News & Publications

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Jun 17, 2022 Alana H. Rotter
VIRTUAL MCLE – Laying The Foundation For Appellate Success: Tips For Trust And Probate Litigators

On June 23, appellate lawyer Alana Rotter will present a virtual MCLE offering tips to avoid traps that can doom an appeal before it begins.  Topics will include: anticipating anti-SLAAP motions in proceedings to enforce a no-contest clause, creating a clear record, preserving evidentiary and

GMSR Again Ranked as a Top Law Firm for Appellate Litigation in California by Chambers and Partners USA

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland (GMSR) is proud to announce that Chambers and Partners USA, which bases its reports on legal industry and client feedback, continues to recognize GMSR for its excellence in appellate litigation. In the newly-published Chambers USA 2022, GMSR is, once again,

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Laying Foundation For Appellate Success In The Trial Court – Trusts & Estates Litigators

In case you missed GMSR partner Alana Rotter’s recent presentation on how trusts and estates litigators can lay foundation in the trial court for future appellate success, here are some key takeaways: Create a Clear Record Have a court reporter transcribe all significant proceedings If

Feb 01, 2022 Alana H. Rotter
Laying The Foundation For Appellate Success: Tips For T&E Litigators (BHBA on Zoom)

Don’t miss the upcoming February 15 CLE webinar—presented by GMSR partner Alana Rotter—to learn invaluable tips on how to avoid traps that can doom an appeal before it begins. Topics will include: creating a clear record, preserving evidentiary issues, navigating the statement of decision process,

Nine GMSR Lawyers Named California Super Lawyers

Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has recognized nine of its lawyers as top-rated appellate attorneys for 2022: Kent Richland, Marc Poster, Tim Coates, Robin Meadow, Bob Olson, Cindy Tobisman, Ted Xanders, Laurie Hepler, and Alana Rotter. “Super

GMSR Files Amicus Brief Defending Municipalities’ Efforts To Manage E-scooters

Supporting municipalities’ ability to collect electronic scooter data as part of regulating the urban landscape, GMSR prepared an amicus brief for the Open Mobility Foundation in Sanchez v. Los Angeles Department of Transportation.  Our brief provides case stories of municipalities’ successful use of tailored data

GMSR Appellate Lawyers Recognized By Best Lawyers And U.S. News & World Report

The peer-reviewed The Best Lawyers in America©, collectively with U.S. News & World Report, has ranked GMSR: A National Tier 1 firm for Appellate Practice, A National Tier 2 firm for Trusts & Estates Law, and A Los Angeles Tier 1 firm for Appellate Practice,

GMSR’s Alana Rotter Authors Article On Appellate Stays

Alana Rotter’s article Hitting the Pause Button: Stays Pending Appeal offers practical guidance on how to stay judgment enforcement pending appeal.  The article explains which types of orders and judgments are automatically stayed, options for obtaining a non-automatic stay, and the timing for getting a

Alana Rotter To Present On Anti-SLAPP Motions In Probate Litigation, At A September 13 LACBA Symposium

Anti-SLAPP motions are increasingly prevalent in probate litigation.  Join GMSR appellate attorney Alana Rotter at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section annual symposium on September 13, 2021, to learn more about how these motions work and how to respond to them.

Who We Serve

PUBLIC ENTITIES

Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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INSURERS

Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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BUSINESSES

GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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TRIAL COUNSEL

The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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INDIVIDUALS

GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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COMMUNITY PRO BONO

As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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