Partner John Samberg will Present at NBI Seminar on Evidentiary Rules on December 11

samberg.png

On December 11, 2018, Nevada-based partner John Samberg will be on the faculty of a National Business Institute seminar entitled “Hearsay, Email, Business, Records and Social Media – in the Trenches!” The program provides CLE credit, and offers a practical guide for attorneys in fine-tuning their understanding of evidentiary rules, the proper and creative use of objections and exceptions at trial, and ethical considerations in applying these rules. The seminar will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno NV  89521.

 To learn more please call 1-800-930-6182 or click on the link below.

 NBI Seminar on Evidentiary Rules

 About John M. Samberg

Mr. Samberg is a partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He is an experienced trial attorney, a member of the Bars of California and Nevada, and an inactive member of the Law Society of England and Wales. Directly and through pro hac vice admission, Mr. Samberg has handled a broad variety of matters, including commercial, construction, and bankruptcy litigation, real estate disputes, creditor's rights, and major injury/wrongful death cases in state, federal and bankruptcy courts across the country.

Partner Chris Heck Won Appeal in Longstanding Probate Litigation

arrow-2886223_960_720.jpg

On August 6, Los Angeles partner Chris Heck won an appeal on behalf two of the beneficiaries in a longstanding litigation concerning a $65 million trust.  In a 53-page reported opinion, the Second District Court of Appeal upheld Mr. Heck’s 2015 and 2016 trial court victories over another beneficiary who had challenged the trustee’s allocation of the gain on sale and taxes on one of the trust’s major real property assets.  Via his appeal, the opposing beneficiary had hoped to recover $4 million from the clients or their sub-trusts.  Instead, he will have to pay the clients’ attorney fees and costs for the appeal.

Environmental Partner Chris Mixson Discusses Lake Tahoe

In the video clip below, Reno partner Chris Mixson discusses the gem of the Sierra: Lake Tahoe. The large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains contains enough water to cover the entire state of California, 14 inches deep. Chris focuses his practice in the area of Environment and Natural Resources litigation, particularly water rights disputes.

Partner Leslie Marks Successfully Negotiated a 4 Million Dollar Settlement In Construction Defect Case

Leslie Marks_pp.jpg

Los Angeles partner, Leslie Marks, reached a 4 million dollar settlement for his client, an HOA, in a construction defect case. This case involved various damages, primarily water intrusion, to a building that included 71 condominium units, 4 floors, and 1 subterranean garage. Mr. Marks is a litigation partner at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He has extensive experience representing community associations, homeowners and commercial owners in prosecuting construction defect claims.

Nevada Partners, Don Springmeyer and Chris Mixson, Led Victory in Major Water Rights Transfer Case

walker image (2).jpg

Don Springmeyer and Chris Mixson, leaders of the firm’s Environmental Law litigation practice, recently won a “run-the-table” victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a complex multi-party water rights transfer case involving the Walker River in Nevada: Walker River Opinion. Don and Chris  represent the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the Foundation’s program to purchase Walker River irrigation water rights and transfer them to in-stream flow.

Don Springmeyer and the Firm Appointed as Liaison Counsel for Plaintiffs In Re Wynn Resorts, Ltd. Derivative Litigation

stock-exchange-1426331_960_720.jpg

The Judge in Las Vegas in charge of the consolidated securities derivative cases involving Wynn Resorts, has appointed Don Springmeyer and the firm as Liaison Counsel for all of the plaintiffs in In Re Wynn Resorts, Ltd. Derivative Litigation, Case A-18-769630-B. The Liaison Counsel is responsible for organizing and coordinating the efforts among the plaintiff pension funds and their various attorneys in the case. Don is headquartered in Las Vegas, and leads all of the firm’s class action and complex litigation matters in Nevada.

 

Chris Heck Knocks Out $6 Million Case with Pre-trial Motion

chess-1483735_960_720.jpg

On the eve of what was expected to be a 10-day trial on claims for breach of contract and quantum meruit allegedly worth over $6 million, Los Angeles partner Chris Heck won a motion for judgment on the pleadings for the defendant.  The motion, which was based on res judicata, collateral estoppel and statute of limitations, completely disposed of what was likely the last phase of a hotly-contested corporate dissolution proceeding that has lasted nearly 5 years.  Mr. Heck, at the head of a team of WRSSR lawyers and local counsel, had already tried an earlier phase and achieved a favorable settlement pending the final decision.

Chris Heck Won a $1.85 Million Judgment For Client

julian-alexander-17291-unsplash.jpg

After a five-day bench trial, Los Angeles partner Chris Heck won a $1.85 million judgment for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraud and conversion on behalf of a partner and a limited liability company in an action against another partner and member.  The case concerned a lease agreement with options to extend for valuable stable and horse property in Malibu, California.  Mr. Heck, along with co-counsel, also secured a $625,000 settlement from the counterparty to the lease on the eve of trial.