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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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Bringing Beneficiaries to the Mediation Table: Drafting Enforceable Trust Provisions Requiring Mediation of Disputes During Post-Death Trust Administration

This article was originally published in California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2014

by Christopher D. Carico | Partner

I. Introduction

Mediation, when available, continues to be an effective, cost-efficient tool for resolving contested probate matters. Until 2007, the local probate rules of some of the larger California counties gave the probate court the explicit power to compel mediation in contested probate matters.2 This power vanished in California with the holding in…

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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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Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2013

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Carico Johnson Toomey LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in Trusts and Estates, and in the separate field of Litigation – Trusts & Estates and (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as…

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Trusts and Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2012

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Carico Johnson Toomey LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Trust & Estate Litigation and Trusts & Estates (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best…

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