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9th Circuit Defers to State Supreme Court for Pandora Appeal

William Hochberg was quoted in a March 16, 2017, Daily Journal article written by Steven Crighton discussing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ request, in the case of Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Pandora Media Inc., that the California Supreme Court offer guidance to clarify whether the state’s law has a “public performance right” that would allow artists to collect royalties for old tracks. At issue, is whether radio services like Pandora must pay new royalties to stream songs recorded before 1972. Read More »

Article 16 March 2017

FCC's Halt Of Privacy Rule Signals Net Neutrality Reversal

Timothy Toohey was quoted in a Law360 article, March 2, 2017, discussing the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to prevent certain elements of privacy regulations from taking effect on broadband providers and signaling a potential reversal of current Net Neutrality rules. Read More »

Article 02 March 2017

Reading the (Bathroom) Signs

Effective March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or government agency must be identified as all-gender toilet facilities. Read More »

Article 01 March 2017

Curious Practices: Special Law Report

With so many lawyers in Los Angeles, how can practitioners set themselves apart from the crowd? Bob Baradaran, managing partner of Greenberg Glusker told the San Fernando Valley Business Journal in its special law report that specialization is essential to a successful law practice but thinks firms need to take it a step further. Read More »

Article 20 February 2017

From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood's sliding scale of justice

As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play. Former federal prosecutor Priya Sopori says there is danger in cases that were argued in criminal or civil court being retried on social media without deep knowledge of the evidence. "What you don't want is people playing judge, jury and executioner on Twitter," Sopori says. Read More »

Article 17 February 2017

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

To create an enforceable obligation to pay a commission, real estate brokers must put the agreement in writing. Read More »

Article 08 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. Read More »

Article 01 February 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. Read More »

Article 27 January 2017

Simplified tax regime under Trump might obviate current workarounds, experts say

Marc M. Stern, an estate planning partner at Greenberg Glusker, was quoted in a Daily Journal article published on January 11, 2017, about the potential for a system under Trump in which exotic accounting methods to reduce tax burdens will not be needed. He said the regulations to eliminate discount valuation may not even matter anymore. Read More »

Article 11 January 2017

Greenberg Glusker Promotes Two To Partner

Greenberg Glusker LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Lora Cicconi and Alla Savranskaia to partner effective January 1, 2017. Read More »

Article 09 January 2017

Bankruptcy Cases To Watch In 2017

John Melissinos was quoted in a Law360 article that ran January 2, 2017, discussing the top bankruptcy cases to watch in 2017 and the issues expected to dominate discussions over the next year including Chapter 11 exit strategies, post-petition interest on bonds and third-party releases. Read More »

Article 02 January 2017

Ban the Box: Breaking Down the “Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring” Ordinance

Mayor Eric Garcetti recently signed into law legislation seeking to protect employment applicants from discrimination based on their criminal convictions. Here is what you need to know about the new law going into effect on January 22, 2017. Read More »

Article 22 December 2016

Greenberg Glusker Welcomes Experienced Tax and Wealth Planning Partner

LOS ANGELES - Greenberg Glusker has announced today that Jason T. Whiting has joined the firm as a Partner in its Private Client Services Group. Previously, Mr. Whiting was Counsel with the Los Angeles office of Venable LLP. Read More »

Article 13 December 2016

Liz Moriarty Entertainment Lawyer Interview

Of Counsel Interview to Elisabeth Moriarty. Read More »

Article 01 December 2016

Don’t Lose Your Website’s Safe Harbor Protection Under the DMCA: New Procedures for Registering Agents

On October 31, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office announced significant changes to its system for registering an agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement, as required in order to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Read More »

Article 28 November 2016

CMBS Loans In Hard-Hit Detroit, Cleveland, Take Creativity

Kenneth Fields was quoted in Andrew McIntyre’s Law360 article looking at hard-hit markets, including Detroit and Cleveland, that are having difficulty refinancing commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans as the cities’ property values have not rebounded. Read More »

Article 10 November 2016

Trump Administration Likely to Support EU-U.S. Data Transfer Pact, Attorneys Say

Timothy Toohey was quoted November 10, 2016 by Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch discussing the implications of a Trump presidency on the EU-U.S. Data Transfer Pact or “Privacy Shield”. Passed in July 2016, the Privacy Shield replaced Safe Harbor and provides an important legal mechanism for transferring personal information from the EU to the US. Read More »

Article 10 November 2016

Legislative Developments Affecting California Employers in 2017 and Beyond

This year has brought many changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes some of the most important employment law developments that will affect California employers in the upcoming year. We look forward to working with you in 2017! Read More »

Article 07 November 2016

Flo & Eddie Court Battle Continues Next Week

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Matchinger LLP, partner William Hochberg was quoted in a Daily Journal article, “Flo & Eddie Court Battle Continues Next Week.” The November 7th article, written by reporter Steven Crighton, addresses the multi-state court battle over royalties owed to pre-1972 song creators. Read More »

Article 07 November 2016

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 »

Press Release 01 November 2016

Around the World: A Primer on Global Music Copyright Laws from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

It would be nice if copyright laws pertaining to compositions and sound recordings were as simple as the lyrics to the Daft Punk megahit “Around the World”, which consists entirely of those three words. Read More »

Article 01 November 2016

BIA Ruling May Have Pushed 'Moral Turpitude' Too Far

Priya Sopori was quoted in a Law360 article on October 3, 2016, discussing a recent ruling by The Board of Immigration (BIA) stating that criminal copyright infringement is a “crime involving moral turpitude” and can lead to deportation, BIA Ruling May Have Pushed 'Moral Turpitude' Too Far (subs. required). The September 23rd ruling resulted from an appeal filed by a man who was ordered deported after being convicted of infringement for selling pirated CDs. The decision was met with concern as experts questioned whether the BIA had overstepped its bounds and extended the standard definition of a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). Read More »

Article 03 October 2016

Record companies sue “streaming ripping” service provider

Greenberg Glusker music law partner William I. Hochberg was quoted in a September 27, 2016, Daily Journal article, “Record companies sue “streaming ripping” service provider.” Read More »

Article 27 September 2016

Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the employee and employer to resolve most of their disputes within the confines of a private arbitration. Read More »

Article 13 September 2016

Galen Spearheads Deal for Jack & Jack with Kobalt Label Services

Music Week reported on the deal announced today between Jack & Jack and Kobalt Label Services spearheaded by Greenberg Glusker Partner Eric Galen. Jack & Jack, primarily known as digital content producers, with more than 110 million views on their YouTube channel and 26 million followers across their various social media channels, will commit to Kobalt for a variety of services including: digital distribution, physical distribution, marketing, international marketing, radio promotion and sync licensing. Read More »

Article 13 September 2016

Deals of the Week: Great valuation expectations create their own reality

Andrew Apfelberg was quoted in Bob O’Brien’s M&A Deal Roundup that ran in The Deal on September 12, 2016 (subscription required). The article, looking at the top 10 deals from September 4-9th, compared a slow summer to what appeared to be a rather busy first week in September. Read More »

Article 12 September 2016

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of interests in family-controlled entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, for purposes of both the gift tax imposed on lifetime transfers and the estate tax imposed on transfers at death. The regulations are only proposed and will not become final until after a public hearing, currently scheduled for December 1, 2016. Read More »

Article 02 September 2016

Four Challenges When Repurposing Office Campuses

Greenberg Glusker Real Estate partner Henry Finkelstein was quoted in a Law360 article published August 25, 2016, “4 Challenges When Repurposing Office Campuses,” (subs. required) about the challenges developers face in repurposing large office campuses as companies increasingly move jobs from suburban campuses as a result of the shift of millennial workers to city centers. Read More »

Article 25 August 2016

Greenberg Glusker Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Greenberg Glusker today announced that 18 of its attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 rankings, representing 164 practice areas. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Read More »

Article 15 August 2016

Calif. Firms Struggle To Find Exchange Properties Amid Boom

Bob Baradaran was quoted in an August 10, 2016 article by Law360 reporter Andrew McIntyre about the real estate boom in California and the impact that boom is having on 1031 like-kind exchanges commonly used to avoid paying capital gains taxes on real estate sales. Read More »

Article 10 August 2016

Greenberg Glusker Ranked as One of the Best Midsize Law Firms To Work For by Vault in 2017

LOS ANGELES – August 2, 2016 – Greenberg Glusker LLP is one of only two Los Angeles based law firms ranked by Vault.com as a top 10 midsize law firm to work for in the United States. Vault annually identifies and ranks law firms in various categories based on surveys from more than 18,000 associates. Read More »

Article 05 August 2016

DOJ declines to modify consent decrees, angers PROs.”

