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August 31, 2017

 

Confidentiality in Arbitration, by Marc D. Alexander Featured in California Litigation by Marc D. Alexander

Marc D. Alexander, contributed an article that was published in the Vol. 30 of California Litigation. In the article, Marc analyzes the expectation and preservation of confidentiality in arbitration proceedings. The article includes a 1 hour MCLE Credit Self-Test on the topic. For more on California Mediation and Arbitration, please follow Marc’s blog by clicking here.
 
Confidentiality in Arbitration, by Marc D. Alexander, was first published in California Litigation, 2017, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp.4 to 11. The views expressed therein are those of the author. They do not necessarily represent the views of the California Litigation.
 
December 12, 2016

 

AlvaradoSmith Contributes To California Litigation, The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California "The Politics of Arbitration" by Marc D. Alexander.

This article published in California Litigation, The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California, is republished with the permission of the California State Bar.
 
We are accustomed to a host of hot button issues that are part of United States Supreme Court jurisprudence: right to life/women’s right to choose; freedom to bear arms/gun control; exploitation of natural resources/environmental control; tightened /relaxed immigration laws; limitations on the right to vote/one person-one vote. Those issues are politically charged, and the Justices’ opinions, like magnetic filings, are pulled to left and right poles on the Supreme Court. But arbitration? Yes, prosaic as the subject may seem, arbitration too creates a political fault line and contention among the Justices.
 
For the full article, please click here.
 
 
November 10, 2016

 

AlvaradoSmith attorney Craig Young Featured in OC Register for His Role in Negotiating Deal between the TCA and Environmental Groups

On November 10, 2016, AlvaradoSmith Of Counsel attorney Craig Young was quoted in the front page of The Orange County Register as chairman of the Transportation Corridor Agency. The article covers a landmark agreement ending a 15-year dispute over the SR 241 toll road extension.
 
 
September 9, 2016

 

Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Profiles Attorney Raul Salinas

Attorney Raul Salinas, Los Angeles Managing Shareholder for AlvaradoSmith, is profiled in Adelante Si, the business magazine of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber is the leading regional business organization in Southern California focused on promoting economic opportunties among Latino businesses, Fortune 500 companies and public agencies.  View the full issue here.

In the article, Raul Salinas discusses why getting it right the first time as a business facing regulatory and other legal hurdles is important. 

"There are few shortcuts in law or business. To succeed, every business must comply with applicable regulatory standards, so the key is to get it right the first time," said Salinas. The reason that matters… is that ‘it builds a stronger business, and strong businesses become civic leaders in the community."

AlvaradoSmith is a full service business firm in California with offices in Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Raul Salinas can be reached at (213) 229-2400, or by email: rsalinas@alvaradosmith.com

 

July 26, 2016

 

AlvaradoSmith Attorney Thierry Montoya featured in the July/August 2016 Edition of Landman Magazine

AlvaradoSmith attorney, Thierry Montoya, contributed an article that was published in the July/August edition of Landman Magazine.  In the article, Thierry analyzes In re: Idaho Conservation League 811 F.3d 502, 508 (D.C. Cir. 2016), and its impact where the EPA was ordered to prepare a financial rulemaking process for the hardrock mining industry by December 1, 2016.  To read the article click here.

Thierry has achieved successful results for both public and private sector clients in a variety of complex environmental, land use, construction, and eminent domain matters.  Thierry is an Editor of the Environmental Liability, Enforcement & Penalties Reporter (ELEP) where he contributes articles analyzing new environmental laws and cases.

To read the online edition of Landman Magazine click here.

 

May 20, 2016

 

AlvaradoSmith Attorney Matt Hansen Appointed as Liaison for American Bar Association International Law Section to Los Angeles County Bar Association

Matt Hansen, Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office of AlvaradoSmith, has been appointed as the Liaison of the ABA Section of International Law to the Los Angeles County Bar Association. As a Liaison, Matt will be the International Law section’s ambassador to the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a key member of its leadership team. This is an additional leadership role within the ABA for Matt who is also the Editor of Year in Review of Mexico Committee and Member of Steering Committee for International Litigation Committee.
 
The ABA Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.  With over 60+ regional and practice specific committees, task forces, and working groups within twelve divisions worldwide, the Section focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.
 
 
November 13, 2015

 

AlvaradoSmith Contributes To California Arbitration Law With A Published Opinion In A Case Of First Impression

by Marc D. Alexander.

Arbitration is very much in the news. The New York Times recently published a three-part Special Report highly critical of the use of arbitration to resolve disputes. The authorial point of view in the Special Report is telegraphed by its provocative titles: “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” (Part I), “In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System” (Part II) and “In Religious Arbitration, Scripture is the Rule of Law” (Part III).

For the full article, please click here.

 

July 14, 2015

 

Join us for a webinar on July 29, 2015 at 9 AM PDT for Paying Employees Properly: Understanding the Basics of California Wage & Hour Law presented by Jonathan Werner.

Overtime, travel time pay, reporting time pay--these are just a few of the issues which arise under California law when employers set out to pay their employees. This workshop will provide you with an understanding of California's wage and hour laws, including how to spot potential issues with your company's compensation policies and how to properly pay employees in a variety of job classifications and contexts.

