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Arthur Chinski represents private and public companies and management in all areas of employment and labor law in a broad spectrum of industries. He has appeared in federal and state courts and before governmental agencies throughout the United States. Mr. Chinski has been active in Buchalter’s administration and at differing times has been Chair of Buchalter’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, a Member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the firm’s Co-General Counsel for Labor and Employment legal issues. He is currently Co-Chair of the firm’s Hospitality, Food and Beverage Practice and represents a number of national private and public restaurant chains and food and beverage related companies and businesses. His practice includes Wage and Hour Class Action defense litigation and litigating and giving advice in the prevention and/or the defense of discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, OSHA, and harassment and retaliation claims, claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act, and other employment related legal claims. He also represents businesses in collective bargaining and matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Practice Areas: Labor & Employment, Class Actions, Wage & Hour Organizations:
1000 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1500 Los Angeles, California 90017-1730
Bruno Katz maintains a diverse business litigation practice that includes labor and employment, professional liability, corporate litigation and complex, multi-party litigation. Bruno represents a wide variety of clients, including hospitality companies, insurance brokers and agents, real estate agents, utility companies, attorneys, transportation companies and pharmaceutical/home health care companies. Bruno is a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, currently serving as the Military Justice Practice Director for the Judge Advocate General for Reserve Affairs and Operations and Assistant Force Judge Advocate for Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command. While he was serving as Commanding Officer of the NR Legal Service Office Northwest, that unit was awarded the 2010 Rear Admiral Gilbert Cup as the best Navy reserve legal unit in the country. Bruno also served four years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Bruno believes in resolving cases quickly. He partners with his clients to understand the facts and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each case, advancing to trial only when it is mutually agreed that this represents the best approach. He moves proactively to put the plaintiff on the defensive, always respecting his client’s bottom line.
401 West A Street Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101
Clarence Belnavis is a partner in Fisher & Phillips’ Portland and Seattle offices. He is a trial attorney with a primary emphasis in employment litigation, including disability, racial and gender discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge. He also represents employers in wage and hour claims, employment class actions, and traditional labor matters. Clarence also has significant experience counseling clients with respect to labor and employment matters, including disability and return to work issues, employee handbooks, termination procedures and litigation avoidance. Clarence routinely provides client training and speeches to industry groups regarding current and developing employment law issues in Washington and Oregon. Practice Areas: Labor & Employment, Hospitality, Healthcare, Labor Relations, Automotive Dealership Organizations:
111 SW Fifth Avenue Suite 4040 Portland, Oregon 97204
Greg Duff founded and chairs the firm’s national Hospitality, Travel and Tourism group.
1191 Second Avenue 18th Floor Seattle, WA 98101-2939
HANS G. POLAK received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1980, his J.D. from Boston University in 1984, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1987.
1300 Mount Kemble Avenue, P.O. Box 2075 Morristown, NJ 07962-2075
Jay Blount represents hotel owners, brand operators, and third-party managers. The core of his practice is negotiating hotel and resort management agreements and accompanying joint venture agreements when the operator is investing in the project. He also represents buyers and sellers of hotels. When representing buyers, Jay and other Eckert Seamans team members advise on all aspects of the acquisition, including real estate matters, management and franchise agreements, and loan documents and related agreements, such as comfort letters and manager non-disturbance agreements. He regularly represents owners and operators in projects located outside of the United States. Practice Areas: Business Counseling, Hospitality Organizations:
600 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Marc H. Perry is a Principal in Firm’s Casualty Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Hospitality Practice Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer. and has successfully represented members of the hospitality industry and health care industry in litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Perry has tried and litigated complex premises liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of the hospitality and health care industries, including claims for slip/trip and fall, criminal conduct of third parties on the premises, negligent security and bed bug claims.
One Oxford Centre 301 Grant Street Suite 3010 Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Mark Ricciardi is the founding and managing partner of the Las Vegas Fisher & Phillips’ office. He has been advising and representing hotels, casinos, financial institutions, manufacturers, government agencies, and other large and small businesses in labor and employment matters in Las Vegas since 1987. Mark is considered one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Southern Nevada, and a leading authority in Nevada on wage and hour law. Mark also has successfully tried jury and bench trials in wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, age discrimination, national origin discrimination, and wage and hour claims. He has also litigated unfair labor practice charges and union election objections before the National Labor Relations Board. Mark has conducted supervisory training in the areas of discrimination and harassment awareness, union avoidance, and employment law compliance. Mark has written numerous articles on labor and employment law topics including an article on the administrative exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act that was published in the American Bar Association’s Labor Lawyer. Mark taught labor economics as adjunct professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and he is a frequent speaker for the Southern Nevada Human Resource Association, trade associations, and other […]
300 S. Fourth Street Suite 1500 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101