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September 27th, 2019

Kailin Che Quoted in CBC Article
Kailin Che was recently quoted in the CBC article “B.C.’s housing speculation tax faces first major legal challenge” The article details a lawsuit filed by homeowners asserting that British Columbia’s speculation tax is unconstitutional. 

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August 23rd, 2019

Early Sullivan Prevails on Behalf of Client My Instant Guru (“MIG”) Regarding Data Storage Master Service Agreement
After a week-long arbitration, in Arya Group vs. My Instant Guru, the Hon. Richard A. Stone (Ret.) ruled in favor of Early Sullivan client, My Instant Guru (“MIG”), in its dispute with high-end architectural firm Arya Group, which was seeking damages just south of ... read more

August 19th, 2019

Eric Early Recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 “Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers”
Early Sullivan Managing Partner Eric Early has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 “Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers.” LABJ noted Eric’s regular representation of Fortune 500 real estate companies and individuals. The prestigious issue also highlights Eric’s political endeavors, mentioning ... read more

August 15th, 2019

Eight Early Sullivan Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In America
Early Sullivan attorneys Eric Early, Bryan Sullivan, Scott Gizer, Devin McRae, Sophia Lau, Stephen Ma, Christopher Ritter, and David Giannotti have been recognized among the top lawyers in the nation in the ... read more

August 2nd, 2019

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Early Sullivan Prevails for Client Sun West in Bench Trial Over Defective Loan
Following a bench trial before the Honorable Dennis J. Landin, a statement of decision was issued in favor of Early Sullivan client Sun West regarding a defective loan it was sold by First Alliance Home Mortgage LLC (“First Alliance”). First ... read more

July 11th, 2019

Forbes

David Chidekel Quoted in Forbes Article
David Chidekel was featured in Madeline Berg’s Forbes story “Marvel Money: How Six Avengers Made $340 Million Last Year.” In the article, David discusses the leverage that Hollywood stars have in demanding large compensation packages. He explains that actors are granted lucrative ... read more

July 3rd, 2019

USA Today

David Chidekel Speaks to USA Today on Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun Dispute
David Chidekel was recently quoted in Maria Puente’s USA Today article “Taylor Swift’s outrage over Scooter Braun: Will it change the music industry?” According to David, not only does the feud have no potential to impact the industry, but it ... read more

June 25th, 2019

Kailin Che Quoted in CBC Article
Kailin Che was recently quoted in the CBC article “Air Canada imposes ‘no fly’ ban, demands $18K from woman after ticket scam.” The article details the legal battle between Air Canada and a customer who unknowingly purchased fraudulent airline tickets. Kailin, an attorney ... read more

June 24th, 2019

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on “Immoral” and “Scandalous” Trademarks
This morning, the Supreme Court ruled on the Iancu v. Brunetti case stemming from clothing line FUCT’s unsuccessful efforts to obtain a trademark. The Supreme Court ruled that “the Lanham Act’s prohibition on registration of “immoral or scandalous” trademarks violates ... read more

June 14th, 2019

Peter Scott, Diane Luczon, Kevin Sinclair Named 2019 Southern California “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers
The firm is pleased to announce that Peter Scott, Diane Luczon, and Kevin Sinclair have been selected by Thomson Reuters as 2019 Southern California “Super Lawyers” Rising Stars. The “Rising Stars” distinction honors attorneys under the age of 40 in ... read more

May 22nd, 2019

Inman

Lisa Boswell’s Article on Disruptors in the Real Estate Industry Appears in Inman
From Inman: Why the only constant in real estate is change The look, functionality and way we insure homes are apt to change – and so should our expectations. By Lisa Boswell Just like Uber and Lyft have turned the ... read more

April 15th, 2019

Early Sullivan Prevails for Client Sun West in 11th Circuit Affirmation
Scott Gizer successfully prevailed in Iaffaldano v. Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. after the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a judgment by the District Court for the Southern District of Florida finding that Early Sullivan ... read more

April 9th, 2019

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Early Sullivan Prevails in the Second Appellate District of California
Scott Gizer, Diane Luczon, and Zachary Gidding successfully prevailed in Charles Johnson v. Sun West Mortgage Company Inc. et al. The Court of Appeal affirmed the lower court’s ruling on Early Sullivan’s motion for summary judgment in favor of Sun ... read more

April 5th, 2019

Newsweek

Bryan Sullivan Quoted in Newsweek on Leaked Photo of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Children
Bryan Sullivan was recently asked by Newsweek to comment on the possible legal consequences of sharing photos of celebrity children without permission. According to Bryan, even though the private photo of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s children was quickly taken down by ... read more

April 3rd, 2019

Early Sullivan Knocks Out Entire Case on Demurrer
In Pak v. First American Title Insurance Company, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 18STCV04840, William Wright obtained a judgment of dismissal for the Firm’s client, First American Title Insurance Company. The case concerned claims for breach of title policy ... read more

March 28th, 2019

Entertainment Attorney and Former BitTorrent CCO David Chidekel Joins Early Sullivan
The firm is pleased to announce that prominent media and entertainment attorney, and former BitTorrent, Inc., Chief Commercial Officer, David Chidekel, has joined the firm’s New York office. Mr. Chidekel oversaw all of BitTorrent’s commercial transactions as well as legal, ... read more

March 4th, 2019

Risk Management Magazine

William Lalor’s Article “The Looming Long-Tail Risk of E-Cigarettes” Appeared in Risk Management
William Lalor’s article “The Looming Long-Tail Risk of E-Cigarettes,” appeared in the March issue of Risk Management magazine. The article discusses the risks of e-cigarettes and that of the chemical diacetyl, which can be used to create a wide range of vaporized ... read more

February 27th, 2019

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Early Sullivan Prevails in 10th Circuit Published Opinion
Scott Gizer and Sophia Lau successfully prevailed in Banner Bank v. First American. In the attached published opinion (click “Download PDF”), the 10th Circuit reversed the district court’s ruling on summary judgment with instructions to enter judgment in favor of Early Sullivan ... read more

February 13th, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter

Devin McRae Comments on Woody Allen, Amazon Legal Battle in The Hollywood Reporter
Devin McRae was recently quoted in Eric Gardner and Tatiana Siegel’s Hollywood Reporter article “Can Amazon Get Out of Its Woody Allen Deal? It’s Complicated.” According to Devin, if the suit went to trial Amazon would likely tell a jury, ... read more

January 30th, 2019

Steve Ma Recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 “Most Influential Minority Lawyers” List
Steve Ma has been named a “Most Influential Minority Lawyer” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for 2019. The LABJ notes his work defending Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. and East West Bank, as well as his current representation of Glass Apps and MetaXchain. The firm congratulates Steve ... read more