27 Years




Blanchard, Krasner & French Earns Top 50 Jury Verdict for California Client

A case led by San Diego attorneys, Kipp Williams and Michael Weitz of Blanchard, Krasner & French, was recently awarded a Top 50 Jury Verdict distinction. Mr. Williams and Mr. Weitz are being recognized for successfully guiding their client’s breach of contract case, Flannery v. MSi Lighting Inc., to a conclusion of approximately $272,500 awarded in damages to the plaintiff. The Plaintiff was also awarded an additional $110,000 in prejudgment interest and $230,000 in attorney’s fees. Each year, Top VerdictTM recognized U.S. law firms and attorneys who obtain the highest jury verdicts, settlements, court or arbitration awards in particular regions and...

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Congratulations Cooper Sandoval: Home Means Nevada Contest Winner

[caption id="attachment_4885" align="alignright" width="450"] Cooper Sandoval's big horn sheep depiction for the "Home Means Nevada" contest.[/caption] Blanchard, Krasner & French loves to highlight the milestones, accomplishments and wins of its team and its clients, but it’s just as wonderful to highlight the honors bestowed upon our extended family. Today we're delighted to share with you that the nephew of our own Ali Zucker, Mr. Cooper Sandoval, has been selected as one of two winners of the “Home Means Nevada” contest. Nevada students from kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to submit artistic depictions of why Nevada felt like home to them....

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Ann Kinsey Schu

On November 14, the University of Pennsylvania announced Ann Kinsey Schu will be one of 15 inductees into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame Class XI. Before Annie focused on helping families with their legal needs, she was a member of the Penn softball team and led the Quakers to Penn Softball’s first Ivy League South Division title. Throughout her career, Annie received First-Team All-Ivy League honors each season, was unanimously voted the 2007 Ivy League Player of the Year, was named to the 2007 Easton All-American second team, and received Academic All-Ivy honors in 2007. Annie is one of fourteen four-time First-Team All-Ivy League softball...

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Cortney Young appointed to the Reno Human Rights Commission

Cortney E. Young

We are proud to announce the City of Reno has appointed Cortney Young, Mediator with Blanchard, Krasner & French to the Reno Human Rights Commission. The Human Rights Commission was created to serve as a forum for discussion of human rights issues and to propose solutions for the improvement of human relations in the City of Reno, and will make recommendations to the City Council with regard to the development of programs for the promotion of social justice, diversity/inclusion, equal opportunity and human dignity among all citizens and visitors of the city. The Commission shall consist of up to 14...

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Blanchard, Krasner & French welcomes Alison J. Zucker

Alison J. Zucker

Blanchard, Krasner & French, APC is pleased to announce Alison J. Zucker has joined the firm’s Reno, Nevada office. Ali received her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and is licensed to practice in Nevada. Prior to law school, she received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada. Ali’s community involvements include the Canine Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Ali’s practice focuses on business law and civil litigation. From its inception in La Jolla, California, Blanchard, Krasner & French has grown from 3 named partners to a full-service law firm with 18 highly-experienced attorneys with decades...

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Steven Silva and Cortney Young co-author ALI CLE’s “Alternate Dispute Resolution in Condemnation Cases: An Eminently Agreeable Solution”

Dispute Resolution is a rapidly growing area in business and in the legal field. BKF team members Steven Silva and Cortney Young recently co-authored along with Honorable Peter Buchsbaum, (Ret.) the article “Alternate Dispute Resolution in Condemnation Cases: An Eminently Agreeable Solution”. This article is featured in ALI CLE’s The Practical Real Estate Lawyer’s July issue....

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Blanchard, Krasner & French Welcome International Visitors

IR Global Members Patricia Buyne and Criselda Santiago of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia recently travelled to San Diego from Manila, Philippines.  During their trip, Ms. Buyne and Santiago stopped by the BKF La Jolla office to visit Bob Blanchard and Edward P. Schlesier, Esq. Both firms held engaging business discussions on how they can cooperate in the future. To view this article on Facebook, click here....

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Robert W. Blanchard is Appointed Distinguished Member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

It is with great honor to announce Robert W. Blanchard has been appointed as a distinguished member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. This invitation is extended upon the recommendation of the national officers of the Fellows and Fellows leadership in the state of California or jurisdiction. Selection as a Fellow is recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of society. Fellows are nominated by their peers and membership is limited to one percent of licensed U.S. lawyers and a limited number of international...

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Robert Blanchard collaborates on American Bar Association article “FSB Guidance on Climate-Related Financial Reporting”

Climate change continues to dominate corporate agendas around the world.  The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body that monitors and make recommendations about the global financial system. Robert Blanchard collaborates with other distinguished contributors on the article "FSB Guidance on Climate-Related Financial Reporting: Game-Changer for Voluntary Sustainability Reporting?" in the December 2017 edition of the American Bar Association’s International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter.          ...

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Congratulations to Robert W. Blanchard on being awarded as 2017 Advisor of the Year

Congratulations to Robert W. Blanchard on being awarded as 2017 Advisor of the Year. The annual event was held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.  Bob received Advisor of the Year award for “Sell Side Legal Representation in Sale to Private Company More than $25 million”, shared with Jason Baker of Kegan & Baker, LLP, as co-counsel.  Advisor of the Year is a not-for-profit organization that hosts an annual awards event to recognize and celebrate advisors who provide extraordinary service and value to owners of middle market companies in the sale, expansion or recapitalization...

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Abigail Stephenson Appointed to Northern Nevada HOPES Board of Directors

Abigail G. Stephenson

Abigail Stephenson, partner of Blanchard, Krasner & French, APC was selected for and joined the Northern Nevada HOPES Board of Directors. The announcement came from HOPES Board of Directors' President, Douglas H. Brewer of Merrill Lynch who stated, “Every individual who receives care at HOPES or works with HOPES to improve our community’s health understands the culture of the organization – treating everyone with dignity and respect - and we are delighted to have someone like Abbey, who encompasses those values in her daily life, to be a member of our board.” Northern Nevada HOPES is a nonprofit community health center...

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Experienced Appellate Attorney Elizabeth Bassett Joins BKF in Reno

Elizabeth J. Bassett

Blanchard, Krasner & French, APC is pleased to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) J. Bassett has joined the firm as an attorney in the firm’s Reno, Nevada office.   Elizabeth will work on all Nevada litigation matters including general civil litigation, probate and trust litigation, and family law. She will also be helping to grow the firm’s appellate practice, handling appeals directly, and as co-counsel/consulting counsel. Having practiced in California as a litigator for 8 years and having served as a staff attorney for the Nevada Supreme Court for the past six years, Elizabeth is uniquely well positioned to meet the litigation and appellate...

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