February 2020

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Accelerator

ProVisors - Business Networking & Trusted Advisors - Business Accelerator

New Members18 New Members in the Los Angeles Area

Takaya Brunner

Takaya Brunner

Company: Brunner Accounting Group
Title: CPA
Phone: (909) 331-6671
Email: takaya@brunneraccounting.com
Profession: Accountant
Home Group: Pasadena 2

Montserratt Ceres-Araujo

Montserratt Ceres Araujo

Company: Araujo Law Offices, PC
Title: Tax Resolution Attorney
Phone: (213) 908-6577
Email: montserratt@araujolawoffices.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Century City 1

Brian Chu

Brian Chu

Company: EPIC
Phone: (213) 629-8938
Email: brian.chu@epicbrokers.com
Profession: Financial Service
Home Group: Century City 3
Bio: Risk Management Advisor & Insurance Broker {Closely-Held Private Business | Family Enterprise}

Maria Coronado

Maria Coronado

Company: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Title: Vice President | Global Commercial Banking
Phone: (213) 621-7527
Email: maria.coronado@baml.com
Profession: Consultant Service
Home Group: Beverly Hills 2

Colby Daines

Colby Daines

Company: Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Title: Regional Sales Leader
Phone: (213) 253-6132
Email: colby.daines@wellsfargo.com
Profession: Banking Finance
Home Group: Downtown Los Angeles 1

Elana Daley

Elana Daley

Company: Above and Beyond
Phone: (818) 324-1863
Email: elana.daley@getbeyond.com
Profession: Financial Service
Home Group: Westlake 8

Joseph DiPietro

Joseph DiPietro

Company: 1981
Title: Partner
Phone: (614) 668-8884
Email: spinach99@aol.com
Profession: Marketing
Home Group: Silicon Beach
Bio: Digital Marketing, Tech Development, Audience creation, Data Scrubbing, Loyalty, Engagement and Gamification

Aline Grunwald

Aline Grunwald

Company: Law Offices of Aline Grunwald
Phone: (310) 621-0814
Email: alinegrunwaldlaw@gmail.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Entertainment 1
Bio: Experienced Business/Legal Affairs attorney with a demonstrated history of working as in house counsel for MGM, Sony and Paramount, as well as for various law firms.

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy

Company: Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisset
Title: Tax Manager
Phone: (805) 963-1837
Email: chardy@dbntm.com
Profession: Accountant
Home Group: Santa Barbara 2

Benjamin Harville

Benjamin (Ben) Harville

Company: Haight Law Group, PLC
Phone: (310) 910-9884
Email: bharville@haightlaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Westside 3
Bio: Benjamin H. Harville is an associate attorney with Haight Law Group, PC. His practices focuses exclusively on immigration and nationality law, particularly employment, entertainment, and sports-based immigration.

Roth Herrlinger

Roth Herrlinger

Company: Evolution
Phone: (310) 854-9889
Email: rothherrlinger@mac.com
Profession: Consultant Service
Home Group: Century City 8
Bio: Roth Herrlinger is an executive coach, management consultant and strategic advisor; his specialty is scaling effective leadership and management, paired with sustainable strategy and execution, in high-growth enterprises and time-honored institutions.

Johanna-landazuri

Johanna Landazuri

Company: Wells Fargo
Title: Commercial Banking Relationship Manager
Phone: (310) 357-3112
Email: johanna.r.landazuri@wellsfargo.com
Profession: Banking Finance
Home Group: South Bay Classic
Bio: Specializes in Commercial Real Estate Lending. Specializes in Business Lending and Treasury Management for companies with $5+ million in annual revenue.

Carl Mueller

Carl Mueller

Company: The Maloney Firm, APC
Title: Attorney
Phone: (310) 347-4697
Email: cmueller@maloneyfirm.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: South Bay 2
Bio: Litigation attorney

Walter Oetzell

Walter Oetzell

Company: Walter K. Oetzell APC
Phone: (310) 801-3139
Email: wkoetzell@oetzelllaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Century City 4
Bio: Walter’s practice comprises representing debtors, creditors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees, utilities, telecommunication companies, airports, cities and indenture trustees in reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.

John Rogers

John Rogers

Company: Nielsen & Rogers LLP
Title: Attorney at Law
Phone: (818) 227-8010
Email: jer@nielsenlegal.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Glendale 2
Bio: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medi-Cal Planning, Trust and Probate Administration and Litigation, Conservatorships, Guardianships, and Mental Health Proceedings.

