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August 21, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The managing partner and two associate lawyers at the Irvine office of the Kindel & Anderson law firm resigned Wednesday to take jobs with the Costa Mesa office of a large Los Angeles firm, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Two other lawyers from Kindel & Anderson left on the same day to take other jobs, leaving the office with five lawyers and no one designated to take the helm, said William Yerkes, a partner in Kindel's Los Angeles headquarters.
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July 30, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
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July 30, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
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April 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James A. Kindel, 93, a leading tax lawyer in Southern California and co-founder of the firm Kindel & Anderson, died March 29 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kindel, a Hollywood native who grew up in Pasadena where his father owned an auto firm, graduated from UCLA and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He later passed the exam to become a certified public accountant. His areas of interest were tax law and trust/estate planning.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1991
Law firm Kindel & Anderson, Los Angeles, has tapped Godfrey Isaac, one of the city's better-known trial lawyers, to be the new head of its litigation department. Isaac, who joined the 92-lawyer firm in 1987, will direct a staff of 32 attorneys that has become Kindel & Anderson's most significant department. The 66-year-old attorney is perhaps best known for his involvement in wrongful termination lawsuits.
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May 3, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Citing differences over business style and growth, the 25 attorneys in the Newport Beach branch of Kindel & Anderson have left the Los Angeles law firm and formed their own law office. The new firm of Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener & Wilhelm will service more than 10,000 clients out of the same MacArthur Boulevard office that the group occupied as Kindel & Anderson. Kindel & Anderson, meantime, has opened a new branch a block away and staffed it with six of its 55 remaining lawyers.
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April 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James A. Kindel, 93, a leading tax lawyer in Southern California and co-founder of the firm Kindel & Anderson, died March 29 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kindel, a Hollywood native who grew up in Pasadena where his father owned an auto firm, graduated from UCLA and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He later passed the exam to become a certified public accountant. His areas of interest were tax law and trust/estate planning.
REAL ESTATE
December 13, 1987
The law firm of Kindel & Anderson has signed a lease valued at more than $60 million to occupy about 100,000 square feet of office space in Shuwa Investments Corp.'s Arco Plaza. Kindel & Anderson, which also serves as Shuwa's general counsel, has been a tenant in the building since it opened in 1971. The new lease will nearly double the size of its existing space and lasts for more than 20 years.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1986
Gerard C. Bastiaanse has rejoined the Newport Beach law office of Los Angeles-based Kindel & Anderson as a partner. Bastiaanse, 50, who had been with the firm for 16 years, was part of the 25-lawyer Newport Beach office that split off in April to form a new firm. The Newport Beach resident, who practices general corporate law, is Kindel & Anderson's only full-time partner in the Orange County office, though seven other partners work partial weeks in the county.
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August 21, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The managing partner and two associate lawyers at the Irvine office of the Kindel & Anderson law firm resigned Wednesday to take jobs with the Costa Mesa office of a large Los Angeles firm, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Two other lawyers from Kindel & Anderson left on the same day to take other jobs, leaving the office with five lawyers and no one designated to take the helm, said William Yerkes, a partner in Kindel's Los Angeles headquarters.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1991
Law firm Kindel & Anderson, Los Angeles, has tapped Godfrey Isaac, one of the city's better-known trial lawyers, to be the new head of its litigation department. Isaac, who joined the 92-lawyer firm in 1987, will direct a staff of 32 attorneys that has become Kindel & Anderson's most significant department. The 66-year-old attorney is perhaps best known for his involvement in wrongful termination lawsuits.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Citing differences over business style and growth, the 25 attorneys in the Newport Beach branch of Kindel & Anderson have left the Los Angeles law firm and formed their own law office. The new firm of Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener & Wilhelm will service more than 10,000 clients out of the same MacArthur Boulevard office that the group occupied as Kindel & Anderson. Kindel & Anderson, meantime, has opened a new branch a block away and staffed it with six of its 55 remaining lawyers.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1992
Glenn D. Dassoff has joined the Orange County office of the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker as a partner. Previously, he was managing partner of Kindel & Anderson's Orange County office, where he also headed the litigation department and served on the executive and compensation committees.
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June 11, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum has announced its corporate sponsors for 1996. The sponsors are Coopers & Lybrand, Ernst & Young LLP, Wells Fargo Bank, GTE California, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Technology MarketForce, Kindel & Anderson and Capital Relations Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum educates and assists technology-oriented entrepreneurs in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as they start and expand their companies.
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