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Anthony John Kerin III

Family Attorney at Menlo Park, CA

5.0   5 reviews

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  1. Family
    40%
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  2. Business
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  3. Litigation
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  4. Real estate
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Anthony J. Kerin, III is a founding member of Flicker, Kerin, Kruger and Bissada LLP, and has practiced in California for over 30 years. Mr. Kerin leads the firm's practice in a full range of complex business and corporate issues, real estate transactions and disputes, construction negotiations and contracts, civil litigation and arbitration as well as working within the Family Law Department in these areas. Mr. Kerin's clients include corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, developers, real estate investors, property managers, contractors, individuals and estates. The diversity and complexity of Mr. Kerin's client base and practice areas allows him to skillfully provide guidance and meticulous cost-benefit analysis. Mr. Kerin takes pride in his ability to create innovative and flexible legal solutions for his client's with complicated legal issues.

Business/Corporate

With over 30 years of business and corporate practice and actual prior business experience, Mr. Kerin has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the formation of business entities, mergers, acquisitions and sales of privately held companies. Mr. Kerin's dynamic practice allows him to confidently advise his corporate clients on employment law compliance, executive compensation and severance agreements. In addition, Mr. Kerin provides business and corporate counseling in connection with directors, shareholders and partnership operational management, as well as corporate formality compliance, contract negotiation and drafting.

Real Estate Law

Mr. Kerin represents, defends and advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, exchange and lease of commercial and residential properties, co-ownership management and operational counseling.

Family Law

Mr. Kerin's broad knowledge and experience in business, partnership, corporate and real estate is indispensable to the Family Law Department. Mr. Kerin's expertise is an especially crucial component of providing high net worth clients with diligent and thorough representation (protection) in their dissolution. Mr. Kerin works on Family Law cases involving valuation and appraisal of privately held businesses and real estate holdings, income available for child support and spousal support, pre-marital, post-marital, cohabitation agreements, post-judgment joint ownership agreements for real estate and business entities, division of stock options and RSUs, tracing of separate property and community property assets, analysis of marital standard of living, analysis as to when a high-earner spouse may cap child support obligations based upon a reasonable needs analysis for the children, vocational assessments for the non-working spouse, post-judgment modification of child support and spousal support based upon a change of circumstances.

Civil Litigation and Arbitration

Mr. Kerin has a distinguished track record of successfully prosecuting and defending a broad array of civil matters, and has extensive court trial, arbitration and mediation experience concerning business and commercial contract, real estate and construction disputes.

Professional Involvement

Mr. Kerin is a longstanding member of the California State Bar, the Palo Alto Area Bar Association, and the Santa Clara and San Mateo Bar Associations. Mr. Kerin is also a panel member on the roster of experienced attorneys who are referred judicial arbitration cases from the Santa Clara County and San Mateo County Bar Association. This position enables Mr. Kerin to provide his clients with deeper mastery and ability to negotiate for their interests. Mr. Kerin has presided as arbitrator in over ten commercial litigation cases from these bar associations over the past five years.

Other Distinctions

Since 1992, Mr. Kerin has earned the highest attorney rating (“AV”) for legal expertise and professional reputation from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Community Involvement

Mr. Kerin serves on the Board of two Non Profit Charitable Foundations. In his spare time, Mr. Kerin enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, traveling, and training his golden retriever as a service and therapy dog.

Education and Awards

BA, San Francisco State University, cum laude, 1978
JD, Hastings College of Law, 1981

Licensed for 41 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 09/10/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP
120 Santa Margarita Ave
Suite B
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP
3130 Crow Canyon Place
Suite 405
San Ramon, CA, 94583
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Posted by Brett | July 22, 2014
Anthony Kerin "The Professionals, Professional"
After meeting with Tony and his Team about a situation that had dragged on for our family, we were ecstatic that he handle it quickly and professionally from the minute we gave him the "go-ahead". His knowledge and expertise of the legal system is second to none. He would be my first call should a matter arise in the future!! I can not speak highly enough about him both professionally and personally, he is Top Notch!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2014
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I highly recommend Tony and his whole staff for family law matters. During my divorce, Tony and his group were outstanding. They handled my legal matters efficiently and professionally and I made it through the whole ugly mess in good mental, emotional and financial condition. My case was settled faster and with better results than I thought possible. I put off getting divorced for a few years because I worried about the expense of hiring a good lawyer and of how my ex-husband would react once he found out I wanted a divorce. After meeting with, and talking to Tony, I felt that it would be okay. Tony is a strong and aggressive lawyer who met the challenge of dealing with my ex-husband head on. He is also very patient and supportive when handling his own clients. Tony explained everything to me and made the divorce process as easy as possible. The team was very attentive and supportive. My emails and phone calls were returned promptly and my questions answered thoroughly. I always felt important when i called the office as they always made time for me. I expected my ex-husband to never agree to anything, or allow me to have anything but due to the teams hard work and Tony's strong leadership my divorce was settled quickly with good results.
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Posted by Sherri | December 30, 2013
My experience with Mr. Kerin
For the first time in my life, I found myself interviewing attorneys and navigating the overwhelming world of legal services. A dear long-time friend of mine recommended Mr. Anthony Kerin in Menlo Park. After our first meeting, he shook my hand, looked me in the eyes and declared, “Now, what you want matters.” From the moment I had stepped into that office, I knew he was the one I needed to trust with my case. I hired the professional, personal Mr. Anthony Kerin right then and there. As time passed the needs of my family, my case, and my overall situation became more clear. A very knowledgeable Mr. Kerin educated and guided me through many major decisions. He treated me with respect, attended to every detail of my case, kept me informed, and, when needed, Mr. Kerin “took the gloves off”, no holds barred. With his support during this difficult time, I was able to better make sound, thoughtful, realistic decisions rooted in our best current and future interest. Mr. Kerin is an excellent attorney with high standards and impeccable ethics. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Dr. Billy | October 31, 2013
Toni Kerin III one of the very best!
Tony is bright, energetic, hard working and very capable dealing with a viscious, low-life other side. I can't rate him high enough. He out-classed, out-knowledged, and out-performed the other side seemingly with ease. Personally, he is just a nice person as well. I would definitely hire him again.
Posted by Yvonne | October 4, 2013
A Lawyer and Law Firm that delivered what was promised and resolved my case.
I had a ongoing case with different Lawyers and Accountants and it was dragging on for years. Mr Kerin was recommended to me and when I saw him he promised me he would finally have it resolved. Now it is.!! He is a very strong, knowledgable Lawyer. My case was unusual but Mr Kerin knows the law and I am glad he was on my side and working for me. I was travelling and moving yet I was kept up to date with what was going on. He has restored my faith in the Legal System again.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony is an excellent real estate, business and litigation attorney. I've worked with Tony for almost ten years and have brought him in on numerous family law matters when business, corporate and real estate issues are complex and his advanced skills in those areas proved necessary."
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Menlo Park Family Lawyer Anthony John Kerin III
Anthony John Kerin III
Family Attorney
Menlo Park, CA
Licensed for 41 years