OCBA Family Law Section - The Sanchez Decision & its Effect on Family Law Litigation

  • Aug 16, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS, Eileen E. Landau, CFLS and Emily C. Vogt are attending the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting “The Sanchez Decision and its Effect on Family Law Litigation” by Hon. Lon F. Hurwitz and Hon, Michael J. Naughton. 

Orange County Bar Association - Happy Lawyering

  • Aug 15, 2017

Associate, Emily C. Vogt is attending Orange County Bar Association’s presentation on Happy Lawyering, How to Reap the Rewards of a Successful Law Practice Without Developing Unhealthy Habits Along the Way.

Project SELF Intern

Project SELF Intern

  • Aug 4, 2017

A big Thank You to our Project SELF intern, Crystal Soto.  We are very proud of her accomplishments and she will be missed when she leaves. 

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Series, Part 2

  • Jun 26, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS, Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS, Wayne L. Jones and Emily C. Vogt will be attending the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Orange County Series Part 2.

Calculating and Litigating Tracing Issues” Understand the ever-changing, complex rules of tracing separate property contributions to community property and community property contributions to separate property from a Certified Family Law Specialist, an esteemed judicial officer, and a forensic. 

HSLG sponsor at PLC Volunteer for Justice Annual Dinner

HSLG sponsor at PLC Volunteer for Justice Annual Dinner

  • Jun 21, 2017

Hittelman Strunk Law Group was a proud sponsor at the Public Law Center Volunteer for Justice Annual Dinner on June 19th.

The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County’s pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents. Founded in 1981, PLC’s 30 staff members work with over 1,600 Orange County lawyers, paralegals, law students and other volunteers annually to provide free civil legal services, including: counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.

http://www.publiclawcenter.org/about/

12th Annual Ryan’s Reach Charity Golf Tournament

12th Annual Ryan’s Reach Charity Golf Tournament

  • Jun 20, 2017

HSLG was a proud sponsor at yesterday’s 12th Annual Ryan’s Reach Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by Aitken Aitken Cohn.  Benefiting Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury.

Ryan's Reach Foundation, provides scholarships for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI's), who cannot afford the therapy needed to recover from an accident.

https://www.ryansreach.com/

The Sanchez Decision and its Effect on Family Law Litigation

  • Jun 8, 2017

On June 9, 2017, Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS, Wayne L. Jones, Cynthia A. Underwood, and Emily C. Vogt will be attending the Orange County Women Lawyers Association presentation on The Sanchez Decision and its Effect on Family Law Litigation.

Emily C. Vogt volunteers with OCPA Community Outreach Committee at Irvine Animal Care Center

Emily C. Vogt volunteers with OCPA Community Outreach Committee at Irvine Animal Care Center

  • Jun 5, 2017

On Saturday, June 4, 2017, Emily C. Vogt volunteered with the OCBA Community Outreach Committee at the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Super Pet Adoption Event.

The Irvine Animal Care Center's mission is to find homes for as many pets as possible, to spread awareness of shelters and homeless animals, and to highlight the importance of spaying and neutering pets.    

Thank you to all who attended, supported, and participated at the 11th annual Super Pet Adoption Event. 

            5,500 visitors attended

            275 animals were adopted

            700 hours of volunteer service

            35 animal rescue groups participated

            $44,000 was raised to support adoptable pets 

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS presents at OCHBA and OCBA 34th Annual Travel Seminar

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS presents at OCHBA and OCBA 34th Annual Travel Seminar

  • May 30, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS and Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS attended the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County and Orange County Bar Association’s 34th Annual Travel Seminar in Los Cabos, Mexico this past weekend, where Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS presented on “Civility and Ethics, Why Civility Matters.”

HSLG sponsoring the Inaugural Veteran’s Memorial Tournament

HSLG sponsoring the Inaugural Veteran’s Memorial Tournament

  • May 25, 2017

The Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP is proud to sponsor the Inaugural Veteran’s Memorial Tournament to show our respect and support for the men and women who have defended and protected our country from every possible challenge, all over the globe.

 

The Veteran’s Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held May 26 through May 29, 2017, at the Newport Beach Tennis Club.  This tournament will honor our veterans and raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project through an alliance with the Orange County Grand Prix of Tennis, the Newport Beach Tennis Club, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

In addition to tennis, on May 27, 2017, there will be a silent auction as well as a Veteran’s Player’s party with a live band.

John Denny speaks at OCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting

John Denny speaks at OCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting

  • May 22, 2017

John R. Denny, CFLS spoke at the Orange County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting today.

More ADR to Civil and Family Courts - A conversation on increasing consensual dispute resolution services to civil and family law court rooms through mediation panels, collaborative practice, neutral professionals and more education. 

