Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

Family Law Corner: Shepherd’s View of Divorce Does Not Look Pretty

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Sherri Shepherd may seem to talk about anything and everything as a co-host of The View, but when it comes to her personal…

Mediating Environmental Disputes, Part 2: Challenges of NGO and Government Agency Participants

Lizbeth Hasse, Creative Industry Law Read the first part: Mediating Environmental Disputes, Part I: Addressing the Long Term in the Present Mediation is an especially useful forum for environmental disputes because it…

Legal Ethics Corner: Communicating with English as a Second Language Clients

Paul Nathan, Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan I have recently been confronted with the issue of what to do with a client who speaks English as a second language…

License Assumed While Related Agreements Rejected

Reno F.R. Fernandez III In In re Physiotherapy Holdings, Inc., 506 B.R. 619 (Bankr. D. Del. 2014), the bankruptcy court permitted the debtor to assume a license agreement but reject other…

Excel for Litigators: Tips to Present Numbers and Calculations at Trial

Litigators must master the presentation of numbers and calculations in trial because numbers often prove damages and/or liability. However, showing and explaining numbers and calculations in trial can present challenges, particularly with hard-to-interpret spreadsheets and non-cooperative, adverse witnesses.

Mediating Environmental Disputes, Part I: Addressing the Long Term in the Present

Lizbeth Hasse, Creative Industry Law Disputes over environmental degradation and natural re-sources were a growth industry in the 1970’s. New federal statutes and agencies provided focused ways to address environmental…

Family Law Corner: Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel Writes Fat Check

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Bethenny Frankel, former daytime talk show host and star of “Bethenny Ever After” and “Real Housewives of New York,” and…

Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning: Where There is a Will, There’s a Way

Napoleon’s Will Tells the Story of His Final Days Napoleon Bonaparte was the first Emperor of France and an aggressive general before his defeat at Waterloo. In the Spring of…

Legal Ethics Corner: The Duty to Supervise New and Experienced Attorneys

By David Wolf, Law Office of David A. Wolf The duties of California attorneys are set forth in the State Bar Act (Bus. and Prof. Code § 6000, et seq.),…

Family Law Corner: Every Dog Has Its Day… in Court

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Olympic medalist Johnny Weir and his estranged husband Victor Voronov have agreed to share “custody” of their dog, a…