Lewitt Hackman

Small Claims: When Litigating Without a Lawyer Makes Sense

Many people and businesses have disputes or suffer damages in the thousands of dollars, which they need to resolve or seek compensation for. The dispute or claim might involve the sale of used furniture or other personal…more

De Novo Standard of Review, Filing Fees, Litigation Strategies, Small Claims Court

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California Wage & Hour: Employer Q&A

Recently, the California Labor Commissioner cited a residential care provider for multiple wage theft violations, including for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. As a result of the Labor Commissioner’s investigation…more

Employer Liability Issues, Fair Pay Act, Minimum Wage, Statute of Limitations, Timekeeping

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Rocket's Red Glare: Burns & Other Injuries From Fireworks

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 230 people are rushed to an emergency room daily between June 20th and July 20th each year, because of serious fireworks injuries. More than half of these ER…more

Bodily Injury, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fireworks, Negligence, Product Defects

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Save the MAMILs - Cyclist Injury & Death Statistics

According to a recent government report, MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are the likeliest of all age groups and genders to be killed or seriously injured while riding a bicycle…more

Bicycles, Bike Accidents, Bodily Injury, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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Game Changer? Succession Planning Targeted by IRS

The Department of the Treasury wants to place limitations on valuation discounts that are currently commonly used to reduce asset values in family-owned and closely-held businesses, in an effort to increase tax revenue. The…more

Business Ownership, Business Plans, Business Succession, Business Valuations, Closely Held Businesses

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California Ballot 2016: Pros and Cons of Props 51-56

Californians must decide on 17 initiatives in the November election this year, and those are just the proposed measures of state-wide concern. Never mind the many local initiatives affecting counties and neighborhoods. The state…more

Ballot Measures, Bonds, Charter Schools, Community Colleges, E-Cigarettes

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Terminated: A Marriage’s End Should Not Lead to Employment’s End

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Robert Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad (MRS) that an employer cannot terminate an employee for separating or divorcing – the processes of which apparently falls under the…more

Adultery, Business Partners, Divorce, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Discrimination

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Pokemon Go Away: Monsters Creating Nuisance Problems

This game has been all the rage since July. Engadget reports over 100 million downloads of Pokemon Go, racking up $10 million each day in revenue for game makers Niantic, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo. It’s a beast…more

Business Ownership, Class Action, Commercial Property Owners, Geolocation, Location Data

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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Game Changer? Succession Planning Targeted by IRS

The Department of the Treasury wants to place limitations on valuation discounts that are currently commonly used to reduce asset values in family-owned and closely-held businesses, in an effort to increase tax revenue. The…more

Business Ownership, Business Plans, Business Succession, Business Valuations, Closely Held Businesses

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Terminated: A Marriage’s End Should Not Lead to Employment’s End

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Robert Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad (MRS) that an employer cannot terminate an employee for separating or divorcing – the processes of which apparently falls under the…more

Adultery, Business Partners, Divorce, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Discrimination

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Mile Marker: Google Beginning to Clear Legal Hurdles for Self-Driving Cars (but many more ahead)

Can self-driving vehicles (SDVs) use the carpool lane? That may be a legal question for another day, as SDVs still have barricades to overcome before moving to the fast lane and becoming available commercially for consumers…more

Artificial Impairment, Automotive Industry, Driverless Cars, Google, NHTSA

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The Transformation of Transgender Rights in the Workplace

Gender transition and transgender identity has taken center stage in the media recently. However, out of the spotlight, the rights of transgender persons may be unclear to many. Transgender persons struggle with difficult…more

Best Management Practices, Corporate Counsel, DFEH, Discrimination, EEOC

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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Craft Brewers Scrap Over Catchy Names

The craft-beer industry is running low on names. There are more than 4,600 craft breweries in the U.S. – California leading the nation with over 500, according to the Brewer’s Association…more

Beer, Breweries, Intellectual Property Protection, Popular, Retail Market

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To Bifurcate, or Not to Bifurcate: That is the Divorce Question

Some divorcing couples may want their divorce resolved as quickly as possible. In California, the legal minimum time requirement that a dissolution can be entered is six months from the date of service of the Petition to the…more

Bifurcation, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

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Employers' Guide to Los Angeles' Sick Leave & Minimum Wage Ordinance

Most Los Angeles employers know the City Council implemented a new sick leave ordinance for employees working within the City of L.A. on June 2016. However, as the Sick Time Benefits section was added to an existing Minimum…more

City of Los Angeles, Local Ordinance, Minimum Wage, Paid Leave, Posting Requirements

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Contact

16633 Ventura Boulevard
Eleventh Floor
Encino, California 91436, United States

  • (818) 990-2120
  • (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

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