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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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Troy L. Martin interviewed on the Paul Duane Show

July 15, 2015

As part of his advocacy for new legislation to provide adult children with the right to visit with ailing children, Mr. Martin was interviewed by Paul Duane of the Paul Duane Show, on KTalk radio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Martin’s interview begins at 22:00 minute mark.

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In “Law Talk – No. 4”, Shawn Ogle discusses the New Paid Sick Leave Law

July 14, 2015

Last year the California legislature passed AB 1522, the ‘Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014’.  Under this law California employers are required to provide Paid Sick Leave to their employees with very few exceptions.  The Paid Sick Leave requirement went into effect on July 1, 2015. The Paid Sick Leave requirement applies to any […]

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Los Angeles Lawyer Published Kurt Schmalz’s Article, Defense Dilemma

June 12, 2015

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine has published Kurt Schmalz’s article entitled “Defense Dilemma” in its June issue.  The article explores legal and strategic issues involving equitable indemnity, contribution and comparative fault facing defendants in legal malpractice cases.  Read More.

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