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Diana Aizman featured on Fox News Channel

W2W Los Angeles member Diana Aizman featured on Fox News discussing a ruling which allows for the retrial of convicted murderer Shayna Hubers.

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Diana Aizman featured on Fox News Channel

W2W Los Angeles member Diana Aizman featured on Fox News discussing arrest of Valerie Fowler.

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Four W2W Members Nominated for 2015 Trusted Advisors Award

Diana Aizman, Nicole Kamm, Sona Tatiyants, and Sherry Wallen were each honored as nominees for the 2015 San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Trusted Advisors Award! Congrats, all!

Click here to see the full list of nominees.


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17 W2W Members Recognized as 2015 Rising Stars

Super Lawyers Magazine recognized 17 W2W members as 2015 Rising Stars: Ayda Akalin, Diana Aizman, Rebecca Goldfarb, Janet Gusdorff, Nicole Kamm, Yi Sun Kim, Ramit Mizrahi, Vanessa Nellis, Jessica Olmon, Rose Pondel, Emily Robinson, Kala Sarvaiya, Michele Seltzer, Jessica Shofler, Katy Spillers, Sona Tatiyants, Lisa Pierson Weinberger.

This year’s list of Top 100 Rising Stars included Ramit Mizrahi, Vanessa Nellis and Katy Spillers. Mentioned in the Top 50 Women Rising Stars were Ramit Mizrahi, Vanessa Nellis, Jessica Shofler, Katy Spillers and Sona Tatiyants. Congratulations to all!


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Free Bereavement Group with Lori Oberman

W2W Westlake member Lori Oberman is running a bereavement group for people that have lost a parent. The group meets 9:30am at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. It is free to the community and you do not need to be a member of the Temple.

For more information, contact Lori at 818-754-4676.


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The More Money for College Conference at UCLA with Nancy Paul

W2W Westlake member Nancy Paul will lead The More Money for College Conference at UCLA, a one-day event on January 31st, 2015. Learn how to save thousands (or more) and give your student the best advantages for success in college and in life. This event is perfect for parents or grandparents of an 8th-11th grader.

Click here to register and learn more.


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Blog Post: Paid Sick Leave Now Required by Law

By Nicole Kamm

On Wednesday, Sept. 10th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the paid sick leave bill (Assembly Bill 1522) into law. This means that, effective July 1, 2015, California employers, regardless of size, must provide most employees paid sick leave. Eligible employees will be entitled to at least three paid sick leave days per year.

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Nicole Kamm elected to SFVBA Board of Trustees

W2W co-founder Nicole Kamm was recently elected to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees.

Congrats, Nicole!


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Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs Awarded a Trusted Advisor Award

W2W member Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs (CEO of Quantum Insurance Services) won a 2014 San Fernando Valley Business Journal Trusted Advisor Award.

Way to go, Jennifer!


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Speaking Engagement: Mommy’s Night Out

W2W member Lisa Pierson Weinberger will be speaking about the ins and outs of hiring a nanny at Mommy’s Night Out on Oct. 2 in Santa Monica. The event benefits Stop the Silence, a non-profit that works to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide.

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Press Alert: Rose Pondel in DailyWorth

W2W member Rose Pondel of The Family Formation Law Center was recently quoted in the DailyWorth article “The Cost of Conceiving on Your Own”.

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New Book by Nancy Paul

W2W Westlake member Nancy Paul (of Three Wishes Scholarships) recently released The Little Book About Scholarships, available now on Kindle!

Click here to buy the book!


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Five W2W Members Nominated for Trusted Advisors Award

Congratulations to all five W2W members (Nicole Kamm, Yi Sun Kim, Amy Cohen, Diana Aizman, Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs) who were nominated for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2014 Trusted Advisors Award. We’re so proud of you!

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Video Alert: Why Mediate a Divorce?

W2W co-founder Vanessa Soto Nellis discusses the two primary reasons for choosing divorce mediation.

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Blog Post: What Happens To Your Online Life After Death?

By Heather Antoine

From social media to paperless billing, and all of those archived emails, a growing part of our lives is stored on our computers or on a server somewhere. But, what happens to all of these accounts after death?

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“Road Map to College Cash” with Westlake Member Nancy Paul

The Road Map to College Cash, a four-week virtual class starting July 9, will teach you the exact step-by-step formula that scholarship strategist Nancy Paul uses to find as much as $200,000 (not including merit aid from colleges) in private merit scholarship opportunities for each of her private clients.

Click here for more information.


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Rori Ridley Honored As Woman of the Year Nominee

W2W Westlake member Rori Ridley was honored on May 8, 2014 by the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce as a nominee for Woman of the Year for her volunteer work in the community.

