coverage disputes arising under both commercial and personal lines insurance policies.
Frank Pagliaro is a partner who practices in California and New York and specializes in the legal fields of construction and design defect, products liability and surety bonds. He also serves as a mediator in those fields.
Dean A. Pappas's practice is devoted to providing assistance to insurance companies in the analysis of property and liability insurance coverage issues and assistance in the investigation and handling of insurance claims.
Julian Pardo de Zela handles civil litigation, focusing on premises liability, products liability, commercial torts, and catastrophic injury claims.
Ms. Park handles a broad range of commercial litigation, including antitrust, unfair business practices, complex coverage and bad faith litigation, employment, professional malpractice, product liability, construction defect, along with general litigation matters.
Jeff Poole is an enthusiastic and motivated individual and is thrilled to begin his journey into the legal profession.
Mr. Price has tried cases as lead counsel in both Federal and State courts in the areas of copyright, trademark, employee fraud, insurance coverage and general business liability.
Ms. Reidenbach specializes in the defense of insurers. Her practice concerns complex coverage questions.
Ms. Rice’s practice areas include Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Entertainment Law.
Mr. Rivas represents clients including foreign government agencies in domestic and international business and commercial and intellectual property litigation matters before Federal and State Courts and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Roberts specializes in institutional defense and complex litigation involving employment disputes, insurance and contracts, business torts, anti-trust, real estate, and indemnity agreements.
Blake's practice concentrates on representating insurance carriers in bad faith, fraud, and coverage litigation as well as ERISA litigation.
Stephen graduated cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
With over 30 years of experience, Arnold E. Sklar's practice is devoted to intellectual property, franchise and distribution, business transactions and litigation, and related matters.
Ms. Sobieski has experience in litigating matters in both state and federal court, and counseling both domestic and international clients on intellectual property and general matters.
Ms. Spinelli's practice focuses on complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, products liability, landlord tenant litigation, premises liability, and real estate litigation.*Works at multiple offices
Mr. Spitzer practice concentrates in areas of professional liability defense, complex commercial litigation, employment law and insurance coverage analysis.
Kathleen Strickland has been a trial attorney for more than 29 years. She has tried over 30 civil cases in 14 states, all to a defense verdict. Before turning to civil law, Ms. Strickland prosecuted more than 150 criminal trials.
Mr. Suarez specializes in maritime, multimodal, and commercial litigation. He represents ship owners and operators, terminal operators and classification societies in litigation, arbitration and appeals.
J. Mark Thacker has extensive experience in the areas of product liability, environmental liability, commercial litigation, including intellectual property and professional liability.
Colette's practice is concentrated on real estate law, with an emphasis on real estate litigation, real estate contract, and sales.
Mr. Tjoe provides advice regarding business practices, prosecuting and defending business practices, business torts specializing in international and complex commercial disputes.
Stacy Monahan Tucker’s practice focuses on the defense of corporations and insurers in breach of contract, complex coverage and extra contractual litigation and ERISA litigation. She has significant experience in employment litigation, including trade secret litigation, investigation and litigation of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, qui tam whistleblower litigation, and executive compensation, stock option and severance issues. She also has extensive experience in trademark, trade dress and unfair competition litigation, especially in the internet context.*Works at multiple offices
Lita M. Verrier specializes in complex business and high technology litigation, intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, as well as real estate transactions and professional malpractice.
Dennis J. Ward's trial experience includes over 20 jury trials to verdict in the areas of professional liability, products liability, premises liability, general personal injury litigation, and construction defect litigation, including matters resulting from toxic mold claims.
Eric C. Weissman represents domestic and international clients in insurance disputes and complex commercial litigation.
Kimberly Whitfield primary practice areas include general and civil litigation, focusing on personal injury, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage matters as well as commercial, environmental, corporate and business litigation.
Richard K. Wilson has been the Managing Partner of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley since January of 1997. His practice commencing in 1990 focused primarily on the area of defense of insurance companies in coverage matters, with an emphasis on environmental coverage.
Steven is a member of the Business, Litigation and Real Property Sections of the California State Bar and has handled real estate and related matters throughout California and in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, with asset values ranging from $5M to $450M.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zucker interned with the legal division of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Matt Zumstein's practice focused on products liability and toxic tort litigation, with an emphasis on defending asbestos-related lawsuits. He represented a broad variety of clients, including manufacturers of complex industrial equipment, general contractors and premises owners.