 

July 1, 2015

 

Equity Shareholder Raul F. Salinas to be inducted to the 2015 CMCP Diversity Leader Hall of Fame.

The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) will be recognizing Raul Salinas for his contributions and long-term involvement as a board member of the organization. Raul has been involved in the CMCP for over 12 years and will be inducted into the Diversity Leader Hall of Fame at the CMCP’s 26th Annual Business Conference Recognition Lunch taking place on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles.

For more information about the CMCP Diversity Leader Hall of Fame Award and California Minority Corporate Program, please click here.

 

August 14, 2014

 

Of Counsel Marc D. Alexander Writes Article Published in California Litigation.

Read the full article - “Summary Contempt and Due Process: England, 1631, California, 1888” (California Litigation, Vol. 27 No. 3 2014) Reprinted with permission of California Litigation, The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California

For the full article, please click here.

 

August 14, 2014

 

W. Michael Hensley Co-Authors Article for Orange County Lawyer Magazine.

In the August, 2014, issue of Orange County Lawyer Magazine W. Michael Hensley’s co-authored article—“Water Rate Pricing Under Proposition 218: The State of the Problem and the Problem of the State”—is highlighted in the Special Feature section on Water Rights.

In the article, Hensley discuss the case authority of Capistrano Taxpayers Ass’n, Inc. v. City of San Juan Capistrano (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30- 2012-00594579; currently pending on appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Case No. G048969), where the court ruled that the city’s tiered rate structure violated Proposition 218 because the city’s rates are not cost-based or meet 218’s mandates. Hensley explain key requirements described by the court in terms of assessing the constitutionality of water rate pricing, concluding that conservation—especially during the state’s drought— and Proposition 218 compliance may be harmonized without the use of penalties and rates masked as conservation efforts.

W. Michael Hensley, attorney in the Firm’s Business, Commercial and Complex Litigation Practice Group, specializes in law and motion proceedings, trials, arbitrations, meditations, and appeals as well as specialty writ proceedings. Hensley are based in AlvaradoSmith’s Santa Ana office.

 

September 10, 2013

 

Equity Shareholder, Keith E. McCullough, will be co-presenting with Matt Webb of Albert A. Webb Associates. The lunch time presentation topic will be “Promises Made May Be Promises Broken: When the Project Does Not Measure Up”. This presentation will take place in Orange County on September 10th before the International Right of Way Association Chapter 67.

 

August 15, 2013

 

Thierry R. Montoya, a Shareholder at AlvaradoSmith, was named one of Orange County’s top Land Use/Zoning attorneys by OC Register Metro magazine on July 29th.

Mr. Montoya practices environmental law in state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States. With 21 years of experience, Mr. Montoya obtained recognition from Southern California's Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and earning him a Preeminent® rating and a "Superb" AVVO rating. He is an editor and monthly contributor to the Environmental Liability, Enforcement & Penalties Reporter, and frequently speaks at Environmental Conferences and Seminars. Most recently, the OC Register Metro named Mr. Montoya as one of the top Land Use/Zoning attorneys in the Orange County Area. Please click here to see Thierry R. Montoya featured on page 38.

 

July 30, 2013

 

AlvaradoSmith’s Diversity Continues to Expand with Election of New Shareholders

AlvaradoSmith, California’s largest minority-owned law firm is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been elevated to Shareholders across the Firm’s three offices:  Mikel Glavinovich, Catherine Meulemans, Mary Michelena Monroe, and Jerry J. Ruiz.

September 27, 2012

 

With Ray Alvarado’s retirement at the beginning of this year, AlvaradoSmith and its attorneys are excited to continue his legacy and bring forward a new tradition. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, AlvaradoSmith cordially invites you to attend the inaugural Raymond G. Alvarado Scholarship Reception.

 

April 14, 2012

 

Keith McCullough, Chair of the Firm’s Real Property, Environmental & Natural Resources Group will address "Takings Law in the 21st Century, and Can the Redevelopment Void Be Filled?" at the Annual Valuation Seminar of the International Right of Way Association, Chapter 1 (Los Angeles). If interested in attending this event, please contact Keith at kmccullough@alvaradosmith.com.

 

November 6, 2011

 

AlvaradoSmith is a proud sponsor of the November 6, 2011 Dinosaur Dash, a 2K, 5K, 10K and 50K bike tour hosted by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation.

 

November 3, 2011

 

Keith McCullough, Esq., Chair of the Firm’s Real Property, Environmental & Natural Resources Group will address the valuation of easements in eminent domain at the annual Eminent Domain Seminar hosted by CLE International in San Francisco.

 

September 23, 2011

 

Everett L. Glenn, Esq. participated in a panel convened by Congressman John Conyers at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

 
November 13, 2015

 

AlvaradoSmith Contributes To California Arbitration Law With A Published Opinion In A Case Of First Impression

by Marc D. Alexander.

Arbitration is very much in the news. The New York Times recently published a three-part Special Report highly critical of the use of arbitration to resolve disputes. The authorial point of view in the Special Report is telegraphed by its provocative titles: “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” (Part I), “In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System” (Part II) and “In Religious Arbitration, Scripture is the Rule of Law” (Part III).

For the full article, please click here.