Young, Zinn & Bate LLP is a full service boutique law firm practicing all aspects of employment law and litigation as well as general business and real estate law and civil litigation. Formerly known as Bate, Peterson, Deacon, Zinn & Young LLP, the firm combines the expertise and sophistication of a large firm practice with the highest level of service and efficiency tailored to each client's specialized needs. Indeed, each of its partners practiced for many years at some of the largest and most prestigious international law firms before forming YZB. Partners Julie Arias Young and Harry Zinn have been recognized as California "Super Lawyers" for each of the past nine years in employment and labor law and employment litigation, and both are AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Firm also qualifies as a certified Women-Owned Business.
Firm clients include world-renowned prestigious private universities and cultural institutions, national retailers and insurance companies, multinational manufacturers, large public utilities, Major League Baseball clubs, entertainment and venture capital entities, law firms, and other employers of all sizes and endeavors. The firm also represents senior executives in non-litigation matters, including contract and severance negotiations and intellectual property issues.
We take pride in our role both as true counselors - working with our clients to devise creative and practical solutions to the wide range of challenges they face - and as fierce but professional advocates in litigation, arbitration, and before administrative agencies.