Welcome to Stowell, Zeilenga, Ruth, Vaughn & Treiger LLP
David Stowell offers a unique combination of business expertise and trial experience to advise clients on all aspects of their business operations and to defend their rights in litigation.
Richard Zeilenga specializes in business and real estate litigation, and real estate development-related counseling and litigation, with a substantial practice in land use/environmental (CEQA) litigation throughout California.
James Vaughn specializes in business litigation and real estate, including a substantial practice in land use entitlement and litigation, assisting developers, commercial property owners and public agencies in complex real estate development projects.
Adam K. Treiger concentrates his practice on complex employment and business law counseling and litigation, focusing on litigation prevention and day-to-day employment and business law counseling, as well as on representing employer clients in litigation.
Eric H. Halvorson concentrates his practice in business planning, business transactions and estate planning. He brings a wide diversity of experience to the practice of law.
Shane Maguire concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling, as well as commercial litigation matters.
- June 2018 – We are all greatly saddened by the news of our partner, David Ruth’s, death, on June 11, 2018. David was a wise and skilled attorney, and a dear friend. We will miss him terribly.
- August 2015 – Adam K. Treiger awarded San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2015 Client Services Award and a 2015 Trusted Advisors Award.
- October 2014 – Richard Zeilenga files CEQA lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles, to stop Bel Air hillside development. (Beverly Hills Courier): Bel-Air Homeowners Alliance Sues City of Los Angeles.
- August 2014 – Richard Zeilenga challenges Bel Air hillside project before the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners. (Beverly Hills Courier): Massive Somma Way Haul Route Approved by LADBS
The following are summaries of new employment laws passed by the California legislature, and signed by the Governor, at the end of September, 2018. SB 1343 — Employers with 5 or more employees, including part time, temporary and seasonal employees, must give anti-harassment and...
On February 8, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held, in the case of Lawson v. Grubhub, Inc., that a former Grubhub delivery driver was not an employee, as the driver claimed, but rather was properly classified as an independent contractor. The test for...
Earlier this week, Governor Brown signed the Immigrant Worker Protection Act into law. Under the law, an employer may not provide federal immigration enforcement agents access to their business without a warrant (other than to ascertain if they have a warrant). Also, employers may not provide...