• Investigative Work Resolves Tabloid-Worthy Litigation in Blue Shield’s Favor

    Health insurance executives aren’t usually front-page tabloid news, but when Blue Shield of California was facing $14 million in liability after terminating its jet-setting chief technology officer, Aaron Kaufman, it turned to Manatt to rewrite the headlines in its favor. The inciting incident...

  • L-3 Communications Appellate Victory Moves Bid-Rigging Case Forward

    Vindicating a client’s rights sometimes requires multiple appellate court trips to answer difficult questions before the facts can come out. While building a bid-rigging conspiracy case against a government contractor, Manatt did exactly that. A resounding win in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth...

  • Consumer Product Class Action Blocked With Refund Check for $95

    Beverage manufacturers like Supple LLC typically sell millions of cans and bottles to millions of consumers every year. All it would take is one unhappy but highly motivated customer to put the company out of business. When the plaintiff, a purchaser of a single shipment of Supple beverages, tried...

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  • Client establishes family limited partnership

    Manatt represented a client in establishing a family limited partnership for descendants with minimal gift tax cost.

  • Assisting aerospace family with tax, estate and business succession planning

    Manatt is representing two siblings, the owners of an aerospace company in Southern California, advising them in both estate planning and business succession planning. This engagement also involves tax planning and preparing the company for an anticipated liquidity event.

  • Restructuring vineyard and foundation

    Manatt advised our client in restructuring her complex affairs into a business-like framework. Our client owns a large piece of property on which she operates both a vineyard and a foundation. Manatt assisted in structuring her private assets and her vineyard as well as putting into place the...

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