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Mar 24, 2017

Burstein and Bagdanov Prevail in Two Contested Bankruptcy Trials

On November 3 and 4, 2016, Richard Burstein and Jessica Bagdanov represented David Seror, chapter 7 trustee, as plaintiff in a contested trial in bankruptcy court before the Honorable Maureen Tighe, United States Bankruptcy Judge. The trial involved disputed questions of law and fact about the natur...  Read more

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al

On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which resolved “widespread disagreement” among competing lower court tests for determining whether there is copyright protection for designs on “useful articles...  Read more

Mar 14, 2017

Robyn Sokol to Speak at American Bankruptcy Institute’s Bankruptcy Battleground West

Robyn Sokol will be moderating the panel “Appealing Positions: Everything You Need to Know about Appeals” at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 2017 Bankruptcy Battleground West on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles. During the panel, Robyn will discuss the basics of bankruptcy appeals, the ...  Read more

Feb 28, 2017

Ron Abrams Speaks to Bloomberg BNA on Celebrity Estates

Ron Abrams was recently quoted in Allyson Versprille’s Bloomberg BNA article “Michael Jackson Estate-Tax Woes Provide Lesson for Celebrities.” In the article, Ron discusses how adding a time ban on the exploitation of a celebrity’s image can impact his or her postmortem image. “C...  Read more

Feb 3, 2017

Joe Rothberg Speaks to NPR on Digital Re-Creations of the Deceased

Joe Rothberg was recently interviewed by NPR for its Here & Now series in a segment called “The Legal Issues Of Digitally Resurrecting Dead Actors.” In the interview, Joe discusses the legal issues associated with digital re-creations of the deceased, particularly in the newest Star Wars ins...  Read more

Mark D. Brutzkus Racey Cohn Michael W. Davis Richard D. Burstein Larry W. Gabriel Steven T. Gubner Talin Keshishian Jeffrey A. Kobulnick Nicholas A. Rozansky David Seror Robyn B. Sokol Corey R. Weber Ronald P. Abrams Joseph M. Rothberg Joseph G. Balice Jessica Bagdanov Susan K. Seflin Reagan E. Boyce Stuart Kim Jerrold L. Bregman Deborah E. Greaves Susan S. Baker Jason B. Komorsky Michael Bernet Nina Javan Philip Bonoli