Lewitt Hackman

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16633 Ventura Boulevard
Eleventh Floor
Encino, California 91436, United States
Phone: (818) 990-2120
Fax: (818) 981-4764
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Working Families Flexibility Act Means Little to California Employers

The House of Representatives just passed U.S. H.R. 1180, a bill that could potentially give certain businesses and their employees more flexibility in federal overtime compensation. The Working Families Flexibility Act (WFFA)…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISEE 101: Special Delivery

For a relationship to meet the legal definition of a "franchise" in some jurisdictions, the franchisor must give significant assistance to, or have significant control over, the franchisee's business. A franchisor's prescribed…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Transportation

FRANCHISOR 101: Not Your Neighborhood Tesla Dealer

Among the many differences between Tesla and traditional automakers, Tesla does not sell or service its electric cars through franchised dealers; it sells direct to consumers. Recent legal challenges to Tesla's…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Franchise Law, Transportation

Negative Reviews: Seeing Stars or Trolls? Here's What You Can and Can't Do

Trolls aren’t just fictional creatures living under bridges in fairy tales – today they are anonymous but highly visible creatures plaguing individuals and businesses on social media. They’re angry, vindictive and financially…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Franchise Law, Personal Injury

Accidental Disinheritance: Update Wills, Estate Plans Annually

So you have an estate plan? Good for you. You funded it? Even better. But have you updated it and your will in the last year? If you haven’t, your loved ones or favorite charities may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Your…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Negative Reviews: Franchises Pursuing Truth, Justice, & Defamation Claims

Franchised businesses, particularly restaurants, hotels, automotive servicers and others have been falling victim to the digital age. Many consumers now choose the places they do business based on what they read on Yelp,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Franchise Law, Personal Injury

No Excuses: Preventing Construction Site Accidents and Remembering the Dead

With Spring comes not only warmer weather, a change in time, and the start of baseball, but a return of construction projects as builders begin another season of home and commercial building…more
 /  Personal Injury

"Look Mom No Hands!" But Lots of Rules for AI Cars in California

You may have heard the news: An Uber Technologies Inc. autonomous vehicle was involved in an accident in Arizona. A human driver in a Honda CRV turning left at a yellow light hit the self-driving Volvo as it was crossing the…more
 /  Personal Injury

Food Fight: Two Sides to Every Chicken Filler Story

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently aired a segment reporting that real chicken content in Subway sandwiches amounted to a lot less than what the average consumer would expect. The network commissioned DNA…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Franchise Law

FRANCHISEE 101: Technical Disclosure Violations

The consequences to an unwitting franchisor can be severe when it fails to provide disclosure documents required by franchise law. Most franchise laws provide for rescission of the franchise agreement, allowing the franchisee to…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

FRANCHISOR 101: Ostensible Agency Victory

A California federal judge dealt a major blow to employees of a Bay Area McDonald's in their effort to hold the franchisor responsible for its franchisee's alleged failure to pay wages and provide meal and rest breaks. The…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Whacky Employment Claims: Who's Whackier? Management or the Employee?

As employment defense attorneys, we see many strange situations arise in the workplace. The question is, how prepared are you as an employer to handle the wackiness that may potentially arise when your employees make…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Initiating Unlawful Detainer Actions: Perfection Not Required

In November 2016 the California Supreme Court ordered that a decision from the appellate division of the San Diego Superior Court in U.S. Financial, L.P. v. Michael McLitus (“McLitus”) be published…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

The Customer Is (Not) Always Right: An Employer's Duty to Protect

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and in this political climate, it seems as though more people are comfortable voicing those opinions, even if they may offend someone. Although free speech is a primary pillar of our…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

FRANCHISEE 101: A Perpetual Franchise

When a franchisee "buys into" a franchise system by paying an "initial franchise fee," the franchisee is typically purchasing the right to use the franchisor's trademarks and business system for an initial term that lasts a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law
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