About

Lawrence A. Jacobson

Phone: (650) 261-6280

Lawrence A. Jacobson, born in 1948, received his B.A. degree from Gonzaga University in 1970, cum laude, and his J.D. degree from University of San Francisco in 1973, cum laude. As an undergraduate, Mr. Jacobson achieved membership in the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society.

At the University of San Francisco School of Law, Mr. Jacobson achieved membership in the McAuliffe Law Honor Society for distinguished academic achievement and earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Creditors’ Rights and Debtors’ Remedies.

Mr. Jacobson is admitted to practice in all the courts of the State of California, in all United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in the State of California, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Tax Court.

For forty three years Mr. Jacobson has engaged in commercial litigation and business reorganization with court and jury trials throughout the State and Federal courts in California and Nevada. Mr. Jacobson acted as lead counsel in prosecuting or defending the actions described in the Litigation Services section of this website, and in obtaining the confirmations of the Chapter 11 Plans in the cases described in the Reorganization Services section.  Mr. Jacobson has lectured regarding civil discovery and bankruptcy matters.

In May, 2007, Mr. Jacobson obtained the Forty Hour Certificate of Mediation Training from the Teresa V. Carey Mediation and Conflict Training Services program.  Mr. Jacobson acts as a panelist on the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program for the Northern District of California.

Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Commercial Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.

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Sean M. Jacobson

Phone: (650) 261-6280
Sean M. Jacobson, born in 1978, received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2000, and his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco in 2003. At the University of San Francisco School of Law, Sean Jacobson participated as a Certified Law Student in the Civil Litigation Clinic, earned the CALI Award for Excellence, Evidence (Fall 2001), participated as a Law Review Senior Staff Member, and graduated in the top ten percent of his class as a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society. Member, San Mateo County Bar Association, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.

Julie A. Zernicke

Office Management

Phone: (650) 261-6280
Julie A. Zernicke, born in 1947, received her B.A. degree from Gonzaga University in 1969, and her J.D. from University of San Francisco in 1976 where she was selected to the Moot Court Board. Ms. Zernicke is a member of the Gamma Pi Epsilon Honor Society (Gonzaga University) and the McAuliffe Law Honor Society (University of San Francisco School of Law) for distinguished academic achievement. Ms. Zernicke, an active member of the State Bar of California, manages the practice.

Nora J. Parente

Legal Assistant

Phone: (650) 261-6280
Nora Parente received her B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2002. Ms. Parente, who majored in Italian, studied during her junior year in Florence, Italy, attending the Italian campus of Gonzaga University. Upon graduation, Ms. Parente joined the firm. Ms. Parente performs computer assisted litigation support, calendar management, and accounting functions for the firm.

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