With nearly 30 years of legal experience, Carmel & Naccasha LLP Managing Attorney 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 nearly two decades. 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 professional experience gives him an edge in understanding the nuances of business law, insurance issues, and the risks and costs of litigation. As a compliment to the representation of businesses, he also works with business owners and their families to transition between generations through estate and succession planning.
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.
• Corporate & Insurance Litigation;
• Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions;
• Real Estate;
• Land Use;
• Insurance Coverage & Monitoring; and
• Municipal Law.
• Family Business and Estate Planning
• Insurance Coverage & Monitoring Municipal Law
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1990||09/12/2020|
|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|
|University of Notre Dame||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|September Virtual Meeting - Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”)||Non-Disclosure Agreements||2020|
Posted by Jen
Tue Oct 22 2019