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Victoria Tsylina Presented “When To Be Quiet And When To Be Loud: The Attorney-Client Privilege And The Attorney Work Product Privilege In Probate And Trust Matters.”

November 18, 2022

On November 1, 2022, Victoria Tsylina was a panelist at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Section, presenting “When To Be Quiet And When To Be Loud: The Attorney-Client Privilege And The Attorney Work Product Privilege In Probate And Trust Matters.” In this presentation, Ms. Tsylina explored answers to the question of […]

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Steve Hogan and Andrew Zepeda will be presenting a seminar before the Fiduciary Real Estate Forum on June 20, 2022 at Noon

June 14, 2022

The seminar will discuss issue of particular interest to Private Professional Fiduciaries (“PPF”).  Topics discussed will include: How does the PPF deal with the sale of contaminated property and the liability that may arise from the sale? What does the PPF do when the City/County post code violations on the property, particularly for low income […]

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LAW TALK NO. 6: The Differences Between “Arbitration” and “Mediation”

August 30, 2022

Over the past 30 years, parties in civil disputes have frequently turned to private arbitrations and mediations to resolve these disputes.  Clients frequently confuse these two important dispute resolution alternatives to judge and jury trials in the court system, and this confusion can often cause difficulties in the attorney-client relationship and in resolving disputes. This […]

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Partner Steve Hogan to moderate upcoming 2021 IRS Summit

September 2, 2021

Partner Steve Hogan will be moderating a panel at this upcoming 2021 IRS Summit with discussions on the uncertainties surrounding The US Tax Court’s recent experiences with Conservation Easements, estate planning under Biden Administration, current IRS examination practices and the current state of Minority Interest Discounts in real estate holding companies.

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Kurt Schmalz and Victoria Tsylina Win Summary Judgment for Attorney Client in $5 Million Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

February 5, 2021

Kurt Schmalz and Victoria Tsylina recently won summary judgment for a Los Angeles attorney who had been sued by a former client for legal malpractice in connection with Bankruptcy Court litigation over insurance coverage of asbestos claims.  The lawsuit was filed in November 2018 by Plaintiff Continental Casualty Company, an insurance company, against its former attorney Raymond […]

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Super Lawyers Recognized Shareholder Damien Holcomb as 2018 ‘Rising Stars’

October 23, 2018

Super Lawyers has recognized shareholder Damien Holcomb as 2018 “Rising Stars”.  This is the fifth consecutive year that Holcomb has achieved the “Rising Stars” honor.  The “Rising Stars” designation recognizes no more that 2.5 % of attorneys in each state who are 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

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