Women-Owned Business

Tharpe & Howell, LLP welcomes Partner Frank A. Magnanimo

December 16th, 2021/By Tharpe & Howell, LLP/In Employment and Labor Law, Firm News, Firm News

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is pleased to announce that Frank A. Magnanimo has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Frank brings over 27 years of diversified experience in the labor and employment field. Frank’s practice encompasses a wide range of employment matters including the defense of wage and hour class actions, PAGA, as well as claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. Frank also provides advice and counsel to his clients and assists with the preparation of employee handbooks, anti-harassment training, workplace investigations, and related issues. Read More

Tharpe & Howell, LLP Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

October 05th, 2021/By Tharpe & Howell, LLP/In Firm News, Firm News

Tharpe & Howell, LLP, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Business Enterprise Council-West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Women Business Enterprise Council-West is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. Read More


February 10th, 2020/By Admin/In Firm Events, Firm News, Firm News, Uncategorized

Firm Partner Sherry B. Shavit was invited to present at the Professionals in Human Resources Association (“PIHRA”) Legal Updates across Southern California in January on “The Latest and (Not So) Greatest on PAGA.”  Ms. Shavit, whose practice includes advising and defending employers of all sizes against wage and hour class and PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) actions, discussed the rise in popularity and the danger of PAGA lawsuits.

You can find a summary of Ms. Shavit’s presentation written by the national Society for Human Resources Management (“SHRM”), of which PIHRA is its largest chapter, here: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-paga-law-poses-huge-risks-for-employers.aspx. Read More


April 10th, 2019/By Admin/In Firm Events, Firm News, Firm News, Uncategorized

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is once again pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) Women’s Council Awards to be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, on April 17, 2019.  At this event, women who have made a difference in the San Fernando Valley will be honored for their accomplishments.  Please join us in congratulating these women on their success.

Award Categories include: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit, Business Owner of the Year, Business Team of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

Congratulations To Our New Partners

December 10th, 2018/By Admin/In Firm News

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is pleased to announce that Stacey Miller, Diana Rivera, and Heather McKeon have become Partners in the Firm effective August 2018.

Stacey’s practice includes representation of institutional and real estate clients in the areas of creditor bankruptcy representation, asset recovery and protection, leasing matters, and landlord/tenant disputes. View Profile »

Diana is a veteran trial attorney whose practice centers around general liability defense of premises liability, automobile (first and third party), and construction defect matters.  Read More