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Press Releases from Carl Terzian Associates (64 total)

Valensi Rose, PLC Attorney Michael Morris to Moderate Music Industry Updates at …

Los Angeles, CA – June 6, 2011– Attorney Michael Morris of Valensi Rose, PLC will moderate the 2012 California Entertainment Industry Conference’s “Music Industry Updates” portion of the daylong event. The Conference will highlight the path to fraud prevention, sports and sports media rights, trends in new media, music industry updates, copyright terminations, entertainment tax and current trends in film. The annual Entertainment Industry Conference is presented by the California

ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl Speaks On Preventing Cybercrime at The Californ …

Los Angeles, CA, June 4, 2012—Stan Stahl Ph.D, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) will be a featured speaker at the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors (CACTTC) on Wednesday, June 13 , 2012 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. He will address the audience of elected or appointed County Treasurers and Tax Collectors within the State

Louis E. Kempinsky Joins Valensi Rose, PLC’s Growing Legal Practice

Los Angeles, CA, May 23,2012—Valensi Rose, PLC, a top Los Angeles law firm, welcomes Louis E. Kempinsky to its expanding practice. Mr. Kempinsky is a seasoned trial attorney specializing in business and commercial disputes. His practice encompasses trial and appellate work in Federal, State and Bankruptcy courts. Mr. Kempinsky has been lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials involving a wide variety of substantive issues, including

Three-quarters of Financial Executives Received Salary Increases in 2011

Los Angeles, May 21, 2012 — Seventy-four percent of financial executives received an increase in their salary in the last year, compared to 66 percent in 2011 and 43 percent in 2010, according to the findings of an annual survey issued today by Grant Thornton LLP and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). While the estimated average salary increase was four percent, versus the three percent last year, public companies were

Valensi Rose, PLC Welcomes Kelly Steven Keuscher to its Tax and Wealth Planning …

Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2012 — Valensi Rose, PLC, a leading Los Angeles law firm, recently announced the addition of Kelly Steven Keuscher to the firm. Mr. Keuscher practices in the area of estate planning, trust administration, probate, taxation, tax-exempt organizations, and general business transactional law. His background includes more than ten years working for various public agencies. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of such

The Discovery Eye Foundation Hosts Screening Honoring Famed Director Arthur Hill …

Los Angeles, CA, April 9, 2012—The Discovery Eye Foundation, a leading nonprofit that supports research, education, and advocacy related to sight-threatening eye-diseases and their treatments, will host a special screening of The Americanization of Emily starring Julie Andrews and James Garner, honoring the famed director Arthur Hiller. The event will take place on April 22, 2012, at 2pm at The Linwood Dunn Theater, Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

Former Pro Basketball Star Tommy Hawkins Named Celebrity Judge for ‘Get Lit’ …

Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2012 — Former pro basketball star Tommy Hawkins has been named a celebrity judge at Get Lit-Words Ignite’s first-ever-in-the-nation “Classic Poetry Slam.” Get Lit, a leading Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that fosters literacy by engaging at-risk youth in literary performance, education and teen poetry programs, will host the “Classic Poetry Slam” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) and The Wiltern Theater during National Poetry

Valensi Rose, PLC Wins $18 Million Lawsuit in The Matter of Thomas H. Barnes Tru …

Los Angeles, CA – March 14, 2012 - Valensi Rose, PLC litigators Laurie Murphy and Lynda Chung won an award of $18,223,343 on behalf of their client, Brittnee Barnes, involving her father's Trust. At issue in the case were the distributions and investments by Brittnee's older half siblings, Tom and Kristine Barnes, of funds derived from various business and real estate holdings worth over $20,000,000 that their father, Thomas

Valensi Rose, PLC Attorneys Receive 2012 Super Lawyers Designation

Los Angeles, CA – February 13, 2012 - Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers were named by Law and Politics Magazine and the Publishers of Los Angeles Magazine as Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2012. Only 5% of lawyers statewide receive this designation. The following attorneys were designated Super Lawyers in their individual practice areas: Philip S. Magaram for Estate Planning and Probate; Bruce

Dr. Stan Stahl, President of ISSA-LA Guest on The Fairness Doctrine Radio Show o …

Los Angeles, CA, December 13, 2011—Stan Stahl Ph.D, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) will be interviewed on the national radio show, The Fairness Doctrine by co-hosts Chuck Morse and Patrick O’Heffernan on Wednesday, December 14th at 2:15 pm ET. Dr. Stahl will speak about cyber security, cyber insecurity, and the current problems facing cyber security. Check local listings or you can tune

