Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. has been instrumental in helping our university understand the very challenging and ever changing landscape of Title IX. In doing so they have evaluated our existing Title IX program, including revising our policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Department of Education as well as tailor it to our campus’s culture. Ashley and Inna have worked closely with us on numerous difficult Title IX complaints involving faculty, staff and students. They are always very responsive when we have needed them to work through complex investigations and adjudications. Even though Ashley and Inna always have the best answer ready for us, they have also listened well and responded accordingly to the specific needs of the university without compromising the process. I recommend them for investigation and legal support for Title IX matters.

Title IX Coordinator
Private University

I became familiar with Ashley’s expertise with CalSTRS matters some years back and consulted her regarding the employment contracts for school district administrators nearing retirement to review any potential challenges under the relatively new CalSTRS “creditable compensation” regulations. I’ve continued consulting with Ashley and her partner Inna on CalSTRS matters since they formed Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. I first sought their assistance to review contract documents, perform a detailed analysis of the contract history for the administrator, and propose solutions for any potential retirement law compliance concerns. I have since consulted them on similar issues and plan to continue to do so. Their work is always timely and thorough.

General Counsel
K-12 Public School

Ashley and Inna are extremely knowledgeable about labor and employment issues impacting the education industry. From developing employment agreements for high level administrators, to leaves administration and investigations work, I rely on their well-rounded expertise in mitigating HR risks across the institution. They are great sounding boards, and I’m glad to consider them as part of my team.

Human Resources Professional

Ashley and Inna are a great team. Even though they didn’t have a lot of experience in ag when we started working with them, they asked the right questions and the respect they had for the work we do really showed through. We also appreciated the quick turn-around time on our new client contracts. Overall, we got excellent business advice, and are on a stronger footing mitigating the legal risks involved in our business with them as our legal team.

Fresno-Based Agricultural Consulting Firm

Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. helped us navigate a difficult career transition when we launched our new company and began receiving threats from a previous employer that were frequent and intimidating. One call from Ashley helped make the harassment stop and gave us peace of mind that we had a capable team on our side to defend us if needed. Since then we have engaged with them to ensure our business meets California legal requirements and is protected from professional risk.

Public Relations Firm

My business was threatened with a complaint by a former disgruntled employee who was let go for performance issues. Ashley and Inna jumped in to handle communications with the former employee’s attorney and got the matter resolved quickly without having to go to court. I appreciated their practical advice and down-to-earth approach to the situation.

Business Owner
Clovis, CA

The attorneys at Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. have supported our business by advising on both business and employment law issues. Ashley serves as our general counsel and is a trusted partner to our large family-owned business. When our needs go outside of their areas of expertise, they have a network of specialized attorneys that they work with to ensure we are getting quality and cost-effective legal services. We have been extremely impressed with their communication and prompt response to our needs. Our phone calls and emails are consistently answered in a timely manner, which is so important to us being able to respond to our clients as quickly and efficiently as possible. I would highly recommend Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. for your business and HR law needs.

Business Owner
Landscape Design & Pool Contractor

I had the opportunity to meet Ashley at a networking event at a local co-working space. Her personality was so down-to-earth and my business was ready to move forward with forming a legal entity to operate through. After a light conversation of me expressing my need, she was willing to meet me right where I was professionally and to assist me to get me to where I wanted to be long-term. That was enough to book a consultation. At the consultation, Ashley was genuine and presented me with options. Giving me the options helped me to define my own risk tolerance. What made me make the decision to work with Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. was the authentic connection. Being a woman in business authentic connections are extremely important to me when I am investing my dollars. Since hiring Emerzian and Shankar Legal Inc. as my legal team, they’ve helped me with numerous business and employment law issues. As a result of these services, I have been able to strategically position my business and increase profits. I highly recommend Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. for your business needs! If you are looking for stellar customer service and authentic connections with your business attorney, Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. is team for you!

Chief Executive Officer
Event Planning & Women’s Transformation Coaching Business

Ashley and Inna helped us with a challenging executive transition. I believe that without their guidance, leadership, compassion and expertise, we would have had a completely different and destructive outcome for the company. They were our ghostwriters, our talks-us-off-the-ledgers, and kept us feeling secure in our business decisions. ES Legal is a true collaborative partner every step of the way. They are truly the best in their field, and lead with integrity in everything that they do.

Community Leader

ES Legal did a great job with our mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. Our staff was a little anxious going into the training thinking it would be awkward, but afterwards they mentioned that they weren’t uncomfortable after all and took away some very practical knowledge. The way Ashley conducted the training incorporated elements of communication skills and sensitivity awareness that goes beyond the scope of just sexual harassment. I recommend ES Legal for sexual harassment prevention training.

Central Valley Organization

Ms. Emerzian is a rockstar! I thought for sure we would be headed towards litigation instead of the desired outcome of applying for an exemption from otherwise burdensome California law requirements, but she did it. Thank you for everything, if Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. ever needs an endorsement, please feel free to have them call me.

California Private Business
Education & Agricultural Sectors

The biggest thing that has helped me on my journey of expanding my business by leasing commercial space has been having a legal advisor on my side! Ms. Emerzian reviewed by contracts BEFORE I signed them, and she saved me at least $30-$50,000 after the fact due to needed repairs, if not more. Thank you to ES Legal Inc. for taking the time to work with me and get things right for my business!

Fresno-Based Business Owner
Financial & Business Services


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