Galia Aharoni
Galia is a business lawyer and founder of Aharoni Business Law. She enjoys helping people turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality by drafting their business-startup documents, protecting their intellectual property, and preventing potential employee/independent contractor problems.
She is a published author on intellectual property issues surrounding moral rights, and regularly speaks throughout Northern California on a variety of legal and business issues for lawyers and entrepreneurs.
She graduated from Tulane University School of Law with a certificate in environmental law, and currently has licenses to practice law in both California and Louisiana. Prior to founding ABL, Galia was a founding partner of a Bay Area-based multi-lawyer business law firm, was an attorney at private law firms in both New Orleans and Oakland, and was a business development attorney at a legal publisher in Northern California.
When not working, she can be found coffee-shop hopping, reading, or collecting hobbies. A few of her favorite hobbies so far include belly dancing, glass flameworking, and floating in sensory deprivation tanks.
Associate Attorney
Jackie is an associate attorney specializing in all aspects of business law. She brings with her experience in managing artists and their intellectual property, as well as representing clients in varied employment, family and business matters. She is compassionate and enjoys working directly with owners, entrepreneurs, and employees to help their small businesses and ideas succeed and grow.
Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 2004, and Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2010. While there, she served as notes and comments editor of the Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law and earned a certificate in Intellectual Property, Information and Media Law. Prior to entering private practice, she served a one-year term as law clerk to the Honorable Mary F. Thurber, J.S.C.
Most of her free time is spent outdoors with her two dogs. She also enjoys active travels with her family, exploring new countries and cultures.
Heather Satin
Of Counsel
Heather Satin began practicing in 1998; she has been admitted in both California and Canada, and provides legal services in English, French, and Italian. She thrives on challenge and feels at home on the road less traveled. Throughout her career, Heather has worked with and negotiated on behalf of business of all sizes, from solo entrepreneurs to substantial corporate enterprises.
Heather understands the pressures and challenges of wearing many hats when starting a business. She enjoys being a creative-thinking business strategist, entrepreneurial mentor, complex-contract negotiator, product development analyst, and business efficiency enthusiast. But above all, Heather is a straight-talking, trustworthy, and dedicated advisor.
As a business owner, full-time Tahoe resident, and parent of two, Heather understands the demands of launching and growing a profitable, healthy business while maintaining excellent work-life balance.