The Alpert, Barr & Grant family congratulates Jack Koczara, 11, for his inclusion in the 2019 District 40 Encino Little League 12U All Star Team. Jack, son of AB&G Counsel Ryan Koczara, has been an avid baseball player since age 5, and is very excited to play in this year’s all-star games.
The love of baseball runs in the family [...]
At Alpert, Barr & Grant, we believe that one of the firm’s greatest strengths is our people. We aspire to create an environment that fosters productivity and personal growth, while providing our clients with excellent legal service. Our attorneys and staff are consistently encouraged to pursue programs and opportunities to improve their craft, and expand their knowledge and expertise.
Adam D.H. Grant and Ryan T. Koczara prevailed in a contentious real estate dispute that pitted neighbor against neighbor in an upscale area of Los Angeles. Adam and Ryan litigated the matter aggressively right up until the day of trial, dispensing with four different opposing counsels in the process. The matter settled literally the morning of the trial. However, the [...]
Congratulations to Arlene S. Alpert, recognized as one of 2019’s Inspirational Women of the San Fernado Valley by the United Chamber of Commerce. Arlene is a longtime and tireless volunteer at a number of the San Fernando Valley’s many deserving non-profit organizations.
The Inspirational Women of San Fernando Valley Awards recognizes women who have inspired others, and have made [...]
Adam D.H. Grant prevailed after a three week trial resulting in a judgment of over $9.1 million, including over $1.3 million in punitive damages. Mr. Grant litigated this complex and contentious matter involving multiple entities and opposing parties for almost five years, before the matter was finally tried.
In her decision, Judge Murphy of the Los Angeles Superior Court Department [...]
Gary Barr and his wife, Joy, welcomed their newest granddaughter, Remi Lee Clevenger on April 21st, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. Remi joins big sisters, Tenley June (almost 3 years old) and Brodie Mae (almost 2 years old) in the growing Barr-Clevenger brood. She is the Barrs’ fourth granddaughter, and the youngest of their five grandchildren.
Our sincere congratulations to the Barr family, especially to Remi’s parents, Chris and Amy Clevenger.
Congratulations to Alexander S. Kasendorf, who successfully assisted an overseas based client in recovering a significant sum of money wrongfully withheld by prior counsel. With Alex’s assistance, the client was able to apply for and receive reimbursement through the State Bar of California’s Client Security Fund, a fund that protects consumers who have lost money or property as a direct [...]
The January 2019 edition of the Super Lawyers Magazine includes the annual list of attorneys recognized as the year’s best.
Alpert, Barr & Grant is pleased to announce the addition of David M. Almaraz, Esq. to our growing team.
David joins the firm as Partner, and his practice focuses on real estate litigation (including landlord-tenant law), business litigation, and trade secret litigation. David is a problem solver who uses all tools and remedies available under the law [...]
At AB&G we believe that good work should be recognized. A compliment for a job well done, a high five, a fist pump, or a simple word of thanks goes a long way.
Usually recognition flows down from the higher-ups, but it really works both ways. Those at the top also need affirmation. They need to know that their [...]
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) held its annual Business Forecast Conference on Friday, October 26th at the Universal City Hilton.
Alpert Barr & Grant Partner Alexander S. Kasendorf served as moderator for “The Mission Continues,” a panel discussion about California’s ambitious climate goals and its effects on businesses and ratepayers in our region. Panel members [...]
Congratulations to Alexander S. Kasendorf on his appointment to the Board of Trustees of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA). It was an evening of recognition, fun and entertainment as Alex and the other incoming officers and trustees of the SFVBA were installed at a gala held on October 6th at the El Caballero Country Club. Alex’s Alpert, [...]
Adam D.H. Grant competed at the Ironman 70.3 Superfrog in Imperial Beach, San Diego County on Sept. 16th. Adam, an accomplished triathlete who completed his first Ultraman competition in February 2018 and has over thirteen Ironman races under his belt, finished strong in the half Ironman distance triathlon. As what has become tradition, Adam wore his Alpert, Barr & Grant racing gear to the race.
Alpert, Barr & Grant’s Ryan Koczara attended the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on September 17th. Ryan’s wife, Alexis, works in the entertainment industry and is a member of the Casting Society of America. Alexis works on various shows, including Black-ish and Fuller House.
An article by Gary L. Barr and Heidi S. Hart was published in the September 2018 edition of Valley Lawyer Magazine, the official publication of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. The article titled, “Partnership Agreements: A Cautionary Tale,” discusses the laws that govern partnerships, and ways to protect yourself and your business from the pitfalls associated with these [...]