We are a full service labor law firm serving the needs of its labor organization and labor-management trust fund clients from its offices in Encino, California. With more than eighty (80) different local unions and trust funds throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada as regular clients of the firm, we have grown to become a recognized leader in the highly specialized fields of Union-side labor and employment benefits law. The firm’s mission has always been to serve the cause of working people with quality, innovative legal representation.
For almost three decades, our firm has consistently provided quality legal counsel to our clients: labor organizations, labor-management trust funds, and their members throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. Through the efforts of our Partners and Associates, we have grown into one of the most experienced, well-respected Union-side labor law firms in the country, with expertise in all areas of labor and employment law, and employee benefits.
The firm was originally founded in 1985 with the goal of serving the cause of working people through quality, innovative legal representation. Originally located in the heart of the old union hiring hall district in downtown Los Angeles at Union Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, the firm began with a base of more than thirty local unions and Taft-Hartley Trust Funds. In 1988, with the migration of labor organizations away from the downtown area and into the suburbs surrounding Los Angeles, the firm moved from downtown to the San Fernando Valley, where our offices are still maintained.
The firm now enjoys a widely varied client base, including locals of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Food and Commercial Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & Service Techs, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association, and Office & Professional Employees International Union. Our ERISA practice has expanded to include the Airconditioning and Refrigeration Industry Joint Trust Funds, Heat and Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Health and Welfare Fund, Motion Picture Industry Health, Pension, and Individual Account Plans, Santa Monica UNITE HERE Health Benefit Trust, Southern California, Arizona, Colorado & Southern Nevada Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glass Workers Trust Funds, Southern California Plastering Institute Trust Funds, Southern California Soft Drink Industry and Teamsters Health and Welfare Trust Fund, Teamsters and Food Employers Security Trust Fund, Teamsters Miscellaneous Security Trust Fund, Teamsters Multi Benefit Trust Fund, Teamsters Local Union No. 572 Retirement Benefit Plan, Teamsters Sanitation Industry Trust Fund, UFCW Allied Trades Trust and Western Labor Alliance Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Our firm continues to grow as we are joined by dedicated and talented attorneys who share our commitment to the representation of labor unions and labor-management trust funds.