We are proud to announce that five of our attorneys were honored in the 2019 edition of Super Lawyers in the Southern California region. This year’s list of honorees include: Dan Shapiro, Michael Rabkin, Mark Rosenbaum and Les Marks. Every year, only five percent of attorneys in Southern California receive this honor. Super Lawyers also recognized Max Wellman as a Rising Star for the second consecutive year. Rising Stars are identified as the top, up-and-coming attorneys in each market who are either 40 years of age or under or who have been practicing law for ten or fewer years
Joseph Petro, a senior corporate partner based in the Los Angeles office, served as lead counsel in connection with the sale of long-time firm client Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC, a Top 100 U.S. Insurance Broker with $33 million in annual revenue, to AssuredPartners Capital, Inc., a $1.1 billion insurance broker comprised of a national network of independent property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms, for an undisclosed purchase price. The acquisition was successfully completed and closed on February 1, 2019.
About Joseph Petro
Joseph Petro is a senior corporate partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He represents entrepreneurs, emerging businesses, privately-owned entities and organizations, and entertainment clients in a variety of corporate, business and investment transactions. Having a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Joseph combines his business and legal background, education and expertise in providing legal advice, business strategies, negotiation and documentation with a sound business foundation.
Dominique has nearly ten years of experience in connection to estate planning, tax law, trust administration and probate matters. Over the years, Ms. Tauzin built a multi-faceted and full-service trust and estates practice in which she advises individuals, couples and family-owned and small business owners on legal issues ranging from simple trust-based estate plans to more analytical estate and tax planning. She also has extensive experience with trust administrations, including disputes involving fiduciaries, beneficiaries and charitable organizations, and court probates.
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP promotes Los Angeles based attorneys: Kelly Weil, Johnny White, Daniel Wiesel and Matthew Wolf to partner.
Ms. Weil has over 24 years of experience in representing homeowner associations. In addition to her Juris Doctoris, she possesses a Master's Degree in Real Estate Development from University of Southern California. Her clients range from two units to 18,000 units, and include all types of multi-family housing, high rise luxury developments, planned unit developments (attached and stand-alone), condominiums and cooperatives.
Mr. White is an experienced business and commercial litigator with a practice primarily focusing on bankruptcy, insolvency and debtor-creditor cases. He has extensive experience in both state and federal court across a variety of substantive areas, and has represented clients at both trial and appellate level in both California and New York. Mr. White is also a qualified barrister in the Republic of Ireland.
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan Butler has been promoted to partner in the firm's litigation department.
Mr. Butler is based in the firm's Las Vegas office.
"Jordan has made significant contributions to the firm, from his achievements as a litigator in the areas of employment law, class actions, commercial litigation and community association law, to his unique understanding of sports immigration law from the perspective of being a former Division I college tennis athlete. We are proud to welcome him to the partnership," said Managing Partner, Michael Wolf. "We look forward to his continued success at the firm."
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.
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.
Los Angeles partner, Stephen Levine, was just elected President of the Dai Vernon Foundation. He will be serving a two year term through October 2020.
About The Dai Vernon Foundation
The Dai Vernon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting magicians and aspiring magicians by funding the education of new talent, as well as giving cash grants to help magicians in extreme circumstances. To learn more about the foundation click here.
On September 15, 2018, Entertainment and Intellectual Property attorney Heidy Vaquerano will be moderating the panel discussion, “Women at the Intersections of STEM, Culture and Entertainment,” from 11:35 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST for an event hosted by the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. This discussion is set to focus on the way that women leaders are using STEM ( science, technology, engineering, and math) to interact with and influence culture, art, and entertainment.
About WiSTEM L.A
The purpose of this initiative is to encourage and facilitate opportunities for women in the tech, science, engineering and math sectors to find jobs and to be fairly and accurately represented in these industries.
Click here to read more about the STEM initiative.
Heidy has over 16 years of experience in both entertainment and intellectual property matters. Her strength lies in providing clients strategic advice to help protect and monetize their intellectual property. Her unique ability to bridge the gap between the entertainment and tech industries has allowed her to represent cutting edge start-ups that use branded content at the core of their product.
Heidy's connection to the tech industry goes beyond legal representation. She is also involved as a board member of various tech non-profits and as an advocate for women in the industry. She explained that she's eager to help female entrepreneurs and founders who are often an underrepresented minority in the tech industry.
Click here to read the full press release.
Michael Schulman, a senior partner practicing Community Association law in the Nevada and California offices, is teaching a class at the Nevada Association of Community Managers Expo in Las Vegas on June 22nd. He will instruct on correctly running the election process for HOA Board positions. The WRSSR HOA team will be exhibiting at the Expo, as well.