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TEN Westwood Morning Group

October 24, 2017 7:45 AM – 9:30 AM

What is The Esquire Network?

The Esquire Network (TEN) provides fun, structured networking opportunities across Greater LA to bring together lawyers and build their businesses.

Referrals

Referrals

An easy way to get and make referrals across practices.

Networking

Networking

Make new colleagues and friends through structured events.

Revenue

Revenue

Lawyers helping fellow lawyers increase their business.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday October 24, 2017 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM
 

TEN Westwood is holding a clothing drive for the Annual Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration! October attendees are asked to bring a clothing donation.

The Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration is an amazing LA tradition that provides a Thanksgiving meal as well as free haircuts, clothing, hygiene kits, medical, optical, dental services, vaccinations, and a children’s carnival to anyone in need. Most impressively, the entire event is planned and put on solely by dedicated LA volunteers.

Any and all clothing donations (new or gently used) are appreciated. There is a specific need for the following items:

– Men’s pants
– Men’s socks
– Medium-sized stuffed animals

Please feel free to contact Jessica Nadler at jnadler@slbiggs.com regarding donations and/or volunteer opportunities.

Meeting Location: 10960 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024

Moderator: Peter Seidel

Meeting Host: Jessica Nadler with SingerLewak

Meeting Description: Parking: Street Parking Available

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 18, 2017

Tuesday October 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
 

Meeting Location: 655 N. Central Ave. 22nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203

Moderator: Dean G. Rallis

Host: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Each month a group of local attorneys (Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and surrounding areas) gather to expand their referral network among their peers. Join us at the next Glendale TEN meeting. Referrals come from people who know and remember you. TEN makes this relationship-building process easy; all you have to do is show up.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on September 27, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
 

Meeting Location: 16633 Ventura Blvd. 11th Fl., Encino, CA 91436

Moderator: Bob Epstein

Meeting Host: David Bobrosky with Lewitt Hackman

Meeting Description: The Encino TEN meeting is an evening meeting that focuses on getting to know one another on a personal level so that we are comfortable referring business leads to other members of the group. In that the meeting is after work, wine is always included which at times makes for a very interesting meeting.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on September 29, 2017

Tuesday October 31, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
 

Meeting Location: 601 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (25th Floor – London Conference Room)

Moderator: Anthony McClaren

Meeting Host: William Stoner

Meeting Description: The TEN Downtown Lunch Group offers practitioners an efficient, time sensitive (1 hour and 15 minutes), and high quality networking opportunity during the lunch hour. In addition, our meeting is held at the PWC Building in Downtown Los Angeles (601 S. Figueroa Street, 25th Floor), making it centrally located to everyone in TEN. Also, the noon-hour meeting reduces travel time commitments as it occurs during non-peak travel times. We provide Big Mamma’s Pizza, if you want your fix of comfort food. Also, those who arrive no later than noon will be entered to win a gift card as a reward for their diligence.

Parking Considerations:

Option 1 (Quickest Parking) – Park at Engine Co. No. 28, 644 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90017. Valet for $15. Cross the street caddy-corner to our building.

Option 2 (Cheapest Parking) – Park at Fig at 7th Shopping Center, 945 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. Park on L1, L2, or L3. 2 hours- $2.50; 3 hours $4.00 (with validation). Walk 2 blocks east up Figueroa Street to our building.

Option 3 (Millennial Style) – Take Red Line Metro Train to 7th Street Metro Center. Navigate to 7th and Figueroa, and walk 1 block east up Figueroa Street to our building.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Posted by The Esquire Network on September 29, 2017

Wednesday November 1, 2017 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
 

Meeting Location: Frankie’s Italian Kitchen – 5538 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Moderator: Allan Williams

Meeting Host: Nancy Lenik with City National Bank

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 5, 2017

Thursday November 2, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
 

Meeting Location: Ezer Williamson Law – 21515 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 1150, Torrance, CA 90503

Moderator: Richard Williamson

Meeting Host: Cynthia Pollock

Business attire required. If you can not make it, please email Richard Williamson at rew@ezerwilliamsonlaw.com.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 5, 2017

Thursday November 2, 2017 6:00 PM
 

Lose Your Shirt at the Third Annual Century City Bar Association Poker Tournament

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 6 PM Social Hour – 7 PM “Cards in the Air”
Location: L’Ermitage Hotel – 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Beginners Welcome – Fun Networking Opportunity

Bring and Donate a New or Gently Used Item of Clothing to Chrysalis Foundation Appropriate for a Business-Type Interview and Receive a Bonus Chip.

