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David represents businesses in a wide spectrum of disputes. He has litigated cases for clients in the primary industries driving the Sacramento economy including agribusiness, energy, transportation, healthcare, finance,
Scott Hervey and Todd Stern’s client Matt Stawski will make his feature directorial debut with Universal Pictures’ Monster Mash. The film is set to be an original musical film. Stawski is a Grammy nominated music video director of Side Effects for Awesomeness TV.
For more details, read the full article in Deadline.
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Sophia Y. Cizmarik to the Firm’s Trusts & Estates group. Her practice encompasses a wide range of trusts and estates law, including estate planning, trust administration, and probate matters.
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Sherry S. Bragg, and Gary Waldron have been recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.
Sherry Bragg is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex business disputes in both state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings since 1987. Sherry has tried, co-tried, and arbitrated a significant number of high-value cases to conclusion, and has successfully orchestrated the settlement of many others.
Jo Dale Carothers was recently quoted in a Law360 article after a recent Precendential Opinion Panel decision for patent petitions for inter partes review (IPR) on whether copyright and ISBN are sufficient evidence for printed reference material as having been “publicly available”. Jo Dale speaks about the ruling stating, “I feel that people will have to proceed with more caution than they would have needed to before.” Find out more by reading the complete article here.
Wind Youth Services recently unveiled the renovation of the Common Ground Transition Age Youth Shelter which was led by the 2019 Leadership Sacramento class, including Ryan Abernethy. The class gathered at the unveiling in Oak Park, Sacramento.
The shelter is for youth ages 18-24 years old with 20 beds. The Sacramento Leadership class specifically chose a project to help homeless youth in Sacramento to help with the increasing homeless issue in the area.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the seventh 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.
Shareholder Todd Stern’s client Peter Ramsey will make his live-action directorial debut with Krystin Ver Linden’s screenplay of Love in Vain, which Paramount Studios recently purchased. Ramsey directed the major studio animated feature Rise of the Guardians and the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. Love in Vain is a biopic of Robert Johnson, the 1930’s singer, songwriter, and guitar player whose pioneering blues style influenced generations of musicians.
SACRAMENTO, CA (November 1, 2019) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, was honored to be recognized with eight first-tier rankings in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The complete list of rankings is published on the U.S. News website.
Best Lawyers was first published in 1983 and is recognized as the longest standing and one of the most esteemed peer review guides worldwide in the legal profession.
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Christine A. Escoto to our Entertainment group. She has experience in digital business affairs, negotiating and drafting agreements across all verticals in the digital space, with a focus on brand partnerships, along with various talent and production agreements across digital media, including short-form digital projects, podcasts, e-sports, and gaming.
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Daniela Cassorla to our Entertainment group. She has a diverse background in the development, financing, production, and distribution of film and television productions.
SACRAMENTO, CA (October 8, 2019) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Lukas Clary has been named a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Each year the publication recognizes young Sacramento professionals with a high level of career achievement and contributions to the community.
Lukas is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Labor &
Weintraub Tobin’s 2020 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:
Matt Sugarman is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the on-going tensions and labor dispute between the Writers Guild of America West and the Association of Talent Agents. Entertainment attorneys haven’t been able to go far from their phones this summer as clients reach out to them with questions, concerns, and requests.
Read the full article here: Hollywood’s Lawyers Play On-call Doctors in Drama Between WGA and Agencies.
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Cameron Peyton to our Litigation group. Cameron has significant business litigation experience in a diverse array of industries and has assisted his clients in a wide range of business disputes, including breach of contract, employment, and real property disputes.
Jay is a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney and prepares patent and trademark applications for clients in the U.S. and globally. He represents clients in various complex IP litigation matters in federal and state courts relating to trademark,
SACRAMENTO, California – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019.
SACRAMENTO, CA (August 15, 2019) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 19 of our attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list. In addition, Weintraub Tobin attorney Christopher Chediak was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in the Sacramento region.
Ryan Abernethy is featured in the 2019 issue of Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine. In a section called “Prior Practice” Ryan discusses his early career in animation and how he uses his creativity in his practice of law.
“Being a trial attorney is a bit of a performance that requires psychology,” he says. “My skill set revolves around conceptualizing. What stops people from doing things is thinking it’s been done before.
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Donald R. Williams Jr. to our Labor and Employment and Litigation groups. Donald is experienced in many aspects of employment litigation, including workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour class actions. Additionally, he is a Visiting Law Professor at University of California-Davis School of Law. Donald has been named a recipient of The National Black lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40”
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Carolyn Barden Smith to our Litigation group. Carolyn is experienced with a wide range of commercial litigation matters involving contract, construction, real estate, public-private partnerships, class actions, and business disputes.
