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Eve Brackmann Joins the ICSC Shopping Center Law & Strategy Journal Editorial Board

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that partner Eve Brackmann has joined the Editorial Board of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Shopping Center Law & Strategy Journal. The ICSC Shopping Center Law and Strategy Journal is the legal journal for retail real estate and published quarterly. The electronic newsletter offers practical advice as well as scholarly analysis for shopping center professionals—from creative solutions to tough[…]

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The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Employee Arbitration Agreements

Stuart Kane partner Shane Criqui published the article “The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Employee Arbitration Agreements” in the December 4, 2017 issue of the Orange County Business Journal. “The most obvious benefit of arbitration is that it allows an employer to avoid the cost and uncertainty of a jury trial. There is no jury in arbitration. Instead, a neutral (generally a retired judge or an experienced attorney) is[…]

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Stuart Kane Ranked in Orange County 2018 Best Law Firms List

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce it has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2018 in the following practice areas in Orange County: Employment Law Management, Labor & Employment Litigation and Real Estate Law. The 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings showcase top firms recognized by clients and peers for continuing to deliver professional excellence and optimal quality. The rankings indicate a unique combination[…]

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Shane Criqui Joins OCBF Board of Directors

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that partner Shane P. Criqui has been nominated and approved as a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF). This impressive 40-plus member board is comprised of many of Orange County’s top legal professionals and business leaders. Mr. Criqui previously served for several years on the Associate Board of Directors for the OCBF. The OCBF is[…]

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Bruce May Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Labor and Employment Litigation in Orange County

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce partner Bruce May was named the 2018 Labor and Employment Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Orange County by Best Lawyers®. Mr. May was also listed in the practice area of Employment Law Management. Bruce May has specialized in employment law for 38 years. Mr. May provides expert counseling to employers of all sizes on day-to-day personnel issues, with an emphasis[…]

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Five Stuart Kane Partners Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that five partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America 2018:

  • Bruce Stuart: Real Estate Law
  • Robert Kane: Employment Law – Management
  • Bruce May: Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Donald Hamman: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Eve Brackmann: Litigation – Real Estate

Partner Bruce May was also named the 2018 Labor and[…]

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Stuart Kane Partner Eve Brackmann To Present at OCBA Young Lawyers Division “Bridging the Gap” Seminar

Stuart Kane LLP partner Eve Brackmann will serve as a panelist on two presentations for the “Bridging the Gap” annual seminar, being hosted by the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), the OCBA Young Lawyers Division, and the Daily Journal on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA. Ms. Brackmann will co-present both the Business Law seminar and the Landlord-Tenant seminar. The purpose of the seminars, which have[…]

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Stuart Kane Partner Javier Gutierrez Participates at ULI NEXT Roundtable Discussion

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Javier F. Gutierrez served as co-moderator at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Orange County and Inland Empire members-only roundtable event in Newport Beach on May 16, 2017. Roundtable participants shared about their experience in the areas of capital markets, workplace innovation, land development and multi-family housing development. Gutierrez had the opportunity to co-moderate the roundtable discussion regarding

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Stuart Kane Supports 2nd Annual Orange County Real Estate Luncheon

Stuart Kane LLP is proud to be one of the platinum sponsors of the 2nd Annual Orange County Real Estate Luncheon being held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Hotel Irvine in Irvine, CA. In partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF), the event will benefit the health, education, and employment of Orange County veterans through OCCF’s OC Veterans Initiative.  Last year’s event raised $580,000 to help Orange County[…]

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Stuart Kane Sponsors 2017 ADL Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Awards Dinner

Stuart Kane LLP is proud to sponsor the Anti-Defamation League’s 2017 Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Awards Dinner, being held Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. This year’s recipients of the prestigious award, named in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Marcus M. Kaufman, are Andra Greene, Michael Ray and Gary Singer. The Marcus M. Kaufman Jurisprudence Award is presented to exemplary attorneys who have[…]

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Stuart Kane Partners Contribute Again to the Annual World Bank Doing Business Report

Stuart Kane contributed for the third year in a row to the Real Property section of the recently published World Bank Doing Business report. In its 14th year of publication, this year’s annual report was titled Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All. Stuart Kane partners Eve Brackmann, Don Hamman, Javier Gutierrez, and Robert Wallace, and real estate paralegal Paula Allegra, provided[…]

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Bruce May and Shane Criqui Present OCTANe 2017 Employment Law Update

On February 15, 2017, OCTANe will host – Employment Law Update 2017: A Workshop for Management. Stuart Kane LLP employment law partners Bruce May and Shane Criqui will present a lively and informative overview of the new legal requirements for employers in California. Topics will include:

  • Salary Requirements for Exemption from Overtime
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Marijuana in the Workplace
  • New limits on Criminal Background Checks
  • More changes in California’s

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Wage and Hour Pitfalls: What California Employers Need To Know in 2017

California employers face significant regulatory burdens, not the least of which is the California Labor Code. Non-compliance with the Code can result in significant damages and penalties for employers. Californiaʼs detailed wage and hour laws regulate minimum wage and overtime, equal pay, and paystubs, among other things. While certain statutory violations may seem trivial, they may nonetheless result in significant liability. This is especially true given the increasing use of[…]

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Stuart Kane Partner Eve Brackmann Accepted to Banyard Inn of Court

Stuart Kane LLP is pleased to announce that partner Eve A. Brackmann has been accepted into the Banyard Inn of Court at the Barrister level. The Banyard Inn of Court is the Orange County organization affiliated with the American Inns of Court, and membership is by recommendation only. Named in honor of Judge Robert Banyard, the Inn’s mission is to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the[…]

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Javier Gutierrez Chosen for ULI 40 Under 40 Award

Stuart Kane partner, Javier F. Gutierrez, was named one of Urban Land magazine’s “40 Under 40” award recipients. The annual award given to 40 of the world’s best and brightest real estate professionals has become increasingly competitive. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) members considered over 400 finalists from those nominated for the award before determining the top professionals. Mr. Gutierrez received the Emergent Leadership Award for Professional Services[…]

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