I am a consumer protection lawyer with 28 years of experience. I focus on claims... more
I am a consumer protection lawyer with 28 years of experience. I focus on claims against deceptive trade schools and for-profit school abuses. I pursue these both on class action and individual bases. My cases have generated tens of millions of dollars in benefits for consumers.
My nickname is "Zak." I grew up in Wisconsin and came to California in 1976. My wife... more
My nickname is "Zak." I grew up in Wisconsin and came to California in 1976. My wife Marlou Belyea, a clinical pyschologist and university professor, have two grown children. We enjoy foreign travel, books, movies and taking care of rescue dogs.
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.