Congrats, Rori!


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Seminar: “Rough Seas or Smooth Sailing”

W2W co-founder Vanessa Nellis will speak at a seminar on July 10th at Lewitt Hackman. The topic is helping people navigate the legal and financial waters of a subsequent marriage.

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Six W2W Members Named 2014 Rising Stars

W2W members Ayda Akalin, Janet Gusdorff, Nicole Kamm, Jessica Olmon, Emily Robinson and Sona Tatiyants were named as 2014 Top Young Attorneys in Southern California on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Congratulations!

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W2W’s Newest Chapter: Westlake

We are excited to announce the official launch of our Westlake Chapter! Welcome to our newest members — we look forward to getting to know you.

Click here to view the Westlake profiles.


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Speaking Engagement: “Build Your Baby’s Safety Net: Life Insurance and Estate Planning”

W2W members Sona Tatiyants and Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs will be teaching a class at The Pump Station on May 29th (Hollywood location) and June 4th (Santa Monica location) at 6:30PM. Sona and Jennifer will lay out exactly how to protect your children correctly, and how to find the best value when doing so. The class aims to provide an easy roadmap to getting this important thing done, even though it is no fun to think about!

Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds go to The Pump Station. Click here to learn more and register for the class.


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Three Members Nominated for Women Making a Difference Awards!

Congratulations to three of our W2W members — Vanessa Soto Nellis, Sona Tatiyants, and Jessica Olmon — who were all nominated for 2014 Los Angeles Business Journal Women Making a Difference Awards!

Click here for more information and to view the full list of nominees.


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Blog Post: Data Breaches Aren’t Just for For-Profits

By Jessica Shofler

What does the data breach that happened at Target last year have to do with your nonprofit? You may remember that the breach enabled access to the credit and debit accounts of 40 million Target shoppers.

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Blog Post: Bridging the Pay GAP

By Nicole Kamm

Last week, GAP announced it would be increasing its minimum wage to $9 in 2014 and $10 in 2015 for employees nationwide. In its press release, GAP’s Chairman and CEO, Glenn Murphy, stated the clothing company “did this because it is right for our company and right for our people.”

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Speaking Engagement: California Employment Law Update for HR.com

On March 27-28, W2W co-founder Nicole Kamm will present a seminar on California employment law to help employers stay abreast of the latest changes and minimize the risk of employee and governing agency claims.

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Workshop: “A Divorce Attorney’s Guide to a Happy Marriage”

W2W member Emily Robinson is putting together a workshop to help newly engaged or married couples learn how to prevent the most common relationship pitfalls before they start. The one-hour workshop will identify six of the most common reasons for marital strife and how to avoid them.

Interested parties should contact Emily at 818-998-555. Dates/times for the workshops are still to be announced.

Click here to view the flyer.


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Speaking Engagement: “Estate Planning From a Mom’s Perspective”

W2W members Sona Tatiyants and Jennifer Burham-Grubbs will lead a discussion on Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30pm at the Pump Station in Hollywood. Sona will focus her part of the workshop on addressing estate planning needs from a young family’s perspective. Jennifer will help demystify the process of obtaining life insurance and teach how to get the best value for your dollar out of a policy.

Click here for more information. To register, call (323) 469.5300.


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Speaking Engagement: “1st Annual Empowerment Conference”

W2W member Jessica Olmon will speak on the Legal & Finance panel at the 1st Annual Empowerment Conference on Saturday, March 15th in Santa Monica. Other topics at the conference include entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, health and wellness, social media and more.

Click here to register.


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Lewitt Hackman named Best Family Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently listed Lewitt Hackman as one of the Best Law Firms 2014 in the Los Angeles metro area. The firm was recognized for Family Law, a department of W2W member Vanessa Soto Nellis.

Congratulations, Vanessa!


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Divorce Seminar

If you are going through a divorce, you have a choice! Want to know more about your divorce options? W2W member Emily Robinson will lead an informational session on Saturday, September 21 at 9am about meeting your legal, financial, emotional, family, personal and business needs NOW!

The meeting will be held at:
North Hollywood Church of Religious Science,
6161 Whitsett Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91606


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Speaking Engagement: MomAngeles Fair

W2W members Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs, Sona Tatiyants and Lisa Pierson Weinberger will speak at the MomAngeles Fair, a job fair and conference for moms, on Thursday, October 3rd at the Double Tree in Culver City.

Click here for more details and to buy tickets.


