April 5 2018

Lizbeth "Beth" West Appointed to the Yolo County CASB

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March 7 2018

Josh Escovedo featured in Sacramento Business Journal

Litigation Attorney Josh Escovedo was featured in an article in the Sacramento Business Journal in which he weighed in on The Mimosa House’s suit against Eliud Moreno and EO United LLC, the owner and operator of Friends with Benedicts. Josh represents Moreno saying, “We believe this is anti-competitive litigation being pursued by The Mimosa House to minimize their competition in the area,”.

To read the full article, please visit the Sacramento Business Journal here: https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2018/03/06/the-mimosa-house-files-trademark-suit-against.html

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February 21 2018

Attorney Beth West Testifies Before the California Legislature

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Beth West, shared her expertise and testified before the California Legislature’s Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on February 15, 2018. The hearing focused on the legal issues surrounding sexual harassment and Ms. West’s testimony identified challenges employers face in having effective anti-harassment programs in place, as well as some legal challenges employers face when complaints are filed.

Ms. West has over 18 years of experience representing employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees.

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March 14 2018

Untangling the Complex Web of Leaves and Absences: FMLA/CFRA, PDL, ADA, FEHA, PFL, and Workers’ Compensation

Summary of Program

Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.   California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another.  To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various types of leave/accommodations available, who is eligible under what circumstances, how to interact with an employee on a leave,

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February 1 2018

Neutral Solutions: We Help You Connect the Pieces

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The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in:

  • Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.
  • Conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace.
  • Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation

For more information please contact:

Lizbeth “Beth” West 916.558.6082 or lwest@weintraub.com

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January 30 2018

Four Weintraub Tobin Attorneys selected for inclusion in Southern California's Super Lawyers® 2018 list

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 30, 2018) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Sherry Bragg, David R. Gabor, Andrew Gilford and Gary Waldron have been named to the 2018 Southern California “SuperLawyers” list. The annual publication recognizes no more than 5.0 percent of lawyers throughout Southern California.

Sherry Bragg – Sherry S. Bragg is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice.

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January 24 2018

Neutral Solutions: Workplace Investigations

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace. At Weintraub Tobin, we take pride in the top-notch investigations conducted by our experienced group of attorney-investigators.  Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of investigations for private companies, for-profit companies, non-profit companies, cities, counties, and state agencies, school districts, community college districts, and other special districts. For more information, please visit our Workplace Investigations page here.

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January 17 2018

Neutral Solutions: Training

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.  For more information, please visit our Trainings page here.

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January 9 2018

621 Capitol Mall sale finalized, one of the largest and most notable sales in Sacramento

 

Congratulations to our client in its closing today of the sale of 621 Capitol Mall in Sacramento, California. We are pleased to have represented them in the sale of this trophy property, to a major institutional investor.

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January 1 2018

Weintraub Tobin elevates Lukas Clary to Shareholder

SACRAMENTO – Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Lukas Clary has been elevated to Shareholder. Lukas is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group.  Lukas has experience representing clients in all aspects of employment litigation. He regularly handles claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime and wages, missed meal and rest periods, and class actions. He also regularly counsels clients on compliance and litigation avoidance strategies.

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January 9 2018

2018 Employment Law Landscape Update

UPDATE:  In-person registration full for both the January 9 and 10 sessions being held in Sacramento.  Webinar registration is still available.  To register for the webinar, please RSVP to rcarrillo@weintraub.com.

Seminar Program:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Seminar

Summary of Program

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as  they discuss important legal developments from 2017 and review a number of new laws facing employers in 2018.

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December 18 2017

Weintraub Tobin's L&E Blog recognized as "Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018" By PerformYard

Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Law Blog has been recognized in PerformYard‘s “Top 10 HR Blogs for Practical Advice in 2018”. The L&E blog “provides an incredible service for HR professionals, with regular updates and insights on changes to employment law.” Congratulations to all our wonderful attorneys for providing fresh interesting content!

View the full list here: http://blog.performyard.com/talent/top-10-hr-blogs-for-practical-advice-in-2018

Visit our L&E Law Blog here: https://www.thelelawblog.com/.

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December 15 2017

Happy Holidays from Weintraub Tobin!

