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

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  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

Posted on Aug 2, 2013

Partner and senior tax attorney, Michael R. Morris, was recently profiled on 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

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Congrats to our 2013 Rising Stars!

Posted on Jun 18, 2013

Valensi Rose is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys were designated by Super Lawyers Magazine as “Rising Stars” among Southern California lawyers for 2013.  Only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state who are under age 40 or have been practicing 10 years or less are awarded this exclusive designation.  Please join us in congratulating our attorneys on their achievement!


  Autumn Ronda 

  Autumn is being recognized as a Rising Star in Estate Planning & Probate for 2013.




  John C. Keith

  John has been recognized as a Rising Star in General Litigation for three years: 2009,  2010 and 2013. 



   Mayer Nazarian 

  Mayer Nazarian

  Mayer is being recognized as a Rising Star in Tax for 2013.


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