Sanford Michelman Named to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Western Division Board

Sanford Michelman was recently named to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Western division board. Read more about the appointment in the Insurance Journal:

 Text from the Announcement:

Michelman, Morrison and Taylor will assist the Western division board in managing the division’s grant focus areas, grant guidelines, events and volunteer activities. The board oversees the organization’s operation in Los Angeles and throughout California, where the division is headquartered, as well as in IICF’s Colorado and Arizona chapters.

M&R featured and Sanford Michelman quoted in Los Angeles Business Journal Regarding New Westwood Digs!

MRElevatorFullSizeRenderAfter outgrowing its offices in Encino, Michelman & Robinson has moved into a much larger space in Westwood. The law firm now occupies the 19th floor of the Oppenheimer Tower at 10880 Wilshire Blvd., which offers about 15,000 more square feet than its former Encino space, said Sanford Michelman, the firm’s co-founder and chairman.

But Michelman said the move, finalized last month, is also poised to help recruit more attorneys to the firm. “Some people have an adverse reaction to the (San Fernando) Valley,” he said. “I don’t really understand it, but some do. This just removes that issue.”

The firm – which had 34 attorneys in Los Angeles County in March, according to Business Journal data – is growing quickly, Michelman said. Roughly 20 more lawyers are slated to join the firm within the next six months or so. Health care, hospitality, insurance, advertising and digital media lawyers are in highest demand at the firm, he added, noting that the trend is likely to continue. Michelman said his firm will have to lease additional space in the Oppenheimer Tower within the next two years or so because of its rapidly growing headcount.

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Michelman & Robinson Helps Client Obtain Over $1 million in Attorney’s Fees

1000000 dollarsMichelman & Robinson, LLP (“M&R”) secured a significant victory this week for client, Robert Cayton, Jr., when in addition to costs, it obtained attorneys’ fees in the amount of $1,081,500 against his former employer, USA National Title Company, Inc. (USA), in Orange County Superior Court.

Last year, led by partner Mona Hanna, M&R helped Cayton, the former executive vice president of USA, avert damages potentially totaling $264 million. USA brought 10 causes of action including that Cayton breached his contract and stole trade secrets, and accused his current employer, Lawyers Title, of courting customers, alleging $14 million in lost profits, and $250 million in lost value to the company. After a seven-week trial, a jury found against the plaintiffs on all counts.

M&R Expands Los Angeles Presence with Move to Westwood

Westwood Office BuildingCALIFORNIA, June 22, 2015 – Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), has relocated its Los Angeles office to the heart of Westwood in the Oppenheimer Building located at 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, 19th floor.

“This move responds to M&R’s need for additional space and brings us closer to many of our clients,” stated M&R Managing Partner, Dana Kravetz. “The approximate 27,000 square foot suite is equipped with state-of-the-art capabilities that link us easily to clients and our four offices in California and New York.”

M&R also added an in-suite café, along with a spacious and versatile multi-purpose room that the Firm can configure to accommodate all sizes of meetings, seminars and social gatherings. Everything is cutting edge in design.

Working with a designer on all the updates, the new space reflects a firm that is committed not only to growth, but collegiality. “A Collaborative Room outfitted with a floor-to-ceiling white board, casual environmental surroundings, and videoconferencing will help facilitate the interactive and innovative way we work,” noted Sanford Michelman, M&R’s co-founder and Chairman. “We created a space where attorneys and staff will enjoy working together.”

We may now be reached at 310.564.2670

Vault Names M&R to ‘Top 150 Under 150’ List

VaultSeal_2015Vault is the premier online resource for law students and lateral attorneys seeking to switch law firms. This year Vault launched the first ever Top 150 [law firms] with Under 150 [attorneys] list to help candidates and laterals identify “leading law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines.” The Vault editorial team weighed the following factors in compiling the list:

  • Vault survey data
  • News stories
  • Trade Journals and other legal publications
  • Spoke with lawyer in the field
  • Reviewed other published rankings
  • Assessed firm for prestige, quality of life and professional growth opportunities

The final 150 were firms “known for providing top-notch service and delivering big results.”

View the entire Vault Top 150 list

Michelman & Robinson, LLP Wins Numerous Website Design Awards

American Web Design Awards 2015Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) launched a new, cutting-edge, website in the Fall of 2014. Since then, the Firm has been recognized with the following website design awards:

1. Graphic Design USA, a leading graphic design magazine and sponsor of the highly competitive American Web Design Awards, recognized M&R with a certificate excellence. The awards, which goes to only 15% of entries, is for website design, only communications capabilities and functionality.

2. Interactive Media Awards presented M&R with the “Best in Class” Award in both the Professional Services and Legal categories. The award represents the “very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.”

3. M&R won the 2014 MarCom Gold Award for best new Professional Service Website. The international competition, which is the largest in the world, recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals.

Michelman & Robinson 39th Best U.S. Law Firm for Racial Minorities

Diversity HandsLast month Law360 ranked Michelman & Robinson, LLP the 39th best U.S. law firm for racial minorities, “based on the firms’ minority representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and their total number of minority attorneys.” Yesterday, Law360 followed up with a piece on how most law firms are “fail[ing] to promote lawyer diversity.”

At M&R, we understand the value of a diverse workforce to our clients. And we know that our culture of inclusion makes us a stronger law firm. As such, we have implemented an active and impactful Diversity, Multiculturalism & Inclusion Committee, which is led by Founding Partner, Mark Robinson. We have also instituted the Women Attorneys of M&R (WAMR) subcommittee whose primary objective is the advancement of our female lawyers.

Despite the positive results reflected in the Law360 rankings, we will continue to strive to create a workforce that truly reflects the diversity of our clients.

Advertising and Digital Media Attorney Adam Solomon Joins M&R

Adam Solomon
Adam Solomon

Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), is pleased to announce today that Adam Solomon has joined the firm’sNew York office as a Partner, where he will continue his prominent advertising and digital media practice. Mr. Solomon is well versed in all aspects of advertising, promotions, marketing, and compliance.

“Adam has the breadth of experience that will further bolster our Advertising & Digital Media (ADM) Department,” stated ADM Chair Ronald Camhi. “His presence in New York is welcome, especially because we pride ourselves on being a law firm that can serve the advertising and digital media needs of clients on both the east and west coasts.”

Mr. Solomon’s clients include advertising agencies, promotions agencies, advertisers, Internet marketers, direct marketers and telemarketers.

“I am excited to join M&R to assist with their continued expansion efforts in the advertising and digital media space, while I continue to grow my own practice” remarked Mr. Solomon. “M&R is an industry focused firm with a reputation for exemplary client service. I look forward to working with this great team of talented attorneys.”