In a decision that is already being challenged by two leading performing rights organizations (PROs), the Department of Justice announced it would implement stricter mandates on antitrust consent decrees governing music royalties, rather than easing the restrictions as requested. Greenberg Glusker music law partner William I. Hochberg was quoted in an August 4, 2016, Daily Journal article, Read More »

Article 04 August 2016

Statement of Pierce O’Donnell, Attorney for Keryn Redstone - Massachusetts Judge Denies Motions To Dismiss In Redstone Lawsuit

In a 76-page decision, Judge George Phelan has denied today the motions to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Philippe Dauman and George Abrams challenging the mental capacity of Sumner M. Redstone and the undue influence exerted by Shari Redstone in orchestrating the removal of them as Trustees of the Sumner M. Redstone National Amusements Trust, Inc. and as Directors of National Amusements Inc. The Court has set the case for trial this October. Read More »

Article 28 July 2016

Private Briefing: The Appeal of Secondary Buyouts

Greenberg Glusker partner Andrew Apfelberg was quoted in a July 22, 2016 article about sponsor to sponsor asset sales published in The Deal. The article addressed arguments for secondary sales of assets and specifically, secondary buyouts where one private equity sponsor buys a company from another private equity company. Read More »

Article 22 July 2016

5 Ways For Bankruptcy Attys To Nail Their First­Day Motions

Brian Davidoff was quoted among veteran bankruptcy attorneys in a Law360 article that ran July 18, 2016 discussing the importance of first-Day motions in setting the tone and direction in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Read More »

Article 18 July 2016

Greenberg Glusker’s Private Client Services Group Recognized in Chambers and Partners Inaugural High Net Worth Guide

LOS ANGELES – June 24, 2016 – Greenberg Glusker’s Private Client Service Group, which is widely recognized for its superior trust and estates services to entertainment, technology and business industry titans, has been recognized in Chambers and Partners’ inaugural High Net Worth Guide published this month. The Guide recognizes law firms and their trust and estate professionals who provide quality wealth planning and tax counsel to their clients. Read More »

News 24 June 2016

A "Stairway to Heaven" Appeal Would be a Fruitless Climb, Attorneys Say

Rock 'n' roll history remains intact: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are still the only writers credited with Led Zeppelin's iconic "Stairway to Heaven," and top music lawyers aren't surprised that a jury on Thursday cleared them of a copyright infringement claim. Hochberg says a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling could make this case a "stairway to hell" for Michael Skidmore, the trustee who sued on behalf of late Spirit songwriter Randy Wolfe's estate. Read More »

Article 23 June 2016

Page and Plant's Win in 'Stairway to Heaven' Case Seen as Bolstering Songwriters' Creative Rights

Thursday's verdict for Led Zeppelin in the copyright trial over the 1971 hit song "Stairway to Heaven" reaffirms the creative rights of songwriters while demonstrating the difficulties in pursuing infringement over sheet music, according to legal experts following the case. Hochberg said the jury could have been convinced that Wolfe "didn't invent the A minor chord with a descending bass line" found in both songs. Read More »

Article 23 June 2016

'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 »

Article 16 June 2016

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 »

Article 15 June 2016

Led Zeppelin members attend opening statements of ‘Stairway’ infringement trial

Greenberg Glusker music and media partner William I. Hochberg was quoted in a recent article, “Led Zeppelin members attend opening statements of ‘Stairway’ infringement trial,” (Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 15, 2016). Read More »

Article 15 June 2016

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 »

Article 13 June 2016

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 »

Article 10 June 2016

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 »

News 09 June 2016

What's Keeping Bankruptcy Attorneys Up At Night

Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff was quoted in a Law360 article (May 27, 2016) discussing issues that keep bankruptcy attorneys up at night. Attorneys representing Chapter 11 debtors are often faced with uncertainty and surprise but there are a number of situations that challenge even the most skilled bankruptcy practitioners including initial court filings, surprise creditors, auctions under Section 363, and fee applications. Read More »

Article 27 May 2016

Department of Labor Grants Lowest Paid Exempt Employees an Early Holiday Gift: The Annual Minimum Salary Requirement Will Increase to $47,476 on December 1st,

The United States Department of Labor released a widely anticipated rule which will double the federal threshold salary amount which executive, administrative and professional employees must earn to be exempt from overtime. The rule is slated to take effect on December 1, 2016, and will affect an estimated 146,000 workers in California and 4.2 million workers throughout the United States. Read More »

Article 19 May 2016

Attorneys React To High Court's Bankruptcy Fraud Ruling

Brian Davidoff was quoted by Law360 May 16, 2016 in a round-up of attorney reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Husky International Electronics Inc. v. Ritz with the Court ruling that an actual fraud exception to bankruptcy debt discharge includes fraudulent asset transfers that don't involve a false representation to a creditor. Read More »

Article 16 May 2016

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 »

Article 11 May 2016

Colleges Team Up With Developers To Fill Housing Gap

Real Estate attorney Cherish Hollowed was quoted in a May 9, 2016, Law360 article, Colleges Team Up With Developers To Fill Housing Gap (subs. required), discussing alternative student housing accommodations as colleges and universities across the country face housing shortages amidst rising student enrollments. Read More »

Article 09 May 2016

Without a will, it could take years to estimate Prince's estate

Laura Zwicker, who represents individuals with more than $100 million in assets for the Greenberg Glusker law firm in Los Angeles, noted that if Prince put his assets into a private trust, the public may never know how much his estate was worth when he died. “The will would be irrelevant if the trust was created and funded during his lifetime,” she said. “Everything would remain private. Read More »

Article 27 April 2016

Greenberg Glusker Expands Intellectual Property Practice With Certified Privacy Professional; Launches Cyber-Security Practice

Greenberg Glusker announced today that Timothy J. Toohey, joined as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as of April 22, 2016. Mr. Toohey is a United States Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a European Union Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/EU), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). Toohey, the former head of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP’s Cyber, Privacy and Data Security team, will launch Greenberg Glusker’s Cyber-Security Practice. Read More »

Article 22 April 2016

Prince Knew Law Firms Just Wanted His ‘Extra Time’

Laura Zwicker, an attorney with Greenberg Glusker who represents high net worth individuals with more than $100 million in assets, said that musicians of Prince’s stature are often too busy to do much estate planning. Read More »

Article 21 April 2016

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 »

Article 15 April 2016

CH. 11 Rules Stacked Against PacSun'S Reorg

Brian Davidoff was quoted in a story published by Law360 on April 7, 2016, about the challenges retail bankruptcies face under the changes made to the 2005 Bankruptcy Code that set stricter timelines on dealing with landlords and leases. Read More »

Article 07 April 2016

Trumpet riff at center of "Vogue" infringement case

Greenberg Glusker entertainment partner William Hochberg was quoted in the Daily Journal article, “Trumpet riff at center of "Vogue" infringement case,” written by Steven Crighton on April 6, 2016. The article addresses a 2012 infringement lawsuit concerning the use of a horn riff in Madonna's 1990 song "Vogue." Read More »

Article 06 April 2016

Greenberg Glusker Bolsters Litigator and Employment Law Practices with Karina B. Sterman

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 5, 2016) – Greenberg Glusker further bolstered its employment and litigation practices with the addition of Karina B. Sterman, a partner who has nearly 20 years of experience representing privately held employers in the professional services, real estate, manufacturing, and hospitality industries. She was previously a partner with Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP. Read More »

Article 05 April 2016

Client Alert: FEHA Regulations for 2016

Amendments to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) regulations interpreting California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA” or the “Act”) will go into effect on April 1, 2016. The changes, which reflect employers’ affirmative duty to create a workplace environment that is free from employment practices prohibited by the Act, will impact employers with five or more employees in a variety of ways, including a likely need to bolster training methods and update Employee Handbooks. Read More »

Article 28 March 2016

$2 Billion is a Nice Way to Lose, Donald Sterling’s NBA Case Dismissed

Greenberg Glusker entertainment litigator Pierce O’Donnell was extensively quoted in a Daily Journal article, “Sterling’s $1 Billion NBA case dismissed,” written by reporter Steven Crighton on March 24, 2016. Read More »

Article 25 March 2016

How Do You Define an Emerging Neighborhood?

