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Three De Castro West Attorneys Named To Southern California SuperLawyers 2018




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Event: What Attorneys Should Know About Art Collecting

Join attorneys Melissa Passman and Jeffrey Miles along with noted gallerist Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Projects for a lively discussion on the legal aspects of art collecting. Topics covered will include sales and use tax, due diligence, the effects of recent changes to federal tax law, copyright law and moral rights, and strategies for collecting contemporary art. The discussion will also include an overview of recent cases that are likely to impact collectors.

A tour of Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco's most exciting gallery hub, will follow the conversation.

Brunch bites and mimosas sponsored by Ever Gold Projects.

Event: What Attorneys Should Know About Art Collecting
When: Saturday, June 16th, 12:00PM-1:15PM
Where: Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco
Organized by: The Bar Association of San Francisco

For more info, and to register, please visit https://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=B181412/B181412


Works in the background are copyright Shaina McCoy (courtesy Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco)

MICHAEL COHEN IS A PANELIST AT THE 2017 UCLA TAX CONTROVERSY INSTITUTE -- "A NEW BEGINNING: APPEALING CALIFORNIA TAX DISPUTES"

Michael Cohen, a frequent panelist at the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, is participating this year on a panel that is discussing the recent changes to California law for the resolution of tax disputes. No longer are disputes resolved by the elected officials of the State Board of Equalization, but rather by Administrative Law Judges. The panel will be discussing the impact on taxpayers involved in disputes and the numerous open questions raised by the new legislation.

MARK L. SHARE MODERATES OCTOBER 24, 2017 BREAKFAST WITH THE JUDGES - PREJUDGMENT REMEDIES (INJUNCTIONS, WRITS OF ATTACHMENT, AND RECEIVERSHIPS)

Mark L. Share, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, moderates the program Breakfast with the Experts - Prejudgment Remedies. Judges in the prejudgment remedies departments of the Los Angeles County Superior Court offer tips for attorneys and receivers regarding injunctions, writs of attachment and possession, and receiverships. Speakers are Hon. James C. Chalfant


De Castro is pleased to announce that Melissa Passman joins the Firm

This year Ms. Passman earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, having previously earned her law degree at UCLA. Ms. Passman will be working primarily in the areas of tax and estate planning. In addition to her legal skills, Ms. Passman brings experience from the art world gained through her work for the Gagosian Gallery.

Mark Share completes a successful term as 2016-2017 Chair of the Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

The section presents programs on creditor's rights and remedies such as writs of attachment and enforcement of judgments, such as Collecting From The Dead. The section also presents programs relevant to business litigation including receiverships and injunctions, such as Breakfast with the Experts.