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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


BARTKO FIRM SPEARHEADS DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS AGAINST A FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT September 17, 2021: Bartko firm spearheads dismissal of all claims against our client, a former Prime Minister of Egypt, in an Alien Tort Claim case pending in Washington D.C.—winning by proving up immunity based on the United States’ recognition of complex […]


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 […]