Greenberg Glusker Real Estate Partner Henry Finkelstein was quoted in a Law.com (subscription required) article that provided an overview of his participation on a RealShare Los Angeles panel program. The panelists discussed ideas to discover emerging markets from Downtown Los Angeles to areas of Long Beach and El Segundo. Read More »

Article 24 March 2016

Marc Stern and Laura Zwicker Named to The National Law Journal’s Trail Blazers Divorce, Trust & Estates Issue

Partners Marc Stern and Laura Zwicker were selected by The National Law Journal for the publication’s Inaugural issue of “Trail Blazers Divorce, Trust & Estates.” The issue recognizes attorneys who have shown a deep passion and perseverance in the pursuit of their respective practices. Read More »

Article 22 March 2016

Hollywood Troubleshooter Pierce O’Donnell Honored as California Lawyer “Attorneys of the Year”

LOS ANGELES – March 16, 2016 – Greenberg Glusker’s Pierce O’Donnell has been named a recipient of the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award. The award for the litigation category, presented by California Lawyer magazine and the Daily Journal, honors attorneys who have made a significant impact on the law in California in 2015. Read More »

Press Release 16 March 2016

Real Estate Firms Test Waters with New Reg A+ Offerings

Benjamin Alexander was quoted in a Law360 article that ran March 16, 2016, about smaller companies taking advantage of the new version of Regulation A that went in effect in 2015. The new regulation “Reg A+” allows companies to raise more capital than they previously could and also allows companies to gauge investor interest before formally pursuing an offering. Read More »

Article 16 March 2016

Client Alert: Proposed New Employer Data Reporting to Combat Pay Disparities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently proposed expanding its employment data collection efforts to include employee wage and hour information. Currently, the EEOC requires federal contractors and employers of 100 or more employees to submit a compliance survey entitled the “EEO-1 Report,” which contains a company’s employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. Read More »

Article 17 February 2016

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 »

Article 05 February 2016

Faith-Based Movies: Hollywood Is Embracing Christian Values - And Seeing Earthly Rewards

LOS ANGELES — Jesus may not have cared much about profits, but Christian films consistently deliver them. And after the blowout success of movies such as “The Passion of the Christ” — which pulled in more than $370 million on a $30 million production budget — and, more recently, “Heaven Is for Real,” Hollywood filmmakers increasingly are saying the time is right to put their faith in faith-based movies. Read More »

Article 29 January 2016

Litigation Funders Find Opportunity in Bankruptcy

Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, was quoted in a January 27, 2016, article by Daily Journal reporter Steve Creighton on the opportunities for litigation funding of adversary cases in bankruptcy. The article discusses the current bankruptcy climate, the looming increase of bankruptcies and how litigation funders can be a viable option for bankruptcy trustees. Read More »

Article 27 January 2016

Are the Chargers LA-Bound? Trademarks May Offer Clues

The big question in the National Football League this week is whether the San Diego Chargers will choose to relocate to Los Angeles. A decision could come down later this week, but in the meantime fans might look at recent trademark applications to predict the football team’s future. Read More »

Article 26 January 2016

Trademark Registration Applications by San Diego Chargers May Indicate Decision To Move To LA

In Saivar’s view, the attestation that the Chargers had to make—under penalty of perjury—that the team has a bona fide intent to use the new trademarks reflects something more than just prudence. “It’s one thing to make statements to the media, but when you put that on paper under penalty of perjury in front of the U.S. government, it must be true,” Saivar said in an e-mail message. Read More »

Article 22 January 2016

Greenberg Glusker Guides Imaging3 Inc. Through Multiple Bankruptcy Appeals

Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff, who represented Imaging3 was interviewed by the Los Angeles Business Journal on January 18, 2016, “He [minority shareholder] has been very persistent and notwithstanding. Three courts have ruled against him. It’s not that typical but obviously you do see it happen.” Read More »

Article 18 January 2016

Greenberg Glusker Elevates Aaron Gafni to Partner

LOS ANGELES – January 11, 2016 - Greenberg Glusker announced today Aaron Gafni has been named a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Group. Read More »

Press Release 11 January 2016

The New Netflix: evolution or revolution?

To what extent is Netflix changing as it moves away from movies and toward original television programming, and what kind of business is it really now? Netflix's shift toward original television series programming is an unsurprising and logical step for any similarly situated online entertainment content provider. Read More »

Article 31 December 2015

Legislative Developments Affecting California Employers in 2016

This year has brought many changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes some of the most important employment law developments that will affect California employers in the upcoming year. We look forward to working with you in 2016! Read More »

Article 10 December 2015

Katy Spillers Elected to World Law Group

Greenberg Glusker LLP partner Katy Spillers has been elected to the Board of Directors for the World Law Group (WLG), an elite invitation-only global network of leading law firms. Read More »

Article 02 December 2015

California Fair Pay Act: Amendments to the Existing Equal Pay Act Make It Easier For Employees to Prove Unlawful Wage Differentials Based On Gender

Effective January 1, 2016, California Employers of all sizes are required to comply with the Fair Pay Act, which requires that employers provide equal pay to male and female employees who perform “substantially similar” work. Read More »

Article 12 November 2015

Client Alert Insights Into Wage and Hour Developments

Greenberg Glusker's Employment Law Group provides insight into wage and hour developments, including the new Fair Pay Act, that affect California employers. Read More »

Article 06 November 2015

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

LOS ANGELES – November 2, 2015 – Greenberg Glusker today announced that it was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016 “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 and Real Estate Law were named to National Tier 3. Six practices were named to Tier 1 for Los Angeles. Read More »

Article 02 November 2015

5 Employment Law Tips for Startups

As a business owner of a startup, you wear many hats. In all the rush of running a startup, it’s easy to forget one of the most important hats you’ll ever wear: the employer Read More »

Article 26 October 2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Could Fall Apart After Scandal

Greenberg Glusker litigation partner Ricardo Cestero was quoted in a Law360 article, Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Could Fall Apart After Scandal, (subscription required), addressing a customer class action filed against the two biggest daily fantasy sports (DFS) websites, DraftKings and FanDuel. Read More »

Article 20 October 2015

$125M stalking horse bid approved for Relativity's TV assets

Jeffrey Krieger, a bankruptcy partner with Greenberg Glusker LLP who represents a number of interested parties In re: Relativity Fashion LLC, was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Court approves $125M stalking horse bid for Relativity’s TV assets,” 10/7/2015. Read More »

Article 07 October 2015

Surface Transportation Act Paves New Road to Estate Tax Reporting Compliance

This article by Stefanie J. Lipson of Greenberg Glusker takes a look at the estate basis filing and reporting provisions, particularly the ‘‘separate statement’’ provision that directs practitioners and tax preparers to submit a ‘‘statement’’ to the IRS and any beneficiary who receives property showing the same information as that found on the estate tax return. Read More »

Article 24 September 2015

The Actress, The 80-Year Old and The $800 Million Estate

Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP partner Laura Zwicker was quoted in an article that ran in American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily on September 15, 2015, about the trusts and estates battle in Nevada state court involving Gerald Kessler, who founded supplement company Natural Organics Inc. Read More »

Article 16 September 2015

When do celebrity endorsements on social media run afoul of the FTC?

Jesse Saivar, chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property Group, was quoted in an August 26, 2015, Daily Journal article, Endorsements on social media run afoul of FTC, raising concerns of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations, potential compliance issues and truth in advertising. Read More »

Article 26 August 2015

Greenberg Glusker Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Los Angeles, CA - Greenberg Glusker announced today that 16 of its attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 rankings, representing 14 practice areas. Read More »

Press Release 18 August 2015

What does Pay-Per-View mean for bar owners?

