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Lewis P. Janowsky, Esq.

It is with deep sadness that the Law Firm of Rynn & Janowsky, LLP announces the loss of our friend and one of the firm's founding partners, Lewis P. Janowsky. Lew died on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at his home in Santa Ana, California, surrounded by his family and close friends, of complications from pancreatic cancer.  He was 64 years old.  

Lew was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, Lew moved from the cold climate of New Jersey to the colder climate of Upstate New York, where he attended and graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a B.A. in English.  He then moved to an even colder location to attend Chicago-Kent Law School, graduating in 1977.

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Elise O'Brien becomes an equity partner with Rynn & Janowsky, LLP

Congratulations to Elise O'Brien!  On March 1, 2015, Ms. O'Brien earned the much deserved promotion to equity partner with the firm. 

Ms. O'Brien will continue to represent employers in employment disputes before federal courts, state courts and administrative agencies, as well as counseling management on a wide variety of employment law issues.   She will also continue her practice of enforcing trust rights of produce sellers under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in U.S. District and Bankruptcy 
Courts throughout the United States, and representing produce companies in administrative proceedings before the PACA Branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

June Monroe is a featured attorney in Parasec's July 2014 Newsletter.  

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June Monroe is the firm's newest attorney.

Rynn & Janowsky, LLP is pleased to announce that after 15 years with the firm as a paralegal - June Monroe is the firm's newest attorney.  Click here to read the official announcement > 

PACA Regulations become final, effective April 13, 2011.
April 13, 2011 - New PACA Regulation takes effect allowing for post-default payment plans without jeopardizing a supplier's PACA trust eligiliblity.  Last year, the USDA issued an initial proposed version of the new regulation, but Rynn & Janowsky attorneys and others in the industry were concerned that some of the language in the initial version would lead to uncertainty and future litigation regarding how it should be interpreted.  Consequently, Patricia Rynn submitted the first comment to the Secretary of Agriculture on behalf of the firm's clients suggesting modifications to the wording of the new regulation which would hopefully prevent any misinterpretations.  The Secretary recognized Ms. Rynn's contributions and included her recommended changes into the final language of the revised regulations.

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Click here to read the Agricultural Law Alert "New PACA Regulation Allows for Post-Default Payment Plans Without Jeopardizing a Supplier's PACA Trust Eligibility" > 


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA") announces implementation of new requirements for importing fresh fruits and vegetables, effective December 1, 2010. 
October 2010 - The first of these requirements mandates that all Canadian purchasers of fresh fruits and vegetables be licensed under either the CFIA or the DRC and that the license number be included on the import Confirmation of Sale.  The remaining new requirements affect the import of Mexican cantaloupes and California leafy greens. 

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Court Legitimizes Price After Sale ("PAS") Transactions and Rules That PAS Transactions Are Not The Same As Consignment Sales.
June 2010 - Rynn & Janowsky, LLP partner Lewis Janowsky successfully defended terminal market receivers who purchased produce on price after sale (“PAS”) terms from allegations that those purchases were actually consignment sales and that the receivers were commission merchants owing fiduciary duties to the grower. In this case, the first of its kind in California, the court ruled that price after sale transactions are legitimate transactions under California law and not subject to the same requirements under state law as consignment merchants. “In my view, I think it is a good decision for wholesalers and businesses on the terminal market generally,” said Mr. Janowsky.

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Enhancing Our Brand
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