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Speaking Engagement: “Estate Planning From a Mom’s Perspective”

W2W members Sona Tatiyants and Jennifer Burnham-Grubbs have two upcoming talks at the Pump Station on August 21st at 7pm in Santa Monica and August 28th at 6:30pm in Hollywood. The class dishes out the nitty-gritty on trusts, wills, guardian nominations, life insurance, and much more.

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W2W Members Named Top Attorneys

W2W members Nicole Kamm, Vanessa Soto Nellis, Sona Tatiyants, Jessica Olmon, Katy Spillers, Lisa Pierson Weinberger, Sarah Christian, Ayda Akalin, and Jessica Shofler, who have been recognized as 2013 Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine and will be featured in the fifth annual Top Attorney issue that hits newsstands in early September. This annual award is the result of an online balloting process of attorneys, and the results are used by readers seeking the top legal experts throughout the Los Angeles area.

Congratulations to our members!


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Sona Tatiyants Named One of The Top Women Attorneys

Los Angeles Magazine named W2W member Sona Tatiyants one of The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, 2013.

Congratulations, Sona!


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TV Appearance: Rose Pondel on “Good Morning America”

W2W member Rose Pondel was featured in a segment on “Good Morning America” discussing how the fear of older women’s drop in fertility may be overblown.

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Seminar: Taking Your Start-Up Business to the Next Level

W2W members Nicole Kamm and Jessica Olmon will speak at a collaborative seminar, “Taking Your Start-Up Business to the Next Level” on JULY 10, 2013 from 11am-1pm at Lewitt Hackman.

Click here to download the flyer for the event.


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Speaking Engagement: Managing Inconsistent Income

Kristin Edmonds will present on the topic “Managing Inconsistent Income” for the Women in Film (WIF) organization on JULY 15th from 7-9pm. The session will focus on budgeting, segregating costs for maximum tax efficiency, building a safety net and investing for both the short and long-term.

Click here for more information on the event.


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Vanessa Soto Nellis: Trial Update

Vanessa Soto Nellis just completed a trial in which she prevented the other side from presenting evidence they previously withheld. Due to the unreasonable positions taken throughout the divorce case by the other side, Vanessa obtained sanctions of $15,000.


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Speaking Engagement: “Bridging the Gap”

Dr. Francine Lederer will be a guest expert at “Bridging the Gap”, a seven week program for women who are divorcing or separated. The series begins June 18 and Francine will speak about transition and the decision-making process on June 25.

Click here for more information on the event.


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W2W Members Named Top Young Attorneys

W2W members Nicole Kamm, Emily Robinson, Katy Spillers, Sona Tatiyants and Lisa Pierson Weinberger were named as Top Young Attorneys in Southern California on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Congratulations!

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Speaking Engagement: “Back to Work After Baby”

Lisa Pierson Weinberger has two speaking engagements at the Santa Monica Pump Station on May 24, 2013 and June 7, 2013.

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Women Making a Difference Award Nominations

We are pleased to announce that four W2WLA members — Nicole Kamm,Vanessa Soto Nellis, Sona Tatiyants, and Jessica Shofler — were nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal Women Making a Difference Awards.

Click here for a full list of nominees.


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Blog Post: Social Media and the Workplace

By Nicole Kamm

In the first holding of its kind, an Oklahoma court ruled a former employee’s Facebook posts did not violate non-solicitation agreement with prior employer.

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San Fernando Valley Women in Business Award Nominations

Vanessa Soto Nellis and Emily Robinson have been named San Fernando Valley Women in Business award nominees.

Congrats, Vanessa and Emily!


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Recent Honors for Nicole Kamm

Co-founder Nicole Kamm was recognized for several honors in the last year:

  • AVVO Rating 10.0 (Top Employment Attorney)
  • Top Women Attorneys in Employment Law, Los Angeles Magazine’s Super Lawyers edition (2012)
  • Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine (2012)

Congrats, Nicole!


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Speaking Engagement: “Leave Nothing to Chance: Understanding California’s Leave Laws”

Nicole Kamm will speak at the PIHRA 2013 Annual Mid-Year Legal Update on
JUNE 6 (Woodland Hills Country Club), JUNE 13 (Courtyard by Marriott Riverside), and JUNE 19 (Olympic Collection).

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Employers: New Posting Requirement & Expanded FMLA Regs

Publication by Nicole Kamm

Marking the 20th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued new FMLA regulations on FEBRUARY 6, 2013.

Click here to read more.


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Non-Profit Leadership Series: A What You Need to Know Seminar for Non-Profit Leaders & Managers

Jessica Shofler will speak on APRIL 23, 2013 at the “Non-Profit Leadership Series” Program, A What You Need to Know Seminar for Non-Profit Leaders & Managers at The Olympic Collection.

Contact Jessica Shofler for more information.