Adam D.H. Grant Featured on September 2013 Issue of Valley Lawyer Magazine Sep 2013

On September 28, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association welcomes new President Adam D.H. Grant. Grant’s painstaking training for Ironman triathlons crosses over into his law practice and Bar service in the form of leadership, fairness and goal-driven work ethic.

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Gary L. Barr Authors September 2013 Consumer Financial Services E-Bulletin Sep 2013

Several cities throughout the State of California (and, for that matter, throughout the country) have either implemented or are toying with the idea of utilizing eminent domain to force lenders to sell underwater loans at steep discounts. As several recent articles in the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Journal reflect, the California cities of El Monte, Ontario and Fontana are considering such a move.

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Adam D.H. Grant to Present at Upcoming CalCPA Meeting Sep 2013

Adam D.H. Grant has been invited to present at the CalCPA San Fernando Valley Group meeting in October. Adam has made many well received presentations to other CalCPA groups in the past, and will be continuing his series on “Embezzlement – How to Respond When You Discover Theft in Your Company”.

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NTIA’s Code of Conduct Voluntary and Short… Really? by Adam D.H. Grant Sep 2013

Adam D.H. Grant discusses the new National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Short Form Notice Code of Conduct in an article published in the September issue of App Developer Magazine.

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Lee Kanon Alpert Authors An Earthquake’s Secret Unintended Consequences Sep 2013

In an article for Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute (SPOSFI) News, Lee Kanon Alpert discusses ways of how small property owners may limit their liability in case of an earthquake.

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Adam D.H. Grant at Phoenix Mobile Festival Aug 2013

Adam D.H. Grant was invited to speak at this year’s Phoenix Mobile Festival held last Saturday, August 24th. Adam presented “Mobile Privacy: How Federal and California Laws Impact Developers”, which was well received and highly rated by the festival attendees.

The Phoenix Mobile Festival is a conference for Mobile Enthusiasts, Developers, Designers and Entrepreneurs whose goal is to bring these professionals together to share the current state of mobile apps and their vision for the future direction of mobility.

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From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies by Adam D.H. Grant Aug 2013

In an article published in the August Issue of App Developer Magazine, Adam D.H. Grant discusses the Child Online Privacy Protection Act and how the new law affects mobile app developers.

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Gary L. Barr Presentation at ProVisors August Meeting Jul 2013

Gary L. Barr and Terry Sternberg to present, “An Attorney-Client Privilege Primer In Sixty Minutes (or less)” at the August 2013 Provisors meeting. Gary and Terry are both business and real estate litigators with over 30 years of practice experience. They met in 1998 as fellow members of Davis Blaine’s Westlake group and then moved on to help found Woodland [...]

The Apps Act of 2013 – What Every App Developer Should Know By Adam D.H. Grant Jul 2013

In January 2013, the California Attorney General issued a report entitled, Privacy on the Go; Recommendations for the Mobile
Ecosystem. In the very next month, the Federal Trade Commission issued its own report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures; Building Trust Through Transparency.

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Adam D.H. Grant Presentations at the 2013 Android Developer Conference Jun 2013

Adam D.H. Grant made multiple well-attended and highly regarded presentations at the 2013 Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) held in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam spoke about, “A Developer’s Dream: Never Having to Talk with A Lawyer (After Today)” and “How to Leverage Your Online & Mobile Presence in the Future: Stay Out of the Courtroom!”. Stephanie Mann’s article published at provides some information about Adam’s presentations.

Debate with Mike Feuer and Carmen Trutanich at University of West Los Angeles Law School. Mar 2013

Adam D.H. Grant attends Los Angeles City Attorney debate between Mike Feuer and Carmen Trutanich on behalf of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Adam D.H. Grant Authors Mobile App Privacy Concerns Mar 2013

Mobile Applications: Are you giving more than you get?

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Gary L. Barr Speaks at Manufactured Housing Institute Conference Mar 2013

Gary L. Barr spoke in February at the Manufactured Housing Institute’s annual winter meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Barr spoke on the California Homeowners Bill of Rights and other California updates before the members of the organization’s Finance Lawyers Committee.

Gary L. Barr Featured In San Fernando Valley Business Journal Feb 2013

Gary L. Barr was profiled in the February 18, 2013 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The article highlights Barr’s skills and experience representing banks and other lenders in foreclose proceedings and loan workouts negotiations.

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Mark S. Blackman Authors UTA Quarterly “Bill Of Rights” Article Feb 2013

Mark S. Blackman recently prepared an article for United Trustees Association’s UTA Quarterly titled “California Enacts Homeowners’ Bill of Rights.” The article discusses the ramifications of the new law and its likely consequences to lenders and homeowners.