Kullen Birkeland CPA Joins Grant Thornton, LLP Los Angeles Office As Southern Ca …

LOS ANGELES, November 28, 2011—The Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton, LLP welcomed Kullen Birkeland as the Southern California Tax Practice Leader. A seasoned practitioner with more than 25 years of public accounting and industry tax experience, Mr. Birkeland spent the last 10 years leading and growing the tax practice in Grant Thornton’s Minneapolis office. He has been with the firm for nearly 30 years. “Los Angeles is a dynamic city

Phillips Graduate Institute Celebrates 40 Years of Academic Excellence at Its Ne …

Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2011—Phillips Graduate Institute, a nonprofit educational, counseling, consulting, training and research center that focuses on master’s and doctoral degrees, celebrates its 40th year of academic excellence on Sunday, October 23 at its new location in Chatsworth, California. “I’m very excited to celebrate our 40th academic year at our brand new campus,” said Phillips Graduate Institute President, Yolanda J. Gorman M.B.A., Ph.D. “After four decades of

ISSA-LA Supports President Obama’s Proclamation Declaring October National Cyb …

Los Angeles, October 6, 2011 - The Information Systems Security Association of Los Angeles (ISSA-LA), a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners, fully supports President Obama’s proclamation declaring October National Cyber Security Awareness Month. “In this fast-moving age when we are seeing an avalanche of information being digitized, held in virtual storage and transmitted over the Internet, it is critical that individual consumers, businesses, corporations and

Valensi Rose, PLC Adds Gregory G. Gorman to its Litigation Group

Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2011—Valensi Rose, PLC, a leading Los Angeles law firm, recently announced the addition of Gregory G. Gorman to the firm. Mr. Gorman is a commercial, real estate and employment law trial lawyer who for 25 years has successfully represented numerous clients in high profile cases and multi-million dollar claims. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of such talented and accomplished lawyers,” said Mr. Gorman.

Fitness Expert Laura Mak Interviews Other Fitness Experts on her Big Media USA I …

Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 2011—Laura Mak, fitness and health expert interviews a variety of industry experts on her Big Media USA Internet radio show “Living Fit With Laura Mak.” Ms. Mak is a famous personal training located in Los Angeles, California, who has developed her own highly successful training and nutrition program for both in person and online use. Ms. Mak is also the owner of Mak Attack Fitness

Grant Thornton LLP Admitted Shawn Stewart as a New Partner to the Firm’s Los A …

LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2011—Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax, and advisory organizations, admitted Shawn Stewart CPA, CRP, CISA, PMP as a new partner of the firm’s Business Advisory Services Practice in the Los Angeles Office, effective August 1, 2011. “I am excited to take on a greater role with Grant Thornton,” said Mr. Stewart. “Grant

Two In Five Western Bankers Believe Dodd-Frank Won’t Be Effective In Detecting …

Los Angeles, July 29, 2011 –Two in five (44%) West Region bankers believe that the overall financial reform will not be effective in detecting broad risks to the financial system and preventing or reducing the threat of a future taxpayer-funded bailout, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s 18th Annual Bank Executive Survey, conducted in conjunction with Bank Director magazine. Nationally, 48% of bankers believe it will not be effective. “Though we hear

Renowned Wedding and Event Planner Wayne Gurnick Interviews the COO of Samuels J …

Los Angeles, CA, June 17, 2011—Wayne Gurnick, a celebrated wedding and event planner and owner of Moments by Wayne Gurnick, recently interviewed David Dell’Aglio, COO of Samuels Jewelers, on his channel “Wedding Words of Wisdomtm” heard on Internet broadcasting website, Big Media USA. The program segment, entitled “With this ring I thee wed” explores the history of the diamond engagement ring and provides helpful tips for selecting an engagement

Country’s Leading Internet Security Experts Spoke on Cybercrime at the ISSA LA …

Los Angeles – June 16, 2011 – Twenty-two of the country’s leading experts on Internet security spoke at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) third annual Information Security Summit. The theme of this year’s Summit was The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. More than 350 people attended the event on the University of California Los Angeles campus, and it was hosted by UCLA

ISSA LA Features Twenty Two Internet Security Experts Speaking on Cyber Crime at …

