April 13, 2016: Christopher Haskell, a member of the firm’s business litigation department, will present a seminar to the Santa Barbara Contractors Association addressing contractor’s licenses and the Contractor State License Board. The seminar will be directed to home improvement contractors interested in protecting their licenses and avoiding disciplinary actions by the CSLB. The presentation…

February 25, 2016: Melissa Fassett, a member of the firm’s Employment Litigation Department, presented a seminar to the Santa Barbara County Bar Association addressing the legal developments in employment law effective in 2016. The seminar discussed the new laws recently enacted which affect employers and also discussed recent developments in case law which alter the…

January 23, 2016: Price, Postel & Parma is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association’s 2016 Bench & Bar Conference. This year’s conference features a “State of the Bar” address by David J. Pasternak, President of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and a keynote address on the “State of Immigration…

“I Want a Divorce, but Then What?”  As a family law attorney, I tend to see a spike in divorces around the holiday season.  Perhaps it’s because of all the extra stressors that come with holiday parties, family gatherings, gift giving, and social interactions.  Regardless of the specific reasons, many married people desire to end…

January 1, 2016:  Price, Postel & Parma is pleased to announce that Kristen M. R. Blabey has become a partner of the firm. Ms. Blabey’s practice includes estate planning, probate, trust administration, taxation, and conservatorship matters. She focuses on all aspects of estate planning including creating trusts, wills, charitable trusts, directives, durable powers of attorney,…

November 11, 2015: Firm partner Todd Amspoker and other firm lawyers represented the East Bay Regional Park District in successful eminent domain litigation against the United States of America. The Park District operates Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, California. The United States owned land adjacent to Crown Beach, and sought to sell part of…

September 29, 2015: Drew Maley will be presenting a one-hour Continuing Legal Education program to fellow attorneys regarding the family law issues that can affect all areas of legal practice. The California Family Code imposes many important obligations and rights on married people that can have serious consequences, even in areas that seem unrelated to…

May 8, 2015: Craig Parton was part of a panel addressing the topic of “Groundwater Adjudications in the Age of Sustainable Groundwater Management.”  The presentation took place on May 6th at the Spring conference of the Association of California Water Agencies in Sacramento and discussed the impact of California’s new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act on…

April 28, 2015:  Christopher Haskell, a member of the firm’s real estate litigation department,  will speak at the Sterling Education Services’ Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar in Santa Barbara, California.  Mr. Haskell’s presentation will address Eviction and Judicial Process. Sterling Education Services, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA),…

March 27, 2015: Trusts and Estates specialist Kristen Blabey was recently interviewed by KEYT News in Santa Barbara for a segment focusing on the recent Germanwings jetliner crash in the French Alps and how, given the many uncertainties in life, it is prudent to have a conversation about estate planning and to set up a…

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