27 Years




Hope Springs Tiny Home Receives Name Dedication from Funders, Blanchard, Krasner & French

Blanchard, Krasner & French is extremely honored to have partnered with Northern Nevada HOPES through our endorsement of a tiny home in Hope Springs, a housing community providing high-quality support services to Reno’s unsheltered neighbors. The 30 individual unit community is a part of Northern Nevada HOPES’ continued efforts to build a healthier community. Thank you to KTVN Channel 2 for spreading word about the importance of HOPES’ vision and the impact Hope Springs will have on the Reno fellowship. If you would like to donate or find out more about the Hope Springs, BKF encourages you to visit https://www.nnhopes.org/hopesprings/. Watch the video here: https://www.ktvn.com/clip/14858563/tiny-home-donations...

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Abigail G. Stephenson and Mark A. Krasner Featured on Bosma on Business

Interview on Bosma on Business

Co-founder of Blanchard, Krasner & French, Mark Krasner, and partner Abigail G. Stephenson were recently guests on Bosma on Business, a Reno radio show and podcast discussing timely and critical business issues for business owners operating in and around Nevada. Krasner and Stephenson joined hosts Mike Bosma and Katrina Loftin in a discussion regarding mergers and acquisitions and what companies either selling or acquiring must keep in mind during the respective processes. They also delved into common corporate tax structures and their benefits, along with some important missteps businesses should work to avoid. Listen to the full show here. For additional guidance on...

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Steve Silva Named Of Counsel for Blanchard, Krasner & French

We are pleased to announce that Steven M. Silva has been named Of Counsel. Since Steve joined BKF, he has made significant contributions to the firm and its clients. He has also made time to provide his knowledge to the general public when applicable, serving as a source for the Associated Press and other industry-specific publications. Steve’s practice focuses on eminent domain, real estate litigation, land use matters, and appellate practice. He is the author of numerous chapters in practice guides and articles in legal publications. Steve is also no stranger to the philanthropic world, giving back to such organizations as...

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Blanchard, Krasner & French featured on KTVN Channel 2’s Face the State

Co-founder, Mark Krasner, CPA, Esq.* and partner, Abigail Stephenson, were recently invited to speak on Face the State, a weekly segment on the CBS affiliate designed to share with viewers important news in the state of Nevada. Mark and Abbey discussed the importance of putting in place an estate plan, as an estimated six in 10 Americans do not have this critical documentation squared away. Nevadans, they deduce, hold steady with this trend. You can view the full segment here. Hats off to an informative interview, Mark and Abbey!...

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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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