Attorneys  
   

Paul E. Iverson (1907-1975)
Frank B. Yoakum, Jr. (1906-1991)

Neil Papiano (inactive status-not eligible to practice law)
Patrick M. McAdam

Justin A. Palmer


 
Neil Papiano
Member
npapiano@iyph.com

Neil Papiano is the Senior Managing Partner of Iverson, Yoakum, Papiano & Hatch. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University, and an L.L.B. from Vanderbilt University Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1961 and is a member of the Los Angeles County, California, and American Bar Associations. His practice areas include civil litigation and appellate practice, entertainment law, libel and defamation litigation, and corporation and securities law.

Mr. Papiano has successfully represented many high-profile clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, Sondra Locke in a lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Clint Eastwood, the Oakland Athletics and owner Charlie Finley, including a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay and Chris McCarron in a lawsuit against various defendants for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute. Most recently, Mr. Papiano represented Mr. Pincay in a lawsuit against an ambulance company after Mr. Pincay suffered two broken bones in his neck during a riding accident in 2003. After a two-week trial, the jury awarded Mr. Pincay $2.7 million.

Mr. Papiano's civic activities include serving on the Board of Trustees of American University, Washington D.C., from 1981-1995 by direct appointment of the President of the United States to service on the Board of Advisors of the Alzheimer's Association of Los Angeles, 2006-2007. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Orthopedic Hospital (Los Angeles) and as a Lecturer at the University of California, School of Law, Davis, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento and Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Papiano also has been Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Association and Los Angeles Forward (organization of 350 Los Angeles business persons and labor leaders formed to adopt a new Charter for the City) and member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Performing Arts Council and Los Angeles Music Center Operating Company.

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Patrick M. McAdam
Member
pmcadam@iyph.com

Patrick McAdam's partnership in the Firm started in 1978. His association as an attorney with the Firm began in 1971. Mr. McAdam's practice areas include all types of business litigation and transactions for the Firm's clients. The following are some examples: the formation of a real estate investment trust for Hollywood Park Race Track; the proposed redevelopment and relocation of Hollywood Park to the Sepulveda Dam Basin, the purchase and sale property in New Jersey; real estate purchase and exchange agreements for Fortifiber Corporation; merger and acquisition agreements for Fortifiber Corporation; oil and gas litigation; the acquisition of outdoor advertising sites in Texas; civil rights litigation for Lockheed Martin; government contracts litigation for Lockheed Martin; prosecuting, and defending against, RICO litigation; federal tax litigation for the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association; securities litigation for various clients, products liability litigation for Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, and Eagle-Picher Corporation; real estate litigation and various business transactions for the Nederlander Organization; litigation for various national banking associations; the formation of corporations, partnerships, and shippers' trade associations; litigation involving claims of invasion of privacy, and intellectual property and trade secrets.

He has represented clients in matters before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the Central District Court of California, the Southern District Court of California, the District Court for Nevada, the United States Tax Court, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Comptroller of the Currency,  the Supreme Court of California, the California State Superior Courts, and various arbitrators and mediators.

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