Attorney Profile

Our Firm


 The diversity of Nancy Battel’s educational and experiential background enables her and her associates to address a wide variety of legal and business needs. Before forming her own practice in 2003, Nancy was an associate and then partner in one of San Jose’s prominent civil litigation firms where she received extensive civil litigation experience and developed the firm’s business practice unit. With over thirty years experience, Nancy and her staff continue to serve the needs of individuals and companies not only within the Bay Area, but also attend to client’s out of state and world-wide interests.

Centrally located within the heart of Silicon Valley, our firm is committed to providing you with quality and compassionate legal services. We realize that being involved with a legal matter can be an overwhelming and confusing process and we strive to provide you with a step-by-step description of what to expect and the costs involved. 

Nancy M. Battel


 Nancy M. Battel received her B.A. from Northwestern University, a Masters Degree and Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University, as well as her J.D. and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University where she has served on the Board of Directors for the Law School’s Alumni Association. She has been a civil litigator since 1985 and has served as a Judicial Arbitrator, Discovery Commissioner Pro-Tem and Settlement Judge Pro-Tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Courts. She has been active in the Santa Clara County Bar Association, serving on the Board of Trustees and as past President of the Woman Lawyer's Committee. Nancy has a diverse transactional and litigation practice, with an emphasis on business and real estate issues. She has extensive civil litigation experience, with her practice encompassing appearances in civil, criminal, probate and family law proceedings in State and Federal Courts, including the representation of secured Creditors in Bankruptcy proceedings. She has experience with financial fraud and predatory lending practices, especially involving Elders and has lectured frequently on Financial Elder Abuse and predatory lending practices. She was appointed Special Deputy District Attorney for San Benito County to handle the civil and criminal prosecution of a law firm for Unfair Business Practices and the Civil Rights Violations of others. Before establishing her own practice in 2003, Nancy was a partner in a prominent litigation defense firm in San Jose where she chaired the firm’s Business Practices Department. As an associate and partner, Nancy handled a variety of litigated matters, including the defense of toxic tort (dry cleaners, underground storage tank, mold) and American with Disability Act (ADA) claims. She has also provided coverage analysis and opinion letters when requested to do so by insurance carriers.   

Areas of Practice


 Business Organization and formation

C and Sub-Chapter S Corporation

Limited Liability Companies


Sole Proprietorships

Contract Review and drafting

Purchase/Sale of Business Interests

Litigation of Business Disputes

Commercial and Civil Litigation  Contract Review and Drafting  Personal Injury



Insurance Coverage Issues  Toxic Tort Litigation  Real Property

Commercial and Residential Property Issues

Document review and drafting

Purchase/Sale of Real Property

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Elder Law

Financial Elder Abuse

Predatory Lending Practices

Estate Planning

American With Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Issues 

Domestic Partner’s Rights and Remedies Prosecution and defense of Palimony actions