History

Excellence and Service

For more than 40 years, De Castro, West, Chodorow, Mendler, & Glickfeld, Inc. has continued to succeed by producing the highest-quality work from attorneys who provide fast turn-around and responsive client interaction.

De Castro West was established in 1971 when, after practicing tax law together for nearly ten years, Hugo De Castro, Robert West and Hilton Chodorow founded this Firm based on excellent work product and service to clients. Bruce S. Glickfeld joined the Firm in 1972 and became a named partner in 1999.

During the Firm's first decade, the partners built a widely respected tax and business transactions practice that provided legal services to some of the best-known businesses and individuals in Los Angeles.

During the Firm's second decade, it added litigation to its list of legal services and new partners as well.

Demand for the Firm's capabilities continued to increase, and the Firm grew over the ensuing 10 years to provide expanded client services.

Looking forward, the Firm continues to build its outstanding representation in the tax, business, litigation, real estate, entertainment, and estate planning areas.