What is The Esquire Network?
An easy way to get and make referrals across practices.
Make new colleagues and friends through structured events.
Lawyers helping fellow lawyers increase their business.
**Please Note: The January 2020 meeting will take place on an alternate date. Meeting will normally take place every 4th Wednesday.
Location: 1100 N. Glendon Ave., 17th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Moderator: Sharen H. Ghatan
Host: The TEN Networks
Metered street parking is available. You can also “self-validate” at Trader Joe’s and Target, which is next door.
Location: 655 N. Central Ave. 22nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203
Moderator: Howard Raff
Host: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
January Topic: Sharon Steiner Hart, C.P.C.C. of In Alignment Coaching, LLC will be presenting “The Elephant in the Breakroom”.
Each month a group of local attorneys (Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and surrounding areas) gather to expand their referral network among their peers. Join us at the next Glendale TEN meeting. Referrals come from people who know and remember you. TEN makes this relationship-building process easy; all you have to do is show up.
Location: ONE Wilshire – 624 S. Grand Ave. 21st Fl. Conference Room 21A, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Moderator: Anthony McClaren
Location Host: William Stoner
Food Host: Irina Gerber with Koma Consulting Group
January 2020 Topic: Roundtable Forum on New Laws for Your Practice Group
Following the spirit and fantastic idea from fellow moderator Gary Rotkop of Century City, please come join us as we ring in the new year and discuss new legislation that has become law in California in 2020. Areas include education, employment, guns, housing, criminal law, privacy, environmental law, and politics. If your practice area has seen any significant changes, please come prepared to educate all of us on those changes. This roundtable discussion was very valuable for any practice when it was presented at Century City, and facilitated enriching discussions. We hope to see you for our first meeting. Food provided for lunch!
Option A – Fastest. Park at building, pay $35.
Option B – Cheapest. Self park at 725 S. Grand Ave (1 block from meeting). $12 flat rate.
Option C – Millennial Style. Take Red Line Metro Train to 7th Street Metro Center. Navigate to 7th and Flower, and walk 2 blocks east on Wilshire to our building.
We look forward to seeing you!
Location: Balboa Park – 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91436
Moderator: Stephen Danz & David Connelly
Meeting Description: Meet at the Balboa Park Golf Course Clubhouse, just west of Hayvenhurst on Burbank Blvd. Meet at entrance to club house parking lot. Ride will be easy on paved level path that surrounds the park. Ride will last around 45 minutes. If you do not have a bike of your own, the bike rental shop at Balboa Park has bikes and helmets available for rent. Breakfast available for purchase after the ride at the Golf Course Cafe.
Remember to bring safety equipment, bicycle locks, sun glasses, water.
Location: 5707 Corsa Ave. 2nd Fl., Westlake Village, CA 91362
Moderator: Kathy Neumann
Host: Howard Loeb
Location: 11661 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Moderator: Leigh Chandler
Host: Stephen Danz & Associates
February 2020 Topic: Dr. Dana Chidekel, a clinical neuropsychologist, will talk to us about how people make decisions, and how to help clients make better decisions.
Location: Ezer Williamson Law – 21515 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 1150, Torrance, CA 90503
Moderator: Richard Williamson
Host: Janice Munoz
Business attire required. If you can not make it, please email Richard Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: 790 E. Colorado Blvd. 1st Fl., Pasadena, CA 91101
Moderator: Howard Raff
Host: Primuth Driskell & Terzian LLP
Date: February 9, 2020
Time: 7:15 AM
Where: Roosevelt Golf Course – 2650 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Who: TENesq. members, family members and guest.
Moderator: Duane Kumagai
Gear: If you do not have your own gear, let me know and I may have loaners for you. Otherwise, you can rent gear at the facility.
What Else: Networking Breakfast
When: Immediately after golf (around 10 AM)
Where: Franklin’s Grill (on site)
In case of iffy weather, check for email announcements on the evening of play.
*Mobile Number Required for RSVP.
Location: 16133 Ventura Blvd. #820, Encino, CA 91436
Moderator: Lisa Aminnia
Host: Nolan Heimann
This Month’s Topic: TBA
As the center of the Valley, we attract attorneys from all over LA County. We are the Flagship TEN meeting, and our group has a consistent loyal following of premier attorneys from a diverse cross-section of practice areas.
Each month we have an interesting topic meant to engage members and guests in learning more about one another while also gaining insight into how to manage their law practices.
Location: 30 S. 1st Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006
Moderator: Ashley A. Andrews
Host: Foothill Federal Credit Union
February 2020 Topic: In honor of Valentine’s Day, the topic will be Prenuptial Agreements by Gregory Girvan, Partner at FMBK.
Location: 9701 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1000, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Moderator: Amira Hasenbush
Host: Moaddel Law Firm
Parking: There is $5 parking after 4:30 PM at 450 N Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (the Roxbury). There is also a public parking lot is at 461 N Bedford Drive (5-10 min walk), and before 6 pm, the first two hours of parking are free.
February 2020 Tasting: TBA
As alcohol will be served at this event and safety is always TEN’s utmost concern, we ask that you please drink responsibly. TEN will be happy to provide transportation from this event should you not be able to return to your destination safely for any reason. Please contact the moderator for assistance.
Location: City National Bank – 9229 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Moderator: Justin Sterling
Host: Joey Sullivan with City National Bank
Parking Info: Do not park under the building. Enter the parking lot entrance accessible from Doheny Road. This is the banks private lot, and parking is free.
Location: 1050 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, CA 93004
Moderator: David Shaneyfelt
Host: Wendy Lascher of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
Meeting Description: The Ventura TEN meeting is a meeting of about a dozen regulars and occasionally gets 20+. We meet at 7:00 am, and mingle in our lobby with bagels/muffins, fruit, coffee until 7:30. At 7:30, we head to our conference room. I give an intro and explanation. I then have each attendee give an elevator speech (often interrupting to pull out info of interest). I then open the floor to needs, thanks, and recognition. I then open the floor to some topic of discussion. By about 8:35, wrap it up and call for personal meetings. By 8:45, we’re done.
Location: 21300 Victory Blvd., Suite 420, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Moderator: David Connelly
Host: Douglas J. Wolf APLC
Parking: There is parking across the street, either in the LA Fitness shopping center, or the Pier 1 shopping center.
February 2020 Topic: TBA
What Our Members Say
- Mauricio Leon de la Barra Mexico and California Attorney at Law
“TEN can be described in TEN words: An extraordinary source of referrals, resources and very good friends. I got my first referral a few days after my first meeting. Its members have always provided my clients with outstanding legal solutions in different areas of law. And I have the honor of considering each member a very good friend.”
- Larry A. Rothstein, Esq. Trial Lawyer & Civil Litigator
“Although I have been a member of other professional networking organizations, David’s idea of one limited to small and solo law firms is both unique and exciting. Many of us in small and solo practices have developed expertise in limited practice areas. This makes for a particular dynamic because we are able to refer clients with specific needs to those having the specialized skills to handle them.”
- Cynthia Elkins Employment Law
“Have been a member of TEN since its inception. It is a wonderful and very cost efficient resource for solos and attorneys from small firms as this is my primary referral source both for receiving referrals and giving out referrals and this wonderful group of members helps to expand my referral base.”