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Arthur Grebow

Arthur Grebow


Arthur Grebow has more than 35 years of experience in real estate, manufactured housing, business litigation and corporate matters. His practice also includes a substantial appellate component and practice before various administrative agencies.
Arthur has successfully litigated several hundred trials and trial court proceedings, including over 50 jury trials on matters ranging from the interpretation of the Commercial Code to First Amendment free speech issues. He also has extensive experience advising individual clients and business entities in sophisticated acquisition, financing and leasing transactions involving real estate.
Arthur has twice been recognized by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of Real Estate, a distinction  that fewer than five percent of California lawyers receive.

Since 1989, Arthur has devoted a significant portion of his practice to the defense of mobilehome parks in diverse litigation matters, such as charges of premises liability (or failure-to-maintain), rent attacks and housing discrimination. Arthur has been retained by various insurance carriers to represent the park owners in these lawsuits. Due to his broad experience in these multiparty cases, he is able to streamline and shorten  the discovery process.  A recognized authority in manufactured housing law, Arthur has served as counsel to manufactured housing trade groups on important cases being decided in the California Supreme Court. In 2004, he was awarded the Advocacy Fighter of the Year Award sponsored by California Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance.

Arthur has also been actively involved in precedent-setting appellate matters. These include the California Supreme Court cases of Lindros v. Torrance
School Board (1973) 5 Cal.3d 524, involving the free speech rights of public school teachers and Rubin v. Green (1993) 4 Cal.4th 1187, concerning unfair
competition practices against attorneys. He represented the insurance company in an action brought by Union Carbide in Appalachian Insurance Company v. Superior Court (1984) 162 Cal.App.3d 427 and participated  in prosecuting and defending Federal and State securities actions. He has also been involved in many unfair competition cases, including Matull v. Cloutier (1987) 194 Cal.App.3d 1049, where he successfully defended an attempt to enforce a covenant not to compete. He prevailed on behalf of the plaintiff in a leading Ninth Circuit case involving the right to attorneys' fees under ERISA, Hummell v. Rykoff (1980) 634 F.2d 446, and in Freeman v. Jacques Orthopedic (1983)  721 F.2d 654, involving ERISA jurisdiction.

Arthur is the author of a large number of articles and frequent lecturer at numerous conferences relating to manufactured housing law and litigation avoidance.  He has served as Judge Pro-Tem for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Courts and as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court.


  • Education
    J.D., Cornell University, 1968
    B.A., Columbia University, 1964
  • Memberships
    Los Angeles County Bar Association
    Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Admissions
    California
    United States District Court, Southern  District of California
    United States District Court, Central District of California
    United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Arthur can be reached at (818) 783-1100 or agrebow@grebowrubinlaw.com.



CURRICULUM VITAE OF ARTHUR GREBOW


Present Practice

  • Founding partner with the law firm of Grebow & Rubin, LLP, specializing in real estate, employment and business litigation.
  • Prosecuted and defended  numerous class and multi-party actions in State and Federal Court.

Prior Legal Experience

1968 to 1969:

  • Law Clerk to Justice Lester William Roth, Presiding Justice of Division Two of the Second Appellate District, California Court of Appeal

1969 to 1970:

  • Assistant  Legal counsel for City National Bank, Beverly Hills, California

1970 to 1991:

  • Associate and partner of the law firm of Cruikshank, Antin & Grebow, later Antin, Magasinn, Stern, Litz & Grebow in Los Angeles, California
  • Litigated several hundred Court and jury trials during this time period

1991 to 1994:

  • Founding partner of Grebow & Barish located in Los Angeles, California
  • Defended several multi-plaintifflawsuits and class action lawsuits in State and Federal Court

1994 to 1998:

  • Partner with Reish & Luftman, Los Angeles, California
  • Defended several  multi-plaintifflawsuits and class action lawsuits in State and Federal Court

1998 to 2002:

  • Partner with Grebow, Maruyama, Prinster & Yee in Los Angeles, California
  • Defended several  multi-plaintifflawsuits and class action lawsuits  in State and Federal Court

2002  to 2013:

  • Partner of Berger Kahn and later  of counsel of Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane of Los Angeles, California
  • Defended several  multi-plaintifflawsuits and class action lawsuits  in State and Federal Court

 
EDUCATION
Legal:
  • JD degree  in 1968 from Cornell Law School, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Undergraduate:
  • B.A. degree in 1964  from Columbia University, New York, New York
BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS and HONORS
  • Member of California Bar, as well as several  Federal Jurisdictions
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Member of Board of Governors and Senior Editor of Law Journal
  • "AV" rating  by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California Super Lawyer for past five years
PUBLICATIONS and SPEECHES
  • Authored numerous articles appearing in trade and Bar Association magazines
     
LITIGATION (Reported Cases)
The following Appellate decisions are for the most part those in which courts issued opinions published by the various reporting services. The list omits most of those cases that were settled or otherwise resolved without reported decisions:
  • Appalachian Insurance Company v. Superior Court (1984) 162 Cal.App.3d 427
  • Freeman v. Jacques Orthopedic (1983)  721F.2d 654
  • Hummell v. Rykoff (1980) 634 F.2d 446
  • Katz v. Birenbaum (April18, 2012)  B230599Court of Appeal of California Second Appellate District, Division 3, 2012 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2898
  • Lindros v. Torrance School Board (1973) 5 Cal.3d 524
  • Matull v. Cloutier (1987) 194  Cal.App.3d 1049
  • Rubin v. Green (1993)  4 Ca1.4th 1187
  • United States v. Curlee (January  21, 1992)  No. CV 91-5743-WJR(Kx), United States District Court for the Central District of California, 792 F.Supp. 699
  • Wilshire Associates v. Grebow (1998)  B107999, Court of Appeal of California, Second appellate District, Division Seven64 Cal.App.4th 453
 

 
Julie H. Rubin

Julie H. Rubin


Julie H. Rubin handles general real estate and business litigation, employment and commercial litigation matters. She has substantial experience in and focuses her practice on the legal needs of manufactured housing owners, managers and management companies.

Since 1991, Julie has represented manufactured housing industry clients in multi-party disputes involving failure-to-maintain litigation, rent control, evictions, discrimination, unfair competition, and other manufactured housing claims. Julie also provides advice on contracts, lease and land-use issues, insurance claims and employment  matters. She regularly represents client in mediations and arbitrations, and before state and local regulatory agencies in connection with rent control and land use issues. She also advises clients on their day-to day operations, including how to avoid potential liability and how to comply with the myriad of state and local laws that impact manufactured housing communities.

In 2007, Julie was selected as California Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance's (CMPA) Advocacy Fighter of the Year in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the manufactured housing industry.  In 2006, she was part of the legal team that was asked to file an amicus brief before the California Supreme Court on behalf of CMPA.

Julie is frequently invited to speak at manufactured housing industry seminars, including those sponsored by the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association, California Mobilehome Park Owners Alliance and Manufactured Housing Educational Trust, where she has lectured on new laws impacting manufactured housing community owners, failure-to­ maintain issues, breach of contract, and related topics.

A native of Los Angeles, Julie graduated  from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA- BA, 1986)  and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (JD, 1989). She is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
  • Education
    J.D., Loyola Law School, 1989
    B.A., University of California, Los Angles (UCLA), 1986
  • Memberships
    Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Admissions
    California
    United States District Court, Central District of California
    United States District Court, Northern District of California


Julie can be reached at (818) 783-1100 or jrubin@grebowrubinlaw.com.