News and Events

De Castro is pleased to announce that Melissa Passman joins the Firm

This year Ms. Passman earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, having previously earned her law degree at UCLA. Ms. Passman will be working primarily in the areas of tax and estate planning. In addition to her legal skills, Ms. Passman brings experience from the art world gained through her work for the Gagosian Gallery.

Mark Share completes a successful term as 2016-2017 Chair of the Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

The section presents programs on creditor's rights and remedies such as writs of attachment and enforcement of judgments, such as Collecting From The Dead. The section also presents programs relevant to business litigation including receiverships and injunctions, such as Breakfast with the Experts.

Three DWC Attorneys Named to Southern California Super Lawyers 2017



DWC congratulates 3 attorneys selected for inclusion in 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers!



Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and peer evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

4 DWC Attorneys Named to Southern California Super Lawyers 2014



DWC congratulates its 4 attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers!

  • Bruce Glickfeld - Tax and Business Transactions
  • Menasche Nass - Tax, Business Transactions, and Estate Planning
  • Jonathan Reich - Litigation, Trust and Estate Administration/Litigation
  • Mark Share - Real Estate, Litigation


Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and peer evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

Mark L. Share moderates March 14, 2014 Breakfast with the Judges - Prejudgment Remedies (Injunctions, Writs of Attachment, and Receiverships)

Mark L. Share, a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, again moderated the program Breakfast with the Experts - Prejudgment Remedies. Judges in the prejudgment remedies departments of the Los Angeles County Superior Court offer tips for attorneys and receivers regarding injunctions, writs of attachment and possession, and receiverships. Speakers included Judges James Chalfant, Joanne O’Donnell, and Luis Lavin. Moderated by Mark L. Share.

Mr. Share's practice emphasizes litigation and business issues. His complex litigation practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts and arbitrations in business and other disputes. He counsels commercial and residential property owners, business entities, and executives. He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Courts for all districts of California, and the State of California.

Mr. Reich Elected To Tarzana Neighborhood Council

On October 23, 2012 Jonathan Reich was sworn in as a newly elected Director of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council, one of ninety-five City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils. As a Director of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council, Mr. Reich will represent the homeowners of Tarzana in connection budget, land use, zoning, public safety, environmental, transportation and other local matters. Mr. Reich has also been elected as a Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate for the City of Los Angeles 2013-2014 Budget. As a Budget Advocate, Mr. Reich will work with the Mayor of Los Angeles and other City officials in developing and communicating local budget priorities as part of the annual City of Los Angeles budget process. For more information on the City of Los Angeles Budget Advocate process go to: http://empowerla.org

Mr. Reich is an AV-rated attorney practicing in the areas of trusts and estate litigation, business and tax litigation and insurance coverage issues. Mr. Reich represents a wide range of individuals and business in the State and Federal Courts, as well as in private arbitration. Mr. Reich also serves as the general legal advisor for a multi-state insurance services business and a California winery.


De Castro, West, Chodorow, Mendler, & Glickfeld provides planning and advocacy to clients in complex business transactions and litigation. The firm helps individuals, private entities and public corporations navigate the legal intricacies of both the boardroom and the courtroom through strategic counseling, innovative planning and aggressive representation. De Castro West is a full-service law firm, handling almost every type of legal matter for nearly every kind of enterprise. For more information about De Castro, West, Chodorow, Glickfeld and Nass, call (310) 478-2541 or e-mail tray@dwclaw.com.