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Lizbeth “Beth” V. West has joined the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization Hope Cooperative.
Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS), provides mental health and supportive housing services for Sacramento County residents with mental health challenges, many of them homeless. The organization owns or operates seven residential facilities and serves more than 6000 people every year with housing, life skills education,
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Tara Sattler and Mark E. Ellinghouse have been named as Shareholders in the law corporation.
Mark Ellinghouse provides counsel to his clients in commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, development, joint ventures, financing, and other matters in every real estate sector. He also provides outside general counsel services to his clients, including formation, governance and management, strategic partnering,
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that more than 30 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys Northern California. In addition, 6 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists.
Aman’s sophisticated tax practice covers a wide spectrum of business transactions, including corporate reorganizations, Opportunity Zone projects, real estate development, executive compensation, and cross-border transactions. His clients range from early-stage startups to global conglomerates,
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Jessica Rankin Corpuz has been recognized as a 2019 Southern California Rising Star. To be eligible for inclusion in this list, candidates must be 40 or younger or have been in practice for less than 10 years. Super Lawyers selects only 2.5 percent of lawyers in California each year for this honor.
Jessica is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group. Experienced in handling complex business and commercial disputes,
When an enormous tree crushed the home of 79-year-old Navy veteran Steven Grossack and his wife Lela, their homeowner’s association denied them assistance. That’s when the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) stepped in. Weintraub attorney Sherry Bragg is on the board of VLI in Orange County and volunteered to take the case.
The Veterans Legal Institute lawyers “are fantastic,” Steven said. “It’s the first time being a veteran ever paid off.”
Matt Sugarman client Mary Robinette Kowal received the 2019 Nebula Award for her novel The Calculating Stars. The novel is the second installment in the Hugo-award-winning author’s Lady Astronaut series, which re-envisions the history of the space race. The prestigious award is presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first installment in the series the “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novella.
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Jamie Lincenberg to our Entertainment group. Jamie’s practice focuses on entertainment and Digital Media transactions with a focus on development and production deals for scripted and unscripted television, film, music, branding and endorsement deals, and representation of content creators.
Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Matt Sugarman congratulates his clients F.J. DeSanto, Damian Wassel, and Vault Comics on the SyFy series order for a live-action adaptation of Vagrant Queen. DeSanto and Wassel will serve as Executive Producers on the 10-episode, one-hour science fiction adventure series, which will air in 2020.
For more details, read the full article in Deadline.
Weintraub is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine. The full list of 2019 Top Lawyers will be featured in the August, 2019 issue of Sacramento Magazine.
Weintraub Tobin attorneys honored as 2019 Top Lawyers are:
David Adams | Business &Corporate; Securities & Corporate Finance
Brendan Begley | Appellate
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Allison M. Pedrazzi to our Trusts & Estates Group. Allie works with families and individuals in all aspects of estate planning, trust and probate administration, and related real estate, tax and business succession issues.
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Jo Dale Carothers has been recognized as a 2019 San Diego Super Lawyer and Eric Caligiuri as a 2019 Rising Star.
Jo Dale Carothers is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. An intellectual property litigator and registered patent attorney, Jo Dale advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues including patents and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office,
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Josh H. Escovedo has been named a Top Author, for the topic of trademarks, in the JD Supra 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Josh Escovedo practices in Weintraub’s Litigation and Intellectual Property sections. He counsels and advises clients in a variety of litigation matters with an emphasis on intellectual property, commercial, and real estate litigation. Josh also provides his intellectual property clients with advice and counsel regarding trademark and copyright usage,
Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, But at What Cost?
by Scott Rodd, Stateline
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It started with installing some red and green LED lights. Then came the disco balls, neon eyeglasses and a gold Bluetooth karaoke microphone.
Daniel Flannery had transformed the car he drives for Uber and Lyft into a party on wheels.
“You put everything together, and it encourages people to loosen up,” he said.
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Sherry S. Bragg, Andrew M. Gilford and Gary Waldron have been recognized as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers.
Sherry Bragg is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex business disputes in both state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings since 1987. Sherry has tried, co-tried, and arbitrated a significant number of high-value cases to conclusion,
Weintraub litigators were in the news this week as their client, local restaurant owner Jared Katzenbarger, filed suit against Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. The lawsuit is in response to Dickey’s demand that Mr. Katzenbarger enter into arbitration regarding Dickey’s franchise restaurants that Mr. Katzenbarger has since closed and replaced with original concept restaurants Jyro’s Twisted Gyros and Side Burn BBQ and Beer.