– No Limit Hold’em Tournament
– Entry Fee: $100 (Bonus Chips for being a CCBA, SMBA, or TEN member, and for bringing a Chrysalis donation)
– Re-Buys permitted during the first hour with additional add-on at break
– FREE poker lessons at 6:30 PM
– Hors D’oeuvres, no host bar
– Prizes & Surprises

For More Information, please email Shaili Jalali at RSVP@centurycitybar.com

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 16, 2017

Friday November 3, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM
 

Meeting Location: 215 N. Marengo Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

Moderator: Howard Raff

Host: Pravati Capital

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 6, 2017

Saturday November 4, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 

Meeting Location: Balboa Park – 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91436

Moderator: Stephen Danz

Meeting Host: N/A

Meeting Description: Meet at the Balboa Park Golf Course Clubhouse, just west of Hayvenhurst on Burbank Blvd. Meet at entrance to club house parking lot. Ride will be easy on paved level path that surrounds the park. Ride will last around 45 minutes. Breakfast available for purchase after the ride.

Remember to bring safety equipment, bicycle locks, sun glasses, water.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 17, 2017

Sunday November 5, 2017 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
 

May Canyon Hike in Sylmar

Description: Savor Sweeping Views of the San Fernando Valley at Sunrise. Moderately-strenuous hike from Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar up May Canyon Truck Trail to Look-Out Point. 6 miles round trip. 1300 feet of elevation gain. Bring water and a light snack. Friends, children and dogs welcome.

Meeting time: 7:30 AM

Meeting Location: Parking lot in Veterans Memorial Park (map: click here)

Hike Leader: David Fleck – (818) 268-5929

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Posted by The Esquire Network on September 27, 2017

Tuesday November 7, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM
 

Meeting Location: 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 215, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Moderator: Kathy Neumann

Meeting Host: Wendy Lascher with Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 3, 2017

Tuesday November 7, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

On Tuesday evening, November 7, The Esquire Network will hold a mixer at The Wellesbourne (10929 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064) in West LA. This event is sponsored by Allied Interpreting Services and Farmers Insurance Agency – Barry Schreiber.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on September 20, 2017

Thursday November 9, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM
 

Meeting Location: 6303 Owensmouth Ave. 10th Fl. Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Moderator: Marty Rudoy

November 2017 Topic: TBA

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 12, 2017

Friday November 10, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 

Meeting Location: Mel’s Drive-In – 8585 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

Moderator: Justin Sterling

Meeting Host: Mel’s Drive-In

Meeting Description: Arrive by 7:45am for extra networking!

Mel’s Diner requires that attendees make purchases for food or beverage. A purchase of a small cup of coffee and perhaps a pastry is enough to say thank you for allowing the Esquire Network to meet at its premise. Please park on the street when able.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 13, 2017

Sunday November 12, 2017 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 

Date: November 12, 2017

Time: 7:15 AM

Where: Roosevelt Golf Course (Par 33 Executive Course) – 2650 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Who: TENesq. members, family members and guest. BEGINNERS WELCOME! Since this is an intermediate level course, we may employ a scramble format. Don’t worry, it’s fun.

Gear: If you do not have your own gear, let me know and I may have loaners for you. Otherwise, you can rent gear at the facility.

Cost: $20.50 green fee, plus the cost of breakfast.

Space is limited. In order to secure your spot, please RSVP now, and check in with the starter window no later than 7:20 AM.