John R. Denny, CFLS will serve as 2017-2018 Collaborative Practice California Board President

John R. Denny, CFLS will serve as 2017-2018 Collaborative Practice California Board President

  • May 19, 2017

John Denny takes Collaborative Practice leadership role

Will serve as 2017-2018 Collaborative Practice California Board President

(Irvine, California) – Orange County family law attorney John Denny, member and past president of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, was installed as president of Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal), the statewide organization for Collaborative Practice groups, at its annual conference in Redondo Beach, California on Sunday, April 30.

Individual members of the practice groups include Collaborative lawyers, mental health practitioners, financial specialists, and other professionals. The Collaborative Process is being used in family law, probate law, trusts and estates, and other civil law areas.

CP Cal’s mission is to unify, strengthen and support the Collaborative Practice community and to increase public awareness of the Collaborative Process throughout California.

“My goal during my tenure as Board President is to spread the word about the many benefits of Collaborative Practice in family law, civil matters, and trusts and estates,” said Denny. “Californians who must address legal or financial matters will benefit knowing about their Collaborative options for working through these critically important and sometimes contentious issues. They can resolve even the most difficult disputes while still preserving personal relationships with family members or business colleagues,” explained Denny.

John Denny graduated from UCLA (B.A., Economics, 1980) and Loyola Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1994). He was admitted to the California Bar (1994), U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1994), and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1995). Denny is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Denny is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, State Bar of California, Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County (CDSOC), and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Denny co-authored “Ethical Issues Involving Minor's Counsel,” published in OC Lawyer (2009), and “Some Benefits of Mediation and Collaborative Law,” OC Lawyer (2011). He served on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Los Angeles County, including a term as President. Denny is a past President of CDSOC. He is a Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation.

John Denny is of counsel to Hittelman Strunk Law Group and limits his practice to Family Law Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Law.

About Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County

Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County (CDSOC) was founded in 2003 to advise couples in Orange County about out of court options to traditional divorce litigation. Our group consists of experienced family law attorneys, licensed mental health professionals, and credentialed financial professionals, all of whom are specially trained in Collaborative Practice, mediation, and conflict resolution. Working under the Collaborative Practice model, the result is a divorce guided with respect and compassion in a non-adversarial way so families can make the best possible decisions about their future.

CDSOC is online at http://www.cdsoc.com, and Facebook.

OCBA - Family Law Section Meeting - Understanding and Winning Reasonable Compensation Issues

  • May 17, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS, Wayne L. Jones, Eileen E. Landau, CFLS, Cynthia A. Underwood, and Emily C. Vogt attended the Orange County Bar Association’s Family Law Section Meeting, Understanding and Winning Reasonable Compensation Issues.

Speakers:  

Jason M. Schwartz, Esq.  

Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente LLP  

Andrew L. Hunt, CPA, ASA  

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt, LLP  

Successful business valuation litigation hinges on the proper presentation of the reasonable compensation analysis. An understanding of the impact of reasonable compensation in a business valuation is a prerequisite to litigating the issue. This presentation will provide a checklist and explanation of factors and theories necessary to properly present your case in a business valuation trial involving reasonable compensation.  

John R. Denny, CFLS presenting at CP Cal Conference

  • Apr 28, 2017

John Denny, CFLS is presenting at the 12th Annual Statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals April 28-30th.

HSLG sponsored the Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble

HSLG sponsored the Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble

  • Apr 25, 2017

Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP sponsored the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund at the Judge Kenneth Lae Charity Golf Scramble.

State Bar of California - Advising Divorcing Immigrants With or Without DVRO Cases

  • Apr 20, 2017

Emily C. Vogt is attending the State Bar of California, Advising Divorcing Immigrants With or Without Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases: Good, Bad and Ugly.

This program will discuss Domestic Violence arrests considering today’s immigration climate and attorney’s role; impact of filing for Dissolution or Nullity on Immigration status; cross-over between spousal support, I-134 & I-846 and impact on Spousal Support; Impact of Domestic Violence on Spousal Support; and travel restrictions what to expect and how to tailor your Orders.

OCBA, Family Law Section Meeting - Veterans and Military Clients in Family Court

  • Apr 19, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS and Emily C. Vogt are attending the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting – Veterans and Military Clients in Family Court.

Veterans and military clients present unique issues in family law proceedings. This panel will discuss impactful issues such as the interplay of mental health disorders, domestic violence, child custody, proceeding with an action while a party is deployed, military pensions and remedies such as our own Domestic Violence Veterans Court and the Service Members Civil Relief Act.

Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Law Specialists 2017 Speaker Series - Part One

  • Apr 17, 2017

Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS, Wayne L. Jones, Eileen E. Landau, Cynthia A. Underwood, and Emily C. Vogt are attending the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists 2017 Speaker Series, Part One.  “An Open House at 2640 Family Court: How to Properly Present Your Neighbors – the Epstein, Watts, Moore, Marsden, Branco, Grinius, Haines, Delaney, and Duke Families – at Trial” Presented by Jason M. Schwartz, CFLS and Andrew L. Hunt, CPA.

AAML - 3rd Annual Family Law Trial Basics Seminar

  • Apr 7, 2017

Emily C. Vogt is attending The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Southern California Chapter’s 3rd Annual Family Law Trial Basics Seminar. 

The featured panel of presenters for the seminar include AAML Fellows Justice Sheila Sonenshine (Ret.), Garrett Dailey, Greg Herring, Christopher Melcher, Gordon Cruse, Robert Benavente, and Sandra Mayberry, along with Jim Schaefer, CPA.

The Course will cover, How to Try Your Family Law Case, Opening Statement, Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Presentation of Documentary and Electronic Evidence, Expert Witness Considerations, Closing Arguments and Pitfalls and How to Avoid them.

Orange County Child Support Services Attorney Open House

Orange County Child Support Services Attorney Open House

  • Mar 31, 2017

Cynthia A. Underwood and Emily C. Vogt attended the Orange County Child Support Services Attorney Open House today, where Glen Schwartz was a guest speaker. 

ACFLS 25th Annual Spring Seminar

  • Mar 24, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, Kerri L. Strunk, and Wayne L. Jones are attending the Association of Certified Family Law Specialist 25th Annual Spring Seminar “Yours, Min and Ours: Complexities in Characterizing Assets and Debts” March 24th – March 26th. 

Wayne L. Jones presented at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County

  • Mar 22, 2017

Wayne L. Jones presented “Let’s Talk……About the Subpoena” at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County on March 21, 2017. 

Orange County Bar Association - Family Law Section Meeting

  • Mar 15, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, Kerri L. Strunk, Eileen E. Landau, Cynthia A. Underwood, and Emily C., Vogt are attending the Oranger County Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting regarding Tax Issues and Considerations in the Context of Prenuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements.

The program will discuss the basics of drafting prenuptial agreements with an emphasis on what every family lawyer needs to know about the tax issues. The attendees will be exposed to a basic understanding of tax concepts needed in drafting these types of agreements as well as how to address the tax issues when they arise in the prenuptial or post-nuptial context.

OCBA Spring Mixer

  • Mar 9, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS will be attending the Orange County Bar Association Spring Member Mixer tonight! 

Steven Hittelman attending the Charles Garrity Award

  • Mar 2, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS will be attending the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Charles Garrity Award.  The Award will be presented to the Honorable Mark Millard. 

HSLG Sponsors OCWLA Mardi Gras Night

  • Feb 28, 2017

Hittelman Strunk Law Group is sponsoring Orange County Women Lawyers Association Mardi Gras Night.  Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:000 p.m. at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations.

Attorney Briefcase - A Year in Review

  • Feb 17, 2017

Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS, John R. Denny, CFLS, Eileen E. Landau, Cynthia A. Underwood, and Emily C. Vogt are attending the Attorney Briefcase – A Year in Review today.  Seminar Leader is Garrett C. Dailey 

Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section Meeting - Rules and Procedures - Do’s and Don’ts

  • Feb 15, 2017

Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS, Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS and Emily C. Vogt will be attending Orange County Bar Association’s Family Law Section Meeting – Rules and Procedures – “Do’s and Don’ts”.

Hon. Donald F. Gaffney

Hon. Sherri L. Honer

Hon. Julie A. Palafox

Get to know our distinguished panel of judges as they discuss their courtroom rules and procedures, and what attorneys and litigants should do (or not do) in their respective courtrooms.  

Steven Hittelman & Kerri Strunk - 2017 Super Lawyers

  • Feb 1, 2017

Congratulations to Steven G. Hittelman, CFLS and Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS for being selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer. 

Cynthia Underwood is attending OCWLA’s Substance Abuse Prevention, Detection and Treatment seminar

  • Jan 20, 2017

Cynthia A. Underwood will be attending Orange County Women Lawyers Association’s Substance Abuse Prevention, Detection and Treatment, presented by Greg Dorst J.D., CADC II.

 

In this hour-long presentation, participants will learn how to define alcoholism and addiction to other drugs, the effects that alcohol and illicit and prescription drugs have on brain chemistry, how to recognize use and abuse of these substances and what should be done to bring about change and protect professional careers as well as the integrity of the legal profession.