Founding Shareholder in Zinser Law Group
Kelly has 18 years of legal experience working at her law firm, large law firms, in house and as vice president and general counsel to a registered investment advisor. Kelly’s law practice focuses on her strengths in business law, estate planning and bankruptcy. She serves as outside general counsel for start up companies who may not have the need for a full time attorney. Kelly’s insolvency experience helps her estate planning and business clients in realistic asset protection strategies and on how to structure deals. Her experience as a mom, provides a broader, more complete perspective to estate planning. Rather than only considering the tax issues, Kelly looks at the family’s particular situation. Kelly’s holistic approach enables her to discover what’s important to clients, and then provide a custom legal solution to meet their needs.
In August 2009 to 2013, Kelly is named on OC Metro’s list of Orange County’s Top Lawyers. She also maintains the highest rating on Avvo– a 10 out of 10.
Currently, Kelly represents the OCBA’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section on a Bar Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District. In 2011, Kelly served as the Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Orange County Bar Association.Kelly is a member of three state bars – California, Illinois and Missouri. She stays current on various strategies and trends in the law through continuing education. She is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. Kelly is active in the Orange County Bar Association as a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section and the Trusts & Estates section.
Kelly graduated with honors from Tulane Law School and also with honors from her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis. At Tulane, she was the Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review and she externed with the Honorable Morey L. Sear, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Kelly lives and works in Orange County, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children on hikes throughout California and enjoying Orange County’s many beautiful beaches. In fact, the pictures of Yosemite on the first page of this website are by Kelly’s husband on their kids’ first trip to Yosemite in April 2011.
Note: Kelly changed the name of her law firm from Olenicoff & Zinser, PC to Zinser Law Group, PC. Her former partner, Kim Olenicoff, has retired from the practice of law. She and Kelly remain good friends!
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