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BartkoZankel, established 40 years ago, is a top 20 boutique law firm specializing in national and international complex litigation and investigations, as well as real estate and franchising transactions. We are a 40‑lawyer firm dedicated to the strategic cutting-edge representation of our clients in California, nationally and internationally.


BZBM Selected as Top 20 Boutique Law Firm by The Daily Journal


BEN RILEY RANKED BY CHAMBERS AS TOP CALIFORNIA LAWYER IN BOTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRUST AND ESTATE LITIGATION July 2021 Benjamin K. Riley, a principal and executive committee member of Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller, has received 2021 top California lawyer rankings from Chambers in two, disparate areas of litigation. In May 2021, Chambers USA […]


BARTKO SECURES TRIAL VICTORY IN $250+ MILLION ALLEGED ORAL PROMISE CASE Bartko Zankel clients, the Co-Trustees of the Robert A. Naify Trust, won a complete victory after a court trial held in February and March 2021.  The Petitioner, Christina Cortese, alleged that her stepfather, Robert Naify, orally promised to leave her a golf course in […]


BZBM’s Oliver Q. Dunlap Appointed 2021 Chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller is proud to announce that partner Oliver Dunlap has been appointed the 2021 Chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA, formally known as the Conference of Delegates).  Oliver previously served on the CCBA Board […]