Legal and Law

Legal and Law

Legal and Law News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

Legal and Law

Legal and Law
Legal and Law News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

News: Sean M. Clayton Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Mortgage and Finance News: (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Sean M. Clayton of The Karney Law Firm has been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars list, The Karney Law Firm announced today. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

News: Mg O’Hare Law Releases White Paper on New York State’s Industrial Equipment Rental Industry for Owners and Operators

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Mg O'Hare Law, a New York Law Firm, releases white paper on New York State's Industrial Equipment Rental Market for Owners and Operators. The industrial equipment rental market is forecast to grow over the next five years to 2023. New York State is expected to outpace the rate of growth of the U.S. industry. A focus on customer retention can give operators an edge over the competition.

News: Rukab Brash Law Firm Achieves Significant Decision with Victory in Recent Adjacent Property Access Dispute

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Rukab Brash PLLC, a boutique New York City real estate law firm, successfully saved a Bronx developer from paying an adjacent property owner a license fee of over $8,000 per month and over $100,000 in professional fee reimbursement. The firm also helped the Bronx developer obtain access to the adjacent property in order to install New York City Department of Buildings required protections.

News: NY Law Firm Levy Konigsberg LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Rockefeller University Hospital Related to Decades of Alleged Sexual...

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) New York-based law firm Levy Konigsberg LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Rockefeller University Hospital based on allegations related to the Hospital's handling of sexual abuse claims made against Dr. Reginald Archibald, a faculty member who served on the University's faculty between the 1940s and 1980s.

News: Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group Announce Partnership for High Net Worth Divorces

Mortgage and Finance News: (HADDONFIELD, N.J.) Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to handle divorces for high net worth couples in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Divorce mediation has become an increasingly popular alternative for couples who want to dissolve their marriage.

News: Continuing Its Growth, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Jim O’Hare to the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOSTON, Mass.) VLP Law Group LLP ('VLP') is pleased to announce that Jim O'Hare has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the Boston area. Mr. O'Hare brings over 30 years of experience as a trusted adviser to companies, investors, management teams and boards of directors.

News: Experienced Attorney Michael Rieman Joins Dungan and LeFevre

Mortgage and Finance News: (TROY, Ohio) Dungan & LeFevre is pleased to announce that Michael Rieman has joined the firm's Troy office as a Director/Partner and member of the Board of Directors. A seasoned civil litigator, Mr. Rieman has significant experience across a wide array of legal fields.

News: Robert Golan, PC Overturns Judge’s Ruling and Restores Benefits to Injured Worker

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLAINVIEW, N.Y.) Robert Golan, PC, a worker's compensation lawyer serving the areas of Long Island, Nassau County, Queens and Suffolk County, recently settled a $250,000 case for a union carpenter who hurt his back at work in 2016. A misunderstanding over the definition of "work" caused the Judge to suspend the $800 per week monetary benefits to that worker and his family.

News: More than 500 Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards

Mortgage and Finance News: (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17th, to recognize winners of the "Women in Law Enforcement" Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

News: Advanced Mediation Solutions Sees Rise in Business and Workplace Mediations

Mortgage and Finance News: (HADDONFIELD, N.J.) Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) provides a wide range of mediation services. Some of their specialties include divorce and family mediation, high net-worth divorce mediation, business partnership mediation, and workplace mediation. Recently, they have seen a sharp rise in requests for business and workplace mediation services.

News: EPIC’s Casey Lillis to Present on Cyber Security and Data Privacy at GLAMM 2018 in Dallas

Mortgage and Finance News: (DALLAS, Texas) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Account Executive Casey Lillis will present at the Globalaw Annual Members Meeting (GLAMM) 2018 on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Walker office in Dallas, Texas.

News: Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1 Million Lung Cancer Verdict in Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOSTON, Mass.) On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds"), Philip Morris USA, Inc. ("Philip Morris") and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.

News: SBEMP Launches a New Website Design with Online Booking Consultation with an Attorney

Mortgage and Finance News: (PALM SPRINGS, Calif.) SBEMP LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Springs, Orange County, San Diego, New Jersey, and New York, launched a new website for potential and existing clients to easily find our offices, contact information, see our practice areas. The site offers a simplified, streamlined design with information about our practice areas.

News: VLP Law Group Continues Its Growth with the Addition of Patent Attorney Jim White

Mortgage and Finance News: (PALO ALTO, Calif.) VLP Law Group LLP ('VLP') is pleased to announce that patent attorney Jim White has joined the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Seattle, Washington. Prior to becoming a software patent attorney, Mr. White worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley for over six years.

News: SafeChain to Integrate ALTA Registry into Its Real Estate Wire Fraud Prevention Platform SafeWire

Mortgage and Finance News: (COLUMBUS, Ohio) SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software for land title, announced today that it will integrate the national ALTA Registry into its real estate wire fraud prevention platform SafeWire. Through the integration, mortgage lenders will be able to search the Registry and verify the identity of title insurance agents and settlement companies, providing an enhanced level of efficiency and security to the real estate transaction.

