Dean Zipser Authors Timely Article for OCBA’s Orange County Lawyer Magazine entitled “Mentoring and Training New Firm Lawyers in the 2020s.”

Umberg/Zipser LLP partner, Dean J. Zipser recently authored a timely article for the Orange County Lawyer, published by the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), entitled “Mentoring and Training New Firm Lawyers in the 2020s. In this article, Dean discusses how the pandemic has created a need for successful law firms to navigate a new work paradigm, and why attention to mentoring is essential in today’s hybrid work environment.

Recognizing that there is no one right way to manage today’s changing workplace, Dean received input from several man­aging partners and law firm leaders. Not surprisingly, all agreed on the importance of training and develop­ment and have set up varying protocols to best address the issue for their firms.

As Dean notes, “These types of initiative-taking steps are essen­tial. As we attempt to navigate new work paradigms, newer lawyers will suffer if law firms are not proactively mentoring and developing them. And if we do not, the profession in gen­eral will suffer. This obligation falls on both the law firms and new attorneys.”

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Umberg/Zipser LLP Ranked Tier One on “Best Law Firms” List by U. S. News & World Report 2023

Umberg/Zipser LLP (U/Z), a premier business litigation and intellectual property law firm located in Irvine, California, has again been ranked Tier One on the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report for the Orange County Metropolitan area.

The firm has received this outstanding recognition every year since its inception in 2014. The ranking highlights top law firms, recognized by their clients and peers for delivering professional excellence and high-quality service, through a unique combination of practice quality and legal expertise.

For 2023, the firm received five Tier One Rankings for Metropolitan Orange County in Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Banking & Finance Litigation. The firm also received recognition in the practice areas of Copyright Law, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law.

“We are honored to again be recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in Orange County. Our firm’s attorneys are committed to pursuing our clients’ objectives, by providing strategic and efficient solutions, and we appreciate the continued recognition from our clients and peers,” said co-founding partner Dean Zipser.

In addition to the firm’s recognition, U/Z attorneys Mark Finkelstein, Scott Garner, Phillip Kaplan, Carole Reagan, Adina Stowell, Todd Smith, Mei Tsang, Thomas Umberg, and Dean Zipser have also been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Mark Finkelstein was also recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for both Trademark Law and Patent Litigation, and Brent Colasurdo has been recognized again as Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for 2023.