Archive for January, 2016

Teens & The Law: 4 Ways Your Kid Can Legally Blow It

There’s a saying I’ve taken to as the father of three teenagers: When your kids are small they need your time and attention. By the time they get to high school, they mostly need your money. As a lawyer with three minors in my household, I am cognizant of the fact that…






O.J. in the Eye of the Beholder

Have you seen the ads yet for the upcoming FX TV miniseries, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story? Here in Los Angeles, we’ve been bombarded by posters for the show, which features O.J. Simpson covering both eyes – his left hand encased in the infamous leather glove; the…






How to Stay Sane in Crazy-Making Legal Disputes

In between sane and certifiable – there is room… and it’s often a courtroom. As someone who specializes in knock down, drag out legal brawls, I have seen it all. It’s perhaps an understatement to say that disputes bring out the worst in people, but sometimes it’s just the way…






How to Successfully Loan Money to Family and Friends

Over the holidays, I saw the movie Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. In it, they each play a stereotypical character: Poehler is Maura Ellis, the “perfect” sister, and Fey is Kate Ellis, the “other” sister (READ: irresponsible). Kate is flat broke, and inevitably asks both her sister and…