Stimmel, Stimmel & Smith, P.C. has developed an expandable system of legal personnel available based on the “corresponding counsel” concept first developed in Europe. This allows our overhead (and corresponding rates) to remain relatively low despite our ability to immediately expand counsel assigned to a particular case as much as required to match the personnel resources of the largest firms without being compelled to match their large overhead. Since all counsel assigned are known to Stimmel, Stimmel and Smith P.C. and usually veterans of past expanded teams, it facilitates the creation of teams used to working as a coherent whole. It also allows use of counsel from abroad in a seamless manner. At times we have had nine counsel and four paralegals and clerks working on a single matter when required, with the team disbanding when the case concluded. The attorneys and personnel listed below constitute the first rung of attorneys and personnel who would normally be assigned to a case, but others are immediately available if required by a particular matter.

 

Senior Shareholder, President of Company

Education: University of California (A.B.); Harvard University (J.D.).

Admitted to California and Federal bar, 1973.

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over thirty years; Listed in Register of Preeminent Attorneys (International) since 1998.

Lecturer and Author, Continuing Legal Education of the California State Bar (CEB) and University of California, in both Contractual Arbitration and Legal Ethics. Has also taught courses on various related business formation topics. Has served as an arbitrator in numerous disputes both domestic and international.

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Admitted to California Bar, 2003.

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law (JD 2003); University of California at Santa Barbara (BA 1999).

Steven practices in the broad realm of business law. This includes commercial contracts, business formations, real estate transaction, trust and estate law, and marital dissolution proceedings, as well as litigation involving these areas. Steven assists clients with drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts ranging from stock or asset purchase agreements to commercial real property purchase agreements. He has closed…

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Practice: Spencer is an award-winning attorney, representing a wide range of small businesses, social entrepreneurs, non-profits, and individuals.  As his client’s trusted legal advisor and counselor, he works with his clients on matters such as business structural planning and formation, governance, mergers, drafting and negotiation of agreements, employment matters, IP licensing, copyright and trademark IP prosecution and defense, media and entertainment business affairs matters, wine, beer, and alcohol laws and licensing, and trust and estate matters.  Collaborating with other attorneys…

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Admitted: California and Federal Bars, 1997; Licensed in California, Colorado, Illinois and Indiana

Education: University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana (JD); University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana (BA)

Practice: Mr. Webb has almost a quarter century of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration involving commercial, construction, environmental, securities, professional malpractice, insurance coverage, insurance defense, products liability, probate litigation, labor and employment law, uninsured motorist coverage and personal injury.  He has…

Attorney

Position: Attorney

Admitted to California Bar, 2013

Education: Notre Dame Law School (J.D.), University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)

Ms. Yu focuses her practice on commercial and civil trials and appeals.  After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with bachelor's degrees in English and Economics, she began her legal career as a project assistant at Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco.  While at Kirkland, Ms. Yu trained for two years in the litigation department and assisted attorneys representing clients in complex commercial litigation…

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Admitted to Bar: Brazil 1976, Portugal 1977, California and Federal Bar 1986

Law School: Candido Mendes University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, L.L.B. 1975; College: New York University, M.C. J. 1978

Author: "Business Lawyer's Bankruptcy Guide," Chapter 6 - "Planning and Process of a Chapter 12."

Member: Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California; Bar Association of Brazil; Bar Association of Portugal; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern.

Practice Areas: Debtor Creditor Rights Law; Insolvency Law; Corporate Law; Family Law;…

Special Counsel

Admitted California and Federal Bar: 1981

Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.S.); McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Lectures: 2012 - Guest Lecturer, Law Firm Management, USF School of Law; 2010 - Guest Lecturer, Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics, USF School of Law; 2009 - Guest Lecturer, Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics, USF School of Law; 2002 - UC Davis School of Law, Negotiations and Settlements

Seminars and Panels: March 2012 – Judge, American Bar Association – 2011-2012 National Appellate…

Of Counsel as of 2010 (Inactive)

Admitted to California and Federal bar, 1993. Inactive (retired) 2011. Education: Colby Colby College; Golden Gate University (JD, with honors, 1992). Editor, Ninth Circuit Survey. Specializes in employment law, domestic and international business formation and contract negotiations, structural planning and drafting for domestic, international business as well as domestic and international litigation, arbitration, real estate development, construction and mechanics liens Member: San Francisco Bar Association, Employment Law Section Member of many Boards of Trustees or Directors of various…

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Admitted to California and Federal bar, 1990. Education: University of California, Berkeley, BA, 1987; University of San Francisco, JD, May, 1990; Masters in Federal Taxation (LLM), In Progress. Settlement Conference Judge in San Francisco Superior Court. Practice Areas: Family Law; Estate Planning; Business.

Corresponding Firm Partner

Admitted to the Brussels bar 1998.

Education: University of Louvain-la-Neuve 1996. LL.M, Masters of Intellectual Property law, University of London, Great-Britain 1997; B.A. Art History and archaeology, I.s.h.a.a.b, Brussels, Belgium (2001-2005)

Paralegal U.S firm, Stimmel, Stimmel & Smith, P.C., San Francisco, USA 1998-2000.

Specializes in contracts law, intellectual property (trade marks, patents, information technology and copyright), commercial and business law, distribution law, company law and art law.

Member of the Belgian Copyright Association (…

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