Bird Marella Secures Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Against Embattled Developer Mohamed Hadid

Bird Marella prevailed in the highly-publicized trial against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid regarding the hillside mansion in Bel Air he illegally constructed. After years of hard-fought litigation, Bird Marella obtained orders to fully demolish the home (after first securing partial demolition), won a multimillion-dollar award in damages at trial, and defeated Hadid’s ...

Bird Marella Wins Complete Victory in $100M JAMS Arbitration for California Bank

Bird Marella attorneys Ekwan Rhow and Kate Shin successfully defended a prominent California-based bank in a JAMS arbitration case, defeating $100 million in alleged liabilities. The plaintiffs had alleged various fraud and contract claims and sought compensatory and punitive damages. After a three-week arbitration and multiple rounds of briefing, the ...

Bird Marella Showcases Top-Tier Legal Talent with 19 Attorneys Named Among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America®

Bird Marella is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by U.S. News. Nearly half of the firm’s entire roster of attorneys have been recognized and selected by their peers as outstanding attorneys in their respective areas of expertise.   The Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition)  Terry W. Bird  ...

Benjamin Gluck Quoted in Daily Journal Article on FBI’s Return of Seized Property to U.S. Private Vaults Deposit Box Owners

In light of his recent victory in the U.S. Private Vaults case, principal Benjamin Gluck was quoted in the Daily Journal in support of the Institute for Justice’s efforts in retrieving their client’s property from the well-publicized FBI seizure in Beverly Hills.   Gluck continues to advocate for his clients and individuals affected by the unconstitutional search and seizure at the private vault service. With almost 30 individual clients affected by ...

Bird Marella Protects Client’s Constitutional Rights in the U.S. Private Vaults Debacle

Bird Marella achieved a significant victory against the U.S. Government, protecting a client’s Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights. This matter represents just one of the victims in the highly-publicized U.S. Private Vaults seizure, where government agents seized hundreds of safe deposit boxes from customers of a private vault service.   Since the raid in March 2021, Bird Marella has sought to prevent the government from interfering with the property rights of box holders for whom ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Timothy B. Yoo Named in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List”

For a fourth consecutive year, Benchmark Litigation has named Bird Marella principals Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk and Timothy B. Yoo to its “40 & Under Hot List.” The list recognizes litigation attorneys, 40 years old (or younger), who are regarded as the nation’s most accomplished legal practitioners.    Age aside, Benchmark Litigation uses this opportunity to highlight ...

Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk Honored as Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

Principal Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk will be honored as the Next Generation Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association (CCBA). She will be awarded at the organization’s 53rd Annual Installation Banquet Awards Ceremony held on September 2, 2021.   Out of over four thousand attorneys in Century City, Van Dyk is recognized for “not only as being among the most accomplished ...