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Weintraub Ups Ante to $100,000 for Associate Pay

Sacramento Business Journal
March 2, 2007
By Kathy Robertson, Staff Writer

Managing Shareholder Gary Bradus is quoted in the article that “the firm is not hiking billing rates or billable hours associates are expected to work.” He also noted that this salary increase and the benefits of work/life balance will assist the firm in recruting the “best and brightest” young lawyers.

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Elects Three Shareholders

SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 26, 2007 – The Sacramento based law firm of Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a business law and business litigation firm, announces that Mike De Angelis, Shawn M. Kent and Lizbeth V. West have been elected shareholders to the firm.

“We are proud to announce the election of Mike, Shawn and Lizbeth to shareholder status,” said Managing Partner Gary Bradus. “Their continued dedication to excellence and ability to find innovative solutions for our clients represents the qualities that have helped build this firm into a progressive, entrepreneurial law firm.”

Mr. De Angelis joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the firm’s Business, Securities and Commercial Transactions practice group. His practice focuses on representing both public and private companies with venture capital financings, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and public offerings of securities. He also has experience advising clients on intellectual property matters and equity compensation issues.

Mr. Kent joined the firm in 2003 and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Business, Securities and Commercial Transactions practice groups. He specializes in the representation of lenders and borrowers in major loan transactions, purchase, sale and development of real property, drafting and negotiating leases and construction contracts. He also counsels corporate clients with the formation and capitalization of business entities, representation of companies in venture financing, private placements, mergers, acquisitions and debt offerings.

Ms. West joined the firm in 2000 and is a member of the firm’s Disputes, Trials and Appeals, and Labor and Employment practice groups. Her practice focuses on counseling employers on issues such as wage and hour laws, disciplinary actions, employment policies, privacy issues, terminations, lay-offs, hiring, contracts and compliance with state and federal employment laws. She also defends employers in various employment related litigation matters, as well as administrative actions, at the state and federal level. Ms. West also has experience advising clients on the Americans with Disabilities Act public accommodation and disability access law.

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is Sacramento’s leading business and litigation law firm with one of the largest corporate practices in the region. Major practice areas include litigation, real estate, corporate, securities, banking, intellectual property, licensing and distribution, nonprofit law, entertainment, labor and employment, fiduciary abuse, tax, trusts and estates. For more information, please visit weintraubstage.wpengine.com.

New Associate Jeff Pietsch

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 22, 2007 – The Sacramento law firm of Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a business law and business litigation firm announces that Jeffrey Pietsch has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Jeffrey is an associate in the firm’s Business, Securities and Commercial Transactions and Intellectual Property practice groups. His practice focuses on representing public and private companies with complex business and securities matters.

Jeffrey earned his law degree from the University of California, Davis in 2006 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. While in law school, he served as articles editor for the UC Davis Law Review and the UC Davis Business Law Journal. Also during this time, Jeffrey became a certified volunteer in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

In 2004, He went on to intern at the law and motions division of the Superior Court of California for Sacramento County and belongs to the Sacramento County Bar Association. Prior to law school, Jeffrey worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., where he acted as a financial advisor and received his Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Announces New Managing Shareholder Gary Bradus

For Immediate Release

Sacramento, Calif.Feb. 12, 2007— The Sacramento law firm Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a business law and business litigation firm, is proud to announce that Gary Bradus has been elected as managing partner. Mr. Bradus will succeed Ken Sylva, who served as managing partner since 2000 and whose loyal service played a key role in the development of the firm. During Mr. Sylva’s tenure, he was instrumental in the success and development of the firm as a premier business law firm in the Sacramento region. Mr. Sylva will continue as a shareholder in the firm’s real estate practice group.

Mr. Bradus joined the firm in 1990 and has been a shareholder in the firm’s Business, Securities and Commercial Transactions practice group since 1996. “As the new managing partner, I hope to continue the momentum Ken has worked so hard to achieve both for our clients and our firm,” said Bradus. “Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is poised to continue delivering innovative legal services and solutions to the region’s entrepreneurs and business community.”

The managing partner is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm, providing direction to other committees of the firm, strategic planning, and focusing on the expanding needs of our clients.

“We are proud to announce Gary’s election to the managing partner role,” said Shareholder Chris Chediak. “Gary’s dedication to both his clients and the Sacramento community closely mirrors our own and we believe his leadership and expertise will be instrumental in continuing our business growth.”

Mr. Bradus’s practice focuses on corporate, partnership, LLCs, mergers and acquisitions and banking law with substantial experience in all aspects of entities from formation through operations and dissolution. He also advises clients on intellectual property matters.

Mr. Bradus is a past chair of the Business Law Section and a past vice chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from the University of California at Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

In addition to his legal work, Bradus is also active in the Sacramento community through his involvement with St. Hope Academy, the American Cancer Society and as legal counsel for SACTO.

Ebay Negative on Negativland iPod

EBay Negative on Negativland IPod
By Katie Dean
Wired Magazine
December 8, 2004

Shareholder Scott Hervey was quoted in a recent Wired Magazine article concerning Ebay’s removal of a modified U2 iPod from its auction site after Apple Computer complained of copyright violations.

In this article, “Ebay Negative on Negativland iPod,” Hervey noted that he did not see a reason to remove the listing as “he was just reselling the box that the goods came in.” He did point out that Negativland could have issue with the use of its picture without permission.