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December 12 2017

Los Angeles-based Entertainment attorney, Matt Sugarman announces latest deal

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Matt Sugarman is excited to announce that Jon Shestack Productions and Madhouse Entertainment’s have negotiated the rights to produce John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War to develop as an original film. The novel is part of a six-book series and will be distributed by Netflix.

Congratulations to Jon Shestack Productions and Madhouse Entertainment. To read the full article, visit Deadline here: http://deadline.com/2017/12/netflix-old-mans-war-john-scalzi-sci-fi-novel-jon-shestack-madhouse-entertainment-1202221957/

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December 7 2017

Weintraub would like to welcome Zack Thompson as an associate to the firm

Zack is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. He has litigated on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients, from individuals in business or property disputes to agricultural businesses, restaurants, and banks. He handles a wide variety of matters, including contract and real estate disputes, employment disputes and labor law compliance lawsuits, corporate and partnership dissolutions, trademark and copyright disputes, trade secret cases, administrative hearings and appeals, and writ petitions.

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December 6 2017

Weintraub Tobin would like to welcome Giles Judd to the firm

Giles is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group.  He represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including business torts, intellectual property, and complex contract disputes. Giles received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he gained valuable clinical experience in pretrial civil litigation procedure, including motion practice, depositions, and voir dire.

To learn more about Giles and his practice, visit his attorney page here: http://www.weintraub.com/attorneys/giles-judd

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December 6 2017

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Scott Hervey moderates Hollywood Radio & Television Society’s (HRTS) Unscripted Content Group panel discussion

Weintraub Tobin’s Scott Hervey moderated a Hollywood Radio & Television Society’s (HRTS) Unscripted Content Group panel discussion on Monday, December 4th to discuss the recent sexual harassment  allegations circulating Hollywood. According to Deadline Hollywood, Hervey “asked first-rate questions.”  The panelists discussed the liability a hypothetical production company carries when producing a new show.

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December 1 2017

Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2018 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

Weintraub Tobin’s 2018 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available.  Click here for a copy of the schedule.

 

If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire on private, custom-tailored training, please contact:

Ramona Carrillo

(916) 558-6046

rcarrillo@weintraub.com

 

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December 1 2017

Weintraub Tobin would like to welcome Ryan E. Abernethy to the firm

 

Ryan Abernethy is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Ryan has successfully represented clients in all areas of employment law including the defense of claims involving workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, trade secrets infringements and class actions.  He also regularly counsels clients regarding compliance, risk management, policy preparation and training.

To learn more about Ryan and his practice,

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November 29 2017

Save The Date: Weintraub Tobin's Employment Law Update

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Sacramento, CA (Session 1)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Sacramento, CA (Session 2)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

Additional information and details for each session will be available December 8, 2017.

Please note that the Sacramento seminars will be limited to 50-in person attendees. To reserve your space at one of these sessions,

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November 13 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of the fifth edition of California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers, co-authored by Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, and published by Matthew Bender/LexisNexis

Book Highlights:

  • A summary of the law and tips on how to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, military leave, pregnancy disability leave, and other statutory leaves, as well as workers compensation and reasonable accommodation absences.
  • Insightful analysis of the key employment features to keep in mind when administering and managing leaves in California.
  • Determinative considerations in accounting for the many different California and federal rules through the use of case studies.
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November 1 2017

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation ranked in 2018 "Best Law Firms"

 

Sacramento, CA, United States, November 1, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice areas and regionally in 16 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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October 24 2017

SAVE THE DATE – AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Weintraub Tobin will be holding their final session of AB 1825 training for the year on December 14, 2017.  If you are an employer with 50 or more employees, and have supervisors who have not been trained, or are in need of a refresher course, then don’t miss out.

This training will comply with all the requirements of the regulations including Senate Bill 396 signed by Governor Brown on October 15, 2017, which requires training on policies that prohibit harassment based on gender identity,

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September 11 2017

Thirteen Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – September 11, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its thirteen attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2017.

 

Gary L. Bradus
Kay U. Brooks
Dale C. Campbell
Christopher Chediak
Janet Chediak
Edward J. Corey, Jr.
Louis A. Gonzalez,

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September 7 2017

12th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp

A message from Shauna Correia:

I’d like to invite you and your colleagues to attend Pincus Professional Education’s 12th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp geared toward younger practitioners.  This program is approved for 7.5 hours of MCLE credit in California.

