Len Watkins

Contact: 510.237.6916
510.788.0675
510.788.0040
Experience:
Law School: University of San Francisco School of Law - University of San Francisco
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit

OVERVIEW

About Len Watkins
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include:


A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis

A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers

A California Real Estate Broker’s license

Previous Experience

Business Attorney
Norris & Norris (now Archer Norris), Walnut Creek, CA

Attorney with a general, bankruptcy, business and litigation firm specializing in representing and counseling small and mid-sized businesses and high net-worth individuals. Litigation of securities, trademark and trade secret issues, antitrust, trade practices, employment, financing, and real estate matters. Negotiation and litigation of complex financial transactions, contracts, joint venture and partnership agreements, employment and intellectual property agreements, and purchase and sale transactions.

Business Attorney
Steefel, Levitt & Weiss, San Francisco

Attorney with a 70-lawyer San Francisco financial district bankruptcy firm specializing in representing real estate developers, lenders and professionals, and securities brokerages (i.e. Schwab, Prudential, etc.). Emphasis on: real estate; banking; securities; trademark infringement and intellectual property; anti-trust; class actions; complex business litigation; licensing; products liability; contract disputes, and; general commercial disputes.

Business Attorney
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, San Francisco, CA

Attorney with the San Francisco branch office of an international (New York-based) law firm with over 600 attorneys worldwide. Emphasis on: business litigation; banking; insurance coverage disputes, and; products liability. Experience in anti-trust, securities, corporate, and egulatory litigation.

Navigator
Navigation officer on various freighters, container ships, and oil tankers. Responsible for electronic and celestial navigation, vessel safety, radar observations, communications, and ship’s business. Holder of various FCC and Coastguard licenses and permits (radio operation, radar, etc.).

Certifications/Licenses

Admitted - Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Admitted - Federal District Court for the Northern District of California

Admitted/Member - California State Bar

License (inactive) - National Association of Securities Dealers - Series 7 Broker's License

California State Real Estate Broker's License

Member - National, California and Contra Costa Associations of Realtors


Education

University Of California, Davis
Graduate School of Management

Davis, California
Degree: Master of Business Administration, 1999
Concentrations in Finance and Marketing

University Of San Francisco, School Of Law
San Francisco, California

Degree: Juris Doctor, cum laude
Honors: Law Review, Senior Staff Member
Three American Jurisprudence Awards
McAuliffe Honor Society

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, New York

Degree: Bachelor of Science, Emphasis on: electronic, mechanical and structural engineering; naval architecture; radar/radio technologies; and, graduate level math and sciences.


Other Experience

Real Estate Professional

Self Employed Residential and commercial lending and real estate professionals. Member, California Association of Realtors.

Financial Advisor

Merrill Lynch, Oakland, CA

Asset management and financial planning services to individuals, organizations and associations.

Founder

Nevergone.com, Inc.

Co-founder and CEO of Internet start-up, which focused on the development of universal interface between web audience aggregators and wireless devices, and home networking/control web-enabled appliances. Managed all aspects of financing, business development, product development and, legal and business aspects of corporate structure. Controlled all activities relating to e-business, financing, marketing, and related processes. Explored and forged relationships with industry and capital markets.

Personal

Avid golfer, trap and target shooting. Experienced sailing instructor, charter captain, yacht racer, and glider pilot. Experience building and maintaining small computer networks. Course work, training and extensive reading in computers (hardware and software), electronics, radar, aerodynamics and aircraft design, and astronomy.

Directory Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Professional Experience
Current
Education
University of California - DavisMBAFinance
Details: Degree: Master of Business Administration, 1999 Concentrations in Finance and Marketing
University of San Francisco School of Law - University of San FranciscoJ.D.Law
Honors: Degree: Juris Doctor, cum laude Honors: Law Review, Senior Staff Member Three American Jurisprudence Awards McAuliffe Honor Society
United States Merchant Marine AcademyB.S.Nautical Science
Honors: Degree: Bachelor of Science, Emphasis on: electronic, mechanical and structural engineering; naval architecture; radar/radio technologies; and, graduate level math and sciences
Professional Activities
Member National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2009-Current
Member Contra Costa County Bar Association 2005-Current
Member California Association of Realtors 2002-Current
Member State 1987-Current
Awards
Justice Ronald George Pro Bono Law Firm of 2007, State Bar of California

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Len Watkin's Website Profile
Website: Genser & Watkins LLP Website

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

Point Richmond, CA
125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
USA
Telephone: 510.237.6916
Fax: 925.885.0335
Emeryville, CA
1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
USA
Telephone: 510.788.0675
Fax: 510.237.9851
Oakland, CA
1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
Telephone: 510.788.0040
Fax: 510.236.9851