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Lawyers of Distinction - November 2019


Congratulations to our newest members being listed in The November edition of The American Lawyer! To view the listing click here.

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Jean Batman Esq. - Jean L. Batman, Esq. released her latest book for the American Bar Association, "Of Counsel, Forms and Advice for Legal Practitioners, 5th Ed.”

Frederick J. Berger Esq. - Frederick J. Berger, Esq. has successfully consummated transactions in the CBD and Hemp industry for the acquisition, production, manufacture and distribution of CBD and Hemp products. Mr. Berger is also involved with the formation of Peaceful Science which is a non profit organization dedicated to the study of the origins of the human being in the context of science and religion, and will serve on the Board of Directors.

David Debenham, Esq. - David Debenham, Esq. has just been inducted as a Fellow of the CPAs of Ontario, the highest distinction conferred upon a CPA in Canada. Mr. Debenham was made a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America earlier this year, making him a Fellow in both accounting and law.

Steven Eichberg, Esq. - Steven Eichberg, Esq. negotiated his 3,700th commercial lease for a commercial tenant, was selected as a top featured writer for Ezine Magazine, and was inducted into Marquis Who's Who in America for Commerical law, Franchise law and Philanthropy for 2019

Jerry L. Johnson, Esq. - Jerry L. Johnson, Esq. settled an action with Farmers involving a multiple vehicle accident. The settlement amount was $1,150,000.00.

H. Gavin Long, Esq. - H. Gavin Long, Esq. had a November verdict of $5.3M by jury trial. The case involved a Motorcycle versus car and the defense offered $125K. Diaz v. Gau et al, Santa Clara Superior Court Case#17CV312555.

Brian Redden, Esq. - Brian Redden, Esq. moderated and spoke at a joint CE event with 2 CPA firms and client case study on October 29, 2019 on Opportunity Zone Development and BHMK's Self Directed Opportunity Zone Fund solution. Then, Redden was invited and participated in the Miami Opportunity Zone Conference sponsored by OZ Expo and attended Miami Opportunity Zone Conference sponsored by OZ Expo and attended by national thought leaders on the subject. Mr. Redden is planning, with local CPA thought leaders, an Opportunity Zone 2.0 seminar for January 2020.

David Rosenbaum, Esq. - David B. Rosenbaum, Esq. was inducted as a faculty member to the NACLE as a CLE lecturer.

Matthew Righetti, Esq. - Matthew Righetti, Esq. was successful in recovering $65M from Walmart and $12M from Safeway, respectively. The central issue in each case involved enforcement of California's "suitable seating" regulation which requires employers to provide suitable seats to employees when the nature of the work can reasonably be performed using a seat or stool. The seating regulation was enforced under California's Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).

Christine Rubinstein, Esq. - Christine Rubinstein, Esq. has recently become certified as a mediator.

Karen Seder, Esq. - Karen Seder, Esq., has been named to Crain’s Detroit Business’s 2019 Notable Women in Law. This distinction reflects Ms. Seder’s commitment to her No-Fault clients throughout the state of Michigan.

Jed Stone, Esq. - Just last month, Jed Stone, Esq. filed a post-conviction petition alleging actual innocence in the case of Marni Yang, a woman who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Lake County, IL. The petition alleges prosecutorial misconduct and police misconduct in the investigation and trial of this cause. It also alleges forensic evidence that exonerates Ms. Yang. Based upon crime scene photographs and accident reconstruction, retired FBI Special Agent John Larsen submitted an affidavit to the court that asserts that Marni Yang did not and could not have fired the shots that resulted in the victim's death, to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty. Joined by a stellar team of forensic scientists, investigators, DNA experts and others, Mr. Stone is eager to present Ms. Yang's case to the post-conviction judge. A hearing is set for mid-December.


Congratulations to our newest members being listed in The November edition of The American Lawyer! To view the listing click here.

Congratulations to both our Fall 2019 Power Lawyers as well as our newest members who were seen in the USA Today! To view the listing click here.

Happy National Love Your Lawyer Day was November 1st, 2019. All of your hard work and dedication to the legal field is greatly appreciated! For more information click here.

Lawyers of Distinction had the privilege of having "Mr. Wonderful" from Shark Tank give a shoutout recognizing our organization. Thank you "Mr. Wonderful!" To view the shoutout click here.

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