Kim Salzer

Kim Salzer

Company: Chief Outsiders
Title: CMO
Phone: (310) 570-9912
Email: ksalzer@chiefoutsiders.com
Profession: Marketing
Home Group: Westside
Bio: Operational Growth Executive, Brand & Go-To-Market Strategist, Advisor

Peter Selvin

Peter Selvin

Company: Ervin, Cohen & Jessup
Title: Partner
Phone: (310) 273-6384
Email: pselvin@ecjlaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Beverly Hills 1
Bio: I resolve disputes involving commercial and business matters. Since 2007 I have been listed in Best Lawyers in America for both Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law. I have consistently maintained an AV (“preeminent”) rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Andy Telanoff

Andy Telanoff

Company: HigherUp HCM
Phone: (310) 313-6855
Email: andyt@gohigherup.com
Profession: Consultant Service
Home Group: Playa Vista

Member News

Karen Brown

Karen Brown has been Selected as Super Lawyers 2020

Congratulations to Karen S. Brown, a Certified Family Law Specialist, and the Owner of The Law Office of Karen S. Brown in Westwood who has been selected to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Ms. Brown has been named successively each year as a Super Lawyer since 2012. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

David Holtz
Igor Drabkin

David Holtz and Igor Drabkin Named Super Lawyers in Tax Law

David Holtz (Beverly Hills 2) and Igor Drabkin (Century City 6) of Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC, have been selected as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers in the field of Tax Law.

Arthur Rieman

The Law Firm for Nonprofit’s, Arthur Rieman Quoted in L.A. Times

Arthur Rieman (SO1), managing attorney of The Law Firm for Non-Profits, was interviewed and quoted by Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus on January 17.

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David wrote of the “injustice” that donated labor is not tax-deductible. For more information click here.

John Grace

Is a Depression on the Horizon?

That’s the question John Grace addressed on the Rick Sanchez show with RT America on 1/21/20.

Angela Reddock

Angela Reddock-Wright Was A Guest On Larry Mantle’s Airtalk 89.3 Radio Show

Angela Reddock-Wright, Founding and Managing Partner of the Reddock Law Group, and a recent addition to the employment mediation and arbitration panel at Judicate West, was a guest on Larry Mantle’s Airtalk 89.3 radio show on Wednesday, January 22, to discuss some of the latest news. Topics included the Grammy’s President being placed on administrative leave and filing a claim with the EEOC, as well as the opening arguments in Harvey Weinstein’s New York criminal trial. Listen to the discussion.

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Angela Reddock-Wright Named 2020 Southern California Super Lawyer and Southern California Top 50 Women
Angela Reddock-Wright, has been recognized as a 2020 Southern California Super Lawyer by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. Reddock-Wright has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer each year since 2011, and in 2018 and 2019, was named one of Southern California’s Top 50 Women Attorneys

Angela Reddock-Wright was a guest on KTLA Channel 5 News
Angela Reddock-Wright, discussed the new California employment laws for 2020 on KTLA Channel 5 News. View the segment.

Debra Frank

Debra S. Frank Named 2020 Southern California Super Lawyer

Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist, and the Founder of Debra S. Frank, APLC, has been selected to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Ms. Frank has been named a Super Lawyer since 2009.

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Debra S. Frank Sworn in as Coordinating Director for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
On Saturday, December 07, 2019, Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist, and the Founder of Debra S. Frank, APLC, was sworn in as a Coordinating Director for the 2020 term. In this role, Ms. Frank will serve on the ACFLS Executive, Nominating, and Spring Seminar Committees. She will also manage the ACFLS Educational Library. The ACFLS Educational Library provides programs on advanced family law topics and provides quality continuing education in California family law.

Doran Tisser

Doron M. Tisser named Super Lawyer

Doron M. Tisser, Esq., of Tisser Law Group, APC, is proud to announce that he has received the distinction of being named a Super Lawyer for 2020 in the field of estate planning by his peers.

Carol Glover

Carol Glover, real estate attorney and Dave Salzman, real estate broker were featured January 17th on BlogTalkRadio – South Bay 360

The focus of the Program was the flurry of new Real Estate Laws passed by the State of California and how these trickle down to impact the local real estate economy and peoples’ decisions to buy, sell, hold, invest or renovate real property – specifically the Beach Cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.

