Sacramento Business Journal: Karen Wilhelmi a 2021 CFO of the Year Honoree

In this June 16, 2021 article Sam Boykin, managing editor of the Sacramento Business Journal, interviews Weintraub CFO Karen Wilhelmi, a 2021 CFO of the Year honoree.

When asked What challenges have you or your company faced in the past year or two, and how did you respond to them, she responded:

COVID is at the forefront. A big challenge was how to get 130‐135 employees productively working from home in about a 24‐48 hours notice. This took a team response to make it happen in terms of technology, HR and accounting. Specifically, to still get the bills out and money coming in timely and accurately as if everyone was in the office (required) me to act in many different roles.

You can read the full article on the SBJ website, here.  (Paywall may apply)

Four Weintraub Attorneys Named to Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Jessica Marlow, Wayne Kazan, Shaun Gordon, and Jamie Lincenberg have been named to Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report. Variety spotlights the world’s top lawyers in entertainment and media in the annual Report, highlighting their groundbreaking work in film, television, music, and digital.

Weintraub’s Digital Media Group has worked with clients on the cutting edge of technology and content creation as audiences, platforms, product development, and interaction have evolved at lightning speed,” said Weintraub Managing Shareholder Gary Bradus. “We are extremely pleased that Variety has recognized these accomplished attorneys for their outstanding work.

Jessica Marlow is a trailblazer in the merger of digital and traditional media, spearheading cutting-edge deals in gaming, podcasts, endorsements, merchandising, touring, publishing, and everything in-between. Jessica’s representation of clients exploring and expanding onto new platforms—including TikTok, Instagram TV, and Twitch—has contributed to shaping the legal world surrounding talent for a new generation.

Wayne Kazan, Entertainment Group chair and member of the Firm’s management committee, has been at the forefront of the intersection of the video game industry and Hollywood for the last 15 years. In addition to his work with video game developers and publishers, technology companies, and TV/film producers and talent, he represents a broad range of Industry-related companies.

Shaun Gordon represents podcast production companies and podcast talent in transactions with major and emerging studios and distributors for the production and distribution of scripted and unscripted podcasts, as well as television series based on those podcasts. Shaun’s practice also includes the representation of writers, producers, and creators in television, film, and digital media.

Jamie Lincenberg works closely with content creators and their teams on transactions across various digital verticals including high-level brand collaborations and partnerships, worldwide digital modeling campaigns, podcast deals, merchandising lines, digital and live media appearances, virtual directing gigs, and various digital media development deals.

Mark E. Ellinghouse Named 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal

Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Mark E. Ellinghouse has been named a 2020 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.

Mark is a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate and Corporate practice groups. He has experience in a broad spectrum of real estate matters, including retail, industrial, office, multifamily, land, and mixed-use projects, and been a part of many of the major deals on the Capitol Corridor over the last several years. He represents individuals and entities large and small, regularly advising clients regarding corporate transactional matters including formation, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnering, and joint ventures. Mark received his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mark’s community involvement in Sacramento includes serving five years on the Partnership Council of the American Cancer Society Capital Invitational golf tournament, part of that time as chair. He just finished his term as chair for the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group board, fundraising for and taking part in that group’s philanthropic initiatives, and worked with his Leadership Sacramento class to fundraise and complete the class community project at WellSpring Women’s Center.

Additionally, Mark has taken on leadership roles within Weintraub Tobin, serving on the professional development/marketing committee and the attorney education committee. Before becoming a shareholder, Mark was Associate Liaison for the Firm, serving as the communication channel between young lawyers and management.

Mark has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer, Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar, and Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch.”

In his Sacramento Business Journal 40 Under 40 profile, Mark said:

Every recession is different. 2008 affected the home market; 2020 has affected entertainment and retail offerings. Home sales rebounded in a big way, and so will retail. The smart ones will ride the wave back up while things look bleak.

To read the full article please click here.

