Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser 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 & Roeser 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.



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. Superlawyer Selectee 2020.

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…


Admitted to California Bar, 2003

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

Steve is a partner in Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser, as well as the principal of Roeser Law, and works with businesses, executives, employees, families and individuals across a wide range of practice areas including corporate, real estate and construction, estate planning, employment, and other fields on select matters in transactions and litigation. The Roeser Law team’s practical yet aggressive solutions to complex transactions,…

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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…

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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…

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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 matters.  She attended Notre Dame…

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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;…

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 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 & Roeser, 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 (ABA…