Greenberg Glusker’s own Ricardo Cestero is quoted in today’s Law360 article “Bars Illegally Showing Boxing Face Wicked Legal Knockout.” Read More »

Article 06 August 2015

Relativity Bankruptcy Auction: Speed Is an Issue (EXCLUSIVE)

Greenberg Glusker's Bankruptcy department Chair Brian Davidoff was quoted in Variety magazine's "Relativity Bankruptcy Auction: Speed is an Issue (Exclusive)" Read More »

Article 05 August 2015

Experts: Drought Could Reverse Downturn in Bankruptcies

Greenberg Glusker partner Brian Davidoff was quoted in an article that ran in the Los Angeles Daily Journal about current predictions that the bankruptcy industry will soon see a spike in bankruptcy cases as a result of the state’s ongoing drought. Read More »

News 31 July 2015

Deflategate Hurdles to Overturn Suspension

Ricardo Cestero, sports and media litigator with Greenberg Glusker, was quoted in a Law360 article on July 30th discussing the hurdles Tom Brady and the NFLPA face in their attempt to overturn the “deflategate” suspension. Read More »

Article 30 July 2015

Television Business Attorney Brad S. Small Rejoins Greenberg Glusker, Further Expanding Entertainment Law Practice

Greenberg Glusker’s renowned Entertainment Law Group announces further expansion of its practice with the addition of Brad S. Small. Brad, an accomplished transactional attorney and former Greenberg Glusker associate, rejoins the firm as a partner. Read More »

Press Release 27 July 2015

NFL Gets Tougher off the Field as Players Cry Foul

Greenberg Glusker partner Pierce O’Donnell was quoted in a story that ran in Law360 on July 27th about the National Football League’s move to issue stiffer penalties and disciplinary actions for professional athletes' off-the-field run-ins with the law. Read More »

Article 27 July 2015

Convent, Katy Perry at Center of L.A. Archdiocese Dispute

Greenberg Glusker partner Bernard Resser was quoted in the Daily Journal about who controls the sale of a Los Feliz convent. In a Petition filed by Greenberg partners Brian Davidoff and Resser and Associate Ira Steinberg, the Sisters state that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of LA, illegally took control Read More »

Article 21 July 2015

Antitrust Attack on NFL's LA Moves Faces Long Odds

Greenberg Glusker partner Ricardo Cestero was quoted in Law360 about the NFL's proposed plan to move the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles. Read More »

Article 21 July 2015

Nuns Intensify Fight Over Sale of Convent to Katy Perry

Greenberg Glusker, “a Hollywood powerhouse,” and its representation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in their case against Katy Perry continue to gain media attention in The New York Times’ article “Nuns intensify Fight Over Sale of Convent to Katy Perry.” Read More »

News 19 July 2015

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 »

Press Release 09 July 2015

Boxer Bernard Hopkins Puts Up $100 Million Fight Against Promoter’s Alleged Antitrust Violations

Greenberg Glusker Litigation attorneys Ricardo Cestero, Bert Fields and James Molen are mentioned in the July issue of Westlaw Journal Entertainment Industry's article "Boxer Bernard Hopkins Puts Up $100 Million Fight Against Promoter’s Alleged Antitrust Violations." Read More »

News 01 July 2015

Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Greenberg Glusker’s Environmental Practice Group and Partners David Cranston and Pete Nyquist

Greenberg Glusker announced that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the firm’s Environmental Practice Group for the third year in a row, and has also recognized the two lead environmental partners, David Cranston and Peter Nyquist. Read More »

News 15 June 2015

Announcement: Bonnie Eskenazi Named One of the Top 75 Outstanding Women Lawyers in USA

Greenberg Glusker congratulates our partner Bonnie Eskenazi for being recognized as one of the top women lawyers in the United States. Read More »

Press Release 05 June 2015

Client Bulletin: Update on New Sick Leave Law

Employers are scrambling to comply with the notice and leave requirements of the new California sick leave law. This law applies to employers of all sizes, from those who employ individuals in their homes to companies that employ thousands of employees. Read More »

Article 04 June 2015

William I. Hochberg and Mitchell Manger Expand Greenberg Glusker’s Music Law Practice

Greenberg Glusker’s renowned Entertainment Law Group announces the expansion of its music law practice with the addition of William I. Hochberg and Mitchell Manger. Read More »

Press Release 01 June 2015

Greenberg Glusker named as California Powerhouse by Law360

Coming off a banner year, Greenberg Glusker is named a California Powerhouse firm by Law360. Noting the firm’s successful wins representing, most notably, Shelly Sterling and facilitating the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, Law360 examined our firm's size, breadth and depth of expertise, and high level of client satisfaction in coming to their decision. Read More »

Article 27 May 2015

Bonnie Eskenazi Quoted in “ACLU Pushes for Probe of Alleged Bias Against Women in Hollywood” on Bloomberg.com

Greenberg Glusker's Bonnie Eskenazi provides commentary for Bloomberg.com regarding the ACLU's push for US and civil rights agencies to investigate alleged bias against women in the film and TV industry. Read More »

News 12 May 2015

5 Things To Watch For After Approval Of $1.7B LA Stadium

Henry D. Finkelstein was quoted in a Law360 article on April 28 about Carson California's recent city council vote approving a $1.7 billion Los Angeles County stadium... Read More »

Article 28 April 2015

Seeking Early Settlements in Multi-Party CERCLA Actions

Greenberg Glusker's Pete Nyquist, Partner in the Environmental department, authored an article for the Los Angeles Daily Journal entitled, "Seeking early settlements in multi-party CERCA." Read More »

Article 20 April 2015

Bonnie Eskenazi and Pierce O’Donnell Named to Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report

Bonnie Eskenazi and Pierce O'Donnell, partners at the Los Angeles law firm Greenberg Glusker, were named to Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report. O’Donnell and Eskenazi were recognized among Hollywood’s top entertainment litigators for their high-profile work throughout 2014. Read More »

Press Release 15 April 2015

Pierce O'Donnell: Variety magazine's Billion Dollar Litigator

Pierce O'Donnell is spotlighted in Variety magazine's article entitled, "Pierce O’Donnell Handles Big Showbiz Cases and Battles for Epic Causes." Read More »

Article 14 April 2015

9th Circ. Panel Bolsters Trustee’s Reach-Back Powers

In a recent decision, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit resolved what it described as an issue of “first impression” in the Ninth Circuit — whether or not the two-year statute of limitations provided by Section 546(a) of the Bankruptcy Code “. . . preempts a state-law statute of repose such as California Civil Code § 3439.09(c).” Read More »

News 07 April 2015

California Court of Appeal Approves Fee-Splitting Agreements Between Sales Agents

Greenberg Glusker's Lee Dresie , Litigation Partner, and Sofia Aguilar, Associate in our Litigation and Employment departments, have co-authored an article regarding fee-splitting entitled Read More »

Article 02 April 2015

Inoculate Your Company Against Sick Leave Claims Before the Newest Category of Class Actions Spreads

Greenberg Glusker's Nancy Bertrando, Partner in the Employment department, has authored an article in The Primerus Paradigm titled Read More »

Article 01 April 2015

Greenberg Glusker’s Eskenazi negotiates Marley Natural deal

Bonnie Eskenazi, Partner in Greenberg Glusker's Intellectual Property and Litigation departments, is discussed in InsideCounsel's article titled "Greenberg Glusker’s Eskenazi negotiates Marley Natural deal." Read More »

News 31 March 2015

UCool's Super Bowl ad game Heroes Charge is 'cut and dried' case of copyright infringement

Greenberg Glusker's Intellectual Property chair, Jesse Saivar, was quoted in VentureBeat's article entitled Read More »

News 25 March 2015

So You want to Join the Big Leagues?

Laura A. Zwicker and Stefanie J. Lipson co-authored an article for Sports Litigation Alert based on their experience representing the Sterling estate in the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. Read More »

News 16 March 2015

Your 2015 goal: Understanding how COPPA could ruin your day

Greenberg Glusker's Intellectual Property department chair Jesse Saivar authored a column for Venture Beat that discusses what app and game developers should know about the Children's Online Privacy Protection rule. Read More »

Article 17 February 2015

Tom Cruise, Doug Liman Eye Reteam on Universal’s ‘Mena’

The firm’s representation of Tom Cruise with regard to Universal’s “Mena” project is mentioned in Variety magazine. Read More »

News 14 January 2015

MGM Settles James Bond Copyright Lawsuit Over Universal's 'Section 6'

The firm’s representation of Universal by Bert Fields, Aaron Moss and Daniel Stone regarding the “Bond” settlement is mentioned in The Hollywood Reporter. Read More »

News 07 January 2015

How Should Ballmer's $2 Billion Purchase Of Clippers Impact NBA Team Values?