I am speaking at this program again this year (covering Complaints, Answers, and Deposition Techniques), so Pincus has provided me with a discount coupon to pass along to attorneys that I know. 

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August 30 2017

Weintraub clients nominated for nine 2017 Streamy Awards

 

Weintraub Tobin would like to congratulate our clients nominated for 2017 Streamy Awards taking place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton. The Streamy Awards will honor the best in online video entertainment and their creators.

 

Comedy Series: Mr. Student Body President-  Arden Rose & Melissa Schneider

Acting In A Comedy: Mr. Student Body President – Arden Rose

Ensemble Cast: Mr.

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August 16 2017

19 Attorneys from Weintraub Tobin were recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – August 16, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nineteen attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2018 list.

David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Gary L. Bradus, Sacramento, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law

Kay U. Brooks, Sacramento, Trusts & Estates

Dale Campbell, Sacramento, Bet-The-Company Litigation,

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August 2 2017

The Capital Cup: Join us for the Tour de Jimmy - Golf Edition

 

A message from Managing Shareholder Michael A. Kvarme:

 

Friends, family and colleagues –

I have been invited to participate in a major charity benefit golf tournament in September – The Capital Cup.  All funds raised go directly to the charities selected.

As many of you know, our family lost our youngest son, Jimmy Kvarme, this past January to cancer.  We have already had many friends contribute to charity in Jimmy’s honor but I feel compelled to continue our efforts.

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August 3 2017

Entertainment Attorney Matt Sugarman Excited To Announce Latest Deal

 

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Matt Sugarman is excited to announce the latest deal struck between Black creators, Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, Black Mask Studios, and production company, Studio 8. The comic series Black, which depicts a nation where only African-Americans possess superpowers, has been optioned to Studio 8 for the small screen. Matt, a Los Angeles-based attorney in the firm’s entertainment department, successfully negotiated the deal for clients Black Mask,

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July 26 2017

21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – July 26, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 21 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyer List.

Brendan Begley | Appellate
Gary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate
Kay U. Brooks | Estate Planning & Probate
Dale C. Campbell | Business Litigation, Litigation-Commercial, Trade Secrets
Christopher Chediak | Business/Corporate,

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July 11 2017

36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.

Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2017 Southern California and San Diego Super Lawyers include David R. Gabor, Andrew GilfordScott Hervey in the firm’s Los Angeles office; 

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June 7 2017

Four Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Recognized as “Rising Stars” in Southern California

Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Eric Caligiuri, Jacob Gonzales, Jessica Marlow, and Darrell White  have been named to the 2017 Southern California “Rising Stars” list. The annual publication recognizes no more than 5.0 percent of lawyers throughout Southern California.

Eric Caligiuri – Eric advises domestic and international clients through complex intellectual property disputes.

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May 17 2017

Shareholder Shauna N. Correia to join the Legal Center Live Roadshow event series

Shareholder Shauna N. Correia will join other restaurant industry legal experts and the California Restaurant Association at the Legal Center Live Roadshow event series on May 23rd In Oakland and 25th in Santa Cruz! Seminar Topics include:

• AB 1732 – All gender sign posting requirements
• Marijuana use in restaurants
• Employment termination
• New hires & on boarding
• Immigration
• And more!

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April 25 2017

OC Jury Awards $20.3M in Settlement Breach Trial

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April 5 2017

Tara Sattler featured in Variety’s 2017 Legal Impact Report: Up Next

Weintraub Tobin’s Entertainment Associate, Tara J. Sattler, has been featured as one of the leading entertainment lawyers in Variety’s 2017 Legal Impact Report: Up Next. The report showcases the most impactful attorneys in the entertainment industry over the past year. 2017 has seen Tara represent client, Ryland Aldrich, a producer on 2017 Sundance title “L.A. Times,” as well as Kicked to the Curb Prods. and Mandy Teefey, executive producer of the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.”

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April 4 2017

Weintraub Tobin Secures $20.4 Million Jury Verdict in Orange County Superior Court

Newport Beach, CA–Late last week, Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin shareholders Gary A. Waldron and Sherry S. Bragg, obtained a $20.4 million dollar jury verdict in favor of client Todd Kurtin. After a decade-long legal battle, including several stops at the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Kurtin prevailed against his former business partner and real estate developer Bruce Elieff. The lawsuit – Todd Kurtin v. Bruce Elieff et al.

