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2010

Joseph Law Expands its Banking Industry Expertise with Addition of Marie Hogan

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 30, 2010. Joseph Law Corporation announced today that it has expanded its banking law expertise through the addition of Marie F. Hogan as Of Counsel to the firm.   Ms. Hogan brings more than thirty years of high level banking experience to the  firm with a core emphasis on representing commercial banks and financial service companies in connection with mortgage lending, bank operations, loan workouts, consumer law and compliance, credit and debit cards as well as bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

“We are extremely pleased that Marie Hogan is teaming up with Joseph Law. Her depth of industry knowledge as well as her hands-on experience in consumer compliance, loan workouts, regulatory and mortgage lending will benefit our clients in this post Dodd-Frank era.  Marie really rounds out our ability to offer complete legal solutions to financial institutions,” said Jonathan Joseph, the firm’s chief executive officer.

Marie Hogan brings to Joseph Law Corporation many years of working hand in hand with the business people who develop necessary and useful financial products for their customers.  In a regulated industry, Marie Hogan has the skills to navigate the many new regulations that will be  enacted pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act.  The firm will now offer Ms. Hogan’s services to our banking clients  to enable them to bring cutting edge products to the market and to help them comply with numerous new consumer, lending and other regulatory requirements.

Marie Hogan’s experience has included senior positions at Bank of America, World Savings and Schwab Bank. Ms. Hogan also served as chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar in 1998 and as a member or advisor to the Executive Committee from 1994 to the present.  Marie Hogan is currently also a member of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the State Bar’s Business Law Section.

Joseph Law Corporation is an AV® rated firm based in California that emphasizes complex banking, corporate, regulatory, securities and transactional matters for financial institutions, entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and venture capital firms.  Joseph Law is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized capabilities typically found only in the largest American law firms.

For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at www.josephlawcorp.com or call Jon Joseph at 415.817.9200.

This press release is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends of Joseph Law Corporation. It should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal advice on any specific matter, nor does this message create an attorney-client relationship. These materials may be considered Attorney Advertising in some states. Please note that prior results discussed in the material do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Joseph Law Announces Monthly Fixed Fee Model for Employment and Corporate Law Matters as Alternative to Traditional Hourly Billing

SAN FRANCISCO, CAJoseph Law Corporation announced today that it has begun offering a subscription fee model for employment, transactional, corporate and securities law services as an alternative to the traditional hourly billing format utilized by most business oriented law firms.  “Business clients, particularly those with recurring legal costs and matters, are requiring alternative billing models as an option to the hourly rate structure.  The fixed fee subscription provides predictability and drives down legal costs while encouraging clients to seek legal input earlier.  It is a perfect solution for businesses that routinely require employment and HR advice or have recurring transactional, contract, bank regulatory or securities law counseling needs and are tired of ever increasing legal costs,” said Jonathan Joseph, the firm’s chief executive officer.

The fixed fee subscription eliminates hourly billing and provides unlimited legal counseling within all agreed upon core areas.  With a subscription model, the client is empowered to invite its lawyers to participate sooner since the meter doesn’t’ start running every time the client calls. While alternative billing has become more popular in recent years, Joseph Law is one of the first California based law firms to craft a monthly subscription fee model for banks, venture capital firms and public corporations with legal service needs related to transactional work such as venture capital financing, employment and labor law matters including executive compensation, bank regulatory and corporate issues, contract negotiations and securities disclosure matters.

Our fixed fee subscription service is easy to implement.  Each client’s fee is based on that particular client’s needs within defined core areas.  The first month is an initiation month with a flat fee that covers all of our services within the agreed upon core areas. During the month, our lawyers meet with the client’s executives and other key personnel, attend board or planning meetings and otherwise learn the client’s business. At the end of the month, we meet with the client and agree upon a fixed monthly rate going forward.  In practice, the Joseph Law monthly fixed fee model tends to reduce business annual legal costs within defined core areas by as much as 40%.  That fixed rate continues until either party requests an adjustment and is usually reset annually.

The fixed fee or flat fee billing structure is informed by Joseph Law’s senior lawyers’ years as billing partners at large national law firms that emphasized the billable hour model.  Jonathan  Joseph worked as a partner for many years at Pillsbury Winthrop and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now known as K & L Gates) while Jonathan Cohen was a litigation partner at Winston & Strawn and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.

Joseph Law Corporation is an AV® rated firm based in California that emphasizes complex banking, corporate, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters for financial institutions, private businesses, public companies and venture capital firms.  Joseph Law is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized capabilities typically found only in the largest American law firms.   For additional information, please visit the firm’s website.

For more information:

Jonathan M. Cohen can be reached at jcohen@josephlawcorp.com or at 415.817.9200, ext 8.

Jonathan D.  Joseph can be reached at jon@josephlawcorp.com or at 415.817.9200, ext 9.

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This communication is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends of Joseph Law Corporation. It should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal advice on any specific matter, nor does this message create an attorney-client relationship. These materials may be considered Attorney Advertising in some states. Please note that prior results discussed in the material do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Joseph Law Corporation Adds Litigation and Employment Law Specialties with Addition of Jonathan M. Cohen

San Francisco, CA — April 27, 2010.  Joseph Law Corporation announced today that it has expanded its complex litigation and employment law expertise through the addition of Jonathan M. Cohen as Of Counsel to the firm.

“We are extremely pleased that Jonathan Cohen is teaming up with Joseph Law Corporation. With his extensive state and federal court litigation expertise as well as his experience providing pre-dispute advice in the areas of complex commercial transactions, executive compensation and employment law, we have rounded out our ability to offer complete legal solutions to public companies and private businesses,” said Jonathan Joseph, the firm’s chief executive officer.

Jonathan Cohen brings many years of trial experience to Joseph Law Corporation.  He concentrates his practice on complex litigation as well as pre-dispute counseling.  His practice includes executive compensation negotiations and employment law, including wrongful termination litigation, harassment, retaliation and discrimination.  His trial experience includes class actions, complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, product liability, securities, commodities and derivative litigation.  He has represented clients in state and federal court in addition to domestic and international arbitrations and mediations. Prior to joining the Joseph Law Corporation, Mr. Cohen was a partner in the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn LLP.  Jon Joseph and Jonathan Cohen initially met eight years ago when they were partners in the San Francisco office of K & L Gates (previously known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP).

Joseph Law Corporation is an AV® rated firm based in California that emphasizes complex banking, corporate, regulatory, securities and transactional matters for financial institutions, entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and venture capital firms.  Joseph Law is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized capabilities typically found only in the largest American law firms.

Joseph Law to sponsor WIB’s Annual Conference for Bank Presidents, Senior Officers and Directors in Scottsdale

Joseph Law will be a sponsor and Jonathan Joseph a participant at the Western Independent Banker’s 2010 Bank Presidents, Senior Officers and Directors Conference which will be focusing on Solutions for a Changing Banking Environment.  The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch from March 27 to March 31, 2010.  This annual event brings together leaders in the banking industry, federal banking regulators and community and independent bank executive officers and directors for four days of high level presentations, conversations and networking.

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