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Laventhol & Horwath, the nation's seventh-largest accounting firm, may be dissolved or put into bankruptcy, with some of its offices--including its Orange County operation--forming independent partnerships or affiliating with other firms, partners said Monday. The firm, whose legal and financial troubles have mounted in recent months, declined to comment. But its 350 or so partners met over the weekend in Houston to decide the Philadelphia firm's fate.
February 1, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The conference room of Magic Johnson's Beverly Hills office is long and narrow. The most prominent images hang from one of the long walls, three photographs taken at Dodger Stadium. In one, Johnson smiles in the stands, all by himself. In another, Johnson smiles on the field, with his partners in ownership. The third offers a panoramic view of the ballpark. It is as if Johnson never played for that struggling pro basketball team across town — until he starts talking. Johnson won five championships with the Lakers, the last one in 1988.
July 21, 1987
The Los Angeles law firm of Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi went out of business Monday and a receiver was named to take over the 100-attorney firm, which had filed a petition in Superior Court for voluntary dissolution. John J. Quinn and several other partners announced last month that they were going to set up their own office, reportedly after a disagreement with another principal partner, Stuart L. Kadison, who wanted the 20-year-old firm to expand to compete with larger firms.
September 27, 1987 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
Former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon earned a sizable personal fortune and an even larger reputation as king of the leveraged buyout on Wall Street in the early 1980s. But these days his sights are set on a far greater, and potentially more lucrative, target--the Pacific Basin. At 59, Simon envisions himself as master of a vast international merchant bank reaching from headquarters in Los Angeles to the emerging profit centers of Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
March 30, 1987 | GARY LIBMAN
Pat Taylor remembers the stigma surrounding genital herpes when he discovered he had the disease 15 years ago. "It was almost impossible to talk about it," said the Anaheim engineer, 45, at a recent meeting of a herpes support group called Orange County HELP. "You could not find anybody educated enough to not be scared to death." But Taylor, who has been married twice and dated in between while he has had the disease, said that today, things are different.
December 30, 1987
Eight attorneys have become partners at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. They include: Claudia Carver, Kirk Pasich and Leigh P. Ryan, Los Angeles office; Michael A. Hodel and John J. McCauley, Orange County; Nancy N. Kennerly, West Los Angeles; William C. Bowers, New York, and Michael A. Wiegard, Washington.
August 19, 1992 | DONNA K.H. WALTERS
In a coup for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, the Los Angeles-based law firm on Tuesday said the entire intellectual property law group of Milgrim Thomajan & Lee has joined its staff. Leading the Milgrim Thomajan group are name partners Roger M. Milgrim and Albert T. Lee. Along with Milgrim and Lee, 10 other partners and 10 associates of Milgrim Thomajan will be joining Paul, Hastings' New York offices. Among the new Paul, Hastings partners are Charles B.
February 9, 1985 | JAMES S. GRANELLI and JOHN NEEDHAM, Times Staff Writers
A man accused of handling more than 100 criminal cases while posing as a lawyer headed a "phantom" Santa Ana firm that included the names of three other men who either are not lawyers or who are dead, the State Bar of California said Friday.
December 6, 1987 | COLMAN ANDREWS
385 North is no more. The big, contemporary-style restaurant on N. La Cienega Boulevard, which opened with great fanfare in February of 1984, has turned into Rosalie's--a Southern California branch (or rather reinterpretation) of the popular San Francisco restaurant of the same name. Rosalie's will be operated by Bill Belloli, with Rick O'Connell (who is a woman) as executive chef, both of whom serve the same functions at the Bay Area original.
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