Kletter Law Firm San Francisco San Mateo

The Recorder, August 05, 2009

“[Yosef] Peretz” met his first law partner, Cary Kletter, in the Talmud class he was teaching at a local synagogue. The two opened Kletter & Peretz in 2003. Social networking also brought clients.

David Vespremi, a former Tesla executive who is a plaintiff in the defamation and breach of contract case against the car company, is a former lawyer. He asked around for recommendations when he was thinking of filing a lawsuit, and the name that came up was Peretz.

"This is just one of those things where, among other attorneys, you get a feel for who knows their stuff," Vespremi said.

Kletter & Peretz started off representing tenants against landlords and getting clients from the Bar Association of San Francisco's referral program. Labor and employment cases also started coming in. There were failures, like the Alameda whistleblower suit, but there were also successes. They shared a 30 percent cut of the $5.5 million settlement in the wage-and-hour class action against White Cap Construction, and Peretz and his wife bought a $1.5 million home in Noe Valley in 2007.

(His wife, Mardah Chami, is a Syrian whose native country Peretz and all other Israelis are forbidden from entering. They met in San Francisco, where Chami was a real estate associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe before being laid off when the economy tanked.)

Kletter and Peretz decided to dissolve their partnership in March. "We had differences of opinion of how to run the business of the law firm, and we parted ways as amicably as we could," said Kletter, who now runs the Kletter Law Firm. ‘I have the utmost respect for him.’”


Kletter + Nguyen Law LLP - San Mateo
1900 S. Norfolk Street, Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650.577.2336