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Carico Johnson Toomey LLP Welcomes New Attorney to the Business & Employment Team

June 12th, 2017

El Segundo, California:  CJTLAW is excited to welcome Eric J. Wu to the firm.  Eric brings significant knowledge regarding employment law on the management/business side to Carico Johnson Toomey LLP. He provides effective strategies to employers, helping them navigate California’s complex employment laws and avoid unnecessary litigation. He delivers practical solutions to workplace problems, including recruitment and hiring, negotiating employment and severance agreements, personnel policies, employee compensation, discipline, and separation of employment.

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Special Tax Election Now Available for Spouses Under Revenue Procedure 2016-49

by Lilian H. Walden Esq.

Effective September 27, 2016, the IRS will now permit a special tax election for surviving spouses (known as a QTIP election), even  when it is not necessary to reduce the estate tax liability to zero upon the death of the first spouse, pursuant to Revenue Procedure 2016-49.  Prior to this point, there was some uncertainty over whether or not with the new portability rules, a QTIP election that was not…

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From The Beach Reporter News, “Athlete’s Touch takes lessons of sports and puts them in business”

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Manhattan Beach resident Justin Blaine grew up in a family that valued strong relationships. Raised in West Lake Village, he watched his dynamic father create a vibrant career built on strong networking and mentors.

Davis Blaine founded a successful California networking group, and Justin learned from example, forging a similar but distinct path of his own—as a baseball player, investment analyst and co-founder of Athlete’s Touch, a…

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Philip A. Toomey to Speak at Public Employers Labor Relations Association of California 2016 State Conference.

San Diego, CA – Phil Toomey, Partner of El Segundo based law firm Carico Johnson & Toomey LLP will speak at this year’s Public Employers Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) annual conference.  Mr. Toomey will be speaking on Investigation/Discipline – practical steps to plan, conduct, conclude, document and defend an investigation.  Also,  common pitfalls and issues that arise when investigating public employee misconduct employees.  Lastly, properly imposing discipline to reduce the possibility…

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Philip A. Toomey joins National Public Employment Labor Relations Academy Faculty

(September 16th, 2016) San Diego, CA – Phil Toomey, Partner of El Segundo based law firm Carico Johnson & Toomey LLP has joined the teaching faculty of NPELRA and will present on “The Foundation of Labor Relations” on September 27th, 2016. This certification course trains participants on the basic principles and practices of labor relations.  Mr. Toomey will present on Contract Enforcement and Arbitration, Grievance and Arbitration Clauses, and Comparative Approaches for Negotiations.

NPELRA’s…

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Christopher D. Carico Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

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(August, 2016) – Carico Johnson Toomey LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Carico has been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published…

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Press Release: William G. Benz, Partner at Carico Johnson Toomey LLP, named Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star

(June, 2016) –  William G. Benz has been named to the 2016 California Rising Stars list By Super Lawyers.   Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

William G. Benz represents and assists a broad array of clients, ranging from privately-owned companies to public municipalities. He is experienced in civil, employment, and labor litigation, as well…

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Complying with the City of Los Angeles’s New Earthquake Retrofitting Laws

by S.V. Stuart Johnson Esq. | Partner  and Ryan Davis, Esq.

If you are a landlord in Los Angeles, you may have recently received a letter from the City of Los Angeles demanding you comply with vague earthquake retrofitting requirements.  The requirements may seem overwhelming.  But with a short review of the applicable law, one may determine whether the requirements apply, when one needs to comply with them, and how to comply.

On October 9, 2015,…

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Real Estate News: Expectation Must Be Spelled Out in Lease

by Philip A. Toomey | Partner

Most lease transactions are preceded by a letter of intent (LOI).  While LOI’s are a great starting point, normally they are nothing more than non-enforceable statements of what “might” happen in the future. Under most circumstances, a LOI may not counter or add language to a later executed written lease. Many a tenant has discovered reasonable, material and significant expectations, clearly written in the LOI but not in the…

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Employment Law – A Fable: What the “E” in Email Stands For

by Philip A. Toomey | Partner

Once upon a time, in a gentle land, lived an employer.  She normally communicated with employees by speaking words out loud. Every now and then, when faced with something very important, she might write a letter or memorandum. Time went by, and things were good.

One day, a strange and marvelous machine arrived. It was called a desktop computer. Soon it had miraculously multiplied and shrunk, capable of being carried…

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