Bird Marella Wins Appeal in Dispute Over Ownership of GM Franchise

Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Thomas Freeman prevailed on appeal on behalf of the former owner of a General Motors dealership who was sued by the purchaser of his business. The dealership’s new owner sued for damages after assuming day-to-day management of the business claiming that it failed because of ...

Bird Marella Named Among the “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For”

Bird Marella is honored to be named among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 list of Most Admired Law Firms. The publication recognized the organization as one of the top law firms to work for in Los Angeles. It also noted that Bird Marella is a standout in creating a ...

Bird Marella Secures Mistrial in Defense of Backpage.com Executive

In an abrupt end to a trial expected to last three months, Bird Marella won a mistrial in the highly-publicized Backpage.com federal jury trial. On September 14, 2021, U.S. District Judge Brnovich granted the defense motion that the prosecutors had presented irrelevant and inflammatory testimony in violation of her prior ...

Gary Lincenberg Named a Top 100 Lawyer for Third Year in a Row 

For the third consecutive year, principal Gary Lincenberg has been recognized among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. Each year, the publication profiles a selective list of the top attorneys in the state who have made extraordinary contributions to the law and society. The publication highlights Lincenberg’s busy ...

Bird Marella Obtains Dismissal of a Legal Malpractice Claim Against a National Law Firm

On September 10, 2021, Bird Marella principals Paul Chan and Sharon Mayer obtained a complete dismissal in arbitration of a legal malpractice case against a national law firm.    The claimant had alleged that the firm had a conflict of interest and was negligent in representing him in an underlying action involving his ownership of a national restaurant franchise. The underlying action settled at mediation with ...

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 ...