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Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP Firm Announcement

Matt Resnik, Jon Hayes and Roksana Moradi-Brovia are happy to announce the opening of their new firm.

Attorneys are:

Matthew D. Resnik*
M. Jonathan Hayes*
Roksana D. Moradi-Brovia*
Russell Stong (Los Angeles Office)
David Kritzer
Pardis Akhavan

*Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization

Paralegals are:

Los Angeles Office

Susie Segura
Max Bonilla
Rudy Segura

Encino Office

Rosario Zubia
Priscilla Bueno
Ja’Nita Fischer
Rebeca Benitez

Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP will continue to represent debtors in all chapters of bankruptcy.  We will also represent creditors and defendants in all types and forms of bankruptcy litigation. We also represent trustees and the occasional chapter 11 creditor’s committee.

Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP will continue to represent homeowners in wrongful foreclosure litigation, all parties in real estate litigation and other civil litigation, and landlords and tenants in unlawful detainer litigation.

Jon Hayes will continue to represent all parties in appeals, bankruptcy as well as state court appeals.  He will continue to be a pro bono mediator as his time permits. Read more…

Dean Prober RIP

Attorney Dean ProberEmail from my friend Lee Raphael,

It is with indescribable sadness that we inform our friends, clients, and business associates of the passing of Dean Prober, the firm’s senior partner and president. Dean passed away peacefully March 1, 2018, surrounded by his family after a heroic battle with cancer.

Dean was a graduate of UCLA and Southwestern School of Law. Dean’s passion for his practice and the law was second only to his unending love and devotion to his family, friends and co-workers. As one of the firm’s original partners, Dean worked tirelessly to build a law practice dedicated to the belief that you should never over promise to the client but instead do your darned best to surpass their expectations. The firm will carry on in Dean’s memory under the continued direction of managing partner Lee Raphael. Read more…

Alberta Stahl RIP

Alberta P. Stahl ObituaryChapter 7 trustee Alberta Stahl passed away this week.  I never heard a single person say something bad or unpleasant about her.  The LA Times Obituary is here.  An email from Heidi Kurtz is below.

Dear Friends:

I am very sad to tell you that Alberta Stahl passed away yesterday at Cedars Sinai hospital.  Although she was receiving treatment for a cancer diagnosis, her death was unexpected for her family who had recently travelled to Las Vegas with her a month ago. Read more…

Staff Attorney Position Open at Neighborhood Legal Services

The flyer is here.  Staff Attorney Position 9.28.17

NextChapter Software – the best bankruptcy software!

This isn’t the typical substantive bk news I share but I recently started my own practice in Glendale and spent hours looking at different bankruptcy petition preparing software – Bestcase, CINCompass, etc.  Then I stumbled upon NextChapter when setting up my practice management software, Clio.  On Clio, there was a feature where you can sync your practice management software with NextChapter (that in itself is unheard of because I said to myself “great, the two softwares will “talk” to each other!)   So I looked into NextChapter and I was absolutely blown away!

No, I am not a paid spokesperson but I promised the CEO/Founder, a wonderful young women, that I would help spread the word about her amazing software.  Their customer service is amazing and their software is unmatched (plus it is much more affordable than the clunky competitors).  Here’s a link – https://nextchapterbk.com/

You can find me now at sevan@gorginianlaw.com

Prober & Raphael Employment Opportunities

Message from Lee Raphael:

My firm is hiring. We are looking to hire:

- Bankruptcy Law Clerk/Paralegal
- Bankruptcy Drafter
- Collections Case Manager/Legal Assistant

Neighborhood Legal Services Job Opening for Staff Attorney

The flyer is attached.  Staff Attorney 5.3.17

Congratulations to Diane Weil – new Partner at Danning Gill

I got a notice today that Diane Weil has become a partner at Danning Gill Diamond & Kollitz.  Congratulations.

Steve Schwaber RIP

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Email from Mark Marcus

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my close friend, mentor and colleague Steve Schwaber passed away last night.

Steve had surgery for bladder cancer on Friday and returned home that evening and seemed to be in good spirits.  We do not know the exact cause of death and memorial services have not been coordinated yet.

Steve was an active member of this and other listserves, as well as the ABI and the bankruptcy community for several decades.  We will all miss his insight, wit and professionalism.

Sincerely,

Mark

Former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Joins Munger Tolles & Olson to Open DC Office

Image result for donald b. verrilli jr  This is some pretty big news.  Munger Tolles & Olson (where my son Hunter is an associate) is going to open an office in Washington DC.  Heading up the office will be former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.  Mr. Verrilli clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr.  and ultimately succeeded Elana Kagen as the Solicitor general.  Joining him will be veteran litigator Michael B. DeSanctis and former Deputy Associate Attorney General Chad Golder.  The announcement is here.  A NY Times article about Verrilli is here.