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Van Vleck + Zaller LLP


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Van Vleck + Zaller LLP


 

Van vleck & zaller LLP (VVZ) is a California based law practice.  We help companies of all sizes with legal issues regarding employment and business law.

We think creatively to assist companies beyond litigation.

 

Business Needs


We are a boutique law firm comprised of attorneys from "big law."  Our attention to detail, use of technology, and our size
provides our clients with cost effective solutions to employment litigation and corporate law.

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Business Needs


We are a boutique law firm comprised of attorneys from "big law."  Our attention to detail, use of technology, and our size
provides our clients with cost effective solutions to employment litigation and corporate law.

Contact Us

Employment Law

We are experienced employment litigators and advisers. We have represented employers in class actions involving thousands of employees to single plaintiff harassment and discrimination type of claims.

Business and Corporate Law

Based on our 20+ years of in-house legal counsel experience we are your strategic legal partner and business advisers.  VVZ is uniquely situated to offer cost-effective "in house" counsel advice for all sizes of companies.

Representative industries/Clients


Diverse experience in almost every industry

Representative industries/Clients


Diverse experience in almost every industry

Industries:

  • Restaurants

  • Technology and start-ups

  • Manufacturing

  • Entertainment

  • Retail

  • Oil and gas

  • Trucking and logistics

  • Aerospace and aviation

Representative Clients:

  • Domino's franchisees

  • Hard Rock Hotel - Palm Springs

  • Greyhound

  • Two Bit Circus

  • Maria's Italian Kitchen

  • Tony P's Dockside Grill

  • Tito's Tacos

  • Canter's Deli

  • American Film Institute

  • Burger King franchisees

  • McDonald's franchisees

  • The Stinking Rose (San Francisco/Los Angeles)

Recent accomplishments

  • Tried four-day arbitration for claims brought by two employees against franchisee for national restaurant chain.  Obtained defense verdict for one plaintiff, and other plaintiff recover less than $500 in alleged missed meal and rest break premiums, despite plaintiffs’ combined demand of over $100,000 in penalties, fees and costs.  At the start of the case, the team successfully compelled arbitration and had class action claims dismissed.  After completion of arbitration, won motion to dismiss remaining Private Attorney General Act representative claims after the arbitration and brought motion to recover costs based on win. 
  • Successfully brought a motion to dismiss wage and hour class action at beginning of litigation for allegations that Los Angeles based restaurant chain did not provide pay checks within time limits set by Labor Code. 
  • Defeated motion for class certification for national manufacturing client involving allegations of missed meal and rest breaks, unpaid commissions, and off-the-clock work. 
  • Prepared defense for exempt misclassification case for trial; obtained favorable settlement two days prior to trial after court issued favorable rulings on pre-trial motions.