A veteran of big law for over 20 years including more than 10 years as a partner in... more
A veteran of big law for over 20 years including more than 10 years as a partner in the prestigious firms OMelveny Myers LLP and, later, Howrey LLP Jeffrey Judd earned a stellar reputation for leading teams that successfully resolved major disputes for some of the largest businesses in the world. Jeff formed Judd Law Group to combine the experience, judgment and quality of a big firm with th... view profile
Heather Flick is one of the pioneers of On Demand General Counsel™ practicing... more
Heather Flick is one of the pioneers of On Demand General Counsel™ practicing business and corporate law with an emphasis on purchase/sale transactions, entity governance, business advice, compliance and intellectual property - representing companies from formation and operations through exit - From Idea to IPO™. She also advises candidates and committees on election law and political stra... view profile
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.
My practice is limited to family law (divorce, separation, premarital agreements),... more
My practice is limited to family law (divorce, separation, premarital agreements), with an emphasis on Collaborative Practice and serving as a neutral mediator. I help clients to reach fair and equitable resolutions that respect the needs of both parents and the needs of their children. I believe clients should have every opportunity to craft their own solutions when their family undergoes a ... view profile
Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court;... more
Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1978, California; 1982, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: Purdue University (B.S., in Civil Engineering, 1964); Stanford University (M.S., in Civil Engineeri... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.
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