Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley Adds Four Attorneys to Redwood City Office

Top Quote Michon Spinelli Joins as Partner, Steven Wood as Of Counsel. End Quote
  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) May 08, 2014 - Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, P.C. (RMKB), a multi-service law firm offering litigation and transactional services nationally and internationally, adds four attorneys to its Redwood City office - Michon M. Spinelli as partner, Steven G. Wood as of counsel and Norman Lau and Christopher R. Mezzetti as associates. In the past four months, the firm has added 11 attorneys. Of this number, Spinelli and Wood are two of five senior-level additions, joining three partners recently added to the firm's New York City office.

    Spinelli joins RMKB from Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel, Pedersen & Treppa LLP in San Francisco, where she was a partner. Wood joins from The BAG Fund Group, where he served as senior counsel. Lau and Mezzetti come to the firm from Selvin Wraith Halman LLP in Oakland, Calif. and the Mezzetti Law Firm Inc. in San Jose, Calif., respectively.

    "We are excited to add Michon, Steve, Norman and Christopher to our Redwood City office. In particular, Michon and Steve truly bolster our capabilities in several growing areas which will add great value for our clients," said Mike Ioannou, chairman of RMKB. "From coast-to-coast, we are focused on building a firm that not only understands and meets its clients' needs, but is also forward-thinking on their behalf, helping them succeed now and in the future."

    Spinelli joins RMKB's commercial litigation practice group. She concentrates her practice on business and employment litigation, complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, products liability and landlord tenant litigation. She represents clients throughout California and Nevada and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. Active in the legal community, Spinelli is a member of the board of directors for the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada and past president of the Italian American Bar Association of Northern California. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 2001) and the University of Southern California (B.A., 1998).

    Wood joins RMKB's Real Estate, Litigation and Appellate practice areas. He has extensive experience handling real estate transactions and litigation matters for clients. Transactional matters include land use and developments, financing, leasing, landowner/tenant disputes, workouts and secured transactions and bankruptcy. Wood's litigation docket regularly includes cases involving developers' disputes, easements, landlord/tenant disputes and bankruptcy issues. In terms of appellate work, Wood has handled matters involving alleged trademark infringement for a major wholesaler of women's clothing. He earned both law and undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 1987; B.A., 1984).

    Lau joins RMKB's insurance services practice group. His experience includes the representation of insurance companies in bad faith, declaratory relief, contribution and complaint in intervention actions. A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2007) and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2004), Lau served as the editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly while in law school.

    Mezzetti joins the firm's commercial litigation group. He is a graduate of Lincoln Law School (J.D., 2011) and Santa Clara University (B.A., 2005). Mezzetti's prior experience includes two internships with the Santa Clara Superior Court, working with the Probate and Juvenile Dependency departments.

    About Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, P.C.
    Based in Redwood City, Calif. and with offices throughout California and in New York City and Boston, RMKB conducts a multi-service practice offering litigation and transactional services to domestic and international businesses and individuals. The firm's practice areas include appellate; corporate and business litigation; banking and consumer credit; construction; real estate; employment; entertainment; environmental; professional liability; intellectual property; insurance coverage, bad faith and regulatory matters; fidelity and surety; product liability; and asset protection, estate planning and taxation. For more information, visit

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