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Stein Wins Family Law Trial — Jan 2014

Jonathan won a trial before the Indio Family Law Court.  Jonathan represented the wife, who had been making substantial alimony payments and runs a property management company claimed as community property.  Before trial, Jonathan obtained a separate judgment against the

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Law Offices of Jonathan Stein Blocks Foreclosure In $10-million Lender Liability Lawsuit

2013 construction picture  Jonathan represented a homeowner who was building his dream house on Newport Coast when the FDIC took over the construction lender.  Its successor, One West Bank, sought over $10 million in principal and interest, even though only $6.2 million

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Stein Represents Activists Seeking To Close Santa Monica Airport

Jonathan represents Venice Environmental Alliance, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, in a larger dispute between City of Santa Monica and Federal Aviation Agency filed in Central District Court for California in October 2013.  VEA has an extensive membership among residents

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US $50 Million Financing For Licogi 16 Joint Stock Company, Vietnam.

Jonathan has been retained as US counsel to assist one of Vietnam’s foremost domestic real estate developers to secure financing from North America for a 600,000-ft mixed use development in Hanoi New City, the new governmental center for this high-growth

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Jonathan completes a 6-month assignment restructuring a series of 7-figure Idaho real estate investment

Jonathan completes a 6-month assignment restructuring a series of 7-figure Idaho real estate investments for a leading director in the movie industry. The representation spanned work by the stunt coordinator on two of the largest budgeted film productions in history. Client phone

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Jonathan wins an appeal to the California Second Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing a high-six-figure judgment against his client

Jonathan wins an appeal to the California Second Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing a high-six-figure judgment against his client. Upon remand, Jonathan gains the trial court’s approval to switch the case to another trial judge.

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7-figure settlement of the claims of 660 gaming and non-gaming personnel

Jonathan represented and settled this federal class action in the Middle District of Florida USDC on maritime claims against Fortress Investments, a large private equity company and SunCruz, the largest “cruise to nowhere” casino company in the USA. The settling defendant

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Two Business Trials in 2012

Jonathan spent over four weeks in trial during 2012. The first trial involved the personal liability of Tribal Councilmen who allegedly defrauded creditors of an Indian Tribe. The second trial was a contract dispute on behalf of one of Hollywood’s leading directors.

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Intellectual Property and Employment Matters in Germany, Holland, Ohio, Virginia and Massachusetts.

Jonathan represents a well-known Massachusetts technologist in a fast-moving series of transactions surrounding the $450 million sale of one of Ohio’s largest companies. Jonathan negotiated a spider’s web of intellectual property rights, personal employment contracts, and IP agreements, allowing the technologist

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