Archived News

Firm Recognition:

We are pleased to have been recognized for the quality of our work by the following:

  • US. News & World Report- Best Law Firms® - Our firm received a Tier One (highest) Regional ranking in its 2018 Edition of "Best Law Firms" for both Trusts & Estates Law and Tax Law. 

  • Jane Peebles is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). 

  • Super Lawyers Magazine listed Jane Peebles and Michael Karlin as a "Super Lawyer" in 2019.  In addition, Thomas Giordano was named a “Rising Star.”

  • Jane Peebles been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Trusts & Estates.

Other News:

  • Janet Manavi joined the firm as Firm Administrator in July.  We wish all the best to our long-time Firm Administrator, Shelly Papadopoulos, on her retirement.

  • Jacqueline Yu presented at a National Business Institute Seminar on the topic of trust structures, including ILITs QDOTs, Pet Trust and JESTs.

  • Thomas Giordano and Maria Otero presented for the Taxation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association on International Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

  • Thomas Giordano participated in a three-part series for the Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association on International Aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The first two installments in the series focused on planning with GILTI and FDII, respectively. The third installment that will take place in October will focus on repatriation planning.

  • Michael Karlin and Thomas Giordano presented at the 78th New York University Conference on Advanced International Taxation.  Michael and Thomas’s presentation was on Outbound Planning and Choice of Entity Considerations for Individuals.

  • Thomas Giordano presented on a webinar for Strafford entitled “IRC 962 Election for Corporate Tax Rate on Subpart F Income: Avoiding GILTI Complexities, Claiming Indirect Deemed Paid Foreign Tax Credits, Calculations and Reporting”