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Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP Guides the Sale of the Nation’s Leading Manufacturer of Premium Gourmet Jerky Products

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP represented Formosa Meat Company, Inc., aka Golden Island Jerky, in its sale to The Hillshire Brands Company, based in Chicago, Illinois. Golden Island Jerky was founded more than 50 years ago and is the leader in the gourmet jerky category. This is Hillshire’s first entry into the attractive dried meat…

Bruce Smiley, Chair of Freeman Freeman & Smiley’s Real Estate Department was selected as a founding member of the Board of Directors of Scholars First

Freeman Freeman & Smiley today announced that the chair of its Real Estate Department, Bruce Smiley, was selected as a founding member of the Board of Directors of Scholars First a public charity, organized and operated under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Scholars First provides opportunity through education for qualified children and young adults to become…

Freeman Freeman & Smiley Sponsors City Of Hope’s “Top Chef” Fundraiser

Freeman Freeman & Smiley today announced that it is pleased to support Building Hope’s Top Chef event at Stefan’s at L.A. Farm. The event, which will help fund a DNA Extraction Robot for pediatric cancer research at City of Hope, also raised awareness of City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS…

Stephen Lowe Secures Win For Client in a California Supreme Court Case

On December 20, 2012, in a case argued by Stephen Lowe, the California Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in the Estate of William A. Giraldin, protecting the rights of the elderly and their children. The court ruled that while a trustee only owes fiduciary duties to the trustor while the trust is revocable, after the…

Freeman, Freeman & Smiley Recognized Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®

Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP has been awarded two metropolitan Tier 1 designations in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm received recognition in the Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law practice areas in the Orange County region. The rankings are…

Bruce Smiley Named Chairman of the 2012 Stop Cancer 5/10K Run Walk

Bruce Smiley was named Chairman of the 2012 STOP CANCER 5/10K Run Walk event held on October 7, 2012 in Van Nuys, California. Over $170k was raised and approximately 1,400 participants were in attendance. Actor Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers were named honorary Co-Chairs of the successful event.

2012 Freeman Freeman & Smiley’s ‘Rising Stars’

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP is proud to have three lawyers named to the 2012 Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top-up-and-coming lawyers in Southern California: Dawn B. Eyerly, Damon M. Juha and Armen G. Mitilian. Only 2.5% of the attorneys under the age of 40 in Southern California are selected for…

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