Josh Escovedo Recognized as a Top Trademarks Author in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 29, 2020) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, Josh Escovedo has been named a top Trademarks author in the JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top authors read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals across the JD Supra platform during 2019. More than 50,000 authors contributed articles to JD Supra over the year, and the awards recognized 235 for their visibility and thought leadership covering 26 key, cross-industry topics (10 authors per category).

Josh Escovedo is an experienced trial attorney, and a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate practice groups. In addition to his general litigation practice, Josh assists clients with intellectual property litigation, as well as trademark and copyright clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement. Josh also has extensive experience dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office, and has successfully handled matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Josh is a frequent contributor to the Intellectual Property Law Blog.

Sherry S. Bragg Named Attorney of the Year by the Veteran’s Legal Institute

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (March 5, 2020) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Sherry S. Bragg has been named “Attorney of the Year” by the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI). Honorees of this award are advocates for veterans and have made significant contributions to veterans’ causes. She will be honored at the Lawyers for Warriors 2020 event in Costa Mesa in September 2020.

Sherry is a board member of VLI and also provides pro bono services to veterans in Orange County. In 2019, she notably represented a 79-year old Navy veteran and his wife who had been denied assistance by their homeowner’s association after a tree destroyed their home.

“Sherry’s outstanding career as a litigator is paralleled by her high level of dedication to her community, and specifically veterans,” said Weintraub Managing Shareholder Gary Bradus. “Our Firm is proud of her service and celebrates this honor.”

Sherry is a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation group, where 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. In addition, Sherry has an active appellate practice and has briefed and won numerous appeals. She was also recently named to Southern California Super Lawyers® 2020 List.

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 & Employment and Litigation groups, where he represents clients in a wide range of business litigation, employment litigation, and employment counseling matters. He works closely with employers in the hospitality and trucking industries, among others, and has excelled in assisting them through the challenges created by the Dynamex decision that changed how California employers evaluate worker classifications. In his position as Marketing Shareholder, Lukas works with Weintraub’s business development team to help attorneys widen their networks and expand their careers.

Lukas has contributed significant time to the Sacramento Moot Court and Mock Trial competition as well as the La Familia STEM center, which was a project of the 2017 Leadership Sacramento class of which he is a graduate. Lukas earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA from the University of California at Davis. He has been recognized as a Sacramento Top Lawyer and a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star.

“Lukas has built an impressive career at a young age,” said Weintraub Managing Shareholder Gary Bradus. “However, at Weintraub we also value leadership qualities and a dedication to community, both of which Lukas has displayed from the day he joined the Firm. He is an asset to Weintraub, his clients, and his community. This recognition is well-deserved.”

To read the full Sacramento Business Journal article, please click here.

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/.

21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 7, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 21 Weintraub Tobin attorneys are Martindale-Hubbell rated. Out of the 21 attorneys, 19 have received the AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, while three attorneys have been given the Distinguished rating.

AV Preeminent® Rating is the highest peer rating standard and given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level. Weintraub Tobin attorneys who have received the AV Preeminent® Rating include Gary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks, Dale C. Campbell, Christopher Chediak, Janet Z. Chediak, Edward J. Corey, Jr., David Diepenbrock, Louis A. Gonzalez, Jr., James Kachmar, Keith Kandarian, C. Kevin Kelso, Michael A. Kvarme, Hilary Lamar, Audrey A. Millemann, Zachary Smith, Todd Stern, Gary Waldron, and Malcolm Weintraub.

The Distinguished rating is given to those attorneys who are widely respected by their peers for their professional achievement and ethical standards. Weintraub Tobin attorneys who have received the Distinguished rating include Kelly E. Dankbar, Scott Hervey, and Charles L. Post.

Martindale-Hubbell® has been a valuable resource for more than 130 years, recognizing outstanding attorneys through a Peer Review Rating system that evaluates their legal abilities and high ethical standards. The rating system has continued to evolve and now includes client reviews.