Friday March 3, 2017
8:45 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Program #1
Vexatious Litigants
Procedures to control vexatious litigation in receivership cases. Discussion of options including pre-filing orders and contempt motions.
Producer:
Ron Oliner, Esq., Partner – Duane Morris LLP
Speakers:
Lori Bluett, Principal – Bluett and Associates, Inc.
Kevin Singer, President – Receivership Specialists Inc

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Program #2
Receivers in Family Law: Protecting Community Assets
Divorces are usually destructive, not only emotionally, but also in effecting the frequently-vindictive disintegration or concealment of family wealth. When emotions are so inflamed, Courts can confer no greater benefit than to appoint a neutral receiver and arm him or her with the legal power to gather, protect and preserve community assets. This Panel addresses the return of hidden or transferred community property under various scenarios, the processes for bringing actions to effectuate same before the Family Court, and the preservation and operation of those assets.
Speakers:
Honorable Mark S. Millard – Orange County Superior Court
Edythe L. Bronston Esq.– BronstonColeman Professional Services LLP
Thomas Henry Coleman Esq. – BronstonColeman Professional Services LLP
David J. Pasternak Esq., President – Pasternak & Pasternak, A Law Corporation

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Program #3
Receivership for Hospitality Properties
Hotels and restaurants are not merely commercial real estate, they are operating businesses incorporating hundreds of other details not found in office, retail, multi-family and other type properties, which depend on monthly lease or rental income. Some of the issues we will cover include franchise relationships, employees, laundry operations, shuttle vehicles, group bookings and conventions, liquor service and licensing and the “PIP” (Product Improvement Plan). Hotels are also often owned by one entity, franchised under a name brand, and operated by yet a third entity.
Producer:
William J. Hoffman Esq., CEO – Trigild Inc
Speakers:
Robert Kaplan, Partner – Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Fernando Landa, Partner – CGS3
Richard Ormond, Partner – Buchalter Nemer APC

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Program #4
Taxation Issues for Receivers
We will provide a basic review of a receiver’s responsibility for filing income tax returns, then focus on issues pertaining to settlement/closing agreements with taxing authorities. We will include a discussion of DOJ Tax Division Directive 137 dealing with tax claims versus recovery by defrauded investors/victims.
Producer:
Dominic LoBuglio, CPA – LoBuglio & Sigman CPAs
Speakers:
David M. Agler, J.D., LL.M –Crowe Horwath LLP
Kenton Johnson,EVP & Member – Robb Evans & Associates LLC
Sue Tomlinson,Tax Partner, CPA, MST – Crowe Horwath LLP

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Luncheon with Hosted Table Topic Discussions
Industry experts will host lunch tables to continue the conversations on a variety of topics Participate at two table topics or stay at the same table. Interested in hosting a table? Contact Terri with your topic idea.
Producer:
Terri L. Riker, Lee Ventures Realty Inc

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
General Session #1
Uniform Law Act, Part #1
Our experts will articulate the purpose, legal and practical effects of the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receiverships Act, adopted by the national Uniform Law Commission in 2015. The panel will include the Chairman of the Uniform Law Commission Committee which committed three years to draft the Act. The panel will compare and contrast the Act with existing California law, identify components potentially providing clarity and consistency of application of receivership law by our courts, and will describe the legislative and operational benefits to receivers and their counsel in the course of their practices.
Producer:
Richard Weissman, Esq. – Richard Weissman Inc
Speakers:
Thomas S. Hemmendinger – Brennan Recupero Cascione Scungio & McAllister LLP
Kay S. Kress, Esq., Partner – Pepper Hamilton LLP

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
General Session #1
Uniform Law Act, Part #2
The conversation continues exploring the cause and effect, and the un-intended consequences of the act as drafted. Part 2 will allow time for the panelists to field audience questions.
Producer:
Richard Weissman, Esq. – Richard Weissman Inc
Speakers:
Thomas S. Hemmendinger – Brennan Recupero Cascione Scungio & McAllister LLP
Bruce E. Mitchell (Comm. Ret.) – ADR Services Inc.
Benjamin R. King, Esq – Loeb & Loeb LLP

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Program #5
Tips and Tactics from Appointment to Final Account
Experienced receivers and counsel share tips and tactics, ranging from traditional and basic to unique and off the wall, applicable to equity, rents and profits, and regulatory receiverships. Anticipate a lively discussion with audience input.
Producer:
Alan M. Mirman Esq., Partner – Mirman Bubman & Nahmias LLP
Speakers:
Ryan C. Baker – Mosier & Company Inc
Terri L. Riker, President – Lee Ventures Realty Inc
David P. Stapleton, President – The Stapleton Group

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:45 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Program #6
Health & Safety and Unfair Business Practice Receiverships: The Future of Enforcement Remedies for Public Agencies
Exploring public agency’s increasing use of health and safety and unfair business practice receivership remedies to abate residential, commercial and business blight. Emphasis will be placed on the unique nature of appointments from public agencies including press and public relation management; dealing with enforcement agency title encumbrances; utilizing local agency and social service resources; cost and fee recovery management and other best practices & pitfalls when dealing with public agency appointments.
Producer:
Dean J. Pucci Esq. – Law Offices of Jones & Mayer
Speakers:
Hon. David S. Cohn – Superior Court of CA, County of San Bernardino
Eric P. Beatty – S-B Asset Partners LP
Conal McNamara – Director of Community Development, City of Whittier

8:45 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Program #7
Post-Judgment Receiverships
When to move for a post-judgment receivership? What do judges think of them and know of them? How to successfully manage one? The panelists—judge, receiver and attorney—will discuss these and other topics, including current cases and trends in post-judgment receivership cases.
Producer:
Eric S. Pezold Esq. – Snell & Wilmer LLP
Speakers:
Honorable Mark Borenstein, Los Angeles Superior Court
Taylor B. Grant – CalRER
Brett H. Ramsaur – Ramsaur Law Office

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
General Session #2
Marijuana Receiverships – Let’s get high on information and explore the new frontier of marijuana law and receiverships
25 states have passed legalized Medical Marijuana laws and by the time this conference takes place we predict that four more states will have passed legalized recreational marijuana laws – including California. Come inhale the information with us and learn about this new and expanding area of law and receiverships including growing to dispensaries to events.
Producer:
Kevin Singer, a.k.a Cannabis Court Receiver – Receivership Specialists Inc
Speakers:
Kayvan Abselet, CPA – A. Stengel, Abselet & Company
Robert T. Hoban, Esq., Managing Partner – Hoban Law Group
Scott Yahraus, Operations Manager – Receivership Specialists Inc

12:00 pm
Symposium Adjourned