The California State Court of Appeals recently accepted an Amicus Brief by firm attorneys Gary L. Barr and Mark S. Blackman on behalf of the California Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI). CMHI supports the appellant Vieira Enterprises, Inc. (Vieira Enterprises, Inc. vs. City of East Palo Alto, et al.) in a case in which the outcome could have a significant impact [...]
For the fourth consecutive year, Gary L. Barr spoke at The Sydney Law Firm Estate Planning Boot Camp in Woodland Hills. His topic was the different forms of real property ownership and real property tax reassessment and transfer issues under California’s Proposition 13. Barr made the presentation before approximately 70 accountants and financial planners.
Senior associate Alex S. Kasendorf was the focus of an article this month in the San Fernando Jaycees Chapter newsletter. As the Jaycee chapter’s vice-president of individual training and development, Kasendorf commented on what he gets out of being a Jaycee. An excerpt:
“I am provided with countless opportunities to give back to the community. Every month there is [...]
Gary L. Barr was elected to a second term as chairman of the California Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI) Board of Directors at last month’s CMHI annual convention in Temecula. Prior to being chairman, he had been a director of the organization’s Financial Services Division for 19 years. He previously served as CMHI board chair for two years from 1997 to [...]
ENCINO, CALIF.–Lee Kanon Alpert and Gary L. Barr, principals in the Encino law firm of Alpert, Barr & Grant APLC, have been named by Super Lawyers Southern California magazine as two of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2012. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in California receive this honor.
Each year, a research team at Super [...]
Gary L. Barr recently spoke before the California State Bar Consumer Financial Services Committee. His 25-minute presentation focused on foreclosing on alternative forms of housing. Barr is a member of the committee, having been appointed in 2010. Membership responsibilities include helping advance California legislation involving consumer finance and sharing legal expertise with bar membership. Participating in the discussion were finance attorneys from throughout California.
Gary L. Barr recently recovered much of the attorney fees for his client in a case involving a business dispute between partners in real estate investments.
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Alexander S. Kasendorf receives Jaycees 2011 Helping Hand Award.
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For the sixth year, Alpert, Barr & Grant employees and friends took part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night Walk.” The walk took place October 22 in Warner Center Park.
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Lee Kanon Alpert, his wife Arlene and their family received the Community Hope Award from Haven Hills on Sept. 21 at a Tribute of Hope gala at the Globe Theatre in Universal City.
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An excerpt from an article that Lee Kanon Alpert prepared for the Los Angeles Daily Journal appeared in the August 2011 issue of The Bottom Line, the publication of the California Bar’s Law Practice Management and Technology Section.
Titled “More Than Just Rules,” it discusses the importance of following the guiding principles of ethics from the moment potential clients inquire about services.
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Alpert, Barr & Grant’s Gary L. Barr and Terry M. Sternberg, a Woodland Hills real estate litigation attorney, co-wrote “Still Searching for That Safe Harbor, Revising Your ADR Provisions: Look Before You Leap.” The article appeared in the Summer issue of Points of Interest, the official publication of the California Mortgage Association. The article discusses a recent California Supreme Court [...]
On May 2, 2011, an Orange County jury rendered a complete defense verdict for Adam D.H. Grant’s clients after a two-month trial. The plaintiff filed a Motion for a New Trial, a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict and a Motion to Tax a cost bill Mr. Grant submitted on behalf of his clients as the prevailing parties. Mr. Grant filed a Motion for Attorneys Fees. The Court denied all of the plaintiff’s motions and granted Mr. Grant’s motion, awarding his clients 100% of all attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the four year matter.