Pierce O’Donnell’s representation of Shelly Sterling in the Clippers matter is mentioned in Forbes’ article entitled “How Should Ballmer’s $2 Billion Purchase Of Clippers Impact NBA Team Values?” Read More »

News 09 December 2014

Greenberg Glusker Client Samtech, LLC Acquires Massif Mountain Gear Company L.L.C.,

n August 22, 2014, in case number 14-11659, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the sale of substantially all of the assets of Massif Mountain Gear Company L.L.C., Debtor and Debtor in Possession to Samtech, LLC. Read More »

Press Release 26 August 2014

Facebook Bans “Like-Gated” Promotions

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a significant upcoming change to a section of its policies that will affect the way promotions may be administered on Facebook. Read More »

Article 21 August 2014

12 Greenberg Glusker Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014

Greenberg Glusker today announced that 12 of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Read More »

Press Release 19 August 2014

Sterling Family Trust Completes $2 Billion Sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Greenberg Glusker today announced the consummation of the historic sale of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise by The Sterling Family Trust to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Read More »

Press Release 12 August 2014

Environmental Lawyer Pete Nyquist Joins Greenberg Glusker

Greenberg Glusker today announced that Pete A. Nyquist has joined the Firm as a partner in its Environmental Group. Read More »

Press Release 29 July 2014

Judge Approves $2 Billion Sale of Los Angeles Clippers; Allows Sale To Be Completed Regardless of Appeal

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas today cleared the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The ruling is a complete victory for Greenberg Glusker client Shelly Sterling. Read More »

Press Release 28 July 2014

Chambers USA 2014 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 three of its attorneys in the 2014 edition of the guide. Read More »

Press Release 19 June 2014

Minimum Wage Increase

Beginning on July 1, 2014, the current California minimum wage of $8 will increase to $9 per hour. This change requires employers to consider a host of related issues. Read More »

Press Release 18 June 2014

Greenberg Glusker Advises Shelly Sterling in Sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer

Greenberg Glusker today confirmed its representation of Shelly Sterling in the historic $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise to Steve Ballmer. The Sterling family has owned the Clippers since 1981. Read More »

Press Release 30 May 2014

Bert Fields, Bonnie Eskenazi and Aaron Moss Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers List for 2014

Bert Fields, Bonnie Eskenazi and Aaron Moss, partners at the Los Angeles-based law firm Greenberg Glusker, were recognized in the eighth annual “Top 100 Power Lawyers” report, published today by The Hollywood Reporter. Read More »

Press Release 30 April 2014

Aaron Moss Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report for 2014

IP litigator for entertainment industry becomes fifth attorney from Greenberg Glusker to be recognized in prestigious list of elite entertainment lawyers Read More »

Press Release 14 April 2014

Aaron Moss Named to Daily Journal’s Top IP Lawyers in California List for 2014

Renowned IP litigator for entertainment industry honored on prestigious list for fifth time in his career and fourth year in a row Read More »

Press Release 09 April 2014

Famed Litigator Pierce O’Donnell Joins Greenberg Glusker

Pierce O’Donnell, a nationally renowned and accomplished trial attorney, will join Greenberg Glusker as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Group on April 1, 2014. Read More »

Press Release 28 March 2014

Greenberg Glusker's Bankruptcy Group Named Winner of M&A Advisor Turnaround Award

Greenberg Glusker today announced that its Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery practice has been chosen to receive a Turnaround Award by The M&A Advisor in the category of Sec. 363 Sale of the Year. Read More »

Press Release 24 March 2014

Who Owns Ellen DeGeneres’ Now-Famous Academy Awards “Selfie”?

In 2012, law professor Justin Hughes published an article in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology that raised serious questions about how courts have analyzed the Copyright Act’s originality requirement as it applies to photography. Read More »

Article 11 March 2014

Greenberg Glusker's Corporate Group Closes Standout Year, Expects Baby Boomers to Drive Active Market in 2014

Greenberg Glusker today announced its Corporate Group successfully handled and closed more than 25 complex buy and sell-side transactions and financings in 2013. Read More »

Press Release 12 February 2014

Greenberg Glusker Debuts Small Enough to Fail, a New Blog Focused on Bankruptcy Issues Affecting Middle Market Companies in Southern California

Greenberg Glusker today launched a new blog that will offer a fresher and more conversational perspective on timely bankruptcy and insolvency issues than is commonly published in law firm bankruptcy blogs or newsletters. Read More »

Press Release 27 January 2014

Greenberg Glusker Names Bob Baradaran as Managing Partner

Greenberg Glusker today announced that Bob Baradaran, 42, a partner in the Firm’s Real Estate Transactional Group, has been elected to serve as its new Managing Partner, becoming just the fifth managing partner since its founding in 1959. Read More »

Press Release 15 January 2014

Variety Names Matt Galsor to "Dealmaker Impact Report" for 2013

Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Group Chair Matt Galsor was among the elite group of professionals recognized today by Variety magazine as they honored the members of their “Dealmakers Impact Report” for 2013. Read More »

Press Release 18 December 2013

Greenberg Glusker Announces Five New Partners in Los Angeles

Greenberg Glusker today announced the election of five attorneys, from multiple areas of practice, to the Firm’s partnership. Read More »

Press Release 10 December 2013

Legislative and Other Developments Affecting California Employers in 2014

This year has brought many significant changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Group summarizes some of the most important new federal and state legal developments that will affect California employers in the upcoming year. Read More »

Article 04 December 2013

Matt Galsor Named to PEN Center USA Advisory Board

Matt Galsor, a partner at Greenberg Glusker and chair of the Firm’s Entertainment Group, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors for PEN Center USA, a Beverly Hills-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting freedom of expression in the U.S. and around the world. Read More »

Press Release 12 November 2013

'Tis The Season To Be Sued

Holiday parties do improve employee morale, but are fraught with dangers. This article will provide you with suggestions for minimizing risks of liability. Read More »

Article 12 November 2013

Greenberg Glusker Hosts “Fashion Your Network” Trunk Show to Celebrate Women-Owned Businesses in L.A.

Los Angeles-based law firm Greenberg Glusker will host a unique event to celebrate the success of women-owned and women-led businesses in Los Angeles with its first “Fashion Your Network” event on November 7, 2013. Read More »

Press Release 04 November 2013

Andrew Apfelberg Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential M&A Advisors”

Andrew M. Apfelberg, partner at Greenberg Glusker, was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential M&A Advisors” list that recognized the top mergers and acquisitions advisors in Los Angeles County for 2013. Read More »

Press Release 29 October 2013

Buyer Beware – Hidden Dangers in Using Form Contracts in Real Estate Deals

Form contracts account for more than 80 percent of all agreements used to complete business transactions today. That percentage maybe even higher when it comes to commercial real estate transactions like the ones companies sign to acquire corporate headquarters or satellite offices. Read More »

Article 18 September 2013

Bob Baradaran Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law” for 2013

Greenberg Glusker Partner Bob Baradaran was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law” list that recognized the top real estate lawyers in Los Angeles County for 2013. Read More »

Press Release 20 August 2013

Greenberg Glusker Wins Court Approval For Imaging3, Inc. Plan

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California entered an order on July 9, 2013 confirming the plan of reorganization of Imaging 3, Inc. a publicly traded company. Read More »

Press Release 17 July 2013

New SEC Rules

New SEC rules are likely to significantly affect the way private securities offerings are conducted in the United States. Read More »

News 10 July 2013

Unconstitutionality of Defense of Marriage Act Has Broad Reaching Implications for Tax and Wealth Planning and Tax Compliance of Same-Sex Married Couples

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision today regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Greenberg Glusker gives the following analysis as to the implications of the decision. Read More »

Press Release 26 June 2013

Greenberg Glusker Partner Bonnie Eskenazi Recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal Among 2013 “Top Women Lawyers”

A prominent entertainment litigation attorney known for handling high-profile matters, Eskenazi was recognized for the eighth year by the legal publisher’s annual list. Read More »

Press Release 25 June 2013

The Recorder Recognizes Greenberg Glusker Intellectual Property Attorney Jesse Saivar on its “Lawyers on the Fast Track” List

Selected attorneys stood out among their peers based on their career achievements and leadership roles within their practice, organization or the larger community. Read More »

Press Release 24 June 2013

Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Group Chair Matt Galsor Named in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report: Transactional Lawyers Negotiate Big Showbiz Deals”

Greenberg Glusker today announced that the chair of its Entertainment Group, Matt Galsor, was recognized by the entertainment trade publication Variety in its “Legal Impact Report: Transactional Lawyers Negotiate Big Showbiz Deals.” Read More »

Press Release 19 June 2013

Greenberg Glusker Sponsors PEN Center USA’s “Forbidden Fruit: Readings From Banned Works of Literature”

Greenberg Glusker today announced that it is pleased to have served as a corporate sponsor of the PEN Center USA-hosted “Forbidden Fruit: Readings From Banned Works of Literature.” Read More »

Press Release 17 June 2013

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 »

Article 03 June 2013

Aaron Moss Remains One Of California's Top Intellectual Property Litigators

Partner Aaron J. Moss has been named by the Daily Journal as one of California’s “Top Intellectual Property Litigators.” Read More »

Press Release 17 April 2013

Industry Icon Rhythm and Hues Revived in Transaction with an Affiliate of Prana Studios

After its recent financial woes and bankruptcy filing, Rhythm and Hues, the fabled animation/VFX studio, multiple Oscar winner and visual effects provider for Life of Pi, today closed a transaction with an affiliate of Prana Studios that will revive the troubled studio. Read More »

