Law Office of Nina Yablok
In House Counsel for businesses not quite large enough for in-house counsel. Cost effective, responsive, experienced. Business Formations - Contracts - Mergers and Acquisitions - Regulatory Compliance - Employee Disputes
Since I'm a sole proprietorship, the "about lawyer" section is pretty much a repetition of this section.
Basically, if a close family member, without the emotional baggage was an attorney, and you could call on them with quick questions or major problems - that's what I am for my clients.
1313 N Milpitas Blvd. Suite 139
I specialize in helping my clients sleep at night by managing risk and helping them proactively avoid problems rather than trying to solve them after the fact.
I do a lot of things, and I do them well. I consider myself out-house counsel... for companies that are too small for in-house counsel. But I do offer a broad range of services.
I help clients with:
Setting up their business
Advising them about investors
Drafting investment documents
Hiring and firing employees
Using independent contractors with acceptable risks
Protecting their intellectual property
Design and service agreements
Humor, enjoyment and stress management are important to me. I'm available to my clients at all odd hours, and honestly love what I do. I'm quick and responsive.
If you don't enjoy your business attorney, if you don't feel like he or she is part of your team - they it's time to change.
If you want stuff and formal - I'm so not your type of attorney. If you want a big formal office and suits - I'm not your type of attorney.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
I grew up in a business household. My father was an attorney, but when I was growing up, he was mostly dealing with businesses and became an entrepreneur himself. We talked business over the breakfast table and looked at financial statements after dinner.
A die hard capitalist, I never wanted to do anything else.
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
We don't have "Lawyers" we have me. I have 30 years of experience dealing with small businesses. In a large firm I would be out "rain making" and would be priced too high for small businesses.
I can list all of my bar association work and I do have all of that stuff on my website. But what distinguishes me is my understanding that:
A small business is not a big business with fewer zeros on the balance sheet.
Small business functions differently from large business and without taking some risk small businesses can't compete.
I don't tell my clients "you can't do that." I tell them "this is the risk if you do that, this is how to reduce it, do you want to do it?"
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
Iâm Nina Yablok. Iâm a sole practitioner. Iâm not a âweâ or an âus.â I have support staff, and use outside attorneys as "hired guns" when needed. But I'm me. Please take a look at my blog to get a feel for who I am and what interests me. I have a a traditional resume on my website
I was born and raised in New York City. I went to St. John's University School of Law where I was Chief Justice of the Moot Court. I moved to California after law school and have been practicing business law since them.
My husband is a journalist, and together we like to dine out, and travel. I also enjoy genealogy, and periodically spend days immersed in trying to track down my family and my husband's.
I consider being happy to be a serious thing. I think we're each responsible for our own happiness and only when we're happy ourselves can we spread it around. I think happiness is seriously underrated.
That's why I wouldn't still be practicing law if I didn't love it.
- Bar Number: 78658
California , 1977
- St. John's University School of Law
Chief Justice Moot Court, Moot Court Award, David Bryan Gavel Award, Niagara Moot Court Award
- New York University
BA in sociology