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If You Like Your Rifle, You Can Keep Your Rifle

January 9, 2017

The Problem There is an old saying, “you can’t take it with you.” You can’t really give it away to your heirs either (if you live in the Golden State Of California), at least when it comes to certain firearms. The Law What am I talking about, you ask?  The newly enacted California Assault Weapons Ban that […]

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When Doves Cry

May 17, 2016

For those of you who have not heard, the artist formerly known as the “Artist Formerly Known as Prince” passed away recently.  Apparently, the talented musician had a lot of money.  Some estimates are as high as $300 million.  The one thing that he did not have is an estate plan.  People ask me all […]

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Associates, William Hoang and Iman Reza named to 2016 Rising Star list by Super Lawyers

January 29, 2016

Cummins & White associates, William Hoang and Iman Reza have been selected to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating […]

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Larry Arnold’s Article Published in Claims Management Magazine

January 25, 2016

Larry Arnold of Cummins & White, LLP’s latest article, “Broken Trust Between Insurers and Independent Claims Professionals” was published in the Fraud Squad section of the Claims Management Magazine on January 8, 2016. In the article, Arnold explains a unique case and how it has the potential to cause ripple effects in the industry. This […]

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Attorney Corey Van Houten Joins Cummins & White, LLP

October 2, 2015

Cummins & White, LLP, a well-known diversified, full-service business and insurance law practice, announce that Corey Van Houten has joined the firm’s transactional practice group as an associate. “We are proud to have Corey become part of the C&W family,” said Fred Whitaker, managing partner and head of the transactional practice at Cummins & White. […]

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Attorney Scott Carpenter Joins Cummins & White, LLP

July 28, 2015

Cummins & White, LLP, a well-known diversified, full-service business and insurance law practice, announce that Scott Carpenter has joined the firm’s litigation practice group as a partner. “We are thrilled to have Scott join our team,” said Fred Whitaker, managing partner and head of the transactional practice at Cummins & White. “Scott’s extensive experience as […]

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William Hoang Named to Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Associate, William Hoang for being named to Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star for 2015. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list is developed using the […]

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Fred Whitaker On The Radio

May 26, 2015

OC GOP and Democratic Party chairmen step into The City Square to talk 2016, party organizing, policy issues and more. Click below to listen to the entire radio show. About The City Square Radio Show Step inside the City Square, the region’s only radio show tackling policy and politics. Hosted by Jerry Amante, the program […]

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A Domestic Tax Inversion

May 8, 2015

According to Bloomberg Business, more Americans who are living outside the U.S. gave up their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 than ever before. (see article at http://bloom.bg/1zOKGM2). The reason is that last year asset disclosure rules under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FACTA”) kicked in. FACTA requires U.S. financial institutions to impose […]

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Fred Whitaker Featured on Local Radio Show

November 21, 2014

Fred Whitaker joined The Coaching Perspective with Doug Gfeller and OCTalkRadio.net for a radio show this week to discuss “The Five P’s of Mergers and Acquisitions” and how “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”. Fred brings not only a legal perspective on this topic, but that of a successful businessman as well. Please listen to the […]

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Oil Express Features Fred Whitaker in Latest Issue

September 26, 2014

Fred Whitaker of Cummins & White, LLP was featured in the latest issues of Oil Express. Both issues quote Whitaker straight from his presentations earlier this month at the 2014 Pacific Oil Conference. In “Part I – How to Prepare for Buy-Sells“, Whitaker expresses the importance of the buyer-seller relationship and why they both must […]

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The Decision, Part II

July 10, 2014

On July 8, 2010, Cleveland Cavaliers fans anxiously awaited the “Decision” of star NBA player LeBron James. In what turned out to be a made for television 75 minute spectacle of supreme narcissism, King LeBron pronounced to the masses that he would be taking his talents to South Beach. Fast forward to the present and […]

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Larry Arnold’s Successful Jury Verdict Featured in Daily Journal

June 16, 2014

Larry Arnold of Cummins & White, LLP’s successful trial,  Nova Insurance Services vs. BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc., was featured in the Verdicts & Settlements section of the Daily Journal on June 13, 2014. Arnold secured a jury verdict for an insurance broker who claimed the San Diego office of a leading national competitor […]

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Bob Lamm’s on the Radio!

May 7, 2014

Bob Lamm was recently on Money Matters with Dino discussing how to “Avoid A Tax Disaster” on AM 1150. The show airs on Sundays at 7:00 am but the YouTube replay is now posted here! Check out the audio version of Money Matters with Dino below.

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Laughing all the way to the bank?

May 5, 2014

I stumbled across an interesting piece this morning by Nick Lum on how Donald Sterling may actually benefit from a forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. The article can be found here. The author’s point is that if Donald Sterling has to sell the team by decree of the other owners, it is possible […]

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Is an Innocent Party Barred from Recovery?

May 2, 2014

Does the possibility that a guilty insured might profit from the payment on the claim impact the decision to pay the claim? Many of us have been there. You have a sympathetic and seemingly honest insured. There is no question, however, that the loss before you—arson of a residence, business, warehouse, or automobile; theft of […]

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Cummins & White Wins $1 Million Verdict For Chinese Business Owner

April 24, 2014

Cummins & White Wins $1 Million Verdict For Chinese Business Owner Suing in California Courts for Unpaid Invoices NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF….The American scales of justice tipped in favor of a Chinese Scale Manufacturer awarding its owner over a million dollars against Chino, California-based importer AC International Corporation which avoided paying for its orders allegedly by […]

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Freedom Isn’t Free

April 15, 2014

It’s getting more expensive these days to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Literally. This year, Tax Freedom Day will fall on April 21st. This is three days later than it was last year.  For those that don’t know, Tax Freedom Day is the first day of the […]

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Lamons, Arnold, and Whitaker Named 2014 Super Lawyers

January 17, 2014

Congratulations to Senior Partner, Larry Arnold, and Managing Partner, Fred Whitaker for being named to the Southern California Super Lawyers 2014. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes […]

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Attorney William Hoang Joins Cummins & White

January 15, 2014

Cummins & White, LLP, a well-known diversified, full-service business and insurance law practice, announce that William Hoang has joined the firm’s insurance practice group as an associate. “We are pleased to have Billy join our team,” said Larry Arnold, senior partner and head of the insurance practice at Cummins & White. “He will add depth […]

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