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Arash Beral nominated as one of the 2019 Leaders in Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Recognized for his exceptional skills as a litigator, Freeman Freeman and Smiley partner Arash Beral has been selected as a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 Leaders in Law Awards. A member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Beral routinely counsels clients in highly sophisticated, complex legal matters and disputes, oftentimes of national and international significance.…

Robert Ezra Selected as Finalist for 4th Annual Los Angeles Business Journal’s Fashion Awards

November 2, 2017 Robert Ezra, partner and head of the Fashion Law Practice, has been selected as a finalist in the category of Professional Service Provider for the 4th Annual Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 Fashion Awards. Mr. Ezra is only one of three finalists in this category. The awards ceremony will take place on…

Bruce M. Smiley Interviewed on KTLA Regarding 8th Annual STOP CANCER Run/Walk

Bruce M. Smiley, founding partner and Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department, was intereviewed today on KTLA regarding STOP CANCER‘s eighth annual Run/Walk event on Sunday, October 15 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.  Mr. Smiley is the co-founder of the annual STOP CANCER Run/Walk, former president and present board member of the organization. The full interview can be found here. STOP CANCER…

CFA Breaks Down Intellectual Property Landscape | California Apparel News

On August 9, Robert Ezra, Head of the Fashion Department, was a panelist discussing “Protect Your Company’s IPR: Where Does Inspiration End and Appropriation Begin?” before the California Fashion Assocation. For California Apparel News’ coverage, please click here. Mr. Ezra specializes in contractual claims, shareholder and partnership disputes and dissolutions, including provisional rememdies, unfair competition, intellectual property claims and business…

Arash Beral Quoted in Law360 Regarding U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on Controversial Trademark

Partner, Arash Beral was quoted in Law360‘s article, “Lawyers Weigh In On High Court’s Offensive TM Ruling.”  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Matal v. Tam that the federal government’s ban on offensive-trademark registrations violates the First Amendment. The article including Mr. Beral’s quote was published in Law360’s Intellectual Property’s daily section of coverage.  Law360 has over 1 million newsletter…

Fashion Law Partners Featured in California Apparel News

Partners Robert Ezra and Todd M. Lander were featured in the March 31 edition of California Apparel News in the article, “US Supreme Court Strengthens Fashion Copyright.”  Last week, FFS hosted an Intellectual Property Briefing for clients and friends of the firm discussing the March 22 Supreme Court ruling regarding copyright in the Star Athletica, L.L.C. v Varsity Brands, Inc.…

Dawn B. Eyerly Quoted in Daily Journal

Partner, Dawn B. Eyerly, was quoted in the September 29th edition of the Daily Journal after she was successful in defeating a motion to lift the stay on a bad faith/interpleader case pending in the United States District Court.  In that case, Ms. Eyerly represents a former attorney of now-defunct law firm, Rutter, Hobbs &…

Robert M. Heller Quoted in Politico Regarding Tribune Publishing’s Shareholder Dispute

Of Counsel, Robert M. Heller, was quoted in the June 2nd Politico article, “Can Michael Ferro’s ‘I Am Tribune’ routine hold up in court?” regarding the lawsuit filed against Michael Ferro, Chairman of Tribune Publishing.  Tribune shareholders have charged that Mr. Ferro is not acting in the best interest of all shareholders by rejecting Gannett’s offer to acquire the newspaper…

Teresa R. Tracy Shares Opinion with Law360 on the High Court’s Ruling on EEOC Attorney’s Fees

Teresa R. Tracy was quoted in Law360‘s May 19 article, “Attorneys React to High Court’s EEOC Attys Fees Ruling.”  In The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in CRST Van Expedited Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the court found a defendant doesn’t need to obtain a favorable judgment on the merits of a Title VII claim…

Dawn B. Eyerly and Bradley D. Ross Recognized in The AmLaw Litigation Daily and Los Angeles Business Journal

The AmLaw Litigation Daily (May 13, 2016 edition) and Los Angeles Business Journal (May 10, 2016 edition) both reported on the Kingoschu Family Partners, et al., v. Public Storage, et al., case in which the shareholder class action suit was defeated. Freman Freeman & Smiley partners, Dawn B. Eyerly and Bradley D. Ross, represented B. Wayne Hughes, the founder and chairman of Public…

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