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  • Greenberg Glusker Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings

    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 »

  • 'Heirs' to Prince's millions are multiplying

    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 »

  • Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial Hinges on Access

    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 »

  • Sumner Redstone’s Ex Seeks New Health Care Trial, With Help From The Bard

    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 »

  • Key Takeaways from Connect LA 2016

    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 »

  • Chambers USA 2016 Rankings Recognizes Greenberg Glusker and Six Partners

    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. Read more »

  • Newly Enacted “Defend Trade Secrets Act” Requires Notice Provision to Be Added to Future Confidentiality Agreements to Preserve Important Rights

    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 »

  • In ‘Stairway’ suit, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Burred Lines’ cast shadow

    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 »

  • Fear of NFL Super Bowl TM Protection Overblown

    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 »

  • Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Greenberg Glusker’s Entertainment Litigation and Environmental Practices

    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 »

  • The Business Skills Trust: Helping Younger Generations To Take A Leadership Role In The Family Business

    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 »

  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Priya Sopori Joins Greenberg Glusker

    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 »

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08 February 2017

Statute of Frauds Trumps Statute for Friends and Broker Loses $925,000 Commission

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The Nuts & Bolts of Investing in Pre-IPO Shares: Alternative Investment Basics Series 2015

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 »

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Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Greenberg Glusker’s Entertainment Litigation and Environmental Practices

Three lawyers from Los Angeles firm also recognized in individual categories

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08 February 2017 Statute of Frauds Trumps Statute for Friends and Broker Loses $925,000 Commission

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01 February 2017 New I-9 Forms Available for Immediate Use!

The federal government requires employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. As of January 22, 2017, all employers must use the new I-9 Forms released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for new hires. Use of any prior versions of the form will be considered invalid. More »

27 January 2017 Downturn in Bankruptcy Filings in 2016 Part of Long Trend

Brian Davidoff was quoted by Los Angeles Daily Journal reporter Eli Wolfe in an article that ran January 27, 2017, discussing a recent report by the U.S. Office of Administrative Courts that found bankruptcy filings in 2016 were fewer than any year since 2006. More »