The Business Litigation Group
Golden Gate University
1990 - 1994
Ms. Kippes assists businesses, corporations, partnerships, and individuals with successfully resolving business and employment-related conflicts. Ms. Kippes provides guidance and advice on sexual harassment in the workplace and represented both companies and individuals in business and employment related matters. Ms. Kippes also advises individuals forming businesses, including selecting the most suitable form of business, avoiding liability, and reducing tax liability. Ms. Kippes also handles appellate matters, including preparing writs and appeals on behalf of either the appellant or respondent. Her most recent published appellate case is Gelini v. Tishgart, a case that garnered significant national attention from the business and legal community. See Gelini v. Tishgart (1999) 77 Cal. App. 4th 219. Ms. Kippes speaks frequently before business and legal professional associations. She has spoken at the American Association for Justice’s annual convention since 1998, addressing such topics as how to run a successful law practice, conducting online investigation, obtaining evidence, preparing discovery, and using computerized case management tools. Ms. Kippes has had articles published in national and state legal periodicals. Articles include Bugged by Viruses? Trial, January 2001; The Internet Investigator, Trial, August 2000; Good Counsel: The Sublease Alternative, Trial, March 2000; Online Investigation Sources, CAOC Forum, Volume 29, Number 2; What Lawyers Can Get From the Internet: Creating a Personalized Legal Research Database, CAOC Forum, Volume 28, Numbers 2 and 3; The LLC: Limiting Liability for Landlords, San Francisco Apartment Association Magazine, December 1996. Ms. Kippes holds leadership positions in many legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Public Justice Foundation, and the Consumer Attorneys of California. The Consumer Attorney of California awarded Ms. Kippes the Presidential Award of Merit for her outstanding dedication. Ms. Kippes is also active politically. Originally appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the Animal Commission in 1995, the Board unanimously reappointed her for an additional two-year term as Commission Vice Chair. Ms. Kippes continues to contribute to the community by performing pro bono work, for which the State Bar of California rewarded her with two Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Awards. Ms. Kippes also assists Hopalong Animal Rescue, a nonprofit companion animal rescue organization. Ms. Kippes teaches a variety of legal courses, including corporations, business law, business ethics, environmental law, legal research and writing, advanced legal writing, entrepreneurship essentials, civil procedure and litigation, and the legal essentials of starting a business. She has also developed a series of workshops designed to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of running a successful business. Ms. Kippes is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and Golden Gate University School of Law.
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This CLE package will satisfy all of your New York CLE requirements! The MCLEZ New York Bundle A provides 24 hours of CLE credit, including 4 hrs of Ethics, Professionalism and Diversity.