ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Licensed to practice law in the States of New York and California
Toll free from Ventura County, CA only: 1-800-475-5003
Bill Victor received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University in Providence Rhode Island in 1962 and received his Law Degree from Brooklyn Law School in New York in 1965. Between his undergraduate and Law School studies he taught developmental reading at a catholic girls’ high school in Bronx County, taught religious school during winter weekends and participated in an executive training program at Irving Trust Company at One Wall Street, New York and served as a certified seaman on seagoing oil tankers for a major US oil company for a period prior to that.
After graduating from law school, Bill joined the prestigious law firm of Pennie, Edmonds, Morton Taylor and Adams on Madison Avenue in New York City primarily representing numerous Fortune 500 and multi-national corporations in the field of intellectual property, trade secrets, copyright, packaging in addition to numerous writers, artists, inventors and others.
Bill subsequently joined a well recognized Wall Street law Firm representing a number of the same corporations some of whom chose to continue his services at the new firm, primarily in the fields of intellectual property, customs, state and local tax matters for large corporations such as and including J.C. Penney and thereafter with international manufacturers of consumer products, and the canning industry.
Bill was later recruited by the then second largest Corporation in Hawaii, Castle & Cooke, the world wide owner of among other enterprises: Dole, Bumble Bee, Standard Fruit and Steamship, Value Giant Stores, Shady Oak Mushrooms, resort properties in Hawaii, throughout the U.S. and elsewhere- Bill was responsible for often complex union day to day issues, including longshore union matters, this corporation’s vast global litigation and settlement matters, problem resolution and involved in the purchase and sale of tuna Vessels, the recovery of shrimp boats stolen in South America, land purchases, leases of pineapple, fruit , banana and resort properties and contracts and litigation throughout the U.S., Canada, Benelux, Central and South America, the Pacific Rim and wherever else needed by the parent corporation , its subsidiaries and affiliates.
In 1976 Mr. Victor became a member of the California Bar and practiced in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Paris while involved in representing a number of U.S. and Italian Boat Manufacturers, a prestigious international auction enterprise and was already representing a U.S. distributor for a famous Italian Wine company, in addition to the sole US Sony distributor, along with restaurants and eating establishments in NY and CA, represented a freight car manufacturer and its foundries and worked with government agencies including in the U.S. (and internationally ) Customs, tax authorities, and Osha regarding safety and compliance issues to name a few.
Areas of Practice
Complex and other Business Litigation
Franchise litigation and consulting
Trademark prosecution and litigation in state, U.S. Patent Office and internationally
Insurance Bad Faith
Catastrophic and other Personal Injury
Environmental and toxic Tort
Powers of Attorney
Family Law Matters
Advance Health Care Directives
Real Estate and Lease matters
Municipal Law and regulatory disputes
Civil Rights, civil liberties and police misconduct matters and Mr. Victor has worked as and with volunteers including Legal Aid Society throughout his career and founded a community police watch organization relating to some of these matters;
Privacy consulting /litigation
General Business and commercial litigation
Landlord and Tenant law
Warranty law and drafting warranties for U.S. and international corporations
Mr. Victor has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Los Angeles Superior Court; he also currently practices law in New York State (primarily long Island and NY County) and the State of California (primarily in Los Angeles and Ventura County).
New York 1966
United States Customs Court 1972
United States Tax Court 1972
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 1966
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California 1979
U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals 1972
U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey 1973
The Supreme Court of the United States 1980
Professor of Business Law-California State University 1979 -1981
Professional Associations and Memberships past and/or present
New York City Bar Association
American Bar Association
US Trademark Association
US Copyright Society
American Inns of Court
The Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Inn of Court
Inn of Court of Complex Litigation
Los Angeles County Bar Association