February 26 2020

David A. Diepenbrock Joins Weintraub

Weintraub is pleased to announce that David A. Diepenbrock has joined the Firm as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation and Real Estate groups. He will be based in the Firm’s Sacramento office.

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,

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February 7 2020

WT Deals: Matt Stawski to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Monster Mash by Universal Pictures

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.

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January 31 2020

Sophia Y. Cizmarik Joins Weintraub

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.

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January 15 2020

Weintraub Attorneys Sherry Bragg & Gary Waldron Named to Southern California Super Lawyers® 2020 List

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.

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January 10 2020

Jo Dale Carothers Quoted in Law360

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.

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January 8 2020

Josh Escovedo Respresenting Friends With Benedicts in Ongoing Dispute

Josh Escovedo is quoted in the following article about the ongoing dispute between two popular Sacramento area breakfast restaurants. You can read the article here.

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December 23 2019

Weintraub's Ryan Abernethy and 2019 Leadership Sacramento Class Unveils Homeless Youth Shelter Renovations

 

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.

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November 25 2019

California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers, now available in an updated seventh edition

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.

 

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,
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November 6 2019

WT Deals: Peter Ramsey to Make Live-Action Directorial Debut With 'Love In Vain' at Paramount

 

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.

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November 1 2019

Weintraub Tobin Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2020 "Best Law Firms"

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.

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October 8 2019

Christine A. Escoto Joins Weintraub

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.

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October 8 2019

Daniela Cassorla Joins Weintraub

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.

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October 8 2019

Lukas Clary Named 40 Under 40 by Sacramento Business Journal

 

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 &

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October 4 2019

Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2020 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

 

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:

Ramona Carrillo

(916) 558-6046

[email protected]

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September 17 2019

Matt Sugarman in the Los Angeles Times: Hollywood’s Lawyers Play On-call Doctors in Drama Between WGA and Agencies

 

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.

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September 23 2019

Cameron M. Peyton Joins Weintraub

 

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.

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September 11 2019

Jonathan L. (Jay) Pettit Joins Weintraub

Weintraub is pleased to announce that Jonathan L. (Jay) Pettit has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group.  He will be based in the firm’s San Diego office.

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,

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August 23 2019

14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

 

SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019.

Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks ,
Dale C. CampbellChristopher Chediak, Janet Z. Chediak, Jim Clarke,

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August 15 2019

19 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

 

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.

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July 30 2019

Ryan Abernethy in Super Lawyers Magazine: Prior Practice

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.

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July 29 2019

Donald R. Williams Jr. Joins Weintraub

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”

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July 23 2019

Carolyn Barden Smith Joins Weintraub

 

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.

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July 11 2019

Lizbeth West Joins Hope Cooperative Board of Directors

Lizbeth Beth WestWeintraub 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,

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July 1 2019

Weintraub Tobin Elevates Two Attorneys to Shareholder

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,

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June 27 2019

31 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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.

Attorneys selected to the 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list include Brendan J. BegleyGary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks

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June 12 2019

Aman Badyal joins Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub is pleased to announce that Aman Badyal has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate and Tax Groups.  He will be based in the firm’s San Diego office.

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,

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June 3 2019

Jessica R. Corpuz Selected for Inclusion in 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star List

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,

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May 24 2019

Pro Bono: Sherry Bragg works with Veterans Legal Institute to Help Navy Veteran

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.”

Read the full story in the Orange County Register 

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May 21 2019

WT Clients: Mary Robinette Kowal Wins Nebula Award for Best Novel

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.

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May 20 2019

Jamie Lincenberg Joins Weintraub

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.

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May 17 2019

WT Deals: Live Action Adaptation of Vault Comics 'Vagrant Queen'

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.

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April 30 2019

24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers List 2019

 

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

Justin M.

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April 5 2019

Allison M. Pedrazzi Joins Weintraub

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.

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March 28 2019

Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers/Rising Stars® 2019 List

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,

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March 27 2019

Josh Escovedo Recognized as a Top Trademarks Author in JD Supra 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

 

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,

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March 18 2019

Lukas Clary in Stateline: Dynamex Decision Impact Continues to Unfold

 

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.

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February 11 2019

Carlena L. Tapella Joins Weintraub

Weintraub is pleased to welcome Carlena Tapella to our Trusts and Estates Group, where her practice includes a wide spectrum of trust, estate, and conservatorship litigation and administration.

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January 30 2019

Three Weintraub Tobin Attorneys selected for inclusion in Southern California's Super Lawyers® 2019 List

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,

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January 18 2019

Weintraub Represents Sacramento Restaurateur in Dispute with National Restaurant Chain

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.

In Sacramento Business Journal‘s article on the dispute,

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