Burris & Schoenberg maintains close working relationships with a number of attorneys in the Los Angeles area, throughout the United States, and internationally, thus allowing us to serve our clients in an effective matter regardless of their specific location or jurisdiction. Three of these attorneys have become Of Counsel to the firm and are very active in the firm's national and international civil litigation practice.
A. George Glasco - Los Angeles, California
A. George Glasco was born in 1945, and graduated from Temple University and The Georgetown University Law Center. He is a Vietnam veteran, also holds masters of law from the University of Paris and speaks four languages including French and Spanish. George's rich academic and practical law practice experiences make him ideally suited to serve a wide range of functions as the senior of counsel to Burris and Schoenberg.
Lisa Herman - Toronto, Canada
Lisa is a Canadian native who followed her father into a law practice which began approximately 30 years. Her initial professional career had been dedicated to family law, with an in-depth understanding of the often-complex matters involved in such areas as: The dissolution process, Parenting & Access, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property (Equalization), Independent Legal Advice as well as Domestic Contracts including Separation Agreements, Marriage Contracts & Cohabitation Agreements. Recently, Lisa has expanded her practice to civil litigation matters throughout North America and international matters relating to looted art restoration.
Rick Martin - Los Angeles
Rick Martin is the newest addition to Burris & Schoenberg and he brings to the firm a wide variety of experiences and a multi-national background. Born in Lima, Peru to an Irish father and Peruvian mother his family resettled in the Los Angeles area when Rick was two years old. Prior to attending college Rick had a wide variety of experiences in responsible positions in Southern California, including a stint with Anschutz Entertainment Corp., where he had major logistical responsibilities for the company’s events. Rick graduated with Dean’s List Honors from Cal State Los Angeles and from Southwestern Law School in 2016 where he was a recipient of the William Schroeder Merit Scholarship and a finalist in the Southwestern Trial Advocacy Honors Program.
Since graduating from law school Rick has continued to hone and develop his civil litigation skills, initially at a prestigious defense firm and more recently as the outside General Corporate Counsel for GT’s Living Foods, a well-known national food and beverage manufacturer. While at GT his responsibilities included the overseeing of claims and litigation, the development of corporate strategies and regular participation as trial counsel or co-trial counsel, principally in areas of labor relations and significant general business matters.
Rick joined the firm in April of 2020 in the midst of the solidification of its ties with it’s of counsel attorneys in, among other venues, Miami, Paris and Toronto. Like Ms. Rodriguez he is fluent in Spanish and shares her interest in helping to restore the culture for many citizens of the world who have seen the diminution of many important aspects of their historic culture.
Van Kirk Reeves - Paris, France
Van, a longtime colleague of Mr. Burris is a notable international lawyer, practicing in Paris and New York, who was a pioneer in opening a Paris office for one of the leading New York law firms. He specializes in the fields of art law and the protection of family wealth, including estate counseling, the use and management of personal investment companies and the protection of assets in tax-efficient structures. He also serves as a lecturer in art law at the Law School at the Université Jean Moulin in Lyon. He is also a professeur adjoint at the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, France’s oldest business school, where he teaches programs on trusts and art law. In addition to participating on a number of art law panels with Mr. Burris, he and Mr. Burris have served as co-counsel in a number of cases involving disputes over art and related cultural matters.
Albert Sheng - New York and New Jersey
Albert is an attorney and business advisor who maintains an East Coast presence for the firm. Albert is fluent in both English and Mandarin and travels regularly to China to, among other things service the firm's clients. Albert served as General Counsel of a small-cap NASDAQ listed company with operations in the United States and China prior to entering into private practice. In addition to representing clients in commercial litigation, Albert has been involved with a broad range of commercial activities involving corporate capital raises, multi-million dollar international business contracts and has managed public company regulatory compliance programs for companies of all sizes. He is currently employed as an in house regulatory counsel in Northern California, and while he still maintains a very close relationship to the firm's principals he is not directly participating in any of the firm's matters at this time.