Firm Profile

Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller, PC

Headquarters

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
(415) 956.1900

Firm Details

BartkoZankel, established 40 years ago, is a 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 strategic cutting-edge representation of clients in California, nationally and internationally. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ business goals, which drives our strategies and tactics in the important matters we handle. We litigate not just to win our clients’ cases but to further their business objectives, which we come to know intimately. 

Our Transactional Real Estate group has a nationally-prominent general office, retail and industrial leasing practice second to none in the country, closing hundreds of major leases per year.

Our Business Litigation group takes pride in solving sophisticated business disputes in the global economy, putting our clients’ over-arching business goals first.

Our Intellectual Property group prosecutes and defends cases involving patent, trade secret, copyright, false advertising, trademark and licensing issues for high-technology and biotech companies.

Our Privacy group has successfully defeated large privacy and data security claims.

Our Franchise and Distribution group represents franchisors and distributors in litigation matters throughout the United States, as well as in implementing legal compliance and strategic plans for domestic and international franchise expansion, distribution and licensing.

Our Real Estate Litigation group represents public entities and private companies in real estate and secured transaction matters nationally.

Our white collar practice is growing and integrated with the firm’s core expertise.

Though litigation is a last resort, we have a trial record of winning large difficult cases. We are an industry leader in partnering with clients on alternative fee arrangements. In times of opportunity or crisis, today’s businesses must be selective. Clients do not simply need lawyers; clients need experienced and visionary crisis managers who take the time to understand the client’s business and key objectives. BartkoZankel is such a law firm. We provide broad experience in delivering innovative creative solutions to business disputes as well as comprehensive advice on negotiating, structuring and closing transactions.

BartkoZankel is a member of Globaladvocaten since 2/27/2017.

 

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars For the Law Firm
  • The State Bar of California Legal Specialization, Legal Specialists in Franchise and Distribution Law-Charles G. Miller, C. Griffith Towle and Darryl A. Hart
  • 1978-2020, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (John J. Bartko)
  • 1978-2020, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (Charles G. Miller)
  • 1998-2020, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars. (Robert H. Bunzel)
  • 1998-2020, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (Benjamin K. Riley)
  • 2000-2020, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (Louise Ann Fernandez)
  • 2000-2020 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (Martin I. Zankel, Emeritus Counsel, Retired)
  • 2001-2020 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (Marco L. Quazzo)
  • 2004-2005, Franchise Times-Legal Eagle (Charles G. Miller)
  • 2004–2020 Southern California Super Lawyers (Louise Ann Fernandez)
  • 2004-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Benjamin K. Riley)
  • 2004-2020 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (J. Thomas Hannan)
  • 2004, 2006-2012, 2015-2017, 2019–2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Marco L. Quazzo)
  • 2005-2020 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (John “Jack” F. McLean)
  • 2005-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (John J. Bartko)
  • 2005-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Robert H. Bunzel)
  • 2005-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Charles G. Miller)
  • 2006–2010 Northern California Super Lawyers (Stephen T. Cox)
  • 2008 Law Technology News (LTN) Award for the “Most Innovative Use of Technology during a Trial.”
  • 2008-2020 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating, 5 Stars (Richard T. Tarrant, Retired)
  • 2009, Franchise Times-Legal Eagle (Charles G. Miller).
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Patrick M. Ryan)
  • 2009-2020 Ranked in Chambers (Charles G. Miller)
  • 2010-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Patrick M. Ryan)
  • 4/25/2011, Recorder Supplement-Top Verdicts 2010, California’s Million Dollar Verdicts, Vectren Communication Services.
  • 2011-2017, Franchise Times-Legal Eagle (Charles G. Miller).
  • 2012 Fortune Top Ranked Law Firms based on AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • 2012-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Joel R. Hall)
  • 2013–2019 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Stephen C. Steinberg)
  • 2013-2020 Best Lawyers (John J. Bartko)
  • 2013-2020 Best Lawyers (Robert H. Bunzel)
  • 2013–2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (C. Griff Towle)
  • 2013-2020 Northern California Super Lawyers (Brian A. E. Smith)
  • 10/26/2016, San Francisco Daily Journal-Top Boutiques in California
  • 2016-2020 Best Lawyers (Louise Ann Fernandez)
  • 2016-2020 Best Lawyers (Charles G. Miller)
  • 2017 San Francisco Business Times-Law Firms in the Greater Bay Area, BZBM ranked number 72
  • 2018 Number 3 in the Top 100 Verdicts published 6/2019 by The National Law Journal
  • 2018 San Francisco Business Times-75 Largest Greater Bay Area Law Firms, BZBM ranked number 74
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Alden K. Lee)
  • 2019-2020 Ranked in Chambers (Benjamin K. Riley)
  • 2019–2020 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Hector Suarez)
  • 2020 Who's Who Legal-Global Leader, Franchise (Charles G. Miller)
  • 2020 Who's Who Legal-Global Leader, Franchise (C. Griffith Towle)
  • 2020 Who's Who Legal-Global Leader, Franchise (Darryl A Hart)
  • 2020 San Francisco Business Times-Largest Greater Bay Area Law Firms, BZBM ranked number 60
  • 2021 Best Lawyers (Benjamin K. Riley)

Firm Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Law
  • Art Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Copyright Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Patent Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Retail
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Los Angeles, CA

12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600

Los Angeles, CA 90025

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(415) 956.1900

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San Francisco, CA

One Embarcadero Center, Suite 800

San Francisco, CA 94111

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(415) 956.1900

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