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Los Angeles, CA 90067, United States
Contact: Heather Morse, Dir of Marketing
Phone: 310.785.6864
Fax: 310.201.1780
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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Traps for the Unwary – Transfers of Personal Property Without Delivery

Imagine... You’ve just completed a purchase of a friendly competitor’s overstocked inventory from the current season. She gave you a good price and will let you leave the goods at her warehouse for 30 days, just in time…more

Personal Property, Transfers

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Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund)…more

Cleanup Doctrine, Double Recovery, Enforcement Actions, False Claims Act (FCA), Misleading Statements

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A Hypothetical Question Deserves a Hypothetical Answer: The Ninth Circuit’s Approach to Preference Transfers in In re Tenderloin Health

As a creditor, the news of a debtor who owes you a substantial sum of money filing bankruptcy is often the most alarming news you can learn—that is, until you seek advice of counsel and learn that payments the debtor made to you…more

Bankruptcy Court, Chapter 11, Chapter 7, Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors

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New Year, New Fraudulent Transfer Law

It’s a new year, and we have a new law affecting debtors and creditors in California. Effective January 1, 2016, California’s Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) has replaced California’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act…more

Burden of Proof, Choice-of-Law, Fraudulent Transfers, Insolvency, New Legislation

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

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…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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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…more

Class Action, Criminal Prosecution, Fantasy Sports, FBI, Frozen Assets

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

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…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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

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…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporations

Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy…more

Appeals, Casinos, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Corporate Taxes

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In the Heart of the Rainy Season: The New (Stayed) Clean Water Rule Covers Vernal Pools in California

After years of drought, the El Niño storms have been bringing much-needed rain and snow to California–albeit in quantities significantly less than we hoped for thus far. In addition to the anticipated snow packs, flowing…more

Clean Water Act, Clean Water Rule, Jurisdiction, Property Owners, Storm Water

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Bank of America Must Pay $46 Million for Improper Foreclosure

Brian Davidoff was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article on March 28, 2017, discussing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher M. Klein’s ruling in Sundquist v. Bank of America NA which awarded Erik and Renee Sundquist $1.07…more

Bank of America, Banks, Foreclosure, Loans, Punitive Damages

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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 may be even higher when it comes to contracts in commercial real estate transactions such as the…more

Boilerplate Language, Contract Formation, Real Estate Market

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“If You Were Justin Bieber’s Lawyer, What Would You Be Doing Today?”

Greenberg Glusker partner Bonnie Eskenazi was quoted in the American Lawyer Litigation Daily article, “If You Were Justin Bieber’s Lawyer, What Would You Be Doing Today?” on October 12, 2015 (subscription required)…more

Breach of Contract, Celebrities, Defense Strategies, Invasion of Privacy, Justin Beiber

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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…more

Digital Services, Music Industry, Social Media

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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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on improving…more

EPA, Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, Labeling, Notification Requirements

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The Ninth Circuit Loosens the Cap on Landlord Damages in In re Kupfer

Any property owner which has experienced the bankruptcy of a tenant is doubtless keenly aware of the limitation on damages which the Bankruptcy Code imposes on the landlord. A new decision by the Ninth Circuit bolsters the…more

Arbitration, Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 11, Damages, Landlords

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Domestic Violence Leave Notices Now Available for Download

As we mentioned in our June 21, 2017, Client Alert (“Mid-Year Compliance Check-Up!”), effective July 1, 2017, employers must provide employees with a written notice, to be created by the California Labor Commissioner, regarding…more

Domestic Violence, Employer Liability Issues, Labor Commissioners, Sexual Assault, Stalking

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

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…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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What 2017 May Bring for the Restructuring Community

We asked some of our financial advisor colleagues to give us brief read outs on what they felt 2017 has in store for us now that we have gotten beyond the inauguration and into the first weeks of the Trump administration. Their…more

Bankruptcy Code, Capital Markets, NAFTA, Renewable Energy, Trump Administration

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Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

Earlier this month, Judge Christopher E. Krueger of the Sacramento Superior Court issued an order invalidating the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium. The California Department of Public Health (“DPH”)…more

Contaminated Properties, Contamination, Drinking Water, Public Health, Safe Drinking Water Act

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Implications for the Google Books Fair Use Ruling

