We are pleased to announce the addition of litigators Louis E. Kempinsky and John C. Keith and the return of tax and estate planning specialist Kelly S. Keuscher to our firm.  

Louis E. Kempinsky
Lou Kempinsky is a seasoned trial attorney specializing in business and commercial disputes. Lou's practice encompasses trial and appellate work in Federal, State and Bankruptcy courts. He has been lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials involving a wide variety of substantive issues, including real estate, contract, corporate, business torts, Commercial Code, lender liability, bankruptcy, franchise, corporate governance, professional accountability, partnership, environmental, trademark and other intellectual property.

He also has extensive experience representing the interests of both creditors and debtors, along with all of the other constituencies involved, in bankruptcy cases and out of court workouts and restructurings.

While Lou has been privileged to represent successfully at trial both entrepreneurs and Fortune 100 companies, he is just as proud of his accomplishments in enabling his clients to enforce and protect their rights, as well as to advance their short and long-term interests, without the necessity for protracted litigation. To achieve those goals, he pursues a course of proactive counseling along with ongoing efforts to address client issues well before they reach the courthouse steps.

When not working on behalf of clients, he will act as a mediator or arbitrator to assist others in dispute resolution. He also writes and lectures frequently on matters relating to business litigation, trial practice and corporate governance. He is active in the community and in local and national bar associations. Lou has been honored by the American Bar Association for his work in the Section of Litigation and recognized by U.S. News & World Report for providing top tier legal representation. He has for the past eight years had the distinction of being named a California "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. In his spare time, Lou is an avid wine collector and enjoys travel, the theater, wine and his bike.

John C. Keith
In his broad-based business litigation practice, John Keith helps resolve his clients' legal challenges across a variety of issues, including:

  • Bankruptcy

  • Breach of contract and commercial disputes

  • Breach of fiduciary duty and director and officer liability

  • Fraud and business torts

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual property and trade secrets

  • Partnership and LLC disputes

  • Securities and shareholder derivative actions

In recognition of his practice achievements in litigation, John was twice named as one of Southern California's "Rising Stars" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine, for the years 2009 and 2010. He obtained his law degree in 2003 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Kelly S. Keuscher
Kelly Steven Keuscher practices in the areas of estate planning, trusts, probate, taxation, non-profit organizations, and general business transactional law. Kelly holds both J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, and his background includes more than ten years working for various public agencies. He has also served as a consulting attorney for the Probate Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Kelly has represented numerous individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations in matters ranging from estate and tax planning to transactions to litigation. Kelly utilizes his broad range of experience and expertise to develop efficient and innovative solutions for his clients.

The addition of Lou, John and Kelly compliments and expands on our exisitng practice areas and allows us to continue to serve our clients in the best way possible. For more information or to contact an attorney, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..