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Rafael Antonio Icaza

also known as Rafael Icaza, Rafael A. Icaza

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About me

I am a graduate of UC Berkeley, where I received my bachelor's (B.A.) degree, and of UCLA, where I received my juris doctor (J.D.) degree.  I am a versatile and creative attorney with a successful track record in estate planning, consumer bankruptcy and business formation and administration.  My Berkeley, California, law firm--Duran, Ochoa & Icaza, LLP--received the Alameda County Bar Association's prestigious Firm Distinguished Service Award.  In addition to my law firm experience, I have worked as in house counsel for a start-up biodiesel company, for the California Department of Water Resources and Board of Equalization, and represented peace officers, public employees, unions and union members.  At Cal I majored in English, but I speak Spanish fluently and am an active member of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  I am also an active member of Business Networks International (BNI) and the California Bar Association.  To relax I enjoy reading, playing golf and going to the movies.  My favorite TV shows are the Blacklist and Blue Bloods.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    22 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 35%
  3. Business: 30%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Mohammad Mokarram

    Rafael is a caring attorney and wants to help his clients. Rafael is great resource in the Spanish community. I endorse him!

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Contact info

Allegiance Legal

1540 River Park Drive, Suite 210
Sacramento, CA, 95815-4503

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199408/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionTricia Robinow, Chapter President BNI Success Link2015
CommendationLieutenant Governor Cruz M. Bustamante2004
Firm Distinguished Service AwardAlameda County Bar Association2003
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Legislature2002
Certificate of RecognitionAlameda County Superior Court2002
Senior FellowMexican and American Solidarity Foundation2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawAllegiance Legal2014 - Present
Attorney At LawLaw Office of Rafael A. Icaza2008 - 2014
General CounselViridis Fuels, a California Corporation2008 - 2014
Senior Staff CounselCalifornia Department of Water Resources2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Business Networks International (BNI)Member2012 - Present
California Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoBoard Member2003 - 2003
Barristers Club of Bar Association of San FranciscoBoard Member2002 - 2003
Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2001 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ulrich v. San FranciscoWon
Frank v. United Air Lines, Inc.Won
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
La OfertaBusiness Entities That Can Limit Liability And Reduce Taxes2003
San Francisco AttorneyFast, Cheap, and Efficient? Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Disputes2002
California Labor & Employment Law QuarterlyEmployee Assistant Programs: What Your Clients Need to Know2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California - BerkeleyEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BNI MeetingOverview of Estate Planning2015
Workshop for New BusinessesBusiness Law for Small Businesses2013
Human Resources PresentationLabor and Employment Law2013
Employment Law for Small BusinessesEmployment Law2013