LOS ANGELES – November 1, 2016 – Greenberg Glusker today announced that it was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms” for a total of 12 areas of practice. The firm’s Litigation-Real Estate and Trusts & Estates Law practices were both named to National Tier 2, while its Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Environmental, and Real Estate Law and were named to National Tier 3. Seven practices were named to Tier 1 for Los Angeles. Read more »
Greenberg Glusker announced today that Priya Sopori, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. Read more »
It's becoming ever clearer what happens when a multi-million-dollar estate like Prince's is up for grabs: Would-be "heirs" come romping out of the shadows.This latter group of claimants probably will get nowhere, says Laura Zwicker, a trusts and estates attorney for a major firm in Los Angeles. She says Minnesota law, like California law, bars such remote relatives from inheriting. Read more »
At the root of the "Stairway to Heaven" copyright case is whether Led Zeppelin even had access to the song that supposedly influenced their seminal track. The band's surviving members say they don't recall hearing it, while their accuser says they must have. William Hochberg, an attorney specializing in music and media law, said that in this case Page and Plant could be "taking a stand." Read more »
Just over a month after the first Sumner Redstone health care trial was dismissed and with legal battles over Viacom and more on many fronts across the nation, the media mogul’s ex-companion today made a move for another day in court – with harsh words for daughter Shari Redstone and Shakespearean overtones galore. Read more »
Connect Los Angeles brought together nearly 500 CRE leaders for an information-packed conference at The Bloc’s Sheraton in DTLA. The second-annual event featured four panel discussions where more than 20 top industry minds shared insights into the trends, drivers and future of real estate in Los Angeles. Read more »
Greenberg Glusker announced that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized three of the firm’s practices, along with six attorneys in their most recent guide.
Recognized practices include: Environment, Media & Entertainment: Litigation; and for the first time, the firm’s Private Client Services Group has been recognized by Chambers for Tax: Estate Planning.
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A key aspect of the DTSA is that it allows holders of trade secrets to recover enhanced damages in lawsuits, specifically punitive damages and attorneys' fees. However, in order to obtain such damages when suing an employee (defined in the DTSA to include an independent contractor), businesses must now show that they provided a notice of immunity “in any contract or agreement with an employee that governs the use of a trade secret or other confidential information.” Read more »
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger partner William I. Hochberg was quoted in the article “In ‘Stairway’ suit, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Burred Lines’ cast shadow,”. The article addresses an infringement lawsuit moving to trial related to Led Zeppelin’s classic song, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and reviews a recent rulings between the heirs of Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke over "Blurred Lines.” Read more »
Greenberg Glusker sports and entertainment partner Ricardo Cestero was quoted in a Law360 article, “Fear of NFL Super Bowl TM Protection Overblown, Attys Say.” The article was written by sports reporter Zachary Zagger on February 5, 2016, just days before “the big game.” Read more »
Greenberg Glusker today announced that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized two of the Firm’s practice areas and five of its attorneys in the 2015 edition of the guide. Read more »
In high-net-worth estate planning, trusts are commonly used to transfer wealth from generation to generation. The rationale for using trusts is often tax savings, coupled with protection from creditors and claims of a divorcing spouse. Read more »
A judge said Friday he is inclined to dismiss a lawsuit by a staff member at the Oprah Winfrey Network, who alleges her supervisor harassed her after she became pregnant. Defense attorney Priya Sopori countered in her court papers that there is no evidence Taylor suffered severe or pervasive harassment. More »
Investing in a company pre-IPO carries several risks that are not present in publicly traded stock. What else needs to be explored? Take this webinar to discover the risks and benefits of investing in pre-IPO shares. More »
Entertainment law attorneys Matt Galsor, Sky Moore, and Aaron Moss continue to receive recognition for their work in Hollywood.
Tim Toohey’s comments on the House and Senate committee hearings in the Equifax data breach were included in Law360’s October 13, 2017, GC Cheat Sheet highlighting the week’s hottest corporate news. More »
Bill Hochberg was quoted in a Daily Journal article about the “Blurred Lines” case currently on appeal before the 9th Circuit. At the hearing held October 6th, the three judges appeared to be skeptical about overturning the district court's previous judgment which handed down a $5.3 million punishment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for copying Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" to create "Blurred Lines." More »