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Carico Johnson Toomey Attends 2017 Westcoast Sports Associates Dinner Gala Honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabar

Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles: Attorneys from the law firm of Carico Johnson Toomey LLP attended this years Westcoast Sports Awards dinner honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabar as the Roy Firestone award recipient.

Roy Firestone Award Winner

WSA could not be more excited to partner with the UCLA Bruins and Los Angeles Lakers legend. Abdul-Jabbar won three consecutive NCAA Championships in ’67, ’68, and ’69, while being recognized a record three times as MVP. He went on to win…

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Philip A. Toomey, Speaker at National Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference

October 3rd at the National Public Employer Labor Employees Relations Association Academy (Level II) 

Santa Barbara, CA – Phil Toomey, Partner at El Segundo based law firm Carico Johnson & Toomey LLP joins the Academy (Level II) faculty and will speak about The Grievance and Arbitration Process on October 3rd. This certification course trains participants on the basic principles concerning disputes regarding the interpretation and enforcement of rights under an existing contract or under an…

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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).  This will apply 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…

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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 so that they may 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…

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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,…

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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

Christopher D. Carico

(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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