Yosef has over 18 years of litigation experience and has successfully represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, settlement negotiations and mediation. He prides himself on his assertive advocacy, attention to details, uncompromised dedication to his clients, and for his innovative ideas to advance his clients’ interests.
In addition to traditional employment and class action litigation, Yosef has become a leader in the field of litigating business “divorces,” and has represented founders, partners and companies during corporate breakups and restructurings. His recent caseload includes the successful representation of Tesla Motors’ original founder, a founding partner in an international venture capital firm, a minority shareholder of an emerging advertising firm, and media and entertainment company in a dispute with its former principal, and board members of a disaster-recovery company who were sued by the former CEO.
Yosef’s employment practice includes the representation of employees in wrongful termination, employment discrimination cases, restrictive covenant disputes and class actions for wage and hour violations. His broad array of cases include the litigation of pregnancy, gender, disability and race discrimination and harassment cases, wrongful terminations, non-compete and confidentiality provisions litigation, Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation cases, and wage and hour class actions for overtime, misclassification, meal and rest break violations, time “shaving,” off-the-clock work and expense reimbursement. A representative sampling of his recent clients includes women who were terminated on account of their pregnancy, becoming nursing mothers or for taking a maternity leave, former employees affirmatively suing their prior employers to be free of restrictive non-compete and other employment covenants, a class of nursing home employees seeking compensation for unpaid PTO, and a class of fast-food workers whose managers would alter their time cards to avoid paying their wages.
Yosef’s real estate practice includes commercial and residential disputes, real estate fraud and elder abuse cases, wrongful evictions and housing discrimination disputes. Yosef currently represents applicants of a major public housing complex in San Francisco in a suit that exposed a bribery scheme of officers and principals taking millions of dollars in kickbacks from residents of the complex.
Yosef obtained his law degree in 1996 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Law, the top law school in Israel. He is licensed to practice law in both California (2000) and Israel (1997). He is a member of the State Bar of California and the California Employment Lawyers Association, the leading professional organization for plaintiff employment lawyers.
Admitted 2000, California
Professional Webpage: http://www.peretzlaw.com/yosef-peretz/
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