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Zach GeorgopolousZach Georgopoulos  E-mail Zach

Mr. Georgopoulos, a partner in the firm, graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1991 where he acted as the Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude at the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. Prior to establishment of the firm, Mr. Georgopoulos was in solo practice from 1992 through 1994, and a principal in the firm of Georgopoulos, Pahlavan & Prince, LLP from 1995 through 2001.

Mr. Georgopoulos has broad experience in corporate and business transactional matters, as well as in commercial litigation. A substantial portion of his practice has involved representation of domestic and foreign business clients in their formation, operation, contractual obligations, financing, licensing for specialty services, as well as in their contractual relations with employees, suppliers and customers. Mr. Georgopoulos represents a number of clients in the hospitality industries in Northern California, with an emphasis on restaurants, and has developed relations with many professionals in that field which benefit the firm’s clients.

Mr. Georgopoulos serves on the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Law Society of Northern California and the San Francisco – Thessaloniki Sister City Committee and is fluent in the Greek language. He has also served on the boards of directors of condominium associations, as well as on the boards of several of the firm's client corporations. He is a member of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

 
 


E-mail RobertaRoberta Economidis  E-mail Roberta
Ms. Economidis, a partner in the firm, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1995, and Mills College in 1992. Prior to the establishment of the firm, she was in solo practice. Ms. Economidis also served as a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County from 1995- 2000. She was subsequently appointed by the State Treasurer of California as the Executive Director of the California Educational Facilities Authority from 2000-2003.

Ms. Economidisí areas of practice include corporate, business and criminal law. She has been actively representing small to medium size businesses in a broad range of industries such as retail, entertainment, health and the hospitality and food service. Ms. Economidis also represents the firmís clients in criminal matters.

Ms. Economidis currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of the City Club of San Francisco and in 2007,Mayor Newsom appointed her as Chair of the San Francisco – Thessaloniki Sister City Committee. Additionally, Ms. Economidis serves as Chair of the Advisory Council of Symphonix, a Non-Profit Organization supporting the San Francisco Symphony. She also served as President of the Hellenic Law Society of Northern California from 2000-2002 and is an active member of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

 
 


E-mail CharlesCharles P. Teixeira  E-mail Charles
Mr. Teixeira, of counsel to the firm, is a specialist in employee benefits and executive compensation laws. Mr. Teixeira received his law degree from Harvard University in 1981 and is admitted to the bar associations of the states of California, New York and New Jersey.

Before establishing his own firm in 1992, Mr. Teixeira practiced law at Graham & James (now Squire Sanders & Dempsey), first as an associate through 1989, then as a partner and head of the firm's Compensation and Benefits Department. Mr. Teixeira has substantial experience with private and governmental pension and welfare benefit plans, including advisory and litigation matters, federal and state taxes, fiduciary duties, participant claims, plan investments, employment contracts, stock options, marital dissolution and other pension, welfare and equity compensation issues. He has represented clients in arbitration, in civil litigation and in formal and informal proceedings before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, the California Franchise Tax Board and Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Mr. Teixeira's court admissions include the Northern District of California and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Teixeira has served as Chair of the Taxation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He also has served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Retirement Benefits of the Committee on Employment Taxes of the American Bar Association. Additionally, he has served as an arbitrator on employee benefit, executive compensation and securities matters for the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Teixeira is a frequent speaker before professional and business organizations, such as the California Society of Continuing Education for Certified Public Accountants (2002, 2003 and 2004, Audits of Employee Benefit Plans), Western Pension & Benefits Conference (1999, Executive Compensation - Trends, Issues, Realities), Mr. Teixeira is a contributor to the Employer's Guide to Self Insuring Health Benefits (Thompson). Additionally, Mr. Teixeira has published articles in numerous periodicals, including The Daily Journal, January 31, 2000, “Basic Benefit” and October 4, 1999, “Mere Joinder of Plan Does Not Support Removal.”

 
 


E-mail AlexAlex Volchegursky  E-mail Alex
Mr. Volchegursky, a contract associate at the firm, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 2000. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996, in the field of Economics and History. Prior to establishment of the firm, Mr. Volchegursky was an associate at Georgopoulos, Pahlavan & Prince, LLP from 2000 to 2001, where he concentrated exclusively on corporate finance and corporate securities, and an associate at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, from 2001 to 2003, where he initially concentrated on corporate finance and corporate securities, and later expanded into intellectual property and general commercial litigation practice. Mr. Volchegursky’s transactional practice involves representation of business clients in all aspects of their formation and operations.