Press Release 08 April 2013

Greenberg Glusker Bolsters Entertainment, Environmental, Real Estate and Corporate Practices With Four Hires

Amy T. Hu, Brian E. Moskal, Joshua Bird and Christopher Pierson have joined the Firm. Read More »

Press Release 08 April 2013

Greenberg Glusker Names New Leaders for its Employment and Intellectual Property Practices

Greenberg Glusker today announced that, effective immediately, Charles N. Shephard will chair the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group and Olivia Goodkin will chair its Employment Law Group Read More »

Press Release 03 April 2013

The Recorder's Attorney of the Year 2012: Matt Galsor

Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Group Chair Featured as Attorney of the Year in Entertainment Read More »

Press Release 01 April 2013

Matt Galsor named among the 2012 Attorneys of the Year by The Recorder

Greenberg Glusker today announced that Entertainment Group chair Matt Galsor has been named one of The Recorder’s “2012 Attorneys of the Year,” the publication’s annual report recognizing top 20 elite lawyers in California. Read More »

Press Release 05 March 2013

Five Things Every Executive Should Consider When Faced with a Business Dispute

Like many lawyers of my generation, I was inspired by the passion, professionalism and speed television lawyers like Perry Mason brought to delivering justice for their clients. Later, as a young lawyer practicing in Los Angeles, I was bemused, rather than impressed, when cases on “L.A. Law” somehow got to trial – or at least had an important hearing – the same day it came into the office. Read More »

Article 01 March 2013

Major M&A, Financing Deals Lead Standout Year For Greenberg Glusker's Corporate Team

Greenberg Glusker announced its Corporate Group successfully handled and closed more than 39 complex buy and sell-side transactions and financings in 2012. Read More »

Press Release 12 February 2013

Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends $5 Million Estate and Gift Tax Credit and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Exemption, but Increases Tax Rate to 40%

The "fiscal cliff" bill permanently extends the favorable gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions that were in effect during 2011 and 2012, but increases the tax rate from 35% to 40%. Read More »

News 02 January 2013

Variety Names Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Chair Matt Galsor to its “2012 Dealmaker Impact Report”

Greenberg Glusker today announced that Entertainment Group chairman Matt Galsor was recognized in the fifth annual "Dealmakers Impact Report," Variety’s spotlight on the most influential Hollywood dealmakers. Read More »

Press Release 19 December 2012

Legislative and Other Developments Affecting California Employers in 2013

Most employers are already aware of this law, which was signed into law in 2011 but takes effect on January 1, 2013. This law states that whenever an employee’s pay includes commissions, there must be a written agreement that sets forth the method by which the commissions will be calculated and paid. The employee must be provided with a signed copy of the agreement, and the employer must obtain a signed receipt from the employee. Read More »

Article 10 December 2012

U.S. News-Best Lawyers Ranks Greenberg Glusker in 6 National and 12 Los Angeles Practices

Eighteen of Greenberg Glusker's practice areas received inclusion from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in its 2013 “Best Law Firm” rankings. Read More »

Press Release 07 November 2012

Greenberg Glusker Partner Matt Galsor Named Chair of Entertainment Group

Recognized by Variety as one of Hollywood’s top legal dealmakers, Matt Galsor has been named Chairman of the Firm’s Entertainment Group. Read More »

Press Release 05 November 2012

When They Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse...

Property rights are part of the fabric of American law. They have been protected by the U.S. Constitution since adoption of the Bill of Rights. But the protection of property rights is not absolute. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution does not absolutely prohibit the taking of private property for public use – it only prohibits the taking of private property “without due process of law” or “without just compensation.” Read More »

Article 01 November 2012

Conference Materials - What's Eating You? Meal and Rest Breaks, Overtime and Other Wage and Hour Issues

What's Eating You? Meal and Rest Breaks, Overtime and Other Wage and Hour Issues Read More »

Article 10 October 2012

Cows, Forests and Refrigerators

In January, California will begin to cap aggregate annual emissions of greenhouse gases, or GHGs, from the state's largest emitters under the state's new cap-and-trade regulations. If keeping GHG emissions at or below the cap becomes too costly or is otherwise unfeasible, regulated entities will have two choices: either buy GHG credits from other regulated entities, who can reduce their emissions below their allotted allowances, or buy offset credits from unregulated facilities, which voluntarily reduce their emissions in accordance with approved protocols. Read More »

Article 05 October 2012

Conference Materials - Unique Estate Planning Opportunities and Challenges for Actors and Athletes

Unique Estate Planning Opportunities and Challenges for Actors and Athletes Read More »

Article 19 September 2012

The Supreme Court's Till Decision

It is hard to imagine that a bankruptcy of such modest circumstances would come to fundamentally impact large commercial real estate transactions a decade later, and yet it has. Read More »

Article 03 September 2012

Good Timing Makes For Great Gifting

An increased gift tax credit, historically low interest rates and slow to recover asset values make now one of the best times to gift assets to your family members and other chosen beneficiaries. But it might end in four months. Read More »

Article 01 September 2012

How to Pick a Worthy Charity

Clients frequently ask for recommendations for their charitable giving. In some cases, donors have a clear idea of the area of activity to support but do not know how to identify the most worthy charities. Other clients have identified one or more charities but are unsure as to whether those charities are deserving of their support. Read More »

Article 21 August 2012

California Supreme Court Expands Available Policy Limits to Cover Environmental Claims

On August 9, 2012, the California Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision in State of California v. Continental Ins. Co. The California Supreme Court held that the “all sums” method of allocation applies in California and that an insured can horizontally stack all successively triggered policies in an environmental property damage case involving a single occurrence causing continuous and progressive contamination throughout multiple policy years. Read More »

Article 13 August 2012

In the Court of Public Opinion: Top Tips for Managing It Successfully

Today’s ubiquitous social media and 24-hour news cycles create a constant court of public opinion for businesses and corporations. How a company manages the public’s verdict can lead to either derailment or opportunity. Read More »

Article 03 August 2012

Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2012 Selects Bonnie Eskenazi as Game-Changing Attorney

Greenberg Glusker Partner Eskenazi was featured among the 50 game-changing attorneys in Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2012. Read More »

Press Release 11 July 2012

Greenberg Glusker Brings Brian Davidoff and Bankruptcy, Corporate Group on Board

Greenberg Glusker announced today that bankruptcy attorney Brian L. Davidoff and his practice group will join the Firm, effective July 1, 2012. Davidoff will head the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group. The attorneys moving with Davidoff include C. John M. Melissinos and Claire E. Shin, who also will join Greenberg Glusker’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group, and Benjamin M. Alexander, who will join Greenberg Glusker’s Corporate Group. Read More »

Press Release 19 June 2012

Greenberg Glusker Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Ken Fields

Fields represents major developers, owners and operators of industrial, retail, office and other commercial property owners throughout the Westside of Los Angeles, California and the nation. His clients also include commercial brokerage firms, real estate investors and syndicators. Read More »

Press Release 07 June 2012

Making His Case

Stephen Smith is an ambitious guy. He turned that ambition into great success as an attorney at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP. But as he prepared for his new role as the law firm’s managing partner, he was concerned that the ambition everyone knew he had might come back to hurt him. Read More »

Article 04 June 2012

Green Building Coming to a Property Near You

Last week, the California Energy Commission unanimously approved energy efficiency standards for commercial buildings and new homes. The new 2013 Building and Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards), which take effect on January 1, 2014, are projected to be 30 percent more efficient for nonresidential construction and 25 percent more efficient than previous standards for residential construction. Read More »

Article 01 June 2012

Recent Amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of the following protected characteristics, a perception that employees have such a protected characteristic (even if they do not) or are perceived to be associated with a person with such a protected characteristic (even if they are not): Read More »

Article 24 May 2012

New Risks to Employers Who Misclassify Their Employees as Independent Contractors

Many employers improperly classify their workers as independent contractors when, in fact, they should be treated as employees. The following article first sets forth the general guidelines governing independent contractors under California law and then sets forth significant new risks associated with misclassification. Read More »

Article 24 May 2012

Strong 2012 Q1 for Expanded Greenberg Glusker Corporate Law Group With 8 M&A, Financing Transactions Amidst Sputtering Deal Climate

Greenberg Glusker today announced for the quarter ending March 31, 2012 its Corporate Law Goup attorneys successfully steered and closed eight buy and sell side transactions and financings. Read More »

Press Release 16 May 2012

Daily Journal Names Bonnie Eskenazi to its Top Women Lawyers 2012 List

Daily Journal recognized Entertainment Litigator Bonnie E. Eskenazi as one of its 2012 “Top Women Lawyers” in the state of California. Read More »