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The South Bay 360 radio show is sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. Carol Glover is the Group Leader of the Pacific Business Corridor and Dave Salzman is a member of South Bay 3. You can listen to the podcast through this link (Real Estate Forecast Discussion starts at the 15:30 mark)

Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin interviewed by Larry Mantle 89.3 KPCC

State-Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist Dmitry Gorin, partner in defense firm Eisner Gorin LLP, participated in radio interview on 89.3 KPCC as to proposed law banning the sending of unsolicited nude photos.

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Dmitry Gorin discusses Weinstein Case with LA Times
State-Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist Dmitry Gorin, a former special victim unit prosecutor and partner in Eisner Gorin LLP, was interviewed about the Los Angeles District Attorney Office’s decision to formally charge Harvey Weinstein.

Dennis Brager

Dennis Brager Fox News Quoted Article

Dennis Brager was recently quoted in Fox News about how Megxit will impact Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s taxes. “Basically speaking, the U.S. has a system of taxation which is different from the vast majority of countries in the world in that in the United States, if you’re a U.S. citizen, it doesn’t matter where you’re living in the world, you pay tax on all of your income wherever you earn it,” to read the full article please click the link.

Jay Sherman

Jay Sherman Earns Prestigious Designation

Jay Sherman, a workplace investigator and attorney, has earned his AWI-CH designation from the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI). This prestigious designation was conferred because Jay passed all assessments after completing the AWI National Training Institute.

Pat Kramer

Pat Kramer to Receive Special Service Award

Pat Kramer has been chosen to receive the Special Service Award by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club: Dear Pat, On behalf of the Angeles Chapter, it is our pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Special Service Award given to Sierra Club members who deserve special recognition for noteworthy service to the Angeles Chapter.

Member News content is selected from Needs, Deals & Wants posts published on the ProVisors Hub.

Member Milestones

Celebrating 25 Years

Cam Davis

Cam Davis

Company: JP Morgan
Title: Managing Director
Phone: (310) 201-7887
Email: cam.davis@jpmorgan.com
Profession: Investment Advisor
Home Group: Century City 4

Eddie Glickman

Eddie Glickman

Company: Macoy Capital
Title: Senior Loan Consultant
Phone: (310) 666-5461
Email: glickloan@aol.com
Profession: Banking & Finance
Home Group: Santa Monica 2
Bio: I get loans funded for the purchase , construction and refinance of all types of real estate except raw land. I have a long track record of helping borrowers who’ve been turned down by other lenders and require a creative and timely alternative.

Judy Jernudd

Judy Jernudd

Company: Startegic
Title: Founder
Phone: (310) 215-9975
Email: judy@judyjernudd.com
Profession: Consultant & Service
Home Group: Entertainment 2
Bio: Judy Jernudd is a communication expert, advisor and consultant for self-presentation, rainmaking presentation skills, media and video interviews.

Richard Pumilia

Richard Pumilia

Company: Pumilia & Adamec LLP
Title: Esq.
Phone: (213) 622-3006
Email: rpumilia@pumilia.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Pasadena 1
Bio: Corporate/business transactional law: entity formation; capital-raising transactions; private placements; angel financing; venture capital; private equity; mergers and acquisitions; contract preparation/review; and day-to-day counseling.

Myer Sankary

Myer J. Sankary

Company: Advanced Mediation & Arbitration Services
Title: Mediator – Arbitrator – Facilitator
Phone: (818) 231-2965
Email: myersankary@gmail.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Emeritus Member
Bio: Independent Mediator, Arbitrator, Facilitator and Trainer since 1996. Advises business owners how to resolve complex disputes; over 50 years legal experience in business transactions, real estate, estate planning, probate, and litigation.

Celebrating 20 Years

Barry Kurtz

Barry Kurtz

Company: Lewitt Hackman
Title: Chair, Franchise & Distribution Law Group
Phone: (818) 990-2120
Email: bkurtz@lewitthackman.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Century City 6
Bio: Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law by The State Bar of California Board of Specialization representing franchisors and franchisees in franchise regulatory, franchise transactional and franchise litigation matters.

