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2013 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces that more than half of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. These outstanding attorneys are selected using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations and third party research. During this process, Super Lawyers evaluates candidates based upon twelve indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection of these attorneys is a reflection of Lang, Richert … [Read more...]

Putting Justice To Work: The Workers’ Rights Clinic

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center recently asked Ana de Alba to share her story for their 2013 Putting Justice To Work: The Workers' Rights Clinic Newsletter. For over six months, Ana worked closely with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Central California Legal Services, and the Consulate of Mexico to establish a first of its kind workers' rights clinic in Fresno. The Clinic launched in April 2012 and has helped numerous low wage workers with a myriad of employment issues. … [Read more...]

A Cause for Paws

Members of the Lang, Richert & Patch family and the general community came together on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, to assist in the building of a dog park at Animal Compassion Team of California's Fresno location. Numerous plants, trees, shrubs, benches, and tables were placed throughout the property. The park provides a natural outdoor environment where people interested in adopting a pet from this no-kill shelter can spend time interacting with the candidates before bringing one home. Mark L. … [Read more...]

2013 Frank H. Lang Scholarship To UC Hastings Law Student Joy Siu

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to announce Joy Siu as the winner of the 2013 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually and based solely on merit, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00. Ms. Siu is currently a first-year law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (c/o 2015). She grew up in Stockton, California, until age 16, when she moved to Plano, Texas to further her career as a competitive figure skater. While in Texas, she completed her undergraduate … [Read more...]

Dog Park Build Event Supporting the Animal Compassion Team (“ACT”) on Saturday, May 18, 2013

Julie Butler has always loved animals. As a senior civil litigation paralegal with 25 years of experience, Julie has provided legal support in over 35 jury trials involving issues in business litigation, personal injury, elder abuse, family law, and railroad law, among other areas. Her dedication to the law is second only to her dedication as a mother of five children and six pets, including three dogs, two birds, and one fish. As a member of Lang, Richert & Patch’s 2013 Community Service … [Read more...]

“Save A Life” Community Service Project a Success

As a kick-off to Lang, Richert & Patch’s ("LRP") quarterly community service projects for 2013, the firm’s staff and attorneys hit the pavement selling Kids’ Day newspapers in Northwest Fresno on March 5, 2013. The firm sold hundreds of newspapers, proceeds of which go directly to support Children’s Hospital Central California, the second largest pediatric hospital in the state and the only pediatric specialty hospital in the Central Valley. Additionally, the partnership LRP formed with … [Read more...]

“Saving a Life,” Lang, Richert & Patch Supports Kids’ Day 2013

Join Lang, Richert & Patch in Saving a Life supporting Kids' Day 2013 with Children's Hospital Central California, Central California Blood Center & Fig Garden Village on March, 5, 2013. Children’s causes have always been near and dear to Rebecca Percy’s heart. Naturally, when she was given the opportunity to develop a project as a member of Lang, Richert & Patch’s 2013 Community Service Project (“CSP”) Committee, she decided to center it around supporting Children’s Hospital Central … [Read more...]

Lang, Richert & Patch is Accepting Applications for the Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship 2013

Lang, Richert & Patch is happy to announce the establishment of the Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00 towards payment of law school tuition. The scholarship is awarded solely on merit, not need. The firm’s published philosophy, adopted over ten years ago, states, “We place the interests of our clients before our own, represent clients within the law, and avoid even the appearance of impropriety in every engagement.” The firm’s training … [Read more...]

William T. McLaughlin II has become a shareholder at Lang, Richert & Patch.

Lang, Richert & Patch proudly announces William T. McLaughlin II has become a shareholder of the law firm. Mr. McLaughlin has over 25 years of experience representing clients in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. He graduated magna cum laude from California Baptist College, and earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1984. He is dual-board certified in Civil Pretrial Practice and Civil Trial … [Read more...]

A Comparison of Avoiding Powers Under California Business Liquidation Strategies

by René Lastreto II1 and Michael J. Gomez2 Those that deal with a troubled business on the verge of liquidation must be aware of the risks. Most are aware that payment of “old” invoices or accounts just prior to filing a bankruptcy may result in preference liability for the business that has collected on the “old” account. But there are other options available to a liquidating business under California law. Two of those non-bankruptcy options are Assignments for Benefit of Creditors and … [Read more...]