Attorney Joe Garin Awarded Prestigious Designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional

November 20, 2015 – Joe Garin, the Managing Partner of the Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. Las Vegas office, hasJoseph Garin high res successfully completed the extensive requirements of the Litigation Management Institute and has been awarded the prestigious designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Hosted at the Columbia Law School in New York City, this Institute is specifically designed to bridge the gap between legal theory and litigation strategy, and the business aspects of litigation management. Only 100 industry professionals are admitted every year to this Institute.

Garin is recognized throughout the United States as an expert in all areas of professional liability law including the defense of professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, director and officer claims, ethics, employment disputes and risk management. He frequently provides expert witness support in matters involving attorney liability and ethics, and he is regularly called upon by insurers and businesses of all sizes for counsel on how to manage risks and minimize litigation expenses. Throughout his career, Garin has defended more than 400 lawyers and law firms in Nevada, Michigan, Illinois, and Colorado. You can contact Joe by calling his office at 702-382-1500, or send an email to JGarin@lipsonneilson.com

About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in professional liability law, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA, and around the world. You can learn more by visiting www.lipsonneilson.com.

About CLM

The CLM promotes the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. To learn more, please contact Susan Wisbey-Smith, CLM Communications Manager by calling 847-317-9103, or send an email to susan.wisbey-smith@theclm.org.

 

Attorney Joe Garin Featured Speaker at State Bar of Nevada’s “Ethics Year in Review” Seminar

Joseph Garin high resNovember 20, 2015 – Joe Garin, Chair of the State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., was a featured speaker during the State Bar of Nevada’s annual “Ethics Year in Review” seminar held on November 19, 2015. This seminar provided attendees with three Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Garin discussed the ethical concerns pertaining to some very relevant topics in today’s legal industry including: lawyer blogs and advertising, medical marijuana, representation for individual v. organization, data privacy laws, working with third-party vendors, changing firms and law firm dissolution.

Garin maintains a national practice that focuses on the defense of professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, directors and officers claims, and risk management. Throughout his career, he has defended more than 400 lawyers and law firms across Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and Colorado. He regularly consults with insurers and businesses of all sizes to manage their risks and reduce litigation expenses.

About the Lipson Neilson Firm
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids. The firm is widely known for its excellence in professional liability law, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA, and around the world. You can learn more by visiting www.lipsonneilson.com.

Contact: Joe Garin
Phone: 702-382-1500
Email: JGarin@lipsonneilson.com

Lipson Neilson Adopts a Family for the Holidays

Adopt-A-Family-Banner-2012LNCSG is making a difference once again in a family’s life. Each year the firm adopts a family from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, the program connects families in need with generous individuals and organizations to provide food and gifts during the holiday season. Adopt-A-Family helps approximately 500 families each year and continues to make a difference.

http://chmfoundation.org/adopt-a-family/

 Lipson Neilson Law Firm Moves Phoenix Office to New Location

November 16, 2015 – The attorneys at Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. are excited to announce the move to their new location at 5343 N. 16th Street, Suite 140, Phoenix, Arizona 85016. This new location allows the firm to accommodate the growth in number of attorneys and clients since the firm originally opened an office in Phoenix this past March.The Lipson Neilson law firm is well-known for its successful track record in professional liability defense work, and real estate law. With offices in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Grand Rapids, and the firm’s headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the firm is capable to serve clients anywhere in the country. To learn more please visit lipsonneilson.com, or contact Dax Watson, Managing Partner of the Lipson Neilson Phoenix office by calling 602-626-8888 or email to DWatson@lipsonneilson.com.

COHABITATING – SENIORS SHOULD PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Michigan and most states prohibit common law marriages, there are a fair amount of unmarried seniors living together who can take steps to protect the rights of their partners.

If you have no spouse, your partner has no legal rights to your estate if you die without a Will or Trust that provides for them. It is not uncommon for those that have children from a prior marriage or relationship to provide the unmarried partner with certain assets or a certain portion of the estate or even the right to live in a property for a period of time (life estate) with the rest passing to the children.

If you want your partner to be able to act for you in financial matters if you become incapacitated, this should be not only addressed in the Trust but also in a financial Durable Power of Attorney. The same is true as it relates to health care decisions if you are unable to make your own decisions. The advantage of being unmarried is long term care costs come into play for your partner, none of your own assets are considered available. The down side of that is that while a spouse can receive a certain portion of a Medicaid applicants assets and income, where an unmarried partner has no such rights. What’s more, transfer of assets between you and your partner can make the transfer ineligible for Medicaid if the transfer is done within five years prior to application. Creating joint assets can cause other unintended tax complications.

To learn more please email Steve Malach at Smalach@lipsonneilson.com