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 Kurt Schmalz Selected As Super Lawyers For 2022

August 31, 2022

Once again shareholders Steve Hogan and Kurt Schmalz have been selected by their peers as Southern California “Super Lawyers” for 2022.  Both have had the honor of “Super Lawyers” for fifteen years. Hogan was selected in the Estate and Trust Litigation practice area and Schmalz was selected in the Business Litigation practice area. “Super Lawyers” […]

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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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Victoria V. Tsylina is promoted as the Firm’s newest Shareholder effective March 1, 2022.

March 2, 2022

“Congratulations to Victoria Tsylina on her promotion to the Firm’s Shareholder. Ms. Tsylina’s contributions and commitment to Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz, Hogan & Martin’s legal practice have played an important role in helping the Firm serve its clients with the utmost dedication, integrity, and professionalism. Ms. Tsylina has earned the confidence of her clients and colleagues […]

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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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Troy L. Martin quoted as conservatorship expert by USA Today

July 2, 2021

Troy L. Martin  was interviewed by USA Today to provide analysis of the Britney Spears’ conservatorship and opinions regarding the case’s impact on conservatorship law.  “’But we have a saying in the law that ‘hard cases make for bad laws,’ so hopefully, advocates (of reform) will realize that guardianships and conservatorships play an important role […]

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