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California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

With the promise that “more is coming,” Governor Brown signed AB 1522 into law and so, beginning on July 1, 2015, almost every employer in California must provide paid sick leave to all of their employees. While the initial amount … Continue reading

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ISSUES AND APPEALS NEWS

The first few months of 2014 produced a string of wins for our Issues and Appeals group. After our landlord client received an adverse judgment in a trial handled by our client’s prior counsel, Josh Hopstone reversed the judgment on … Continue reading

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FCOP PARTNERS NAMED AS 2014 RISING STARS

Congratulations to FCOP Partners Bret Anderson (Business Litigation), Jesse Cahill (Estate Planning & Probate), Doug  Goldwater (Family Law), and Leslie McAdam (Litigation, Employment & Labor) for being named as 2014 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine.  

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Congratulations to Wendy Lascher, Pincus Professional’s Speaker of the Month

Wendy Lascher has been named Speaker of the Month by Pincus Professional Education: Wendy Lascher is one of our go-to speakers on appellate practice skills and is an incredibly experienced attorney.  She has been speaking at our programs since about … Continue reading

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Leslie McAdam Receives 2012 Pro Bono Service Award

FCOP associate Leslie McAdam has been awarded the President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the State Bar of California. She was recognized, along with six other attorneys and two firms, for her dedicated service to her community and compassion for … Continue reading

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Meghan Clark and Michael Velthoen to Present “HR Essentials: From Hiring to Firing and Beyond”

On May 16, FCOP’s employment law partners Meghan Clark and Michael Velthoen will present a half-day seminar for the East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council on the nuts and bolts of handling the employment relationship from the beginning to the … Continue reading

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FCOP’s Greg Herring & Wendy Lascher’s Upcoming Presentation

(February 23, 2012)  Mr. Herring & Ms. Lascher are scheduled to present “Protecting the Appellate Record” on February 29, 2012 at the Pasadena Bar Association lunch meeting in Pasadena.

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FCOP’s Jim McDermott Appears on the Upcoming CNBC Segment “Filthy Rich”

(February 22, 2012)  Jim McDermott will appear on tomorrow nights premier of CNBC’s “Filthy Rich” at 9pm ET/PT.  Click here to watch the preview.

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FCOP’s Joshua Hopstone Publishes Article in the Daily Journal

(February 10, 2012)  In “The Modern Role of the Maxims of Jurisprudence”, published in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Journal (page 6), Mr. Hopstone explores the purpose of the maxims of jurisprudence (Civil Code §§ 3509 – 3548) and the role they play … Continue reading

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FCOP’s Joshua Hopstone Prevails in Court of Appeals Case Wray v. Thompson

(February 8, 2012)  Mr. Hopstone’s client purchased a house in Thousand Oaks while unmarried. A few years later she wed, and she and her husband lived in the house during their marriage. The couple was retired and twice refinanced the … Continue reading

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