Member Firm Profile

Kamer Zucker Abbott

Firm Profile

Address:

Kamer Zucker Abbott
3000 West Charleston Boulevard
Suite 3
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

Phone: (702) 259-8640
Fax: (702) 259-8646

Firm Size:

10 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Gregory Kamer
gkamer@kzalaw.com

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

District of Columbia
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nevada
New York

Firm Description

Kamer Zucker Abbott is dedicated to the exclusive representation of management in labor and employment matters. Since its founding by Gregory Kamer in 1986, the firm has developed to become a major Nevada-based labor and employment law firm. Kamer Zucker Abbott is particularly proud of the fact that as of May, 2005, all five of its partners have achieved the coveted AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

KZA's attorneys are committed to serving clients with integrity and quality in a personal environment that serves the distinctive and individual needs of the firm's clients. KZA clients range from national companies to small local concerns, in all sectors of the economy.

In keeping with the firm's philosophy that companies are best served through prevention of employment-related litigation that may arise at any stage of the employment process, the firm's attorneys provide consultation and training on preventing and remedying sexual harassment, union avoidance, collective bargaining and contract administration, creating and maintaining effective human resources policies, and complying with the wide variety of federal employment and civil rights statutes, including anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, labor relations statutes, as well as Nevada's somewhat unique employment laws. The firm also provides its clients with several complimentary services to update clients on new legal developments, including an electronic mail bulletin service as well as an annual labor and employment law seminar.

Although the attorneys of KZA are focused on helping their clients avoid costly litigation, the firm also maintains an active and successful litigation and appellate practice where each client's defense is driven solely by the client's individual goals, ranging from quickly disposing of claims to establishing important legal precedent. The firm represents clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before such administrative agencies as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Nevada Labor Commission. The firm's billing rates are competitive with major Las Vegas law firms. The firm makes a strong effort to control legal expenses, particularly in litigation matters, always with an eye to value for the client.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.kzalaw.com.

Firm Representatives

Prior to entering law school, I worked in multiple capacities in the area of Human Resources. Thus, I am very well acquainted with the labor and employment issues employers often confront. For over 25 years now, I have devoted my legal career to representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. 

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights

Todd Creer joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in August 2006 and became a partner in November 2014. He represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law and has taken a lead role in guiding clients through revisions of employment policies, responding to multi-employee discrimination charges, and training employees and managers on avoiding harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Todd has litigation experience before Nevada's state and federal courts, including successfully defending a Nevada employer in a complex multi-employee action filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, he has garnered experience in labor negotiations and arbitrations and before the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations Appeals Division, and the Nevada Labor Commissioner.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Workplace Privacy

After beginning her legal career as a litigator at Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP in Baltimore, Maryland, Jody Florence joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. As of September 1, 2014, she serves in an of counsel capacity for the firm. Jody exclusively represents and advises employers in labor and employment matters. Jody graduated from the Ohio State University in 1992, summa cum laude with distinction in Criminal Justice and  received the 1991-1992 Outstanding Undergraduate Sociology Major Award. In 1995, Jody graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was a member and Managing Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights

LLM Labor Law Georgetown University 1982; NLRB Office of the General Counsel 1980-82; Las Vegas Field office 1982-1983, Labor Counsel Nevada Resort Association 1983-1986; 1986-present President, Kamer Zucker Abbott; Adjunct Faculty UNLV 1983-1991. Active in State Bar of Nevada, 3 term Governor on the Board of Governors; Currently in 2nd 3-year term on the Judicial selection Commission. Chair Transition into Practice Mentor program. AAA arbitrator and mediator since 1991.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)

For over twenty years, Eddie has advised employers concerning litigation risk management, internal complaint investigations, union organizing, and workforce reductions. He defends employers in civil proceedings involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, the misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair labor practice charges. Eddie was selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in the field of Labor Law - Management for Las Vegas and the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in the field of Litigation - Labor & Employment for Las Vegas. He has an AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.   

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Workplace Privacy

Jen Sarafina joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in 2005 and became a partner in 2013. Jen's practice focuses on general employment issues including harassment, discrimination, ADA and FMLA issues. Jen has extensive experience before the Local State Employee Management Relations Board (“EMRB”), the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (“NERC”) and the EEOC. Although Jen primarily handles litigation matters in both state and federal court, she has conducted several arbitrations and some cases before the NLRB. Jen actively participated in the Nevada Labor Commissioner workshops regarding Nevada’s two-tiered minimum wage and accompanying overtime exemptions. 

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Arbitration
  • Defamation
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights
  • Workers Compensation

Carol Davis Zucker

Carol Davis Zucker advises clients in labor and employment matters, and defends employers in cases in federal and Nevada courts.  She served as lead counsel to obtain from the U.S. Supreme Court a significant ruling in the areas of sexual harassment and retaliation law. Ms. Zucker has published a number of employment law articles in Nevada bar publications. She received her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights