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With nearly 25 years of legal experience, Carmel & Naccasha LLP Managing Partner and Co-Founder Ziyad Naccasha has extensive background providing strategic counsel in the areas of business and corporate law, litigation, insurance and reinsurance coverage and defense. Ziyad developed much of his diverse expertise working, doing business and living in Chicago for the first 12 years of his career. That experience has been significantly enhanced by his work in San Luis Obispo, the city where he grew up and has had the opportunity to raise his children and work for the last decade. Ziyad’s background handling a variety of complex legal issues and disputes in combination with his portfolio of work makes him exceptionally knowledgeable and approachable when it comes to the legal needs relating to businesses of all sizes.
Ziyad guides domestic and international companies, their shareholders and officers in a variety of matters relating to their formation, business structure, real property, insurance needs, and risk management. He also serves as one of the firm’s litigators, and has extensively litigated commercial, public agency, employment, real property and insurance matters. His unique professional progression gives him an edge in understanding the nuances of both business law and insurance issues.
Ziyad began his law career in insurance defense and coverage, writing and litigating insurance policies and disputes. Practicing in those areas of law introduced him to the broader complexities of business transactional work which he found to be extremely rewarding – helping business and community leaders figure out, sort through and find solutions to the challenges they face. That background and experience equates to a thorough understanding and ability to draft superior agreements which also produce a greater likelihood that those agreements will be upheld in court.
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Ziyad is a true professional. He has the respect of his colleagues in the legal community and provides excellent representation and advocacy to his clients. Even while leading a busy law firm, he gives his time to numerous community organizations.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||05/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Who’s Who in Professional Services||Pacific Coast Business Times||2014|
|Partner||Querrey & Harrow||1998 - 2000|
|Associate||Blatt, Hammesfahr & Eaton||1995 - 1997|
|Associate||Querrey & Harrow||1990 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central Coast Economic Forecast||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Old Mission School Legacy Campaign Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Economic Vitality Commission||Board of Directors, Board Counsel||2011 - Present|
|San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation Development Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Foundation for the Performing Arts Center||Board Member, Vice President||2008 - Present|
|San Luis Obispo County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Reinsurance Magazine||U.S. Legal Review||1997|
|Reinsurance Magazine||U.S. Legal Review||1996|
|Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy||The Permissibilty of Routine AIDS Testing in the Health Care Context||1990|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|