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Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser Named to Billboard’s 2020 “Top Music Lawyers”

The firm would like to congratulate Howard Weitzman and Larry Iser for being selected to Billboard’s prestigious “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2020. Billboard highlighted Weitzman’s work with Michael Jackson’s estate and his representation of clients including Justin Bieber, Ivan Reitman, and Chuck Lorre. The publication noted Larry’s representation of producer/songwriters Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman in their action against Lizzo over credit and royalties for her single “Truth Hurts.” Billboard also mentions that Larry obtained a dismissal... Read the full article

Aaron Liskin Appointed to Youth Emerging Stronger Board of Directors

The firm is pleased to announce that partner Aaron Liskin was recently appointed to the Youth Emerging Stronger (YES) Board of Directors. YES serves local 12-24 year old youth who are experiencing homelessness, and offers them educational and enrichment programs and services to teach independent living skills. YES provides necessary resources for those at risk to lead productive lives.   To read YES' press release announcing Aaron's appointment, click here.... Read the full article

Five KWIKA Attorneys Named to Variety’s 2020 “Legal Impact Report”

The firm is pleased to note that partners Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Michael Kump, Shawn Holley, and Suann MacIsaac were selected for inclusion in Variety’s coveted “Legal Impact Report” for 2020. Read the full article

Mike Kump Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” List

The firm is pleased to announce that Mike Kump has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” for 2020. Read the full article

Greg Aldisert Quoted in The Real Deal

Greg Aldisert was recently quoted in Matthew Blake and Sasha Jones’ The Real Deal article “For LA’s malls, lawsuits could be the next crisis.” The piece talks about malls reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the likelihood of lawsuits being filed as a result. Aldisert discusses who will be targeted by the potential lawsuits. "'Local government generally has some level of immunity protection, unless there is intentional malfeasance,' said Greg Aldisert, an attorney at Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump and Aldisert. The target of a potential lawsuit from a customer ... Read the full article

Jonathan Steinsapir Speaks to Billboard on Concert Venues and COVID-19 Liability

Jon Steinsapir was recently quoted in Claudia Rosenbaum’s Billboard article “Concert Venues Are Reopening Across America. Could Lawsuits Follow?” Read the full article

Four from KWIKA named Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” and make “Up-and-Coming″ lists for 2020

KWIKA is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys were named Southern California “Rising Stars” for 2020 by Super Lawyers magazine and were named on the “Top 100” list. Read the full article

KWIKA Prevails as Appeals Court Hands Michael Jackson Estate Huge Win

The Estate of Michael Jackson, represented by KWIKA’s Howard Weitzman, Jonathan Steinsapir and Zachary Elsea scored a total victory in Quincy Jones v. MJJ Productions, Inc. when an appeals court reversed a $9.4 million 2017 verdict regarding royalties from Michael Jackson projects, including This Is It and rejecting every single argument Jones pressed on appeal. Read the full article

Seiden v. Bernstein Named one of “California’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2019”

Dale Kinsella and Amber Melius' victory in Seiden v. Bernstein was named one of California's top verdicts of 2019 by Top Verdict magazine. Read the full article

Prestigious Chambers USA 2020 Guide Recognizes KWIKA and Attorneys Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, and Kump

Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, and four of its founding partners—Dale Kinsella, Howard Weitzman, Larry Iser and Michael Kump—have been recognized by the prestigious ranking organization, Chambers, as among the top law firms and legal practitioners in the country in the field of Media and Entertainment Litigation. The Chambers Guides are considered the most authoritative in the legal profession due to a rigorous peer-review process involving over 150 full-time editors and researchers. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now ... Read the full article