Archives for 2010

Lang, Richert & Patch Works With Fresno Community Food Bank

Lang, Richert & Patch employees and family members volunteered their time at the Fresno Community Food Bank on November 20, 2010 to assist the Community Food Bank in reaching its goal of making 40,000 Holiday Meal Boxes for those in need this holiday season. The employees and their family members joined other Fresno County Bar Association members in supporting the Fresno County Young Lawyer’s Second Annual Fresno Community Food Bank Volunteer Day. The event was a huge success with many … [Read more...]

Lang, Richert & Patch Awarded The Wiley W. Manuel Award For Pro Bono Legal Services

In 1989, the California State Bar established the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. The award was established to honor the memory of Honorable Wiley W. Manuel, a distinguished Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1977 until his death in 1981. The award is presented to attorneys who provide a minimum of 50 hours in pro bono services in one year. Ana de Alba was bestowed this honor at the Central California Legal Services' 2010 Champions of Justice Fall Reception … [Read more...]

Lang, Richert & Patch Attorneys Volunteer at the Central Valley Veterans Stand Down 2010

Managing Partner and Construction Attorney, Mark L. Creede, Employment Law Specialist, Charles T. Taylor, and Commercial and Business Transactions Attorney, Victoria J. Salisch provided voluntary legal services to our local veterans at this year’s Central Valley Veterans Stand Down which took place September 22nd through 24th. The purpose of Operation Stand Down is to assist disadvantaged veterans who are having difficult times. The goal is to assist veterans who are homeless turn their lives … [Read more...]

Lang, Richert & Patch Signs On To Central Valley Pro Bono Challenge

On October 6, 2010,  California Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ronald George, launched the Central Valley Pro Bono Challenge. The Challenge is a collaboration between Central California Legal Services ("CCLS"), Public Interest Clearinghouse ("PIC"), and Pro Bono Net. Ana de Alba, Pro Bono Coordinator at Lang, Richert & Patch, worked closely with CCLS and PIC in an effort to implement the Challenge which encourages participating attorneys and firms to provide anywhere from 10 to 50 pro bono … [Read more...]

Fresno Attorneys receive 2010 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to recognize its 2010 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Every year, the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics puts together a listing of outstanding lawyers in more than seventy practice areas. These attorneys are recognized for their uncompromising work and professional achievement. Only upon being nominated by their peers and evaluated by an independent source in a multi-phase process, do attorneys qualify for Super Lawyer honors. Top up-and-coming … [Read more...]

Peer Education provided by René Lastreto II

Lang, Richert & Patch shareholder and creditor's rights attorney Rene Lastreto II has been and will be a faculty member in four separate lawyer education conferences this spring, summer and fall. On May 17, Mr. Lastreto was a faculty member for the National Business Institute's "Negotiating Real Estate Loans and Workout Options" session at the Piccadilly Hotel in Fresno. Mr. Lastreto was also a faculty member along with two other practitioners and two prominent Bankruptcy Judges at the … [Read more...]

Client Conversations, the Role of the Donor Advisor

Lanier Thomas, head of the firm’s Wealth Management team, presented “Client Conversations, the Role of the Donor Advisor,” to the Deans and Associate Deans of the various colleges at California State University, Fresno.  The talk focused on communication skills and techniques designed to help donors clarify their passions and purpose in giving.  Topics included basics of planned giving strategies and the current thinking from the planned giving community on strategic philanthropy. … [Read more...]

Lang Richert & Patch Leads Central Valley Law Firms in Growing Green.

It started with a simple decision to switch from buying bottled water to installing a filtered water system. Today Lang, Richert and Patch has adopted a series of environmentally friendly policies that led it to become the first private law firm based in the Central Valley to be recognized by the ABA as a Partner in their Climate Challenge program. “We have learned that going green today can mean saving green” said partner, Robert Patch II.  Lang, Richert and Patch has shown that you can … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba Joins Newly Formed State Bar Committee

Ana de Alba has joined the newly formed State Bar of California Pro Bono Coordinating Committee ("PBCC"). PBCC is a joint project of the California Commission on Access to Justice and the State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. PBCC's mission is to encourage, facilitate, and coordinate pro bono efforts throughout the state by: developing and maintaining communications between PBCC and other pro bono related entities; providing a forum for identifying gaps in, and … [Read more...]