Christine McDougall

Christine A. McDougall

Company: KM Management, Inc.
Title: President
Phone: (818) 881-9262
Email: christine@kmmanagement.com
Profession: Consultant & Service
Home Group: Westlake 8
Bio: We provide Financial Business Management, Trust Estate Management, Tax & Accounting services. Our team supports its client’s in the areas of Business Management, Fiduciary Liaison/Estate Management, strategic business consulting.

David Young

David Young

Company: NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (818) 742-1651
Email: dyoung@naicapital.com
Profession: Real Estate
Home Group: Encino 1
Bio: Industrial properties real estate brokerage of warehouses, distribution and manufacturing facilities. For the past 33 years specializing in the selling and leasing of industrial properties for landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers in the greater 5 count.

Celebrating 15 Years

Dawn Kaplan-Lister

Dawn Kaplan-Lister

Company: Kaplan HR
Title: President
Phone: (310) 489-2430
Email: dawn@kaplanhr.com
Profession: Human Resources
Home Group: Westlake 1
Bio: Kaplan HR provides consulting and outsourced human resource solutions for emerging, small and mid-sized businesses. Tailored to a businesss needs, our professionals provide a range of human resource management services including compliance, on-boarding,

Jason Meshekow

Jason Meshekow

Company: intouch Insurance Services
Title: Principal
Phone: (818) 572-4570
Email: jasonm@intouchis.com
Profession: Insurance
Home Group: Santa Monica 2
Bio: Provide Proactive Risk Management Solutions & Insurance Placement/Consulting, for Property & Casualty, Workers Compensation, Personal Lines, Professional Liability, Group Benefits/Health Insurance.

David Orr

David Orr

Company: Manufacturers Bank
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (213) 489-8752
Email: dorr@manubank.com
Profession: Banking & Finance
Home Group: Woodland Hills 4
Bio: Relationship banking for manufacturers, distributors, importers with revenues over $5 million. Creative financial solutions using asset based and working capital lines, equipment and real estate loans, treasury and wealth management.

Judith Perez

Judith Perez

Company: Perez Estate Law, P.C.
Title: Attorney at Law
Phone: (818) 884-3991
Email: jperez@perezestatelaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Westlake 1
Bio: Accredited Estate Planner providing estate planning and trust administration that ensures your legacy of caring representing families, individuals, same sex couples and the elderly.

Celebrating 10 Years

Nancy Brucker

Nancy Brucker

Company: Law Offices of Nancy Rabin Brucker
Phone: (310) 476-0965
Email: nancy@dependencylaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Santa Monica 1
Bio: I am a trial attorney and appellate attorney specializing in juvenile dependency law. This is an area of law that involves the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Elizabeth Danziger

Elizabeth Danziger

Company: Worktalk Communications Consulting
Title: President
Phone: (310) 396-8303
Email: lizd@worktalk.com
Profession: Consultant & Service
Home Group: Beverly Hills 1
Bio: Training. Editing. Writing. Build your business by writing powerfully and purposefully, both on paper and online. We offer customized trainings, webinars, coaching, and consultation about all aspects of written communication.

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin P. McCarthy

Company: City National Bank
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (310) 888-6126
Email: kevin.mccarthy@cnb.com
Profession: Banking & Finance
Home Group: Century City 3
Bio: As a Private Banker, my team and I work with individuals and families requiring $5 million+ in aggregate financial services. We focus on understanding the client’s goals and objectives and work with them to develop a comprehensive plan.

Sanford Millar

Sanford Millar

Company: MILLARLAW
Title: Attorney at Law
Phone: (310) 556-3007
Email: smillar@millarlaw.net
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Century City 4
Bio: International and domestic tax practice, including tax controversy. AV-Five Star Preeminent rated. Los Angeles Magazine Super Lawyer since 2006.

Celebrating 5 Years

Heather Antoine

Heather Antoine

Company: Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP
Title: Partner
Phone: (818) 444-6353
Email: hantoine@stubbsalderton.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Westside 2
Bio: Heather is an intellectual property lawyer, handling trademark applications, enforcement, proceedings before the TTAB, and licensing. Heather also guides companies through the patchwork of ever changing privacy and data security laws.

Joseph Chora

Joseph Chora

Company: Chora Young LLP
Title: Judgment Enforcement Collections
Phone: (626) 744-1838
Email: joseph@chorayoungllp.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Pasadena 1
Bio: My name is Joseph Chora and I am a private investigator as well as an attorney. My firm focuses on judgment enforcement exclusively. Think of me when you or your client has a large judgment, over $250,000.00 and you are having difficulty enforcing that judgement.

