February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

2018 started off pretty rough. I attended back to back funerals for a close friend and family. Two weeks later my father passed away. I’m very grateful for your love, support and condolences during this difficult time.

Death is a painful reminder of life’s fleeting nature. YOLO (You only live once), so live it well. I share my affirmations with you, which I shared with my dad the last time I saw him: live and learn, live to learn, live to give, live to love and be loved, live to laugh, live to lead, live to forgive, live with a grateful and positive attitude, the right priorities, discipline, integrity and passion. My dad’s favorite karaoke song was My Way by Frank Sinatra. Here’s to you dad: you certainly lived life your way. Farewell and rest in peace..


Abigail Signature
Abigail A. Zelenski
Shareholder |Managing Counsel


The Philippine American Bar Association ("PABA") is holding its 32nd Annual Installation and Awards Gala on March 14, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown LA. The Gala will feature keynote speaker California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, who co-authored "A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law;" a menu of Filipino flavors; and special performances.

Go to philippineamericanbar.org for more information or feel free to contact JLG attorney, Abigail Zelenski, who sits on the Board of Governors at 818-630-7280.

New "Ban the Box" Law, Effective 1/1/18, Prohibits Employers From Asking About Criminal History Prior to Conditional Offers of Employment

The California Fair Chance Act, also called "Ban the Box," went into effect on January 1, 2018. The new law applies to employers who employ 5 or more employees, and, in part, (1) prohibits employers from asking applicants about arrest records on employment applications; (2) prohibits employers from asking applicants about criminal convictions prior to making a conditional offer of employment; and (3) prohibits employers from considering, distributing, or disseminating information about prior arrests not leading to convictions when conducting background checks.

Please review California Government Code section 12952 for further information or contact one of the attorneys at JLG.

Preferred Vendor: Movoto Real Estate


We are excited to announce that Alexandra Tieu is now the Head Area Broker for Movoto Real Estate in Los Angeles.

Movoto Real Estate is the second largest online real estate brokerage in the US and the only one licensed in all 50 states. With over 100 million people searching for homes annually on Movoto.com, a network of over 3,500 partner real estate agents and 30,000 properties sold, Movoto is one of the most influential on-line real estate platforms in the United States.

Should you need real estate services, contact Alex directly at 323-819-2539.


JLG Shareholder Retreat Wine Tasting in Napa, CA


JLG Shareholder Retreat at French Laundry

JLG Successfully Confirms Another Chapter 11 Plan

JLG successfully confirmed a chapter 11 reorganization plan for a client with over $2 million in debts, including $1 million in judgment liens. The chapter 11 plan allowed the client to keep valuable real estate assets while paying his creditors over time. Less than 40% of individual chapter 11 cases result in a confirmed plan. JLG has a success rate of over 90%.

2018 CAALA Gala


Mike and Alex

With Mike Alder

With Mike Alder

Plaintiff Trial Academy classmates

President Mike Arias

Plaintiff Trial Academy classmates and incoming president Mike Arias

Uncle Art Luna with John Luna and friends

Remembering Uncle Art Luna with John Luna and friends

Oakwood Sister

Oakwood Sister Visit

Sisters Forever

Sisters Forever!