Glassman, Browing, Saltsman & Jacobs

Glassman, Browing, Saltsman & Jacobs

Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. is a boutique Beverly Hills law firm which, for over 40 years, has provided dedicated strategic representation to its clients.

Firm Overview

For over four decades, the Beverly Hills-based law firm of Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. has provided clients with dedicated representation in a comprehensive array of transactional and litigation matters, including media and First Amendment law, product disparagement, family law, business law, taxation, real estate matters, and probate, trusts, and estate planning. For detailed information about our areas of focus, please visit our firm overview and practice areas.

Founded in 1968 by former Federal prosecutors, Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. has a proven record of success for both plaintiffs and defendants in a diverse range of complex and high-profile litigation matters. Our expertise encompasses a complete range of litigation matters from high-profile defamation and right of privacy matters to contentious divorces involving extensive assets, to major entertainment law transactions to high-stakes white collar criminal defense cases and to complicated business litigation. As testament to our high standing in the local legal community, we are the recipients of Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious "AV" peer rating, signifying the highest levels of professional excellence and ethical standards.

Our expertise in transactional matters includes the formation and counseling of business entities, contract negotiations, business acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and other transactions, real estate leasing, probate and trust administration, and estate planning.

We pride ourselves on offering our clients efficient, high-quality legal services in all of our practice areas. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. today.

Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc., located in Beverly Hills, is a law firm providing transactional and litigation services throughout Southern California, including Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

Main Office

Main Office
360 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90210





Firm Overview and Practice Areas

Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. has offered outstanding legal representation in a host of transactional and litigation practice areas for over 40 years. Founded in 1968 by former Federal prosecutors Anthony M. Glassman and Roger A. Browning, the firm has maintained a diverse docket of cases and developed a particular level of expertise in matters involving complex and high-profile litigation; and business, real estate, and estate and tax planning transactions; divorce and family law matters; and probate and trust administration matters.

Based in Beverly Hills, but servicing much of Southern California, we have a long track record of success in all aspects of legal practice, including trials, negotiations, and drafting documents for a variety of transactions. In particular, we focus on:

Appellate matters
Business entity formation and operation
Complex commercial litigation
Employment law
Entertainment law
Estate planning
Family law
Child custody and visitation
Dissolution of marriage
Mutual settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, and post-nuptial agreements
Property division
Spousal and child support
First Amendment
Invasion of privacy
Misappropriation of name and likeness
Product disparagement
Intellectual property
Probate and trust administration
Real estate
Sexual harassment
Taxation law
Federal and state income tax controversies
Estate tax controversies
White collar criminal defense
For more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. today.

Anthony Glassman

Glassman, Browing, Saltsman & Jacobs

Anthony Michael Glassman focuses his practice in the areas of First Amendment rights, media law, product disparagement, publicity and privacy rights, crisis management, and white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Glassman co-founded Glassman, Browning, Saltsman & Jacobs, Inc. with Roger Browning in October 1968. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney, where Mr. Glassman tried 35 federal criminal jury trials to verdict, including prosecutions for tax, mail, and wire fraud, in addition to narcotics conspiracy, counterfeiting, and obscenity cases.

Mr. Glassman's past jury trials number in the triple digits and include numerous high-profile victories. As lead California trial counsel for the tabloid Globe, Mr. Glassman defended cases brought by celebrities including George Harrison, Clint Eastwood, Joan Collins, Tom Selleck, and Rod Stewart. As lead trial counsel for Playboy, Mr. Glassman defended cases brought by celebrities including Charlize Theron, Daryl Hannah, Vanna White, and Kelly LeBrock. As a plaintiff's lawyer he obtained close to $10 million in jury verdicts against the New York Times on behalf of the then-largest shareholder of Santa Barbara Savings and Loan. He also obtained a $500,000 settlement on behalf of Al Shugart, founder of Seagate Technology, against the Consumer Attorneys of California. Mr. Glassman successfully defended Playboy founder Hugh Hefner against personal defamation claims, and he successfully sued Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine for invasion of privacy. Most recently, Mr. Glassman obtained a major Ninth Circuit decision in favor of his client Reverend Frederick K.C. Price, founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center, in a defamation action against ABC News and its reporter John Stossel. Moreover, Mr. Glassman has represented corporations and individuals in a range of wrongful termination and sexual harassment claims.

Bar Admissions:

California, 1966
California Supreme Court
California Court of Appeal
Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits

University of Southern California (B.A. 1962)
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (J.D. 1965)
Practice Areas:

Media and First Amendment Litigation
Product Disparagement
Crisis Management
Publicity, Privacy and Misappropriation Litigation
White Collar Crime
Complex Civil Litigation
Intellectual Property

Of Counsel, Bergeson LLP, San Jose, California, 1997-present
Assistant United States Attorney, Los Angeles, Criminal Division, 1966-1968
Member, U.S.C. baseball team and played for Rod Dedeaux's U.S.C. Trojans in the 1960 College World Series
Achievements and Honors:

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2014
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
"The Best Lawyers in America," by Naifeh & Smith, published by Woodman/White

Speaker, "Newsgathering and Libel Litigation 2000: The Use of Defamatory Implications," Practicing Law Institute, Los Angeles, 2000
Speaker, "Electronic Discovery-The Playboy Protocol," Association of Business, Trial Lawyers, San Francisco, 2003
Speaker, "Federal Implementation of California Anti-SLAPP Statute," Mealy's SLAPP Conference, Pasadena, 2003
Speaker, "Trying The Business Punitive Damages Case," Association of Business Trial Lawyers, New Mexico, 2003
Moderator, "Current Development in Punitive Damages Litigation," Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, 2004
Selected Current and Past Clients:

Nicholas Cage
Hugh M. Hefner
Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Globe International
Al Shugart, founder of Seagate Technology
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman
Robert Shapiro
Crenshaw Christian Center
Allergan Pharmaceutical International
Skechers USA, Inc.
DynCorp International
Prime Healthcare Services
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