• Posts by Geoffrey M. Gold
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    Geoffrey M. Gold is a Partner in the Litigation, Real Estate and Land Use Departments.

    Geoff is a trial lawyer specializing in business and real estate mattersClients appreciate Geoff’s ability and proven track record in ...

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Partner, Ervin Cohen & Jessup

The financial elder abuse and fraud cases playing out in court right now surrounding Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee trace back to state laws enacted many years ago like the California Elder Abuse Act, designed to protect those over 65. However, many lawyers remain unfamiliar with them.

Here are 11 pointers on the California Elder Abuse Act for practitioners who may encounter financial elder abuse — the most common and fastest growing form of elder abuse.

First: The act contains a unilateral attorney’s fee and costs provision. If an abused elder prevails ...

Posted in The Real Dirt

An angry client calls: "I have been sued." But this time, there is absolutely no basis in law or fact for the lawsuit.

The client asks: "Can I get the case dismissed and recover my attorney's fees against the lawyer and opposing party who sued me?"

I might answer that being sued is like having a wedding. You pay a lot and get involved in a very protracted, expensive affair, which may not end well even under the best of circumstances. On top of the pain and rigors of litigation, do you really want to pursue an action for malicious prosecution against your adversary after prevailing to try to win back ...

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