What is The Esquire Network?
The Esquire Network (TEN) provides fun, structured networking opportunities across Greater LA to bring together lawyers and build their businesses.
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.
Moderator: Kathy Neumann
Topic: “Strategies and Tips for Increasing Your Nest Egg” by Howard Raff
Moderator: Ashley Andrews
Topic: TEN Member Richard Weissman will join us for an MCLE Presentation on Receiverships.
This month, we have a special MCLE presentation given by TEN’s own Richard Weissman. Rich will be speaking about receiverships. What is a receiver? A receiver is a neutral fiduciary appointed by the court, both state and federal, to take control and possession of businesses and real and personal property involved in contentious litigation for the purposes of preserving and maintaining the assets pending the conclusion of the litigation or special proceedings. Find out more and join us for a great presentation!
Richard Weissman has served as a State and Federal Court receiver, partition referee, provisional director and appointed fiduciary in over 600 cases in California and other states, controlling and administering assets having an aggregate value approaching $2 billion. The cases involve multi-state pre-judgment asset control and post-judgment collections in Commercial, Family Law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Probate litigation. Federal Court receiverships often involve SEC (fraud/Ponzi schemes) and FTC (billion dollar fraudulent FDCPA) regulatory enforcement cases. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles. His experience includes: management of myriad businesses and daily operations, and their assets sales; multi-residential, commercial and single family real property management, construction rehabilitation and court confirmed assets sales. Many state cases involve corporate, partnership and LLC dissolutions, family law support and equalization payment collections, family and probate business and professional practice operations implementing charging orders, sales of intellectual property and interceding in IRS/FTB tax seizures. Mr. Weissman has vast experience in prosecuting ancillary proceedings recovering assets inappropriately transferred to third persons in defraud of creditors.
Mr. Weissman is also a licensed Private Professional Fiduciary and has court appointments involving Special Administration in Probate estates and as a private and court appointed Trustee for trust administration.
One hour (1) of MCLE credit is available free for TEN Members, $30 for guests. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
This credit may not be claimed for required MCLE in legal ethics, elimination of bias, or the prevention, detection, and treatment of substance abuse or mental illness that impairs professional competent.
This event will be held live on Zoom from Los Angeles, California. By attending this meeting, you consent to being recorded via audio and video.
Moderator: Robin Sax
Topic: Lawyer Limor joins us for some analysis and commentary on celebrity legal news.
Moderator: Ashley Andrews
Topic: TEN Member Johan Deprez will join us to discuss Tax Law
Moderator: Amira Hasenbush
Moderator: Justin Sterling
Topic: “Watershed Moments in Your Legal Career: A Self-Reflective Presentation for Lawyers to Consider Who they are & What Their Values Are!” by TEN Member Douglas Wolf
You are cordially invited to participate in our next TEN Nine Golf Outing & Networking Breakfast.
This activity is open to: TEN members and their guests & practicing attorneys who are not (yet) TEN members
All skill levels welcome. R.S.V.P. now to hold your spot.
Where: Roosevelt Golf Course, 2650 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
What: Nine-holes of golf, followed by breakfast
Date: February 12, 2023
Check-in Time: Check-in is at 7:15 AM, First tee is at 7:40 AM
Green Fee: $24
R.S.V.P. Required / R.S.V.P. cut-off: 10:00 a.m., on the Friday prior to play. Tee-time reservations are required at this golf course. We reserve a block of times nine-days in advance, based on estimated participation. Two days prior to play, we must cancel any times we don’t need, to avoid cancelation fees. TEN reserves the right to alter admissions policies as circumstances warrant surrounding the covid-19 pandemic.
As a condition of participation in this TEN activity, participants must comply with all applicable state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Participants assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19, as well as all risks associated with the game of golf. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If rain is forecast for the day of play, check your email for last-minute updates or call Duane Kumagai (310) 490-4998.
The Hiking Group is co-hosted by TEN: The Esquire Network & The Century City Bar Association
Moderators: Mark Tseselsky (TEN), Marina Fraigun (TEN), Conor Tucker (CCBA)
Description: We’ll be hiking the Escondido Falls Trail at Escondido Canyon Park (27751 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265).
The Escondido Falls Trail in Escondido Canyon Park is an easy hike 3.7-mile out-and-back; it takes an average of 1 h 37 min to complete. This is one of the most popular hiking trails near Malibu. That’s why we are making it early so we can find parking easier. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
You can park on the Pacific Coast Highway near Winding Way or look for the parking lot. To get there Take I – 10 freeway west to the PCH. Head towards Malibu and make a right turn onto Winding Way. Park in the lot and follow the trail signs. The parking area is right off the Pacific Coast Highway and the trailhead is just across from Escondido Beach. There is a paved road leading to the parking lot and a $12 fee to park in the small lot.
Here is a link for more information:
Moderators: Steven Fox & Allan Williams
Topic: Steven Fox will present on a case of interest to bankruptcy attorneys.
Moderator: Lisa Aminnia
Moderator: Gary Rotkop
Host: Aaron Bloom of TroyGould PC
*Meeting will alternate between in-person & online until further notice. March 2023 will be live.
Moderator: Brian Lauter
Moderator: Dale Arens
Topic: Best Practices
Moderator: David Shaneyfelt
Moderator: Alexis James
Moderator: Alan Insul
Moderator: David Connelly
*The February 2023 meeting will take place on an alternate date (Friday 2/24/23)
Moderator: Anthony McClaren
Topic: Join the TEN Personal Safety Group for Speed Networking with Varied Conversational Topics. We will be grouped into 3 person groups. Each session will last 15 minutes, with a total of 3 sessions, totaling 45 minutes. The category for the first session will be Sports and Activities – Talk about your favorite sporting activity, organized sport, professional, or college team. The point is to discuss the activity of sport. Second session will be Arts and Entertainment – Talk about your favorite film genre, books you enjoy, plays you enjoy, museums you enjoy. The point is to discuss the Arts. Third session will be Current Events – Talk about things going on locally, nationally, and internationally, and why they are important to you. Have a mature discussion about opinions without being political or divisive.
Moderator: Robert Kahn
Moderator: Doug Wolf
Moderator: Jeremy Lane
Moderator: Catherine Rhodes
Topic: Join moderator Catherine L. Rhodes for the monthly employment law affinity group meeting, Thursday March 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
This month, fellow TEN member Johan Duprez, Esq., LL.M. (Tax) will speak on Employment Tax Audits: Basics and Prevention Strategies.”
Moderator: Richard Williamson
Topic: The Business of Law
Moderator: Howard Raff
Host: Lagerlof, LLP
Location: 155 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 (Street Parking Available, No Parking Validation at Location)
Moderator: David Connelly
Location: Rose Bowl
Ride will take place on flat, paved roads that surround the stadium and golf course. Make sure to bring helmet, water, & sunscreen.
What Our Members Say
- Lisa Aminnia, Estate Planning, Law Office of Lisa Aminnia
- Gary Goldberger, Entertainment & Business Law, Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger
- Alan Eisner, Criminal Defense, Eisner Gorin LLP
- Duane Kumagai, Kumagai Law Group
- Stephen Danz, Stephen Danz & Associates
- 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.”