Galia is the founding partner of Aharoni Business Law, PC. At ABL, Galia focuses on business formation, independent contractor issues, and minimizing liability, but she enjoys working with small businesses on all of their business, employment, and intellectual property needs. She loves business law because she gets to learn about businesses and industries she never would have learned about otherwise, and by doing so is able to help other entrepreneurs fulfill their own dreams.
Galia is a born entrepreneur, and loves the thrill of growing her own business as much as she loves helping others grow their own.
Galia is a published author on intellectual property issues surrounding moral rights, and regularly speaks throughout California on a variety of legal and business issues for both lawyers and other entrepreneurs. One of her favorite things about practicing law is the collaborative process of educating people about business and the law so they’re empowered to succeed by preventing problems before they happen.
Galia graduated from Tulane University School of Law with a certificate in environmental law and a sub-focus on intellectual property, and she 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, practiced law at private law firms in both New Orleans and Oakland, and worked as a business development attorney at a large legal publisher in Northern California. She’s also done stints as a professional proofreader/editor and a dogsitter, but the latter was mostly just an excuse to hang out with other people’s dogs.
When not working, she can be found coffee-shop hopping, reading, taking long walks with her boyfriend, Mike, or collecting hobbies. A few of her favorite hobbies so far include belly dancing, glass flameworking, and tai chi.
Jackie is an associate attorney practicing in all aspects of business, employment, and intellectual property law at ABL. 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. She is licensed to practice law in California.
Most of her free time is spent outdoors with her two dogs. She also enjoys active travels with her wife, exploring new countries and cultures.
Heather Satin is Of Counsel to ABL, and focuses on Estate Planning and Asset Protection.
Heather began practicing in 1998 (admitted in both California and Canada) and focuses on planning for small business owners and families in order to help grow your wealth, preserve your assets, and protect your legacy. As a full-time Tahoe resident and parent of two, Heather understands the demands of launching and growing a profitable, healthy business and the stress of worrying about what will happen to your family, your business, and your assets if something were to happen to you. Her specialty is giving you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved ones will be protected with solid planning.
J.D. Houvener is Of Counsel to ABL, and focuses on patent prosecution.
J.D. is the founder of Bold IP. He is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses a unique perspective to their patent needs. J.D. works with clients that are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patent in the market.
J.D. is a member of the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association, where he is an active member in the Intellectual Property Law sections. Outside the office, J.D. offers pro-bono legal services to the Washington CASH organization in South Seattle, who helps those with little to no means with their business startup ideas.
From the small mill-town of Camas, Washington, J.D. hasn’t always lived in the big city. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, running, and playing his favorite sports, football and basketball.