July 1, 2020

Much is pleased to announce that our California office welcomed six new attorneys from Zfaty Burns and successfully moved to a larger office space in Newport Beach, CA.

The office move comes alongside Much's combination with Zfaty Burns, a business litigation firm focusing on solutions for small to midsize companies. The combination was finalized on July 1, 2020 and grew Much's Newport Beach office to 11 attorneys.

Founders Isaac Zfaty and Ryan Burns bring decades of experience counseling clients on a wide variety of business litigation matters. Also joining Much are principal Laya Dogmetchi and associates Kaeleen Korenaga, Sam Maralan and Garrett Prybylo, each bringing with them a wealth of knowledge in trials and personalized litigation strategy.

"Our team is honored to become the latest addition to the Much Shelist family. Much is a well-respected firm throughout the legal community, and we are excited that Much has chosen to grow its Orange County footprint," said Zfaty, who will serve as chair of Much's West Coast Litigation group. "On a personal level, I have known the Much attorneys for several years now, and I have the utmost respect for each and every one of them. We look forward to bringing our business litigation team into the fold, and we expect that together we will achieve great things for our clients."

Much's California office is headed by principal Glenn Taxman, who has been with the firm for 23+ years and serves on its Management Committee. The office move and combination serve as a testament to the firm's success in Orange County and takes place one month prior to the firm's 50th anniversary. Much's founding office in Chicago, IL is home to approximately 100 attorneys.

"We have known this talented group of attorneys from Zfaty Burns for years – even working on cases as co-counsel – and we're thrilled to welcome them to the Much family," said Taxman. "Transitioning into a larger space with our new expanded team marks the beginning of a new chapter for us. We greatly look forward to what's to come as we work together to continue providing first-rate service to our clients."

The new office address is 660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA, 92660.

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