Los Angeles – June 9, 2011 – Twenty-two of the country’s leading experts on Internet security will speak at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) third annual Information Security Summit. The theme of this year’s Summit is The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. The Summit will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 7:30 AM on the UCLA Campus at Covel Commons, Grand

Big Media USA Sponsors 16th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 2011—Big Media USA, an Internet radio broadcasting company, will sponsor the 16th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on June 10th at the Calabasas Civic Center Plaza. Internationally renowned restaurateur, author, and philanthropist Barbara Lazaroff will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the event. “There are several reasons why Big Media USA is sponsoring the 16th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction,”

Valensi Rose Attorney Geoffrey A. Weg to Speak at Whittier Law School 2011 Annua …

Los Angeles, CA – June 3, 2011–Valensi Rose, PLC tax and wealth planning attorney, Geoffrey A. Weg, will be a featured speaker at the 2011 Annual Income Tax Seminar at Whittier Law School on Friday, June 17. The annual seminar is sponsored by the State Bar of California Taxation Section and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). Mr. Weg will speak at the seminar's closing session entitled

Cyber Security Management Consultant Dr. Stan Stahl Interviewed on Experts and L …

Los Angeles, CA – June 2, 2011 – Stan Stahl, PhD, a leading consultant and authority on information security, software engineering, project management and computer programming, was recently interviewed on the Experts and Leaders Network hosted by Carl Terzian Associates Internet radio station on Big Media USA. Dr. Stahl is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) and the founder and president of

JVS Raises Over $326,000 to Support Vital Job Services for Angelenos at 14th Ann …

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011—Jewish Vocational Service’s (JVS) 14th Annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon raised more than $326,000 to support vital job services in the greater Los Angeles area. The annual event brought together 650 business and political leaders to highlight JVS’ critical work in helping Angelenos find jobs. California Secretary of Labor Marty Morgenstern was the keynote speaker and emphasized the need for job services, such as

Valensi Rose Attorney Phil Magaram Featured Panelist on Tax Update Panel at 2011 …

Los Angeles, CA – May 31, 2011– Attorney and senior partner Philip S. Magaram of Valensi Rose, PLC will be a featured panelist on the Tax Update panel of the Entertainment Industry Conference on June 15, 2011, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California. The annual Entertainment Industry Conference is presented by the California CPA Education Foundation. “Having practiced law for over 45 years, I know the problems

Grant Thornton Foundation Donates $101,954 to Red Cross for Japan Earthquake and …

LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2011 – Southern California Managing Partner Joel Anik of Grant Thornton LLP will present a check for $101,954 on behalf of the Grant Thornton Foundation to the Board of Directors of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Red Cross at their Board meeting on Thursday, May 26 at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. “I’m proud of our Grant Thornton personnel who, in

Valensi Rose Attorney Michael Morris to Moderate Tax Update Panel at 2011 Entert …

Los Angeles, CA – May 27, 2011– Attorney Michael R. Morris of Valensi Rose, PLC will moderate the Tax Update panel discussion of the Entertainment Industry Conference on June 15, 2011, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California. The annual Entertainment Industry Conference is presented by the California CPA Education Foundation. “The purpose of this panel is to keep CPAs and other financial and business professionals in the

Rolonda Watts To Host JVS’ 14th Annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon Highlig …

Los Angeles, May 13, 2011 - Journalist, talk show host, actor, producer, novelist and philanthropist Rolonda Watts will host JVS’ 14th Strictly Business L.A. luncheon on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The luncheon will highlight the impact of non-profit JVS’ crucial free job programs and honor the leaders in the community who have stepped up to help. California Secretary of

Carl Terzian, Chairman of Carl Terzian Associates, To Receive Corporate Partners …

Los Angeles, CA—May 11, 2011- Carl Terzian, Chairman of the West Los Angeles based public relations firm Carl Terzian Associates, will be presented with the Corporate Partnership Award at Jewish Vocational Services’ (JVS) 14th annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon on May 19th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, for his contribution to the art of networking. Larry Miller, president & CEO of Sit n’ Sleep, will receive the Corporate Leadership Award,

Valensi Rose, PLC Partner Michael Morris Interviewed on Big Media USA’s Expert …

Los Angeles, CA, May 3, 2011— Valensi Rose, PLC Partner Michael Morris was recently interviewed on the Experts and Leaders Network on Big Media USA, an Internet broadcasting company. Mr. Morris has blended his tax law expertise and a passion for music and entertainment into a practice that is quite unique. His practice areas include tax controversy, transactional matters, estate planning, music, entertainment and general business law. “Combining tax law

