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Parker Milliken proudly sponsors the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices Choir. Firm paralegal Corina Flores is a cellist in the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic.

Featuring the mighty “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana, the “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, selections from Man of La Mancha, and a salute to legendary television and film composer Charles Fox (“Killing Me Softly” and themes from Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Love Boat), the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and its 100-member chorus, Legal Voices, will celebrate their 10th Anniversary under the baton of founder-conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq.

For more information, visit: https://www.lalawyersphil.org

Where
The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California



Parker Milliken is proud to sponsor the 46th Anniversary Awards Gala for the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ). The event celebrates the strength and resilience of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and honors those working to ensure that their rights are protected. This event is LACLJ's annual fundraiser supporting their work in the community providing legal representation to low-income survivors throughout Los Angeles County.

To register and learn more, please visit: https://laclj.networkforgood.com/events/10684-laclj-s-46th-anniversary-awards-gala

Where
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, California



Michael B. Luftman shares his personal family experiences with Providence Tarzana Hospital and his appreciation for the wonderful treatment his family received. In his presentation, Michael B. relates his charitable giving and teaches effective ways on how to save taxes by donating to charity via charitable lead trusts. The event also features speakers presenting on charitable remainder trusts and charitable annuities.
For more information, please visit:
https://california.providence.org/giving/ways-to-give/

Michael B. Luftman serves on the Providence Tarzana Real Estate Committee Advisory Council.

Where
El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, California



Gary Ganchrow’s article in this month’s Apartment Age magazine, a publication by The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), discusses the challenges associated with paying a salary to non-exempt employees. It specifically discusses paying resident managers, but the issues apply more broadly to any non-exempt employee.

For more information, visit: https://aagla.org/digital-versions



The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) celebrates 140 years of service to the Los Angeles legal community and recognizes past and present bar leaders in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Gary Tokumori is recognized as one of LACBA’s distinguished group of honorees, which includes judges, bar association leaders, and community advocates. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of LACBA's Remedies Section and on the Board of Governors of the Japanese American Bar Association.

For more information, visit: https://www.lacba.org



Parker Milliken proudly sponsors the Philippine American Bar Association’s (PABA) 33rd Annual Installation & Awards Gala. Congratulations to the evening’s distinguished honorees and the 2019 PABA Officers and Board of Directors, including our own associate Jason A. de Jesus.

To register and learn more, visit http://philippineamericanbar.org/?page_id=1048

Where
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California



The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) celebrates 140 years of service to the Los Angeles legal community and recognizes past and present bar leaders in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Nadine Tan is featured as part of LACBA’s distinguished group of honorees, which includes judges, bar association leaders, and community advocates. She is an active member of the Board of Governors of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, where she serves as the Co-Chair of Communications.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lacba.org



William Weinberger serves as one of the co-chairs for the ABA Litigation Section LGBT+ Forum, April 30-May 1, 2019. He is the moderator for the program entitled “Paths to Engagement: Developing Client Relationships Between In-House and Outside Counsel and Professional Development in Both Contexts.”

Held in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the conference features two plenary programs and three breakout sessions addressing both litigation and career-development topics. One plenary, "LGBT+ Issues in a Post-Kennedy World", will address the future of LGBT+ litigation in the United States Supreme Court. The second will discuss the impact of Stonewall on the LGBT+ movement, including civil rights litigation. For more information, visit: http://ambar.org/lgbtforum

Where
Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, New York



Parker Milliken is proud to sponsor the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association’s (SCCLA) 44th Anniversary Installation & Awards Banquet. We warmly congratulate the evening’s distinguished honorees and the 2019 SCCLA Board of Governors, including our associate Nadine Shu Rong Tan.

To register and learn more, visit https://www.sccla.org/event-3270630

Where
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, California



Brent Cheney serves as the Chair of the 33rd Annual Environmental Law Spring Super Symposium, hosted by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Environmental Law Section.

The 33rd Annual Spring Super Symposium is the premier general environmental law event in Southern California, bringing together leaders from the private bar, government, academia, non-profits and in-house counsel to address important developments in environmental law. This year’s symposium will offer five panels focused on: (1) Common Law Claims to Combat Climate Change; (2) RECLAIM Sunset: Swiftly Come the Landing Rules; (3) CEQA Meets Sustainability: Climate Change, Infill Development, and the New Guidelines; (4) Alternative Groundwater Regulation in Arid California during the age of SGMA; and (5) Ethical Implications of Environmental Due Diligence.

Where
The L.A. Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, California



Parker Milliken is pleased to co-sponsor the Japanese American Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Installation & Awards Gala. Gary Tokumori serves on the Board of Governors of the Japanese American Bar Association.

Where
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, California



Parker Milliken’s Financial Services Department will be conducting its second in a series of presentations designed for commercial lenders.

In our previous presentation, we discussed changes in the law since the Great Recession of 2007, including changes in the law creating greater exposure to our commercial lender clients. The April 4th presentation will expand our discussion of how best to protect commercial lenders in this changing lending and legal environment. We will first present a case study of a lender liability lawsuit and discuss strategies available for lenders to best handle such litigation. We will then focus on how best to prevent such lawsuits from arising, ranging from creative approaches taking advantage of existing best practices as well as current trends involving emerging technology and artificial intelligence to streamline these approaches. The program is designed for loan production teams, special assets divisions, and in-house counsel.

Where
Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, California