Umberg/Zipser LLP (U/Z), a premier business litigation and intellectual property law firm located in Irvine, California, once again has multiple attorneys who have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2024.
Firm attorneys Mark Finkelstein, Scott Garner, Phillip Kaplan, Carole Reagan, Todd Smith, Adina Stowell, Mei Tsang, Thomas Umberg, Vikki L. Vander Woude, and Dean Zipser have all been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, attorneys Brent Colasurdo and Ethan Feng, have been recognized as Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” for 2024.
The U/Z attorneys who achieved this outstanding recognition for 2024 are listed below:
Mark Finkelstein has again been selected for the 2024 list for Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law and has been on the list since 2016. Mark was also recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for both Trademark Law and Patent Litigation for 2023, and he was recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Orange County for Trademark Law in 2021 and 2023.
Scott Garner has again been selected for Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Intellectual Property Litigation, and has been on the list since 2020. Best Lawyers® recognized Garner as Lawyer of the Year in 2022 for Intellectual Property Litigation-Orange County.
Phillip Kaplan has again been selected for Real Estate Litigation and for Securities Litigation.
Carole Reagan has again been selected for Commercial Litigation, was selected for Intellectual Property Litigation for 2023, and has been on the list since 2013.
Todd Smith was again selected for Commercial Litigation, and this year for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. Todd has been on the list since 2023.
Adina Stowell was again selected for Intellectual Property Litigation and Real Estate Litigation and has been on list since 2019.
Mei Tsang was again selected for Copyright Law and has been on the list since 2021.
Tom Umberg was again selected for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation and has been on the list since 2008.
Dean Zipser was again selected for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation, and has been on the list since 2008. Dean was previously recognized as Orange County Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation in 2014 and 2022, and for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2017.
Brent Colasurdo was again selected to the Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” list for Intellectual Property Law, and for Commercial Litigation for 2024. These awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States.
Ethan Feng has been selected to the 2024 Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” list for Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law.
In addition to the recognition of its individual lawyers, and each year since the firm’s inception, Umberg/Zipser has been ranked Tier One on the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report in Orange County.
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