Associates


Allan Shuldiner 

ashuldiner@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Shuldiner joined Saltzman and Johnson in 2015, where he specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and apprenticeship funds.

Mr. Shuldiner is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Mr. Shuldiner graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Government, and from the University of California Davis School of Law in 2007 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving his law degree, he practiced municipal law and political law before working at two firms in southern California representing multiemployer trust funds.


Tino X. Do

tdo@sjlawcorp.com

In February 2018, Mr. Do joined Saltzman and Johnson where he specializes in the representation of joint labor-management employee benefit trusts in ERISA litigation matters. Prior to joining Saltzman and Johnson, Mr. Do practiced law as an attorney with national law firms where he represented institutional clients in ERISA life, health and disability matters, class actions and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Do is a member of the State Bar of California. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.

Mr. Do graduated from the University of Southern California in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration (Finance), and from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2002 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). During law school, Mr. Do was an Associate Articles Editor with the Hastings Law Journal, and was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Environmental Law, Intellectual Property and a Judicial Process Seminar taught by California court of Appeal Justice Ignazio J. Ruvolo.


Luz E. Mendoza

lmendoza@sjlawcorp.com

At Saltzman & Johnson, Ms. Mendoza specializes in the representation of joint union-management employee benefit trust clients in ERISA litigation matters.

Ms. Mendoza graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communication Studies, and from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2014 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.).  During law school, Ms. Mendoza was an Editor with the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.  Ms. Mendoza also interned at Centro Legal de la Raza were, under the guidance of her supervising attorney she represented clients in administrative proceedings before the City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Program and negotiated housing and employment cases.  Ms. Mendoza also clerked for the Honorable Kandis A. Westmore at the United States District Court in Oakland, California.

Prior to joining Saltzman and Johnson, Ms. Mendoza practiced law with national law firms where she defended clients in construction defect, personal injury, premises liability, and employment matters.


Jonathan J. Sha

jsha@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Sha first joined Saltzman and Johnson in 2011 as a paralegal working on ERISA litigation matters and qualified domestic relations orders, until leaving for law school in 2013.  After law school Mr. Sha rejoined the firm as an attorney in 2017, where he now specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirements plans, and apprenticeship funds.

Mr. Sha is a member of the State Bar of California and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Mr. Sha graduated from University of California San Diego in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology and a minor in Law and Society, and from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 2016, with a Juris Doctor (J.D.).  During law school, Mr. Sha served as a Senior Articles Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and as a Senior Editor for the Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.


Craig L. Schechter

cschechter@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Schechter joined Saltzman & Johnson in 2019 and specializes in the representation of joint union-management trusts in all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and apprenticeship funds.

Mr. Schechter is a member of the State Bars of California and Massachusetts (inactive), and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and the District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Schechter graduated from Vassar College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Science, Technology, and Society, from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2004 with a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in American Studies, and from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving his law degree, he served as a law clerk for the Massachusetts Superior Court, and practiced consumer rights, civil rights, and housing law in Boston prior to relocating to the Bay Area in 2015.   He worked for a union-side labor law firm in San Francisco, CA and for a law firm in Mountain View, CA where he represented multiemployer trust funds.


Eric K. Iwasaki

eiwasaki@sjlawcorp.com

Mr. Iwasaki graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1998 with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in History and Political Science, and from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2007 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). During law school, Mr. Iwasaki was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. Mr. Iwasaki also worked as a legal intern at a large financial company and as a legal intern at the San Francisco field office of the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

Prior to joining Saltzman & Johnson, Mr. Iwasaki practiced law in the San Francisco office of a major international law firm working on matters involving antitrust and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Iwasaki also practiced law at a San Francisco litigation boutique, primarily working on insurance and legal malpractice litigation, with additional work on litigation related to wildfire and flood claims.


Jessica N. Melgar 

jmelgar@sjlawcorp.com

Ms. Melgar graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science and English, along with a Minor in History, and from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2016 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.). After receiving her law degree, Ms. Melgar practiced housing, education and employment law with the organization California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). She then practiced labor law exclusively with the State of California, Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) for approximately two years. In 2019, she began working for a small Northern California firm, representing multiemployer trust funds.

Ms. Melgar joined Saltzman and Johnson in 2020, where she specializes in the specializes in the representation of joint union-management employee benefit trust clients in ERISA litigation matters.

Ms. Melgar is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the Central District of California, and the Southern District of California.