Phil Toomey Presents on Maintaining a Healthy Workplace

Partner Phil Toomey recently presented an in-house training seminar to his client on maintaining an open and healthy workplace. Mr. Toomey provided several key takeaways on the importance of being accessible to employers, positive communications, consistently applying workplace policies and procedures as well as attentiveness to complaints raised by employees.

If you are interested in a presentation on this topic, please contact Phil Toomey at (310) 545-0100 or

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Carico Johnson Toomey Ranked on 2015 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Carico Johnson Toomey on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list in the Metropolitan Tier 2 Ranking in Los Angeles for their work in Trusts and Estates Law, as well as the Metropolitan Tier 3 Ranking for their work in Trusts & Estates Litigation.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations,…

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Philip Toomey and William Benz Speak at Annual PELRAC Conference

Philip Toomey and William Benz spoke at the Annual Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) Conference on the basic and advanced issues of fact-finding. The conference was held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 16. Mr. Toomey and Mr. Benz discussed the applicable time deadlines, advantages of not waiving or extending deadlines, mandatory processing obligations, proper handling of the post-hearing reports…

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Carico Johnson Toomey Establishes New Law Regarding Public Employee Retirement Board Statutory Deadlines

Attorney William G. Benz established new and significant case law in recent Public Employee Retirement Board (PERB) cases. The published decisions set forth new parameters regarding public employee union cases, including premature declaration of impasse. These decisions also established the required deadlines between public employees and union negotiations.

Mr. Benz represented the City of Redondo Beach in both cases and the decisions reached in these cases will now be included in the

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Southbay Magazine Recognizes CJT’s Business and Employment Practice Group as “Trusted Advisors”

Carico Johnson Toomey’s business and employment practice group was featured alongside Partner Philip Toomey in Southbay Magazine as one of the “Top Advisory Law Firms” in South Bay. Mr. Toomey, who is a 35-year veteran of the legal industry, co-founded the firm in 2007 with Chris Carico. The attorneys represent successful entrepreneurs and closely hold business owners in formation, sale and acquisition, as well as transactional, regulatory and litigation matters that…

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William Benz Discusses Quality Control in Law360’s “5 Tips For Food Cos. Looking To Outsource Production”

In the article, “5 Tips For Food Cos. Looking to Outsource Production” published by Law360, Associate William Benz comments on the concerns of quality control, labor issues and IP protection when food companies outsource production. Food Company’s outsourcing can cut overhead costs, but failure to meet quality standards can evoke visceral reactions from consumers and tarnish a brand.

The article provides five tips from food and beverage law specialists on how to plan…

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Philip Toomey Analyzes the Partnership Breakup Between Charity Co-founders and Partners in the Los Angeles Business Journal

In the article, “Dispute Sinks Ocean Eco-Charity” published by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Partner Philip Toomey comments on the lawsuit concerning the Seathos Foundation, a charity organization whose mission was to spread awareness of the human impact on oceans. Co-founder Nick Behunin alleged that his fellow co-founder Michael Schwab, son of billionaire investor Charles R. Schwab, used their charity to advance his own business activity.

Schwab denied the allegations and filed several lawsuits…

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Philip Toomey Selected for Inclusion on 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers List

Partner Philip Toomey has been selected for inclusion on the 2014Southern California Super Lawyers list in recognition for his work in employment and labor law, as well as business and corporate law. Mr. Toomey has been named to the list since 2005.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from a wide range of practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased…

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Carico Johnson Toomey LLP Named to U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms”

EL SEGUNDO, California, December 19, 2013 –   The law firm of Carico Johnson Toomey LLP has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.

The firm’s inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” for the Los Angeles Metro area, Tier 2 in Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates Law comes in addition to the…

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Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California

Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California (via PR Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher D. Carico, partner of Carico Johnson Toomey LLP, has been selected to the 2013 California Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this…

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