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I am an Echo Park attorney.  Choose the right lawyer you can trust and who is a part of your community.  As a lawyer, I provide quality legal services to working people and owners of small businesses. Many people work hard to achieve financial success and may occasionally need an experienced attorney to protect their legal interest. Business contracts, joint ventures, consumer transactions, family law, tenancy, home ownership, wills and estate planning are part of the legal services I provide.

For community inquiry about Friends of Echo Park please send me an email through the Contact section at the end of this page. Please type “Friends of Echo Park” in the message box. If you would like to receive occasional legal updates, please also use the Contact section at the end of this page and type “Legal Updates” in the message box. Thank you for your interest.

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I bring to the table experienced legal representation to achieve successful outcomes for my clients. I have over 25 years of legal experience to assist you with complex legal issues. Partnership agreements and other joint venture business proposals require thorough legal analysis before executing. Recent California mortgage laws have been enacted to protect the legal rights of homeowners. Same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. California same-sex couples who made their estate plans prior to the United States Supreme Court decisions in 2013 and 2015 may need to review their plans in light of these decisions.

I have lived in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles for over 30 years. My volunteer community involvement includes being a founding member of the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council (GEPENC) and the first elected president.

Thank you for your trust and your business.

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From The Blog

COVID-19 Tenant Protections

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While Mr. Trump’s best idea for helping people to address the financial and medical threats of COVID-19 is to suggest that people ingest bleach (Don’t listen to him. Listening to him will kill you.), governors are leading with much needed policies and new laws to protect tenants as they “Stay Safe at Home.”  On March […]

William Barr and SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER RUSSIAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE REPORT

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August 8, 2020 Update: In William’s Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on July 28, 2020, he stated “Given our history, it’s understandable that among black Americans, there’s some ambivalence and often distrust toward the police. Until just the last 50 years ago or so, our laws and our institutions were explicitly racist, explicitly […]

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states at 42 U.S.C. Section 2000e-2(a) (1) : “It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer— (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges […]

2020 New California Laws

New California laws include the following: In 2018, California enacted a new data privacy law, California Consumer Privacy Act.  The Act became effective January 1, 2020.  Californians now have a right to find out what personal data a business has on them and to “opt-out” of the business right to sell their personal data to […]