JVS’ 14TH Strictly Business Highlights Vital Need For Job Services

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2011--As Californians face major government cutbacks, including reductions in federal WorkForce Investment Act funding, JVS’ 14th Annual Strictly Business Luncheon will highlight the impact of non-profit JVS’ crucial free job programs and honor the leaders in the community who have stepped up to help. California Secretary of Labor Marty Morgenstern will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon, to take place on Thursday, May 19

Big Media USA Adds August Benefits, Inc. Internet Radio Show “Local Long Islan …

Los Angeles, CA, April 13, 2011—Internet broadcasting company Big Media USA recently added August Benefits, Inc.’s Internet radio show, “Local Long Island Leaders,” to its programs. August Benefits, Inc. is located in Huntington, New York and specializes in working with corporate and executive clients. “What is most exciting about our new program on Big Media USA,” said Todd Bellistri, the President & CEO of August Benefits, “is that we are

Valensi Rose PLC Attorney Bruce D. Sires to Speak at Beverly Hills Bar Associati …

Los Angeles, April 11, 2011 - Valensi Rose, PLC attorney Bruce D. Sires will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Association lunch seminar entitled "Child Actors - What's All The Fuss?: A Look at Current Laws and Regulations" on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The seminar will review and discuss the law governing the unique aspects of employing minors in the entertainment industry. It will address

ISSA of Los Angeles Holding Third Annual Information Security Summit on Protecti …

Los Angeles – April 5, 2011 -- The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) is holding its third annual Information Security Summit. The theme of this year’s Summit is The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business. The Summit will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:30 AM on the UCLA Campus and will be hosted by UCLA Extension. “There has been an explosive growth in

JVS Los Angeles Joins April Workforce Development Month To Show Vital Impact Of …

Los Angeles, April 5, 2011 - With the federal budget crisis threatening Workforce Investment Act Funding, the L.A. County Workforce Investment Board is launching an educational campaign this April to show the true impact that WorkSource and Career Centers have throughout California. The WorkSource Network serves over four million residents in 58 of the county’s 88 cities and 151 unincorporated areas. JVS operates three of these Centers, in Marina

Renowned Wedding and Event Planner, Wayne Gurnick Interviews Famous Dancer and …

Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 2011-Wayne Gurnick, a celebrated wedding and event planner and owner of Moments by Wayne Gurnick, recently interviewed Karina Smirnoff, a famous dancer and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ professional, on his channel “Wedding Words of Wisdomtm” heard on Internet broadcasting website, Big Media USA. Mr. Gurnick has extensive knowledge in event planning ranging from locations to décor, and possesses an equally important ability to manage budgets

National Survey Finds That Majority Of Chief Audit Executives Don’t Believe In …

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 30, 2011 – A new survey of more than 300 chief audit executives (CAEs) by Grant Thornton LLP finds that while nearly half believe that the shifting regulatory landscape poses the greatest threat to their company, a vast majority (88%) do not believe that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) should be repealed. Of those that believe SOX should be repealed, the cost of compliance is the main reason

Nearly One-Third Of Employers To Restore Matching Contributions In 2011

Los Angeles, March 17, 2011 – Despite high unemployment rates, signs of economic recovery are surfacing according to the 7th annual Retirement Plan Survey, conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Plan Sponsor Advisors LLC. After significant cutbacks in employer matching contributions over the past few years, 30 percent are planning to reinstate previously eliminated or reduced matching contributions during 2011. Forty two percent do not

JVS Raises Significant Funds for Job Programs at its 80th Anniversary Gala

Los Angeles, CA – February 25, 2011 – Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) raised nearly $840,000 for numerous job and career training programs to put Angelenos back to work at its 80th Anniversary Gala The Legacy Continues on January 29, 2011 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, where a total of 500 guests were in attendance. Keith Erickson, former L.A. Lakers, UCLA Bruins basketball star, and long-time CBS

Renowned Wedding and Event Planner Wayne Gurnick Interviews Fellow Experts on Bi …

Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2011 —Wayne Gurnick, celebrated wedding and event planner and owner of InOvations Events regularly interviews an array of fellow experts in the events management field on his channel “Wedding Words of Wisdom” heard on Big Media USA, an Internet broadcasting company. Mr. Gurnick has extensive knowledge in event planning ranging from locations to décor, and posses an equally important ability to manage budgets and

