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Azin Barzin
Charter Member
Personal Injury Law

3055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1120, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Somita Basu
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

5201 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA


Ms. Basu began her career in financial services and insurance and has lived and worked across the globe, working with blue chip Fortune 500 companies. Her career has taken her from the New York City metropolitan area to India and Singapore, where she gained a unique perspective on global business practices and cultures. She has worked in senior management positions with a culturally diverse workforce. Having lived abroad for 13 years, Ms. Basu is particularly sensitive to how different cultural views can influence decision-making and risk appetite. She brings this holistic outlook to help her clients address legal problems, always taking the time to explain issues in terms clients can easily understand. Ms. Basu addresses complex issues in estate planning and probate cases, always keeping in mind the cultural ramifications of immigrant cultures. Ms. Basu is a member of the American Bar Association, including its section on Real Property, Trusts and Estates. She is also a member of the Silicon Valley Bar Association, which focuses exclusively on the issues of estate planning and probate. She is actively engaged in pro bono representation and has volunteered significant time with legal aid services organizations.

Jean L. Batman
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

505 Montgomery St., Ste. 1144, San Francisco, CA 94111


Ms. Batman has more than 25 years of experience providing outside general counsel services, reviewing, drafting and advising on a broad spectrum of business, employment, real property, corporate, finance, and securities law transactions. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Ms. Batman has an MBA and was a licensed principal and partner in a securities Broker-Dealer firm, before completing law school at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Ms. Batman is the author of the ABA best-seller, "Advising the Small Business," as well as the ABA books "Letters for Small Business Lawyers" and "Of Counsel," and numerous articles and other publications. Ms. Batman is a frequent public speaker at bar association and other continuing legal education programs, and served as an instructor at the U.S. Small Business Administration's Entrepreneur Center in San Francisco for more than 10 years, teaching a quarterly course on "Finding Venture Capital." Prior to founding Legal Venture Counsel, Ms. Batman was a partner in the San Francisco office of an Am Law 100 firm. ?Ms. Batman served as Chair of the Middle Market and Small Business Committee of the ABA Business Law Section from 2001 to 2005, as a Board Member of the Publications Board of the ABA Business Law Section from 2001 to 2005, and was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Private Placement Broker-Dealer Task Force of the ABA Business Law Section in 1999. Ms Batman is a member of the American Bar Association and is licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of California.

David A. Battaglia
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

333 S Grand Ave., Suite 4600, Los Angeles, CA 91011


Sandra Bauer
Charter Member
Civil Litigation

1815 E Heim Avenue, Suite 203, Orange, CA 92865


I have over 18 years experience in all phases of litigation from complex trials (lasting over six months) to sophisticated legal analysis, litigation management, and contract drafting and negotiations with a reputation for integrity and perseverance. I believe that personal attention to a clients’ present and future needs is the keystone to a successful relationship. I specialize in business litigation, civil litigation, construction law, and personal injury. Initially, I focused on the defense of construction defect matters for general contractors and developers, including mold cases. Since then, I have grown taking on numerous business litigation matters as well as personal injury cases.