Here we note references to our firm in the press as well as activities of our professional staff. In addition to working in our own practice areas, we participate in the activities of many organizations connected to both the legal profession and our larger local communities, reflecting our broad engagement and commitment.

GCA In The News

Valerie Wagner and E. David Marks were named to the Northern California list of Super Lawyers for 2016.

David Marks, a member of the Firm’s litigation and real estate groups, was approved on May 14, 2015  as a Northern California Mediator to be on the California Association of Real Estate Mediation Panel.  As a panel mediator for the C.A.R. Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers, David will be available to serve as a mediator in a wide range of real estate disputes.

Benefits, Compensation and ERISA partner Ami Givon has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, in the Weekend Investor section several times. In the article “Tax Court Slaps Down IRAs Holding ‘Alternative Assets’” appearing on May 17, 2013, he is quoted extensively. In the February 2, 2013 edition, he is quoted in the article “Is that a Condo in your IRA?” In the March 2, 2012 edition, his comments are in the article “IRAs Get Sexier.”

In the Silicon Valley Business Journal Book of Lists 2013 ranking of law firms by number of full-time attorneys based in Silicon Valley, GCA ranks 35th.

GCA’s Employment Law Practice Group appears as number 8 among Employment Law firms in Silicon Valley, as ranked in the Silicon Valley Business Journal Book of Lists 2013.

New Attorney

GCA is pleased to announce that Ron Katz has joined us as Of Counsel in the Litigation Group in January 2017.

Speaking Engagements

Litigation partner E. David Marks regularly presents seminars to professionals in the real estate industry. In May 2013 he is speaking on “Insurance Coverage and Contracts” to the Western Construction Consultants Association (“WestCon”) meeting in Berkeley, CA. In February 2013 he presented seminars entitled “Disclosures, Advertisements and Other Pitfalls in Sales Transactions” and “Issues with New Construction” to residential real estate agents in local Coldwell Banker offices.

Elizabeth Roth and Barbara Tanzillo have made several training presentations to clients on Sexual Harassment, in compliance with California’s now mandated interactive training and education for supervisory employees regarding sexual harassment (CA Government Code section 12950.1).

Community Activities

Corporate partner Clifford S. Robbins was recently appointed to a second term as a Commissioner on the City of San Mateo Park and Recreation Commission. He also is an elected member of the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee where he serves on the executive board.

On January 10, 2012, Litigation partner Robert W. Luckinbill was appointed by the Santa Clara City Council to be a Commissioner on the city’s Historical & Landmarks Commission. His term runs through June 30, 2015.