Press Release 15 May 2012

Greenberg Glusker’s Aaron Moss Returns a Third Time as a Daily Journal “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigator”

Greenberg Glusker is proud to announce that Partner Aaron J. Moss has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California” for the third time. Moss heads the Firm’s Litigation Group and focuses on entertainment industry IP matters, protecting the rights of owners and users of motion pictures, books, fictional characters and other creative content. Read More »

Press Release 23 April 2012

Greenberg Glusker’s Steven Smith Triumphs for ACLU in Prisoners’ Rights Case

The ACLU noted the victory sent “a strong message to the parole commission that it must change its procedures nationwide or face more lawsuits.” Read More »

Press Release 19 April 2012

Greenberg Glusker Client MNX Acquires Division of Airnet

Greenberg Glusker recently represented MNX as deal counsel in MNX's acquisition of a division of AirNet. Read More »

Press Release 13 April 2012

Supreme Court Settles 8-Year Old Battle Over Employee Meal and Rest Breaks

The Court concluded that while "an employer must relieve the employee of all duty for the designated period," the employer "is not obligated to police meal breaks and ensure no work thereafter is performed." Read More »

Article 12 April 2012

Copyright Termination and Loan-Out Corporations: Reconciling Practice and Policy

On January 1, 2013, the first generation of copyright transfers made under the 1976 Copyright Act will become eligible for statutory termination, enabling creators of copyrighted properties and their heirs to unwind their own transactions and reacquire potentially valuable rights to long-since transferred works. The implications for successful, enduring franchises created after 1978 could be dramatic. Read More »

Article 02 April 2012

When Corporate Officers Are Personally Liable

Being an officer of a corporation can be the heady experience of a lifetime. On the upside is the opportunity to be a strategic thinker, a lauded visionary, the captain of a profitable venture and the recipient of compensation beyond one’s dreams.But there is a downside, and it can be equally dramatic. Read More »

Article 01 April 2012

Tax Reporting Obligations Beyond Your Personal Income Tax Return

Gift tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns and foundation tax returns are just a few examples of returns you may be required to file by April 17, 2012. Read More »

News 30 March 2012

New Requirement For Arbitration Agreements

Recently, the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal further clarified the obligations on California employers with respect to the information that must be contained in arbitration agreements to make them enforceable. Read More »

Article 05 March 2012

No SOPA For You

While the threat may have been overstated, there’s no question that piracy and file sharing are rampant and are severely eating away at profits. Read More »

Article 28 February 2012

Greenberg Glusker’s Women’s Mentoring Program Nominated for Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2012

Greenberg Glusker today announced that it has been named as a finalist by Chambers USA Women in Law Awards 2012 in its category for Best Mentoring Program in a Law Firm. Read More »

Press Release 25 January 2012

Andrew Apfelberg Elected President and Chairman of Association for Corporate Growth Los Angeles

ACG LA has elected Greenberg Glusker Partner Andrew M. Apfelberg to lead its Los Angeles chapter as president and chairman. Read More »

Press Release 17 January 2012

How to win a "bet-the-company" lawsuit

Smart Business Magazine spoke with Greenberg Glusker trial attorney Harvey Friedman about ensuring your company has the right litigation strategy when it’s all on the line. Read More »

Article 01 January 2012

How to choose the right professionals when building your dream home

No matter how wonderful the home you build, no one will be happy if it results in family strife. But, armed with a bit of knowledge, you can build a home that serves you and your family and have fun in the process. Read More »

Article 01 December 2011

Bet Tzedek Names Greenberg Glusker 2011 Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Greenberg Glusker was recognized for its ongoing volunteer work on pro bono matters. Bet Tzedek is one of the nation’s premier non-profit legal services organizations and assists people of every racial and religious background in the Los Angeles area. Read More »

Press Release 01 October 2011

Turning overseas legal disputes into smart business

The prospect of companies located in the US having to litigate overseas can be intimidating and daunting. Fears of the unknown, and of being “home towned,” are common, and understandable, initial reactions. Read More »

Article 01 October 2011

Limiting your company's legal risk by negotiating form contracts

Carefully negotiate all contracts, especially those presented as the other party’s “form contract.” Read More »

Article 01 October 2011

Variety Women of Impact Report 2011 Honors Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Attorney Bonnie Eskenazi

Bonnie Eskenazi was the only practicing attorney featured among more than 60 influential entertainment industry A-listers, including Oprah Winfrey, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Aniston. Read More »

Press Release 22 September 2011

Greenberg Glusker Obtains $2M Verdict Against Regency Outdoor Advertising

Greenberg Glusker has secured a two million dollar verdict against Regency Outdoor Advertising on behalf of its clients, West Hollywood nightclub Whisky-A-Go-Go and Ace Outdoor Advertising. Read More »

News 08 September 2011

Trusts & estates attorney, Laura Zwicker, comments on Kardashian-Humphries Pre-nup

Laura Zwicker breaks down the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphires Pre-nup for The Hollywood Reporter. Read More »

Article 24 August 2011

Greenberg Glusker Trial Team Secures $1.1M Judgment in Faulty Boat Case

The Firm has secured a $1.1 million judgment on behalf of its client in a Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act case against boat manufacturer, Tiara Yachts, and engine manufacturer Volvo Penta of The Americas. Read More »

Press Release 18 July 2011

Greenberg Glusker's David Cranston interviewed about cleaning up environmental liabilities

David Cranston talks with Smart Business Magazine about resolving environmental liabilities with other people's money. Read More »

Article 01 July 2011

Tips for estate planning and tax law compliance in a global economy

Greenberg Glusker's Laura Zwicker shares her tips for estate planning and tax law compliance in a global economy with Smart Business Magazine Read More »

Article 01 June 2011

Greenberg Glusker’s Entertainment Blog Lands Top Vote In ABA Journal Blawg 100

Greenberg Glusker’s Entertainment Blog Lands Top Vote In ABA Journal Blawg 100 Read More »

Press Release 24 January 2011

Greenberg Glusker Partners Norman Levine and Aaron Moss Represent Costco in the US Supreme Court

Greenberg Glusker Partners Norman Levine and Aaron Moss Represent Costco in the US Supreme Court Read More »

News 09 November 2010

Greenberg Glusker Partner Steven Lurie Named a Top 100 Attorney in California by Daily Journal

Greenberg Glusker Partner Steven Lurie Named a Top 100 Attorney in California by Daily Journal Read More »

Press Release 27 September 2010

Greenberg Glusker Named A 2010 Climate Action Leader By Climate Action Reserve

Greenberg Glusker Named A 2010 Climate Action Leader By Climate Action Reserve Read More »

Press Release 22 July 2010

New Entertainment Blog “Law Law Land” Serves Up Beyond-The-Headline Insights From Greenberg Glusker Deal Makers and Litigators

New Entertainment Blog “Law Law Land” Serves Up Beyond-The-Headline Insights From Greenberg Glusker Deal Makers and Litigators Read More »

Press Release 18 May 2010

Greenberg Glusker Environmental Litigation Team Wins Court Affirmation of Culver City Moratorium on New Oil Well Drilling By PXP

Greenberg Glusker Environmental Litigation Team Wins Court Affirmation of Culver City Moratorium on New Oil Well Drilling By PXP Rights of Old Oil Do Not Trump Needs of New Residents; Related CEQA Lawsuit Against LA County Set for April 5th Trial Read More »

Press Release 02 April 2010

Crusader Loses and Claims "Victory"

Crusader Loses and Claims "Victory" Read More »

Press Release 04 March 2010

Greenberg Glusker Partner Bonnie Eskenazi Receives California Entertainment Lawyer of The Year Award

Greenberg Glusker Partner Bonnie Eskenazi Receives California Entertainment Lawyer of The Year Award Read More »

Press Release 03 March 2010

California Court of Appeal issued its opinion today in the controversial case of Cussler v. Crusader

California Court of Appeal issued its opinion today in the controversial case of Cussler v. Crusader Read More »

Press Release 03 March 2010

Greenberg Glusker Wins Trial Surrounding California Solar Rights Act

Greenberg Glusker Wins Trial Surrounding California Solar Rights Act Read More »

News 17 November 2009

Two Greenberg Glusker Partners Honored In The Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2009 “Who’s Who In The Law” List

Two Greenberg Glusker Partners Honored In The Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2009 “Who’s Who In The Law” List Elizabeth Watson and Laura Zwicker Among Top 100 Named Read More »

Press Release 13 October 2009

Billion Dollar Year Earns Real Estate Dealmaker Steven Lurie A “Who’s Who” Status