Valensi Rose, PLC Lawyers Receive 2011 California Super Lawyers Designation

Los Angeles, CA – February 15, 2011 - Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that five of its lawyers were named by Law and Politics Magazine and the Publishers of Los Angeles Magazine as "Super Lawyers" in Southern California for 2011. Only 5% of lawyers statewide receive this designation. The following attorneys were designated Super Lawyers in their individual practice areas: Philip S. Magaram for Estate Planning and

KJ Christopher Joins Grant Thornton LLP’s Los Angeles Office as a Tax Director

LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2011  KJ Christopher has joined the Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton LLP as a Tax Director. Christopher brings over 13 years of experience in the financial services and manufacturing industries, working with public and private, domestic and multi-national clients to identify planning opportunities within operations, merger and acquisition activities, and employee compensation and benefits issues. “KJ brings a solid skill set and expertise to

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Commends JVS' BankWorks™ Job Training Program

Los Angeles – February 10, 2011 - With the unemployment rate hovering above 12% in Los Angeles, Mayor Villaraigosa attended a graduation ceremony for 18 students of JVS’ BankWorks™ to help highlight an exemplary job training program that has prepared over 350 Angelenos to enter the workforce. Created by non-profit JVS, in partnership with local banks and the City of Los Angeles High Growth Financial Sector Initiative, the program is

11 Tips To Reduce Taxes Before April 15

Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 2011 — Tax season has arrived and the Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton LLP wants to remind California taxpayers that there are still plenty of things they can do to manage their tax bill and avoid filing hassles. “It’s unfortunate that so many people don’t think about their taxes at all until it’s time to fill out a return,” said Grant Thornton Tax Partner Don Dahl.

Former LA Lakers and UCLA Basketball Great Keith Erickson To Host JVS 80th Anniv …

Los Angeles, CA – January 18, 2011 - Keith Erickson, former L.A. Lakers and UCLA Bruins basketball star and sports broadcaster, will host the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) 80th Anniversary Gala on January 29, 2011 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. "We are honored that Keith will be hosting our event, said JVS CEO Vivian Seigel. "He brings a deep, personal understanding of the importance

JVS TO CELEBRATE 80 YEARS OF PUTTING ANGELENOS BACK TO WORK Former NBA Champion …

Los Angeles, CA – January 13, 2010 – Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) will be celebrating 80 years of putting Angelenos back to work at The Legacy Continues Gala on January 29, 2011 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Keith Erickson, former L.A. Lakers and UCLA Bruins basketball star and long-time CBS sports broadcaster, will host the event. The Honorary Event Chair is philanthropist Brindell Gottlieb.

Wedding and Event Planner Wayne Gurnick Interviews Fellow Experts on Big Media U …

Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 2011 —Wayne Gurnick, celebrated wedding and event planner and owner of InOvations Events regularly interviews an array of fellow experts in the events management field on his channel “Wedding Words of Wisdom” heard on Big Media USA, an Internet broadcasting company. Mr. Gurnick has extensive knowledge in event planning ranging from locations to décor, and posses an equally important ability to manage budgets and

Prominent Management Consultant Andrea Belz Launches New Book, “The McGraw Hil …

Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 2010- Andrea Belz, MBA, PhD, an advisor in technology and effective leadership is celebrating the release of her new book, “The McGraw Hill 36-Hour Course: Product Development” at 7 pm on December 10th at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California. Dr. Belz will be signing books and answering questions. “I am very excited for the book’s release,” said Dr. Belz. “Through my work with various organizations,

Grant Thornton LLP Business Optimism Index Up 4.6 Points From August As 43% Plan …

Los Angeles, Dec. 3, 2010 – U.S. business leaders are once again optimistic, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s most recent Business Optimism Index, based on a quarterly survey of U.S. business leaders. Nearly half (47%) believe the U.S. economy will improve in the next six months, compared with just 34% in August. The job outlook is also improved, with 43% saying that their company plans to increase staff in the

Valensi Rose, PLC Managing Partner Arlen Gunner Interviewed on Big Media USA’s …

Los Angeles, CA, November 17, 2010—Valensi Rose, PLC Managing Partner Arlen Gunner was recently interviewed on the Experts and Leaders Network on Big Media USA, an Internet broadcasting company. Valensi Rose, PLC, has been in business for almost 60 years, specializing in commercial transactions, tax and wealth planning, real estate, nonprofit, entertainment and corporate law. Mr. Gunner was named a 2009 “Super Lawyer” in the area of real estate

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