Dana Dattola

Dana Dattola, CIC

Company: Weaver & Associates, Inc.
Title: Account Executive
Phone: (626) 446-6161
Email: danaw@weaverinsurance.com
Profession: Insurance
Home Group: Pasadena 1
Bio: Risk Management and Insurance Broker. Workers Compensation, General Liability, Professional Liability, Employment Practices, Commercial Automobile Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Crime, Directors & Officers, Cyber Liability.

Paul Diaz

Paul M. Diaz

Company: Paul Diaz Insurance Agency, Inc.
Title: President/Broker
Phone: (323) 255-3700
Email: paul@pauldiazins.com
Profession: Insurance
Home Group: Pasadena 3
Bio: Specializing in the insurance needs of business owners and property owners. We provide business owners policies, worker’s comp, commercial property coverage, general liability and much more.

Zachary Dresben

Zachary Dresben

Company: Kramer + Dresben
Title: Attorney at Law
Phone: (323) 964-7100
Email: zsd@kramerdresben.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Downtown Los Angeles 3
Bio: ZacK specializes in estate and tax planning, trust administration and probate. Zack’s estate and tax planning practice is dedicated to helping new families to high net worth clients in the fields of entertainment, real estate and general business.

Tarun Juneja

Tarun (Tj) Juneja

Company: Foumberg, Juneja, Rocher & Co., P.C.
Title: Principal / Owner
Phone: (818) 981-6100
Email: tj@foumbergco.com
Profession: Accountant
Home Group: Beverly Hills 2
Bio: I am the principal of a full-service CPA firm where I lead a team that delivers the highest level of service for everything from taxes and bookkeeping to more complex services such as estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and asset protection.

John Levitt

John Levitt

Company: Soltman, Levitt, Flaherty & Wattles LLP
Title: Partner
Phone: (805) 497-7706
Email: jlevitt@slfesq.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Simi Valley 2
Bio: John is a trial lawyer. A 1983 graduate of Loyola Law School, John has extensive litigation experience and has tried more than 70 matters to conclusion. He has significant experience in the areas of trucking (cargo, physical damage, bodily injury claim), professional liability and more.

Michael Scott

Michael B. Scott

Company: Narvid Scott LLP
Title: Partner
Phone: (818) 907-8986
Email: mscott@narvidscott.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Century City 7
Bio: Michael has spent a great deal of time in court so his clients don’t have to. with over 35 years of experience and originally trained as a litigator, Michael’s practice concentrates on business and real estate transactions and branded licensing.

Larry Steinberg

Larry Steinberg

Company: Financial Architects
Title: Chief Investment Officer
Phone: (626) 844-1190
Email: lsteinberg@claraphi.com
Profession: Investment Advisor
Home Group: Pasadena 4
Bio: The Chief Investment Officer of Financial Architects, Larry is an experienced financial adviser, thought leader, and speaker. Larry is a published author, has been quoted in numerous publications and is a regular speaker at conferences and events.

Marty Stevens

Marty Stevens-Heebner

Company: Clear Home Solutions
Title: Founder & CEO
Phone: (818) 376-0125
Email: marty@clearhomesolutions.com
Profession: Consultant & Service
Home Group: Beverly Hills 2
Bio: We specialize at helping seniors with their stuff. We project manage their move with our decluttering, downsizing and packing services. We’re also professional organizers and are experts with hoarding, estate clear-outs and inventorying a household.

Rosaleen Wynne

Rosaleen Wynne

Company: Law Office of James F. Cote
Title: Attorney at Law
Phone: (805) 966-1204
Email: rosaleen@jfcotelaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Home Group: Santa Barbara 1
Bio: As an estate planning attorney I prepare documents such as Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives and Nominations of Guardian, in order to avoid the costs and delays of probate, to reduce or eliminate estate taxes, and to provide for the care of children and grandchildren.

Upcoming Events

Accelerator Workshop – El Segundo

Date: February 5, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Accelerator Workshop – Pasadena

Date: February 6, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Accelerator Workshop – LA Valley

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Accelerator Workshop – LA West

Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Accelerator Workshop – Torrance

Date: April 1, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Accelerator Workshop – LA Valley

Date: April 29, 2020
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm