Carmel & Naccasha LLP
1410 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA - 93401
Phone: 805-546-8785 /
CA State Bar Number: 219831
Date of Admission To State Bar: 06/04/02
Area of Practice:
- Insurance Defense/Bad Faith
- Real Property/Real Estate
With nearly 25 years of legal experience, Carmel & Naccasha LLP Managing Partner and Co-Founder Ziyad Naccasha has extensive background providing strategic counsel in the areas of business and corporate law, litigation, insurance and reinsurance coverage and defense. Ziyad developed much of his diverse expertise working, doing business and living in Chicago for the first 12 years of his career. That experience has been significantly enhanced by his work in San Luis Obispo, the city where he grew up and has had the opportunity to raise his children and work for the last decade. Ziyad’s background handling a variety of complex legal issues and disputes in combination with his portfolio of work makes him exceptionally knowledgeable and approachable when it comes to the legal needs relating to businesses of all sizes.
Ziyad guides domestic and international companies, their shareholders and officers in a variety of matters relating to their formation, business structure, real property, insurance needs, and risk management. He also serves as one of the firm’s litigators, and has extensively litigated commercial, public agency, employment, real property and insurance matters. His unique professional progression gives him an edge in understanding the nuances of both business law and insurance issues.
Ziyad began his law career in insurance defense and coverage, writing and litigating insurance policies and disputes. Practicing in those areas of law introduced him to the broader complexities of business transactional work which he found to be extremely rewarding – helping business and community leaders figure out, sort through and find solutions to the challenges they face. That background and experience equates to a thorough understanding and ability to draft superior agreements which also produce a greater likelihood that those agreements will be upheld in court.
· The State Bar of California
· Chicago Bar Association
· San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
· Illinois (1990 – present)
· California (2002 –present)
· U.S. Supreme Court (2007-present)
· University of Notre Dame (J.D. 1990)
· California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (B.S. in Business Administration, 1987)