Edwin W. Weinberg Joins Sills Cummis New York Office

Sunday, February 1, 2004 - 00:00



Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. has announced that Edwin W. Weinberg has joined its Real Estate Practice Group as a member of the firm and will be resident in the New York Office.

Mr. Weinberg started his career at Skadden Arps in New York City and most recently was a partner in his own New York City practice. He has focused on sophisticated commercial real estate and has worked on complex real estate transactions throughout the United States.

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Two Sills Cummis attorneys recently were asked to join two distinguished panels, one at CityBar in New York and the other on a tele-seminar sponsored by American Law Firm Association International.

Lawrence S. Horn spoke at the CityBar Center for CLE in a seminar that focused on the current state of the law in the area of privileges, focusing primarily on the attorney-client privilege, Fifth Amendment privilege, attorney-client work product doctrine, corporate privileges and waivers of privileges.The program discussed the new United States Department of Justice Guidelines with respect to privileges in the corporate context and related ethical issues as well as the act of production privilege, work product protection and potential sanctions for improper assertions of privilege. The program also examined the assertion of privilege with respect to tax and accounting issues post-Enron and the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act upon the attorney-client relationship.

Jeffrey J. Greenbaum joined a group of ALFA's premier trial lawyers in providing a primer on class action litigation viatele-seminar. Mr. Greenbaum focused specifically on new legislative and rule change development. He closely analyzed the proposed Class Action Fairness Act, which may be enacted within the next month, and its potential impact on current class action practice.He also discussed the extensive changes to Federal Rule 23 (the class action rule) which became effective on December 1.