Exceptional client service . . . delivered efficiently
Umberg Zipser LLP is a premier business litigation boutique. Drawing on decades of experience in some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, as well as national and state government service, Umberg Zipser provides clients with unparalleled legal services.
The firm’s lawyers are recognized as among the very best in their practice areas. They are consistently named as Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. This year, for example, founding partner Dean Zipser was named by Best Lawyers as the Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Litigation in Orange County.
We pursue our clients’ objectives strategically and with maximum efficiency and flexibility across a wide array of practice areas, including intellectual property, class actions, unfair competition, environmental, real estate, and other complex business litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense.
U/Z’s Todd Smith has been a volunteer with CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) →
U/Z’s Tom Umberg was quoted in the lead story in the Daily Journal on April 4, 2017, “UC Irvine law dean Erwin Chemerinsky among three candidates to lead UC Berkeley School of Law.” Tom put Dean Chemerinsky’s legacy in perspective, “This is a potential loss to the Orange County legal community and UCI. However, he has built a very strong foundation at UCI, so I imagine it will continue to be an excellent school whose prominence will continue to rise.”
Umberg Zipser’s co-founding partner Dean Zipser received the Franklin G. West Award from the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) at its annual Judges’ Night on January 26, 2017. The West Award is the OCBA’s highest honor, presented to outstanding attorneys and judges whose lifetime achievements have advanced justice and the law. As this year’s West Award honoree, Dean is featured in the February edition of the Orange County Lawyer magazine. The article chronicles Dean’s lifetime of achievement and service to the Orange County legal community. In conjunction with the West Award, Dean received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Newport Beach in honor of his service to the Orange County community. Go to the full story for event photos and a pdf of the article.
U/Z’s Scott Garner has published an article in the March 2017 issue of OC Lawyer, “Law Firm Departures: Avoiding Abandonment Issues.” Attorneys, including associates, leave law firms all the time for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is in search of greener grass at a different law firm. Sometimes it is to go in-house. Sometimes it is to pursue a non-legal job (or perhaps an illegal job—but that is another article altogether). Sometimes it is to stay home and raise a family. Sometimes it is because the law firm dissolves. And sometimes it is because the law firm asked the lawyer to leave. Whatever the reason, lawyers must be mindful of their ethical duties to their existing clients when they plan and execute their departures. Follow the link to read the full article.
U/Z’s Tom Umberg and Brent Colasurdo are serving as legal counsel to the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development initiative (CalSEED) which will provide $24 million in grants over five years to support innovators working on very early stage clean energy development thanks to funding from the California Energy Commission. More information about CalSEED at calseed.fund.