There’s no question that Google’s massive book digitization project has enormous social benefits. Researchers and students are able to find and analyze relevant information more quickly than ever before, authors and publishers…more

Copyright, Fair Use, Google, Google Books

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Proposed Rule Adding Vapor Intrusion Component to Hazard Ranking System Published in the Federal Register Today

Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule in the Federal Register which would add a vapor intrusion component to the Hazard Ranking System, the system EPA uses to evaluate sites for placement…more

Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Contamination, EPA, Hazardous Substances

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Donald Sterling Loses Appeal of Clippers Sale: Court of Appeal Rejects Bid To Regain Team’s Ownership

The California Court of Appeal today affirmed the sale in August 2014 of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-shattering price of $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In a unanimous decision, the three justices…more

Appeals, Donald Sterling, Family Trusts, NBA, Sports

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50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy, Trades In Da Club for In Da Courthouse

The rapper Curtis James “50 Cent” Jackson III filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Connecticut bankruptcy court on Monday, July 13, 2015. Jackson rose to prominence with songs like In Da Club and P.I.M.P. from…more

Automatic Stay, Chapter 11, Compensatory Damages, Dischargeable Debts, Good Faith

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Mid-Year Compliance Check-Up!

There are a number of new employment laws coming into effect on July 1, 2017. Below is a self-test checklist to ensure your business is prepared for them…more

Ban the Box, Employer Liability Issues, Fair Chance Act, FEHA, Hiring & Firing

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

Greenberg Glusker partner Bernard Resser was quoted in a story that ran in the Daily Journal July 21st about who controls the sale of a Los Feliz convent. In a Petition filed by Greenberg partners Brian Davidoff and Resser and…more

Bylaws, Commercial Property Owners, Directors, Injunctions, Katy Perry

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

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…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Big Pimpin' gets big win in copyright case

Greenberg Glusker partner Glen Rothstein was quoted in “Big Pimpin' gets big win in copyright case” (Daily Journal, October 22, 2015). In the closely watched Fahmy v. Jay Z., complex issues of international copyright, and…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Digital Sampling, Expert Testimony

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Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY. Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control of a…more

Trademarks, USPTO

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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. Effective November 5, 2014, “like-gating” a page (i.e…more

Contests & Promotions, Facebook, Social Networks

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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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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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…more

DLSE, Paid Leave, Paid Sick Leave Act, Sick Leave, Wage and Hour

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California Supreme Court Decides that Insurance Protection for Losses that Have Already Occurred May Be Freely Assigned in Connection with a Corporate Sale or Reorganization

On August 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision in Fluor Corporation v. Superior Court (Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company). The California Supreme Court held that California…more

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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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student. She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments. Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student…more

Appeals, Appellate Briefs, Communications Decency Act, Defamation, Facebook

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

Greenberg Glusker partner Bernard Resser was quoted in a story that ran in the Daily Journal July 21st about who controls the sale of a Los Feliz convent. In a Petition filed by Greenberg partners Brian Davidoff and Resser and…more

Bylaws, Commercial Property Owners, Directors, Injunctions, Katy Perry

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Reading the (Bathroom) Signs

Under prior law, single-user restrooms were permitted to be designated as either for men only, for women only or for all genders. That is about to change…more

Employee Restrooms, Gender Identity, Restroom Legislation, School Restrooms, Transgender

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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…more

Non-Profits, Tax Reform, Trump Administration

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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…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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New Commercial Lease Requirement for Disability Access Inspection Disclosure

Commercial lease agreements executed on or after July 1, 2013 must include a provision disclosing whether the premises has been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist and, if so, whether the property has been determined to…more

Commercial Leases, Disability Access Claims, Disclosure Requirements, Inspections

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Rhymin’ & Stealin’ & Filin’ Lawsuits

Last month, I wrote about the preemptive lawsuit filed by GoldieBlox, a toy retailer, against the Beastie Boys. GoldieBlox sought declaratory relief that their use of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in a GoldieBlox advertisement…more

Beastie Boys, Copyright, Fair Use, GoldieBlox, Infringement

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

This morning, the Supreme Court issued two historic rulings on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The first ruling, in a 5-4 decision, struck down as unconstitutional a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage…more

Discrimination, DOMA, Due Process, Equal Protection, Estate Planning

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