Umberg/Zipser LLP (U/Z), a premier business litigation and intellectual property law firm located in Irvine, California, has multiple attorneys who have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2023.
Firm attorneys Mark Finkelstein, Scott Garner, Phillip Kaplan, Carole Reagan, Adina Stowell, Todd Smith, Mei Tsang, Thomas Umberg, and Dean Zipser have all been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Mark Finkelstein also was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for both Trademark Law and Patent Litigation, adding to a growing list of U/Z recipients. Additionally, attorney Brent Colasurdo, has also been recognized again as Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for 2023.
The U/Z attorneys who achieved this outstanding recognition for 2023 are listed below:
Mark Finkelstein also was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for both Trademark Law and Patent Litigation, adding to a growing list of U/Z recipients. Mark has again been selected for the 2023 list for Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law, and as Lawyer of the Year in Orange County for both Patent Litigation and Trademark Law. Mark has been on the list since 2016 and was also recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Orange County for Trademark Law in 2021.
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 last year as Lawyer of the Year in Orange County for Intellectual Property Litigation.
Phillip Kaplan was selected for Real Estate Litigation and for Securities Litigation.
Carole Reagan has again been selected for Intellectual Property Litigation and Commercial Litigation and has been on the list since 2013.
Todd Smith was selected for Commercial Litigation for 2023.
Adina Stowell was again selected for Intellectual Property Litigation and Real Estate Litigation, and she 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. Zipser 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. These awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States.
In addition to the recognition of its individual lawyers, and each year since the firm’s inception, Umberg Zipser has been named as “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
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