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Friday
Sep282012

Franchise Lawyer David Gurnick New SFVBA President | Lewitt Hackman Attorneys Honored

Photo courtesy San Fernando Valley Bar Association's Valley Lawyer Magazine

 

by Lewitt Hackman
September 28, 2012

 

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association (SFVBA) and Valley Community Legal Foundation (VCLF) held their annual officer installation dinner at a gala celebration Saturday evening.

Our own David Gurnick was installed as SFVBA President for 2012-2013, and Kira S. Masteller was installed as a Trustee. Ms. Masteller also served as emcee for the event. Stephen T. Holzer was installed as a Director for the VCLF.

This is the first time in the SFVBA’s 86 year history that a past president will serve a second term – Mr. Gurnick was president in 1993-1994. In addition to lightheartedly asking attendees to hold the date in 2032 in case he serves again, Mr. Gurnick mentioned our firm's ongoing commitment to the SFVBA:

Lewitt Hackman is more than a full service law firm. We are a full service supporter of this Bar Association. With past presidents Steve Holzer and Sue Bendavid, Lintz Award winner Barry Harlan, President's Award winner John Marshall, Trustee and dinner chair Kira Masteller – the firm is ALL IN with this Association.

Other Lewitt Hackman attorneys have also served the SFVBA as members of the Board of Trustees, section chairs, and as  various committee chairs. Our firm's paralegals were instrumental in launching and now running the SFVBA’s new Paralegal Section.

Recognizing the community-minded efforts of all of our attorneys and staff, Managing Shareholder, Keith T. Zimmet said:

"We are very proud of David, Kira and Steve.  Our law firm’s highly visible presence at  the Installation Gala is a reminder of how dedicated we all are to our local community."

At the gala, the newly-inducted president was introduced as someone who "loves the law." Lewitt Hackman founder Leon Lewitt commented that the description is "succinct and accurate, and we are fortunate he is part of our firm." 

Addressing fellow attorneys, Mr. Gurnick explained:

You and I are the ministers or foot soldiers of our society's core principle. Each day we honor and validate our history of freedom under law... You help the helpless. You give strength to those who feel weak. You give a voice to those who are afraid to speak, or who don't know what to say.... Your daily work, even when it seems routine or mundane – it is work that holds our society together. 

He further  expressed a commitment to expand successful programs such as the referral and fee arbitration services, Valley Lawyer magazine, the various law sections, and VCLF.

Mr. Gurnick went on to describe the SFVBA as a geographic bar that serves a dynamically changing community – the sixth largest municipal area in the United States. There are approximately 2,000 attorney members of the SFVBA.

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Tuesday
Sep042012

Top Attorneys in Business Law | Stephen T. Holzer & Sue M. Bendavid Named

Top Attorneys in Business - Environmental Law Top Attorneys in Business - Employment Law

by Lewitt Hackman
Sepetember 4, 2012

Two Lewitt Hackman attorneys were featured in this year's Super Lawyers Business Edition as top attorneys in their respective practice areas.

Stephen T. Holzer is named for his work in Environmental Law, and Sue M. Bendavid is named for her work in Employment Law – both lawyers are veteran attorneys and Chairs of their Practice Groups at our firm.

To be named a Top Attorney in Business Law, the selection team reviews nominations from more than 8,500 law firms around the nation and then employs 12 measurements of professional achievement and peer recognition to narrow the pool. It's a multi-stage process involving firm size and individual point totals.

Steve began his practice in real estate issues and business litigation in the 1970s, and in the early 1980s began a concentration in representing clients with land and water pollution issues.

Sue represents employers in all types of employee matters including claim prevention and litigation. Sue has defended numerous class action claims, as well as lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and more.

Both attorneys have been named Southern California Super Lawyers for over five years, have received numerous awards from civic and business organizations throughout Los Angeles, and are rated AV 5.0 Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest rating awarded by peers of the bar and judiciary for legal ability and ethics.

 

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Thursday
Aug092012

Congratulations to Keith Todd Zimmet on being selected a San Fernando Valley Most Trusted Advisor

 

Corporate, Financial, Real Estate Attorney EncinoValley's Most Trusted Advisors, Keith T. Zimmet

August 9, 2012
by Lewitt Hackman

 

Last night, at an awards ceremony held in Woodland Hills, The San Fernando Valley Business Journal honored our very own Keith Todd Zimmet as one of the Valley's Most Trusted Advisors.

Keith was one of a select number of professionals chosen from a group of 150 nominees which included attorneys, bankers, accountants, wealth managers, and insurance professionals. Approximately 500 members of the business, legal and financial community in the Valley attended the event.

The Journal recognized Keith’s dedicated client service and commitment to overall excellence. The candidates were nominated by their clients and fellow professionals over the course of a few months.

Keith is the Managing Shareholder of our Firm, Chair of our Commercial Finance Practice Group, Co-Chair of our Real Estate Practice Group, and a member of our Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups.  

Previously named a Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel & The National Law Journal as well as one of the Top 25 Lawyers of the Valley by the Journal. Keith is also rated AV 5.0 Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by peers of the bar, based on legal ability and ethics.

This is the Journal’s second annual Trusted Advisors Awards. Last year, our own John B. Marshall was one of the recipients of the honor.

 

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