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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


Patrick M. Ryan Named “Top IP Lawyer” in California May 17, 2023 San Francisco, CA – Patrick M. Ryan, head of Bartko law firm’s Litigation practice and Chair of its IP and Brand Protection and Antitrust groups, named as a “Top Intellectual Property Lawyer” in California by the Daily Journal. The annual list recognizes California […]


Bartko Clients Win $680 Million Francesca Naify Case February 7, 2023 The San Francisco Superior Court entered its Statement of Decision and Judgment in favor of Bartko clients, the Co-Trustees of the Robert A. Naify Trust, and against Petitioner Christina Cortese.  Cortese had sought as much as $680 million in community property damages on behalf […]


Bartko Law Firm Opens LA Office and Names New Leaders February 2, 2023 San Francisco based law firm – Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller – celebrated the opening of its Los Angeles office and a new, diverse leadership group at a reception this week, ushering in a new era for the business trials, labor, employment, […]