Billion Dollar Year Earns Real Estate Dealmaker Steven Lurie A “Who’s Who” Status Greenberg Glusker Real Estate Attorney Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal for Handling Innovative Transactions for Prominent Developers and Investors Read More »

Press Release 22 September 2009

Greenberg Glusker Partner Steven Lurie Named Among Elite California Real Estate Dealmakers

Greenberg Glusker Partner Steven Lurie Named Among Elite California Real Estate Dealmakers Billion Dollar Year Earns Real Estate Attorney Recognition for Closing Transactions Read More »

Press Release 17 September 2009

Steven Lurie Successfully Completes Prestigious Office Complex Acquisition For TDC

Greenberg Glusker Real Estate Partner Steven Lurie Successfully Completes Prestigious Office Complex Acquisition For TDC Deal Maker Overcomes Market Challenges to Realize Client Objectives Read More »

Press Release 10 September 2009

Greenberg Glusker Resolves Landmark "Lord of the Rings" Dispute

Greenberg Glusker Resolves Landmark "Lord of the Rings" Dispute Read More »

News 08 September 2009

Greenberg Glusker Real Estate Litigator Reappointed to Air Board of Directors

Greenberg Glusker Real Estate Litigator Reappointed To Air Board Of Directors Special Extension of Term Limits Made to Retain Legal Advisor to Commercial Brokers Read More »

Press Release 02 September 2009

Greenberg Glusker Attorney Receives LEED AP Certification

Greenberg Glusker Attorney Receives LEED AP Certification Read More »

Press Release 22 July 2009

Thirteen Greenberg Glusker Attorneys Recognized As Rising Stars

Thirteen Greenberg Glusker Attorneys Recognized As Rising Stars Read More »

Press Release 24 June 2009

Greenberg Glusker Closes $26.6m Office Purchase

Greenberg Glusker Closes $26.6m Office Purchase Favorable Financing Deal Reached in Tough Credit and Real Estate Markets Read More »

Press Release 22 May 2009

Greenberg Glusker Partner Bonnie Eskenazi Honored as a Top Entertainment Litigator In California

Bonnie Eskenazi Honored as a Top Entertainment Litigator In California Read More »

Press Release 12 May 2009

Greenberg Glusker Partner Honored At Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala

Greenberg Glusker Partner Honored At Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala Read More »

Press Release 28 April 2009

After 50 Successful Years, Greenberg Glusker Team Plans for More

After 50 Successful Years, Greenberg Glusker Team Plans for More Read More »

Article 24 April 2009

Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Litigator Aaron Moss Named As A Daily Journal Top IP Litigator

Greenberg Glusker Entertainment Litigator Aaron Moss Named As A Daily Journal Top IP Litigator Read More »

Press Release 07 April 2009

Tax Reporting on Foreign Entities or Activities

Tax Reporting on Foreign Entities or Activities Read More »

News 07 April 2009

Greenberg Glusker's 50th Anniversary Featured in Variety

Greenberg Glusker's 50th Anniversary Featured in Variety Read More »

News 03 April 2009

The Hollywood Reporter Features Greenberg Glusker

The Hollywood Reporter Features Greenberg Glusker Read More »

News 30 March 2009

Drafting Enforceable Settlement Agreements

Drafting Enforceable Settlement Agreements Read More »

Article 01 December 2008

Think Godzilla's Scary? Meet His Lawyers

"Think Godzilla's Scary? Meet His Lawyers" Read More »

News 24 November 2008

Employment Bulletin Regarding Meals & Rest Periods

Employment Bulletin Regarding Meals & Rest Periods Read More »

News 08 August 2008

Chambers Ranks Greenberg Glusker's Entertainment Litigation Practice at the Top For 2011

This is the fifth consecutive year that Greenberg Glusker has placed in the highly selective Band 1 category. Read More »

Press Release 28 July 2008

Entertainment Disputes Require Efficient, Non-Glamourous Fixes

Entertainment Disputes Require Efficient, Non-Glamourous Fixes Read More »

Article 27 May 2008

When Your Tenant Files Bankruptcy: Five Need-to-Know Rights for Commercial Landlords

When Your Tenant Files Bankruptcy: Five Need-to-Know Rights for Commercial Landlords Read More »

Article 19 May 2008

$13 Million Awarded in Video Game Licensing Dispute

Video Game Client Ubisoft Wins $13 Million Award in Video Game Licensing Dispute Read More »

Press Release 12 February 2008

“Lord of the Dance” Star Michael Flatley Obtains $11 Million Judgment

“Lord of the Dance” Star Obtains $11 Million Judgment Read More »

Press Release 14 December 2007

Potential Pitfalls for Benevolent Landlords

Potential Pitfalls for Benevolent Landlords Read More »

Article 01 September 2005

Nothing Standard About Standard Lease Forms

Nothing Standard About Standard Lease Forms Read More »

Article 05 April 2005

Letters of Intent May be Binding

Most real estate transactions begin with a letter of intent (“an LOI”) which outlines the parties' general understanding of a proposed transaction. The parties to an LOI do not typically wish to create a legally binding document, but intend only to establish the framework to negotiate their formal agreement. For that reason, most LOIs expressly state that they do not create legally binding agreements, but simply set forth the basis for future negotiations. Read More »

Article 03 May 2004

My Tenant Went AWOL - What Do I Do?

My Tenant Went AWOL - What Do I Do? Read More »

Article 01 July 1998

A Win, And A Lesson: The Credibility of Expert Witnesses

A Win, And A Lesson: The Credibility of Expert Witnesses Read More »

A Landlords Secret Weapon Against Defaulting Tenants

A Landlords Secret Weapon Against Defaulting Tenants Read More »

California Supreme Court Holds All Contractual Jury Waivers Unenforceable

California Supreme Court Holds All Contractual Jury Waivers Unenforceable Read More »

Capitalizing on The $5 Million Credit Against Gift Tax in an Uncertain Environment

The window to take advantage of the $5 Million credit against gift tax may be shorter than expected. Consider these issues in determining whether to proceed with a gift. Read More »

Commissions Compliance Now Lessens End-of-Year Crunch

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, all companies that pay commissions to employees providing services in California must have written contracts detailing how commissions are computed and paid. This potentially burdensome law was passed at the end of last year, and so far has received little attention. Read More »

Avoid Year-End Time Crunch by Drafting Commissions Agreements Now

Beginning January 1, 2013, all companies that pay commissions to employees providing services in California must have written contracts detailing how commissions are computed and paid. We urge employers to prepare now to comply with this law to avoid a time crunch at the end of the year. Read More »

CA Attorney General Cracks Down on Mobile Apps for Privacy Policies

If your website collects personal information from California residents, you may already be aware that a California law, called The California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”), codified at California Business & Professions Code §§ 22575 – 22579, requires you to post a Privacy Policy on your site, detailing what personal information your site collects and what is being done with that personal information. Read More »

Are You In Compliance?

If your company’s website collects personal information from California residents, a California privacy protection law requires you to post a privacy policy on your site detailing what personal information your site collects and what is being done with that personal information. Read More »

$2 Million Verdict for Whisky-A-Go-Go and Ace Outdoor Advertising Upheld by Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeal of the State of California has affirmed a 2011 trial court verdict that awarded $2 million in damages to Whisky-A-Go-Go and Ace Outdoor Advertising in their lawsuit against Regency Outdoor Advertising. Read More »

Greenberg Glusker Successfully Resolves Godzilla Owner’s “Mechahopzilla” Lawsuit

Greenberg Glusker client Toho Co. Ltd, the owner of the world famous characters Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan, among many others, announced today that it has resolved its copyright and trademark dispute with New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co. concerning the unauthorized use of Toho’s Mechagodzilla character. Read More »

Greenberg Glusker Client Shelly Sterling Triumphs in Case Against V. Stiviano

Donald Sterling paramour V. Stiviano will have to repay over $2.6 million in cash and real estate under a lawsuit brought by Sterling’s wife, a judge ruled yesterday. 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 »

Unconstitutionality of Defense Of Marriage Act Has Broad Reaching Implications For Tax and Wealth Planning And Tax Compliance Of Same-Sex Married Couples

While the focus of news coverage is currently centered around the Court’s equal protection of heterosexual and same-sex couples, there are broad reaching tax and wealth planning implications of these rulings to consider. Read More »

News 01 January 0001

New Commercial Lease Requirement for Disability Access Inspection Disclosure

Commercial lease agreements executed on or after July 1st must include a provision disclosing whether the premises has been... Read More »

News 01 January 0001