News: RESPECT May Not Be Exactly What Aretha Franklin’s Legacy Will Get

Mortgage and Finance News: (WALNUT CREEK, Calif.) Weeks have passed since the death of the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, and the world is still reeling - mainly from the loss of a such a beloved icon, but also from the fact that she seems to have died without a trust, says estate planning attorney Kirsten Howe of Absolute Trust Counsel. Without a will, and without any sort of estate plan in place, where will that $80 million go?

News: Ave Maria School of Law to Host Solo Practitioner CLE Workshop

Mortgage and Finance News: (NAPLES, Fla.) On Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ave Maria School of Law will host an interactive workshop with an exciting line-up of local, talented speakers. Topics of discussion will include, "What I Wish I Knew When I Started," "Transitioning from Law Firm to Solo Practice," and presentations on eDiscovery, marketing, financial planning and legal research.

News: LACC Basketball Coach Mike (Michael) Miller Reveals Facts About His Innocence on TV show After Being Found Not Guilty On...

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller, who gained fame as the most winning college basketball coach in the country from 1997-2006, with a winning percentage of .885 and a record of 241-38, was found not guilty by 12-0 vote in a jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court; announced the California Basketball Association (CBA).

News: Two Arrested at Civil Disobedience Protest on Rainbow Ridge

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Forests Forever, a non-profit forest protection advocacy group, today announced that five employees of Lear Asset Management, a security contractor for Humboldt Redwood Co. (HRC), swept down on protesters camped near a logging road on Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed at about 5 a.m. yesterday (July 22).

News: Florida Law Firm Finds Solid Niche in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Space

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOCA RATON, Fla.) South Florida law firm, Beighley, Myrick, Udell + Lynne, P.A. (BMULaw), a legal consultancy firm with a growing niche practice within the substance use disorder treatment provider space, recently served as lead counsel on behalf of national treatment provider, Banyan Treatment Center, in the acquisition of the well regarded Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches.

News: NotaryCam Honors U.S. Military Veterans and Service Members with Complimentary Notarizations During Memorial Day Holiday

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) NotaryCam, Inc. (NotaryCam) today announced the return of its annual "Help a Hero" initiative. This Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, NotaryCam will honor those who have served by offering no-cost online notarization sessions to United States military veterans and service members.

News: PitBullTax Software Expands its Power with Release of New Version 4.0

Mortgage and Finance News: (CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.) PitBullTax Software, the leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys, just released its new and more feature rich Version 4.0. For nine years PitBullTax Software has transformed the tax resolution business by making it more efficient and intuitive for tax professionals to solve their clients' IRS problems.

News: Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Finally Gets His Freedom

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) On April 27, 2018, actor and con man Steve Comisar returns to Hollywood to resume his acting career after finally finishing his federal prison sentence. Comisar says, "I'm counting on all the industry heavyweights to help me out. Especially the ones who did prison time themselves."

News: East Bay Law Office, Absolute Trust Counsel, Launches Podcast, Absolute Trust Talk

Mortgage and Finance News: (WALNUT CREEK, Calif.) Greater Bay Area estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel announces the launch of the Absolute Trust Talk podcast. 'Absolute Trust Talk' is a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of trending business and financial wellness topics and how they can make better-informed decisions when planning for the future.

News: Matic Marks Commitment to Compliance with Appointment of Shaz Kojouri to Senior Management Team

Mortgage and Finance News: (SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.) Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has tapped Shahrzad "Shaz" Kojouri as VP of legal and compliance. Prior to joining Matic, Kojouri was assistant general counsel for nonprofit student loan provider AccessLex Institute.

News: Attorneys from Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh Attended The FJA’s Workhorse Seminar

Mortgage and Finance News: (ORLANDO, Fla.) Several Managing Partners from the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh participated in the Florida Justice Association's Workhorse CLE Seminar and Networking Event. Held at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, the four day event hosted dozens of seminars on a wide variety of topics including damages from personal injury and wrongful death cases.

News: Gallo LLP Files first 10 Consumer Claims Against Google Following Injunction and Revision of Gmail Architecture

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN RAFAEL, Calif.) San Francisco Bay Area law firm Gallo LLP has filed the first of what it predicts could be thousands of individual damages cases against Google based on the same misconduct alleged in Matera v. Google, Case No. 15-CV-04062-LHK. Acting for a class of consumers who never signed up for Gmail (but nevertheless had their email scanned by Google), the Matera plaintiffs sought injunctive relief under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (the "Wiretap Act") and California Invasion of Privacy Act ("CIPA").

News: Renee Crow of EPIC to Present on Litigation Impact Awareness at CLM Annual Conference in Houston

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President, Hospitality Practice Leader Renee Crow will present at the CLM Annual Conference on Thurs., March 15 at 10:10 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas.

News: Lion’s Heart Receives $10,000 from Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP in Support of Teen Volunteers and Leaders

Mortgage and Finance News: (IRVINE, Calif.) Lion's Heart is thrilled to announce it has received a $10,000 corporate partner sponsorship from the esteemed Orange County law firm, Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP. These funds will support the cultivation of age-appropriate service projects for over 10,000 empowered teen Members across the country as well as support general law and business counsel for the organization.

News: Continuing Its Growth, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Debra B. Vernon to the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group

Mortgage and Finance News: (PALO ALTO, Calif.) VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Debra B. Vernon has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay area. Ms. Vernon is a mentor at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and for the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship - Caribbean.