NELSON COMIS KETTLE & KINNEY LLP

NELSON COMIS KETTLE & KINNEY LLP

All attorneys in the firm are experienced and have proven histories of expertise in their chosen fields. Clients always receive direct representation by the attorney whose expertise they have chosen.

Firm Overview

Looking out from the windows of our office in the Morgan Stanley Tower, one can see hundreds of buildings, businesses and families that have benefited from the expert guidance our attorneys have provided over the last several decades. Our attorneys are dedicated to the principles of hard work, honesty, and integrity. We look forward to meeting the evolving needs of our County, while continuing to exemplify ethical advocacy and outstanding professionalism that are at the historic core of our firm and our community. All attorneys in the firm are experienced and have proven histories of expertise in their chosen fields. Clients always receive direct representation by the attorney whose expertise they have chosen. Many of the attorneys and staff have worked together for over 30 years, all in the same community, often with the same clients. We are well-educated, trained, professional, highly regarded specialists in our fields who value one-on-one relationships with our clients, and their happiness with our work is important to us.

Main Office

Main Office
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard CA 93036

Phone

(805) 604-4100

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Varies by attorney

Hourly Rates

Varies

Office Information

Office Hours

9 am to 5 pm M-F

Business

We understand that keeping a small business operating profitably and efficiently can be challenging. Our goal is help you resolve your current issues and plan for the future to avoid further issues.

We are here to assist small businesses with a range of legal issues as an outside counsel. We provide our business clients with the comfort of a legal advisor only being a phone call away to either directly assist with their legal issues or to put them in contact with a specialist to address their specific needs.

Areas that We have advised local businesses include:

Business formation
Contract negotiations and drafting
License agreements
Distribution agreements
Intellectual property rights and trade secrets
Real Estate
Liability risks
Insurance
Litigation and disputes

Keith Fichtelman

NELSON COMIS KETTLE & KINNEY LLP

Keith is a partner with the Ventura County based firm Nelson, Comis, Kettle & Kinney LLP. Keith is a dual-qualified United States (California & New York) attorney and Solicitor of England and Wales.

Keith’s practice focuses on civil litigation, including international arbitration and dispute resolution, and providing outside counsel services to a variety of clients.

Keith has also successfully represented several refugees on a pro bono basis in seeking asylum before the U.S. Immigration Courts. Keith also serves as a temporary judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Keith’s litigation background has included representing a diverse group of clients in a wide spectrum of disputes including contract disputes, trade secrets, copyright and trademark, fraud, civil RICO, personal injury claims, trust and probate litigation, and financial services litigation.

Keith also regularly advises companies of various sizes as outside counsel on such issues as contract negotiations, employment law, anti-corruption laws, insurance issues, international law, and due diligence investigations. Keith also advises craft breweries and wineries on issues relating to California and federal alcohol laws.

Keith has regularly represented and/or advised clients in disputes pending before various international arbitration forums, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).

Keith lives in Camarillo with his wife and three children and is active in the local community. Most recently, Keith has served on the board of directors of the local AYSO soccer region and regularly referees in the region. Keith also serves as an alternate on the Pleasant Valley School District’s Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Keith has also served as a coach of the UCLA Mock Trial Team, including during their 2004 and 2011 National Championship seasons, and helps judge college and high school mock trial competition in the area.

While in law school, Keith participated in a prestigious externship with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda based in Arusha, Tanzania. The tribunal was tasked with the adjudication of war crimes charges against the alleged perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Keith also manages the general interest blog https://venturalaw.blog/ and the special interest blogs https://intlarbitration.com/ and https://wine-brew-law.com/.

Prior to joining Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney LLP, Keith worked with two large international law firms based in Los Angeles.

License

Bar Number: 262476
California, 2009

Bar Number: 5395660
New York, 2016

Education

UCLA School of Law
J.D., 2008

UCLA
B.A., History,

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