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Farinaz Bianca Zahrai

Employee benefits Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Bianca Zahrai

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Farinaz

Learn Farinaz’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    70%
    ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, COBRA, Taft-Hartley/Multi-Employer Plans

    24 years

  2. Federal regulation
    20%
    Veteran's Benefits Claims Appeals ( Veterans Affairs VA)

  3. Health care
    10%
    ACA, HIPAA, COBRA

I practice ERISA/Employee Benefits law in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have over 21 years of experience in regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on ERISA's Title I, fiduciary compliance. I work with private sector employers and plan sponsors to ensure their retirement (pension plans, including Defined Benefit, cash-balance, and Defined Contribution plans, (401(k), 403(b), profit sharing, money purchase thrift and money-purchase plans) as well as Taft-Hartley plans, health and welfare plans (HIPAA and COBRA, ARRA, ACA) are in compliance with federal and state laws, and help them with DOL/IRS audits. I also assist employees and plan participants/beneficiaries find their money (lost and forgotten 401(k) retirement accounts), and help them with their COBRA and health coverage issues.
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Expertise on technical issues and questions, with emphasis on IRS and DOL correction programs.

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Location

San Francisco ERISA Advisor
One Sansome, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Reviews

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Posted by Richard | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney!
I contracted with a vendor for benefits and paid a lot of money upfront. After cashing my check, I never heard back from the vendor, and after nearly four months of trying to get my money or get the benefits I had just given up. The vendor was giving me the run-around, and taking advantage of me seeing how I was on a fixed-income and not very internet, or legal savvy. After a few months, my calls went straight to voicemail with no return call. I was referred to Ms. Zahrai. She is very professional, kind and courteous. She listened to my legal problem and concerns patiently, while reviewing the few pieces of documents I had. In less than a week, I received my benefits, along with a call from the vendor apologizing to me for their poor customer service. I cannot recommend Ms. Zahrai strongly enough. She cares about her clients, and works tirelessly and diligently to get them favorable results.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great thorough attorney
Ms Bianca Zahrai esq., Is a very thorough and detailed . I strongly recommend her to assist you in your struggles,and to accept and listen to her wise advise

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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • ERISA Attorney, Principal
  • San Francisco ERISA Advisor
  • 2008 - Present
  • Legal Editor, Subject Matter Expert
  • Bloomberg Law
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Director, Client Executive
  • Transamerica Retirement Services
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Trust Compliance Consultant
  • Union Bank
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • International Alliance in Service and Education, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Auditor
  • U.S, Department Of Labor
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Legal Assistant
  • California Legislative Counsel
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court, Southern District Of California
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States Bankrkuptcy Court, Southern District of California
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000

Associations

  • Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Italian
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • International Business Transactions
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1998

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Farinaz is very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Zahrai is a zealous advocate for her clients. I recommend her for your employment law related needs!"
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zahrai is tremendously knowledgeable about ERISA/Emplyee benefits and very well respected in the community. She is a phenomenal attorney!"
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Farinaz has exceptional experience handling Erisa claims and I fully endorse her skills if you are looking for guidance in employee benefits planning."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zahrai is extremely knowledgeable and I endorse and recommend her highly."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Bianca Zahrai. She is one of the absolute best in the area of ERISA, pensions, Affordable Care Act, health and welfare plans and all aspects of retirement planning. She provide on site audits which is becoming rare. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none."
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San Francisco Employee benefits Lawyer Farinaz Bianca Zahrai
Farinaz Bianca Zahrai
Employee benefits Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 8 years