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"Best of the Best" Feature of the Week

In an ongoing effort to bring continued value to our clients, each week we feature a local business that can benefit with a product or service to our community base.   The secondary goal is by using our local businesses, services, and practices, we will all grow our local economy and make a positive difference in the lives of everyone. 

The Stephen Christie Group's "Best of the Best" Feature of the Week:

Hoefflin Burrows, A Law Corporation - Specializing in business matters for the entrepreneur, business owners, and real estate law. 

Hoefflin–Burrows, A Law Corporation, is a Westlake Village law firm devoted to providing regional clients with personalized, cost-effective legal representation of the highest quality.  The Firm strives to provide its clients with services customized to their needs and goals.  By employing a team-based approach, Hoefflin–Burrows is able to respond creatively, intelligently, and effectively to resolve most matters.  If you are looking for a law firm that is aggressive and agile, yet is willing take the time to understand your particular needs, please consider Hoefflin–Burrows.  By putting your interests first, Hoefflin–Burrows provides you with unprecedented commitment to achievable results.  If they can't represent you on a particular matter, Hoefflin–Burrows can refer you to lawyers who can.

Richard ("Tag") Hoefflin has been representing individuals and businesses, primarily in real estate and business litigation, for more than 36 years.  Having been raised in the San Fernando Valley and then moving to Westlake Village in the early 70's has provided him with a unique perspective and extensive experience in real estate and business matters in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.  Mr. Hoefflin has extensive trial and arbitration experience; he has handled many related appellate matters, including his successful argument before the California Supreme Court (Ridgley v. Topa).  Mr. Hoefflin founded his present Firm, Hoefflin–Burrows, in Westlake Village, in 2000.  Mr. Hoefflin is the former co-chair of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Business and Real Estate Section.  He has a B.S. with Honors in Business Administration - Accounting from CSU, Northridge and obtained his law degree from Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles in 1974.

Jason Burrows has been practicing law for over 13 years throughout Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada.  Prior to joining Hoefflin–Burrows, Mr. Burrows represented individuals and various businesses in the areas of business litigation, professional liability, employment law, risk reduction/management, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage, estate planning and litigation.  Mr. Burrows' practice is now focused on real estate and business litigation on behalf of clients in Southern California with an emphasis in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.  He has a degree in Business Administration - Finance from CSU, Northridge and is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.  He obtained his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. 

Steve Meadville has been a trial attorney for more than 33 years, including four years as Vice President and Senior Litigation Counsel for Heath Net, Woodland Hills, California.  Mr. Meadville obtained his law degree from Southwestern University, Los Angeles, in 1977.  After practicing law as a sole practitioner for five years, he became one of three founding partners in Vogt, Meadville and Swallow, Encino, California, where he oversaw the work of up to 5 other litigation attorneys until 1996.  Mr. Meadville then joined Hoefflin & Associates, now HOEFFLIN•BURROWS, as Of Counsel, and has been practicing law in Westlake Village ever since.  Mr. Meadville is admitted to practice law in California and in all of the United States District Courts of California.  In addition to practicing law, Mr. Meadville has been serving as a Mediator, Arbitrator, and Judge Pro Tem for both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties on a part-time basis for more than 25 years.  Since receiving his Certificate in "Mediating the Litigated Case" through Pepperdine University School of Law in 1999, Mr. Meadville's practice has gradually shifted away from the private practice of law to serving as a Mediator and Arbitrator in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, which he now does on nearly a full time basis.  In addition to the training through Pepperdine University, Mr. Meadville has received additional ADR training from the NASD, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

Hoefflin–Burrows is well suited to represent entrepreneurs in a variety of business matters, as the Firm has substantial experience in representing owners of private businesses and corporate executives of public companies who don't want to or can't use the corporation's law firm.  Hoefflin–Burrows' lawyers are also experienced in representing buyers and sellers of real estate, as well as real estate brokers (ideally during a transaction and with an eye toward saving the deal).  However, if a dispute arises after the close of escrow, Hoefflin–Burrows will vigorously represent the client in arbitration or litigation.  

Other law firms recognize Hoefflin–Burrows' reputation in real estate and business matters as evidenced by their referrals to Hoefflin–Burrows when they have conflicts or other issues that preclude their representation of the client in that particular matter.  Hoefflin–Burrows handles that matter for the client and then returns the client back to the referring firm.


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