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March 22 2017

Weintraub Appellate Specialist, Brendan Begley, Quoted in Article Regarding Sexually Hostile Work Environment

Weintraub Tobin’s own Brendan Begley was recently quoted in a news article about an appellate court’s ruling that hugs and kisses in the workplace may create a sexually hostile environment. The article, titled “Sheriff discovers that work-hugs can lead to litigation by Laura Halleman, was published on Legal NewsLine. To read the full article, click here.

Brendan spearheads the firm’s Appeals and Writs group and is a member of the firm’s labor and employment,

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March 14 2017

2016 Year In Review

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is proud to distribute our first annual Year In Review. Please click on the   icon to make the book full screen. Press “Esc.” on your keyboard to leave full screen.

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March 6 2017

Madoff Ponzi Scheme Case receives $20M approval from California Judge

Shareholder Marvin Gelfand is proud to announce that a California judge gave approval to a $20M settlement related to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme. The motion was approved after 8 years of legal action dating back to 2009. Marvin Gelfand partnered up with Milberg LLP and Seeger Weiss LLP  and announced a proposed settlement with the Stanley Chais Defendants and the Chais Related Defendants in late 2016.

Read the full announcement from Law360 here: Madoff Figure’s $20M Deal With Calif.,

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February 2 2017

Weintraub Tobin Supplements Commercial Litigation Ranks in Los Angeles - Andrew Gilford and Jessica Corpuz Join Thriving California Law Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Michael A. Kvarme
Managing Shareholders
Weintraub Tobin
916.558.6081
mkvarme@weintraub.com

LOS ANGELES (February 2, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading full-service law firms, adds long-time litigator Andrew Gilford as a shareholder and Jessica Corpuz as an associate in its Los Angeles office. The duo previously practiced with the boutique law firm of Baute Crochetiere &

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January 31 2018

Neutral Solutions: Mediation

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation. Employment disputes are some of the most contentious and aggressively litigated cases in federal and state courts. The employee is adamant that the employer treated him or her unjustly and violated the law, and the employer reasonably believes that it acted fairly and the employee’s claim is without merit. Based on the disruption and negative impact this type of aggressive and protracted litigation can have on the lives and businesses of those involved,

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January 26 2017

Are California Non-Profits Property Tax Exempt?

The Internal Revenue Service declared that January 23rd is the official start date of the 2017 Tax Season. Taxes can get messy for individuals and organizations, including non-profits. In 2016, Shareholder David Gabor prevailed in a bench trial and on appeal in an action representing our client, the Jewish Community Center in a case that altered established California non-profit law and directly took on the “regulatory state.” The issue was that the local tax assessors were following guidance from the State Board of Equalization (SBE) that required both owners and operators of charitable properties (in this case a community center) to submit certain bureaucratic forms at the risk of losing tax exemptions.

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January 20 2017

Four Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Recognized as “SuperLawyers” in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Eric Caligiuri, Jo Dale Carothers, David R. Gabor, and Gary Waldron have been named to the 2017 Southern California “SuperLawyers” list. The annual publication recognizes no more than 5.0 percent of lawyers throughout Southern California.

Eric Caligiuri – Eric advises domestic and international clients through complex intellectual property disputes.

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January 6 2017

Federation Entertainment Partners with Paramount TV

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Alan L. Grodin would like to congratulate client, Federation Entertainment, on completing their first-look agreement with Paramount Television. Federation Entertainment will partner up with Paramount TV to co-produce and co-distribute content “with a focus to collaborate with the best talents on formats worldwide,” as described by Pascal Breton. The President and Founder of Federation Entertainment made the announcement official this morning alongside Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television.

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January 10 2017

Weintraub Tobin Clients, Evan Puschak & James Charles, Named to 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Weintraub Tobin would like to congratulate clients, Evan Puschak & James Charles, for being recognized by Forbes as some of the brightest in their field.

“The Nerdwriter” creator, Evan Puschak, was named to Forbes’ Media 30 under 30 list. Evan’s YouTube series has gained over 1,000,000+ subscribers* since launching in 2011.

James Charles, was selected into the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 for Art &

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