Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

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9401 Wilshire Boulevard
Ninth Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2974, United States
Phone: 310-273-6333
Fax: 310-859-2325
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Reminder: Los Angeles and Santa Monica Minimum Wage Increases on July 1st

As a reminder, the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles and in the City of Santa Monica will increase to $12.00 an hour on July 1, 2017, for employers with 26 or more employees. The minimum wage for employers in these cities…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

What is in A Name Redux – Recent Case Law Interpreting the Requirement for Correctly Stating the Name of an Individual Debtor under Revised UCC Section 9503

In perhaps one of the first decisions applying the recent amendment to Uniform Commercial Code Section 9-503 regarding the correct name for an individual to be used on a UCC-1 financing statement, an Indiana Bankruptcy Court…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Can a Receiver be Sued for Not Paying a Pre-Receiver Creditor?

Question: I am the Receiver for a condo project. A pre-receivership creditor has threatened to sue me because I won’t pay for the services he provided the defendant. I have explained to the creditor that the receivership is not…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Tips, Service Charges & Automatic Gratuities and Why You Should Care

Most employers are familiar with the basics. A tip is a voluntary amount of money a guest leaves for an employee over the amount due for the goods sold or services rendered…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The Value of Interim Fee Orders

QUESTION: I have seen a number of receivers file motions purporting to be interim versions of final accounts and reports, seeking orders approving fees and costs part-way through a receivership. Given that California Rule of…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Fair Chance Initiative Posting Required

The recent Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring requires, among other things, that employers post a notice of the ordinance at job sites and workplaces. The City of Los Angeles has now provided the notice that must be…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Watch Out Commercial Real Property Lenders – Appointment of a Receiver is not a Slam Dunk

The law is always changing. Sometimes changes in the law result from new cases or new statutes. However, sometimes the law changes in reaction to the mood of the country. At present, I believe that that the law may be…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

McGILL v. CITIBANK, N.A.

I have received a few questions from employers about the recent California Supreme Court decision in McGill v. Citibank, N.A.. The McGill case isn’t an employment law case, but rather deals with a consumer class action…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

The Difference Between Bankruptcy & Receivership Payment of Legal Fees to Defend Fee Applications

QUESTION: I was appointed receiver for an apartment building. I operated the property for six months, then the defendant filed bankruptcy…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

AB 2532 Eliminates the Requirement that Private Employers Contracting with State and Local Agencies Verify an Individual’s Status Before Providing Services

Effective January 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 2532 eliminates the requirement that private employers contracting with state and local government agencies to provide specified employment services verify an individual’s legal status or…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

New Law Requires Specific Disability Language in Commercial Leases

California Assembly Bill 2093 requires each commercial property owner/lessor to state on each lease form or rental agreement executed on or after January 1, 2017, whether the premises have undergone an inspection by a Certified…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

A Reminder: The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights is Permanent

Effective January 1, 2017, Senate Bill 1015 removes the 2017 sunset provision of 2013’s Assembly Bill 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which granted overtime protections to California’s privately hired domestic workers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

2016 Recap: A Busy Year for Employment Law

In case you missed it, 2016 was a banner year for the California Legislature in enacting new employment laws. Here are the highlights..…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Fore Warned: Fifth Circuit Sticks to its Guns

A prior prior Ask the Receiver® discussed the Fifth Circuit case Janvey v. The Golf Channel, Inc., 780 F. 3d 641 (5th Cir. 2015) (“Golf Channel I”). There the court found The Golf Channel liable to return $6,000,000 paid to it…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Securities Law

New Law Requires Gender Neutral Restrooms

Existing law requires a businesses that serve the public or are open to the public and maintain toilet facilities to make those facilities available to the public free of charge. Existing law also states that publicly and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts
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