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Troy Martin Interviewed for Documentary Isolated: The Unexpected Epidemic

March 2, 2016

Troy Martin was recently interviewed for the upcoming documentary Isolated – The Unexpected Epidemic.  The documentary, which is being produced by Rose Productions, will discuss the related problems of isolation and elder abuse.  Mr. Martin, with the Kasem Cares Foundation, has been working on new legislation in dozens of states to combat isolation by providing […]

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Steve Hogan and Kurt Schmalz Selected as 2016 ‘Super Lawyers’

January 22, 2016

Once again shareholders Steve Hogan and Kurt Schmalz have been selected by their peers as Southern California “Super Lawyers”. For 2016, Hogan was selected in the Estate and Trust Litigation practice area and Schmalz was selected in the Business Litigation practice area. “Super Lawyers” recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The […]

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Steve Hogan and Lawrence Imel Win Probate Appeal

December 9, 2015

The California Supreme Court denied review of Steven L. Hogan and Lawrence J. Imel’s victory in the Court of Appeal, in which Steve and Lawrence obtained an affirmance of their probate court victory of a $50 Million dollar will contest involving issues of capacity and undue influence.

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Steve Hogan and Troy Martin Present at Appraisal Institute

November 13, 2015

Steven L Hogan moderated and Troy L. Martin was a panelist before the Appraisal Institute (Southern California Chapter) annual meeting and presented “Tales from the Litigation Crypt, Part Deux.”  Steve, Troy and the other panelists discussed probate and civil litigation matters that addressed liability exposure that appraisers face in their business.

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Troy L. Martin and Kerri Kasem speak about Elder Abuse

July 15, 2015

On July 16, 2015, Kerri Kasem, the daughter of radio icon Casey Kasem, and Troy L. Martin gave a presentation entitled “Elder Abuse: The Silent Epidemic” to a joint meeting of the South Bay Estate Planning Council and the Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach.

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Governor Jerry Brown signs law co-authored by Troy L. Martin

July 15, 2015

On July 14, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1085 into law. This law makes clear that judges in conservatorship matters can issue orders enforcing a conservatee’s right to visit with his or her children. Troy L. Martin drafted the original proposal for this law, and worked with Kasem Cares and Assemblyman Mike Gatto to […]

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