Sunday, December 28, 2008

More New Year Thoughts

Right now - right here between the holidays and New Year's Eve - I'm thinking more about the new year than technical IP and entertainment law. We can get on with the IP and entertainment law tips next week. But as we look back at 2008 and look ahead to 2009, I remind myself of what JFK did when he said in 1961 that we’d put a man on the moon and land him safely back on earth within 10 years. People thought he had rocks in his head. Now....if we can just figure out how to apply the same type of American brainpower, drive and ingenuity to fixing the holes in our system……. In the meantime, since everyone needs a theme song, here is my vote for theme song of the week. Turn up your speakers!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

End of Year Thoughts & Our New Office


We would like to express our thanks to our many clients, colleagues and friends who helped to make 2008 a very good year – economic turmoil and all. We would also like to extend our best wishes for happy holidays and a healthy new year!! 2008 has, of course, been a year unlike any other in recent memory. But we’re convinced that if we all keep our wits about us and remember that change is good, we are going to come out of this on the other end leaner, smarter and stronger.

We do what we do because we like it and because we want to make a difference. But we could not do it without all of you. In particular I am especially thankful to Mark Reichenthal, April Jernigan, Lisa Reichenthal and Alex Caducio who all make a huge difference every day.


As many of you know, we recently opened a second office - in downtown Oceanside, California - in the historic Crandall Residence which was originally constructed in 1924. We had the opportunity to purchase the Crandall when it came on the market earlier this year and we couldn’t pass it up. We hope you will come by for a visit the next time you are in Oceanside or passing through. Please also keep your eyes open for an invitation to our open house in early 2009.