What Else: Networking Breakfast

When: Immediately after golf (around 9 AM)

Where: On site

In case of iffy weather, check for email announcements on the morning of play.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 18, 2017

Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM
 

Meeting Location: 16133 Ventura Blvd. Suite 820, Encino, CA 91436

Moderator: Lisa Aminnia

Meeting Host: Nolan Heimann

***PARKING INFORMATION: There is some metered street parking on Ventura Blvd and also on some of the side streets. Also, the Coffee Bean at the Encino Place Shopping Center next door will validate your parking in the shopping center’s underground lot for ONE hour with any purchase.

As the center of the Valley, we attract attorneys from all over LA County. We are the Flagship TEN meeting, and our group has a consistent loyal following of premier attorneys from a diverse cross-section of practice areas.

Each month we have an interesting topic meant to engage members and guests in learning more about one another while also gaining insight into how to manage their law practices.

This Month’s Topic: TBA

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 10, 2017

Tuesday November 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Moderator: Lorna De Bono

Host: Lorna De Bono

Location: 3632 Clarington Ave. #4 Los Angeles, CA 90034

Attendance: Limited to six members.

Come join TEN member and yoga instructor Lorna De Bono (Yoga Alliance RYT 200) for a gentle vinyasa-based flow class suitable for all levels of yoga practitioner. Networking for the first fifteen minutes, class starts promptly at 6:45 PM. Meet at Minx Studio, an intimate private yoga studio in a residential neighborhood in Palms. Dress in comfortable clothes suitable for stretching. The studio provides mats and props at no charge. Street parking is available on Clarington and surrounding streets or the studio is easily accessible from the Palms Station on the Expo Line.

Studio Website: Minx Studio

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Posted by The Esquire Network on September 21, 2017

Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
 

Location: 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2910, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Moderator: David L. Fleck

Meeting Host: Rahn Muntz O’Grady LLP

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 19, 2017

Tuesday November 21, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM
 

Meeting Location: 1050 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, CA 93004

Moderator: David Shaneyfelt

Meeting Host: Wendy Lascher of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

Meeting Description: The Ventura TEN meeting is a meeting of about a dozen regulars and occasionally gets 20+. We meet at 7:00 am, and mingle in our lobby with bagels/muffins, fruit, coffee until 7:30. At 7:30, we head to our conference room. I give an intro and explanation. I then have each attendee give an elevator speech (often interrupting to pull out info of interest). I then open the floor to needs, thanks, and recognition. I then open the floor to some topic of discussion. By about 8:35, wrap it up and call for personal meetings. By 8:45, we’re done.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 17, 2017

Thursday December 14, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

On Thursday evening, December 14, The Esquire Network will hold a Holiday Wine Tasting at the home of Mr. Daniel Johnson (23939 Long Valley Road, Hidden Hills, CA 91302) of the Berglund & Johnson Law Firm.

Wear your ugliest festive sweater! Wine and appetizers will be provided. Space is limited, please RSVP.

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Posted by The Esquire Network on October 19, 2017

What Our Members Say

  • Mauricio Leon de la Barra Mexico and California Attorney at Law

    “TEN can be described in TEN words: An extraordinary source of referrals, resources and very good friends. I got my first referral a few days after my first meeting. Its members have always provided my clients with outstanding legal solutions in different areas of law. And I have the honor of considering each member a very good friend.”

  • larry-rothsteinLarry A. Rothstein, Esq. Trial Lawyer & Civil Litigator

    “Although I have been a member of other professional networking organizations, David’s idea of one limited to small and solo law firms is both unique and exciting. Many of us in small and solo practices have developed expertise in limited practice areas. This makes for a particular dynamic because we are able to refer clients with specific needs to those having the specialized skills to handle them.”

  • cynthia-elkinsCynthia Elkins Employment Law

    “Have been a member of TEN since its inception. It is a wonderful and very cost efficient resource for solos and attorneys from small firms as this is my primary referral source both for receiving referrals and giving out referrals and this wonderful group of members helps to expand my referral base.”