Kenneth S. Katzoff

Partner at Katzoff & Riggs LLP

1500 Park Ave Apt 300, Emeryville, California, United States
Katzoff & Riggs LLP
HQ Phone:
(510) 597-1990
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Last Updated 10/25/2017

General Information

Employment History

Field of Business and Tort Defense Lawyer  - Hancock , Rothert & Bunshoft


Tulane University

J.D. degree  - University of San Francisco Law School


Member  - Alameda County Bar Association

Member  - Bar Association of San Francisco

Member  - American Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California

Member  - Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Member  - Rotary International

Web References

Kenneth S. Katzoff, Katzoff & Riggs LLP; former Port Commissioner; former Planning Commissioner, City of Oakland

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Katzoff & Riggs Attorney Profiles

Kenneth S. Katzoff | Robert R. Riggs | Attorney Profiles
Kenneth S. Katzoff, Partner Kenneth S. Katzoff, Partner Mr. Katzoff is both a transactional and litigation attorney with an emphasis on representing real estate owners and developers, contractors, architects and other design professionals. Mr. Katzoff represents significant owners and developers throughout Northern California and specializes in handling complex real estate transactions. Mr. Katzoff has 19 years experience in litigation of real estate, business, construction defect and designer liability claims. He has served as lead attorney in numerous complex construction litigation matters both as plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel. Mr. Katzoff is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of San Francisco Law School, where he received his J.D. degree in 1981. He has served as a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice, in the United States Attorney's office in San Francisco, with an emphasis on litigation of tax cases. From 1981 until 1983 he practiced with the firm of Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft, in San Francisco, specializing in the field of business and tort defense. In 1983, Mr. Katzoff left the Hancock firm to establish his independent law practice in Berkeley, California. In this practice he has successfully handled commercial, real estate, and civil litigation. Currently his trial practice focuses on litigation of issues arising from real estate transactions, construction defects, engineering and architectural errors and omissions, and other issues generally relating to the construction and real estate industry. Mr. Katzoff, representing a homeowner in 1999 with partner Robert Riggs, tried a major construction defect and real estate case involving damage from the "Northridge" earthquake to a jury in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Mr. Katzoff is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the American Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California. Mr. Katzoff has served as a mediator on numerous matters for the San Francisco Superior Court and as a Judge pro tempore for the Alameda County Courts. Mr. Katzoff also serves on the City/Port Liaison, Commercial Real Estate, and Maritime committees of the Port of Oakland. Mr. Katzoff is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California. Mr. Shim was also co-counsel with Mr. Katzoff in the reported case of Rogers v. Peinado, (2000) 85 Cal. App.

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Katzoff & Riggs Contact

Kenneth S. Katzoff, Partner
p. 510.588.5184 & Assistant to Kenneth Katzoff p. 510.588.5179

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