About Vergari & Napolitano

The law firm of Vergari & Napolitano focuses on family issues and estate planning. The firm is conveniently located on Century Blvd., adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. Vergari & Napolitano is a Professional Corporation, organized under the laws of the State of California.

Cozette Vergari, Kimberly Napolitano and our professional staff strive to build long-term relationships with our clients. We are committed to providing professional services with integrity.

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Cozette Vergari

Email: cozette@vn-law.com

Cozette established her own firm in 1996, subsequently overseeing well over 1000 client matters in Trusts and Estates and Family Law. With her vast legal and life experiences, she is able to take a serious, yet sensitive, approach to the concerns of each of her clients.

Committed to the community, Cozette has served in a leadership capacity in many civic organizations including the Board of Trustees of the Westchester Rotary Foundation, Selective Service Board (Los Angeles Region), Neighborhood Council Westchester/Playa, LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce, Airport Marina Counseling Service, and 1736 Family Crisis Center. In July 2017, Cozette became the District Governor for Rotary International District 5280 and will maintain that position until June 2018. She takes pride in her twenty-two years of membership in the Rotary Club of Westchester having served as the club’s president in 2001-2002, as well as serving in numerous district and zone positions for Rotary International. Through Rotary she is leading an effort within District 5280 in establishing the Rotary International District 5280 Human Trafficking Initiative.

Professional Experience

After graduate and law schools, Cozette worked as an academic counselor and adjunct law professor at the University of West Los Angeles. In 1996 she established her own firm; and in 1999 through 2004, she worked with a partner under Vergari & Fu, LLP. Since 2014, Cozette has partnered with Kimberly Napolitano to open the new firm of Vergari & Napolitano.

Education

Cozette’s eclectic educational endeavors began with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and a lifetime secondary teaching credential from the University of Southern California. She graduated 5th in her class from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, was named Outstanding Graduate by the faculty, and completed her internship with a federal court magistrate. Cozette holds a Doctorate of Juris Prudence.

Affiliations

Cozette is a member of the State Bar of California and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Federal Court for the Central District of California. Aside from litigation, she is trained in Mediation; Collaborative Family Law; and has received Court appointments as Minors Counsel, representing children in high conflict custody battles.

In September 1995, Cozette joined the Rotary Club of Westchester (Los Angeles) where she has served in numerous positions at the club, district, and zone levels. As a dedicated Rotarian, Cozette is a second level major donor to the Rotary Foundation.

Cozette is a native of Los Angeles, raised in Westchester. She and her husband Richard Moon (who is also an active Rotarian at the club and district levels) still reside in Westchester and have a blended family of four children, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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Kimberly Napolitano

Email: kim@vn-law.com

Entering her 15th year of practice, Kimberly specializes in estate planning, probate, and trust administration and corporate law.  Kimberly’s vast experience in assisting aging seniors, middle-aged couples and young families in trusts and estates issues is an asset to her clients.  This experience allows her to provide highly customized estate plans for her clients’ unique family needs.

Kimberly compassionately and efficiently addresses the affairs of the deceased, including probate and trust administration; she is able to represent trustees, executors and beneficiaries in many different and often difficult situations.

In addition, Kimberly offers legal counsel to closely-held businesses at each stage of their growth and development, including formation, financing and governance issues.

Professional Experience

Kimberly worked with Cozette Vergari in various capacities from 1998 to 2001.  After law school, Kimberly spent several years practicing corporate finance and securities law with the international law firm of Milbank.  In 2006, Kimberly returned to work with Cozette as an associate attorney for Vergari & Associates, and after eight years with Vergari & Associates, Kimberly and Cozette opened the new firm of Vergari & Napolitano in 2014.

Education

Kimberly graduated in the top 5% of her class from Loyola Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and Order of the Coif.  Kimberly received First Honors in both Corporations and Securities Regulation.

Kimberly graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.B.A. in Business Administration and received the Trustee Scholarship, LMU’s most prestigious academic scholarship.  Kimberly studied abroad and lived with a host family for one year in Bonn, Germany, inspiring a lifetime of travel.

Affiliations

Kimberly is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  In 2017, Kimberly was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in open court with all nine Supreme Court justices present in Washington, D.C.

Kim and her husband raise two children in Hermosa Beach and are active parishioners and parents at American Martyrs Church and School in Manhattan Beach.  Kim was actively engaged as Co-Chair for the parish’s Women’s Cornerstone Retreat in 2017 and now serves permanently on its Core Team, mentoring and guiding other women for this annual 100-woman weekend retreat.

Kim is an active alumni and supporter of both Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and Loyola Law School.  She was the 2016-2018 President-Elect, the 2018-20 President of the Loyola Marymount Alumni Board, a member of the Loyola Marymount Gift Council, and recently a member of the LMU Children’s Advisory Board as the Chair of the Service Committee.

Lastly, Kim has proudly coached seven AYSO soccer teams over the past five years which includes both boys and girls from six to eleven years old.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, walking at the beach, everyday cooking, yoga, and looks forward to continued travel near and far.

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