Category Archive for "Ripped from the Headlines"

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…






Are You a Target? Street Savvy Tips to Avoid Fraud

Last weekend there was a New York Times article with a headline that read, “Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners of Their Own Homes.” The piece went on to describe a series of scams perpetrated in my birthplace of Brooklyn, New York, and highlighted the degree to which…






What the Mets’ World Series Loss Teaches Us About Law & Life

I’m a lifelong New York Mets fan, going back to 1969 when I was six years old, and the “Miracle Mets” came “outta no-whair” to win the World Series. So it was with great anticipation and as much hope that I spent most of the last two months watching baseball…