Zachary B. Whitman

Zachary B. Whitman


San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

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Mr. Whitman is a member of Berliner Cohen’s Business and Tax Department. Prior to joining Berliner Cohen LLP, Mr. Whitman worked for a boutique firm in Menlo Park focusing on business formation, mergers and acquisitions and various rounds of venture financing. Upon moving to California, Mr. Whitman served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Aaron Persky in Probate Court of Santa Clara County.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, Mr. Whitman pursued an opportunity to work in the front office of a professional basketball team in Reno, Nevada where he was responsible for developing partnerships and negotiating sponsorship opportunities within the local community. Mr. Whitman coordinated a pro bono clinic for veterans as part of the team’s Military Appreciation Game, partnering with the Attorney General’s office for the State of Nevada.

While in law school, Mr. Whitman dedicated his time to serving the community as the legal clinic assistant for the Dignity Center, a center to assist individuals suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism and homelessness. Mr. Whitman also volunteered with the Minnesota Assistance Counsel for Veterans attending various pro bono clinics across the State of Minnesota. Mr. Whitman was recognized by the University of Minnesota Law School with the Public Service Award for students with a high number of pro-bono hours.


  • Grew up in Minneapolis, MN
  • Engaged with 2 dogs
  • Interests include Crossfit, Minnesota Vikings football, and dog agility training with his pug Moose

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Activities / Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association


  • University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D, 2015
  • Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, B.A., Athletic Training and Sports Management, 2011