Neal Koch

Contributing Editor

Recent Stories

Primary Care Practices Feel Financial Pain From the Pandemic

Primary care practices are struggling to stay afloat as Covid-19 cases are rising to record levels in Los Angeles County.

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LA Mediators Applaud the Results From Videoconferencing

Susan Guthrie had a dilemma. The native Angeleno had just moved back to Los Angeles from Connecticut for her husband’s new job.

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Bike Shops Struggle to Keep Up With Pandemic-Fueled Demand

When Helen’s Cycles opens its Santa Monica store in the morning, it’s not unusual to see a line of customers who’ve been waiting 30 minutes or more.

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Business Slows for LA Funeral Homes

On a Saturday afternoon in June 2004, a hearse carrying the late President Ronald Reagan passed by hundreds of admirers along Santa Monica’s Arizona Avenue on its way into Gates Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors.

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Demand Soars for Plastic Surgery Amid Pandemic Downtime

Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Josef Hadeed began to notice something unusual as the coronavirus pandemic wore on.

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8 OVER 80:Daniel Jaffe, 83

When Daniel Jaffe’s law partner of 42 years retired last year, Jaffe did the natural thing for a man of 82 — he signed a three-year Century City office lease and launched a new firm, continuing to handle high-net-worth family law cases.

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In Remote Era, LA Litigators Get Ready for Their Closeup

Silent film careers typically tanked with the talkies, and stars of the silver screen often didn’t transition well to TV.

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Byron Allen’s Suit Against Charter Can Move Forward

Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. is moving forward.

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Media Mogul Redstone Dies at 97

Media titan Sumner Redstone, who aggressively parlayed the drive-in theater chain founded by his father into one of the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerates, died Aug. 11 at his home Beverly Hills.

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Elevate Services Eases the Legal Load for Corporate Clients

The field of alternative legal service providers, or ALSPs, is relatively new. But it’s growing quickly as corporate legal departments and law firms increasingly look for ways to cut costs.

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