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Michael R. Morris Discusses “Streaming for Dollars” in the Los Angeles Daily Journal

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

Valensi Rose entertainment and tax partner, Michael R. Morris, recently authored an article entitled “Streaming for dollars in the music industry,” which was featured in the October 16, 2014 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  Click here to read the full article.

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Michael R. Morris to Co-Chair 2014 CalCPA Entertainment Industry Conference

Posted on May 29, 2014

Valensi Rose partner, Michael R. Morris, will co-Chair the upcoming 2014 Entertainment Industry Conference presented by CalCPA.  The annual event, held this year on June 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century City, highlights recent changes in the entertainment industry and provides expert advice and guidance for CPAs and other industry professionals.

In addition to his co-Chair duties, Mr. Morris is also moderating the “Music Industry Update” panel.  The high-powered panel includes Richard Busch, Esq. (King & Ballow), Larry Blake (Concord Music Group, Inc.), D. A. Wallach (Spotify), and Steve Winogradsky, Esq. (Winogradsky/Sobel). Mr. Morris will lead a discussion on licensing vs. sales and digital music royalties.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

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Bruce Sires Quoted in Investor’s Business Daily

Posted on Mar 5, 2014

Trust and estate planning attorney, Bruce D. Sires, was recently quoted in an Investor’s Business Daily article entitled “Early Planning Is Key To Smooth Inheritance Transfer.” The article, which appeared in the February 21, 2014 Financial Advisers’ Guide – Best Practices, highlights the importance of estate planning as a way to avoid troublesome issues after death.  Bruce has decades of experience in estate planning and can help you determine the best option for your particular situation.  Click here to read the full article.

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Michael Morris’ Article on the Value of Michael Jackson’s Brand Featured on Billboard.com

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Tax and entertainment partner Michael Morris’ recent article on the Michael Jackson brand valuation dispute was featured in the Billboard Biz Bulletin and online at Billboard.com.  The article highlighted the contentious matter between Jackson’s estate (who is valuing the deceased pop icon’s name and likeness rights at a mere $2,105) and the IRS (who values the same rights at over $434 million).  Click here
to read the full article.

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Autumn Ronda to Speak at California Bar Tax Section Annual Meeting

Posted on Oct 8, 2013

Valensi Rose tax and estate planning attorney, Autumn Ronda, will be a featured speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting of the California Bar Tax Section in San Jose on November 7-9, 2013.  Autumn will speak on the topic of “Designing Your Tax Law Career” as a member of both the tax section and the Young Tax Lawyers of the State Bar.  With an LL.M in taxation from Loyola Law School and her recent installation as Beverly Hills Bar Barristers President, Autumn is well-poised to speak on shaping a successful career and practice.    

For more information or to register for the meeting, visit the Tax Section Meeting’s site here.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Morris Profiled on LawCrossing.com

Posted on Aug 2, 2013

Partner and senior tax attorney, Michael R. Morris, was recently profiled on LawCrossing.com in an article that explores the various aspects of Michael’s personal and professional life and how he came to be where he is today.

“I thought becoming an attorney was a good way to combine my analytical abilities with my people skills and put them to good use. I like the arts and becoming an attorney enabled me to work with talented individuals in the entertainment field.   I get up in the morning and really appreciate the opportunity to work on La Toya Jackson’s TV show, solve a client’s tax problem or close a business deal. I am most passionate about areas that let me be a true consigliore and problem solver!”

Click here to read the full article on LawCrossing.com.

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