Gary L. Barr Presents At Seminar On Real Property Ownership And Tax Issues May 2011

ENCINO, CALIF.–Gary L. Barr recently made a presentation at an estate planning seminar on the different forms of real property ownership and real property tax reassessment and transfer issues under California’s Proposition 13. Gary made the presentation at The Sydney Law Firm Estate Planning Boot Camp in Woodland Hills. Gary spoke before approximately 70 accountants and financial planners.


Adam D.H. Grant Obtains Defense Verdict In Contentious Orange Country Embezzlement Case May 2011

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF.–On May 2, 2011 after four years of contentious litigation, an Orange County jury returned a defense verdict in a matter alleging embezzlement and self-dealing (International Space Optics, S.A. vs. Hamasaki, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 07CC04325).

 

International Space Optics (ISO), a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based importer and seller of lenses and cameras, filed a complaint on [...]


Gary L. Barr Featured In CMHI Publication Apr 2011

Gary L. Barr was profiled in the latest issue of the California Manufactured Housing Institute’s “ManuFacts.” Barr was recently named chairman of the board of CMHI, the second time he has held that position. CMHI is a non-profit professional and trade association representing builders of factory-constructed homes, retailers, financial services, developers and community owners and their supplier companies. As part [...]


Gary L. Barr Elected Chair Of California Manufactured Housing Institute Board of Directors Mar 2011

Gary L. Barr was elected chairman of the California Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI) Board of Directors at this month’s CMHI annual convention in Temecula. He has been a director of the organization’s Financial Services Division for 19 years and previously served as CMHI board chair for two years. CMHI is a non-profit professional and trade association representing builders of factory-constructed [...]


Gary L. Barr Speaks At National Finance/Legislative Conference In Washington Mar 2011

“California Financial Law Update” was the topic of a panel discussion with Gary L. Barr at the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) Legislative Conference & Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 14. MHI is a national housing organization focusing on industry finance, legal and government relations issues. The panel was part of MHI’s Finance Lawyers Committee program.


Gary L. Barr Named 2011 Super Lawyer Feb 2011

For the third straight year, Gary L. Barr has been named a Super Lawyer. Barr was acknowledged for his legal expertise in business, real estate, banking and construction litigation. The Super Lawyers’ selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5 percent of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers.


Lee Kanon Alpert Speaks At 2011 International Verdexchange Feb 2011

Lee Kanon Alpert was a panelist at the fourth annual 2011 International VerdeXchange California Conference and Expo in January at the University of Southern California. Mr. Alpert and panel members discussed how cities are integrating sustainable planning, design and technology to create new low-carbon city buildings. He spoke at the last several years’ conferences as well. Approximately 500-650 delegates, including industry leaders and procurers involved with renewable energy, energy efficiency, transmission, alternative fuel vehicles, clean water and green building, from throughout the world attended the conference.


Gary L. Barr Speaks At Calif. Mortgage Association’s Private Mortgage Financing Conference Feb 2011

Gary L. Barr was a panelist at a Private Mortgage Financing conference sponsored by the California Mortgage Association (CMA). Brokers, lenders, borrowers, securitizers, investors and attorneys attended the two-day conference held Feb. 3-4 in Los Angeles. Barr spoke on the latest lending dispute and litigation issues as well as on recent case law. His panel presented helpful ideas to members of the lending industry on how best to structure their litigation and dispute resolution strategies.


Adam D.H. Grant Defeats Entire Counterclaim In Arbitration Jan 2011

Mr. Grant successfully convinced an arbitrator to prevent a respondent from pursing any part of her extensive counterclaim against the petitioner, Mr. Grant’s client. 
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Lee Kanon Alpert Quoted In San Fernando Valley Business Journal Jan 2011

Despite Size, Valley Firms Still Take On Work of Big Guys
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Mayor Villaraigosa’s Statement on The Resignation Of Lee K. Alpert From The Board Of Water And Power Commission Dec 2010

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement today on the resignation of Lee K. Alpert from the Board of Water and Power Commissioners.
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Statement By LADWP General Manager Austin Beutner Regarding The Resignation of Board Of Water And Power Commission President Lee Kanon Alpert Dec 2010

LOS ANGELES — Lee Alpert has served with a steady hand on the Board of Water and Power Commissioners for the past three years. First as a member of the Board, and for the last two years as Board President.
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Remarks By LADWP Chief Operating Officer Raman Raj Regarding Board President Lee Kanon Alpert Dec 2010

LADWP Chief Operating Officer Raman Raj delivered the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Board of Water & Power Commissioners following the announcement by Board President Lee Kanon Alpert that he would depart the Board
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Lee Kanon Alpert Receives “Leaders of Character” Award Dec 2010

Lee Kanon Alpert was honored December 9 with a “Leaders of Character” award presented by the Learning for Life Western Los Angeles County Council. The award is given to “outstanding citizens in business, education, government and community who have distinguished themselves in their career, in public life, and in service to humankind.” Also honored were civic leaders David and Jean [...]


Lee Kanon Alpert Lauded For Work On Board Of Water & Power Commissioners Dec 2010

Los Angeles Major Antonio Villaraigosa and LADWP executives praised Lee Kanon Alpert for his three years on the DWP’s Board of Water & Power Commissioners where he most recently served as president.

Statements from:
Mayor Villaraigosa (link)
LADWP General Manager Austin Beutner (link)
LADWP Chief Operating Officer Raman Raj (link)