Mr. Georgopoulos, a
partner in the firm, graduated from the University
of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1991
where he acted as the Executive Articles Editor of
the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.
He received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude
at the University of California, Berkeley in 1986.
Prior to establishment of the firm, Mr. Georgopoulos
was in solo practice from 1992 through 1994, and a
principal in the firm of Georgopoulos, Pahlavan &
Prince, LLP from 1995 through 2001.
has broad experience in corporate and business transactional
matters, as well as in commercial litigation. A substantial
portion of his practice has involved representation
of domestic and foreign business clients in their
formation, operation, contractual obligations, financing,
licensing for specialty services, as well as in their
contractual relations with employees, suppliers and
customers. Mr. Georgopoulos represents a number of
clients in the hospitality industries in Northern
California, with an emphasis on restaurants, and
has developed relations with many professionals in
that field which benefit the firm’s clients.
Mr. Georgopoulos serves on the Board of Directors
of the Hellenic Law Society of Northern California and the San Francisco –
Thessaloniki Sister City Committee and is fluent in the Greek language. He has
also served on the boards of directors of condominium associations, as well as
on the boards of several of the firm's client corporations. He is a member of
the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.
Ms. Economidis, a partner
in the firm, graduated from Santa Clara University
School of Law in 1995, and Mills College in 1992.
Prior to the establishment of the firm, she was in
solo practice. Ms. Economidis also served as a deputy
district attorney in Santa Clara County from 1995-
2000. She was subsequently appointed by the State
Treasurer of California as the Executive Director
of the California Educational Facilities Authority
Ms. Economidisí areas of practice
include corporate, business and criminal law. She
has been actively representing small to medium size
businesses in a broad range of industries such as
retail, entertainment, health and the hospitality
and food service. Ms. Economidis also represents the
firmís clients in criminal matters.
Ms. Economidis currently serves
as Chair of the Board of Governors of the City Club of San Francisco and in 2007,Mayor Newsom
appointed her as Chair of the San Francisco – Thessaloniki Sister
City Committee. Additionally, Ms. Economidis serves as Chair of the Advisory Council of
Symphonix, a Non-Profit Organization supporting the San Francisco Symphony.
She also served as President of the Hellenic Law Society of Northern
California from 2000-2002 and is an active member of the Golden Gate
Mr. Teixeira, of counsel
to the firm, is a specialist in employee benefits
and executive compensation laws. Mr. Teixeira received
his law degree from Harvard University in 1981 and
is admitted to the bar associations of the states
of California, New York and New Jersey.
Before establishing his own firm
in 1992, Mr. Teixeira practiced law at Graham &
James (now Squire Sanders & Dempsey), first as
an associate through 1989, then as a partner and head
of the firm's Compensation and Benefits Department.
Mr. Teixeira has substantial experience with private
and governmental pension and welfare benefit plans,
including advisory and litigation matters, federal
and state taxes, fiduciary duties, participant claims,
plan investments, employment contracts, stock options,
marital dissolution and other pension, welfare and
equity compensation issues. He has represented clients
in arbitration, in civil litigation and in formal
and informal proceedings before the U.S. Internal
Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation,
Securities and Exchange Commission, the California
Franchise Tax Board and Department of Fair Employment
and Housing. Mr. Teixeira's court admissions include
the Northern District of California and Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals.
Mr. Teixeira has served
as Chair of the Taxation Section of the Bar Association
of San Francisco. He also has served as Chair of the
Subcommittee on Retirement Benefits of the Committee
on Employment Taxes of the American Bar Association.
Additionally, he has served as an arbitrator on employee
benefit, executive compensation and securities matters
for the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Teixeira is a frequent
speaker before professional and business organizations,
such as the California Society of Continuing Education
for Certified Public Accountants (2002, 2003 and 2004,
Audits of Employee Benefit Plans), Western Pension
& Benefits Conference (1999, Executive Compensation
- Trends, Issues, Realities), Mr. Teixeira is a contributor
to the Employer's Guide to Self Insuring Health
Benefits (Thompson). Additionally, Mr. Teixeira
has published articles in numerous periodicals, including
The Daily Journal, January 31, 2000, “Basic
Benefit” and October 4, 1999, “Mere Joinder
of Plan Does Not Support Removal.”
Mr. Volchegursky, a contract
associate at the firm, graduated from the University
of Pennsylvania Law School in May 2000. He received
his undergraduate degree at the University of California,
Berkeley in 1996, in the field of Economics and History.
Prior to establishment of the firm, Mr. Volchegursky
was an associate at Georgopoulos, Pahlavan & Prince,
LLP from 2000 to 2001, where he concentrated exclusively
on corporate finance and corporate securities, and
an associate at Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP,
from 2001 to 2003, where he initially concentrated
on corporate finance and corporate securities, and
later expanded into intellectual property and general
commercial litigation practice. Mr. Volchegursky’s
transactional practice involves representation of
business clients in all aspects of their formation