Price, Postel & Parma is pleased to announce that family law attorney Drew Maley has joined the firm. His practice will focus on guiding clients during major life events such as prenuptial agreements, marital dissolutions and post-judgment disputes, and the establishment and modification of support and custody orders.  The expansion into family law alongside the…

Craig Parton just completed representing one of the largest water producers in the West Coast Basin (Los Angeles County) in court proceedings relating to amending a judgment concerning water rights. The original judgment dates back to 1945. The case involved numerous municipalities, public agencies and related entities, water purveyors, and overlying right holders and was…

Price, Postel & Parma, one of Santa Barbara’s oldest and most respected law firms, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a 2014 Top Ranked Law Firm in California.  Martindale-Hubbell chooses the top law firms by identifying those firms in which at least one out of five of their lawyers…

June 25, 2014:  Christopher Haskell, a member of the firm, spoke at the SBCA seminar in Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  Mr. Haskell’s presentation was entitled: Collecting Your Money – An Introduction to California Mechanic Lien Law.”

The homeowner’s associations and their respective boards for residential common interest developments are governed by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (“DSA”). The DSA was recently revised and restated and placed in a new division in the Civil Code.  The changes took effect January 1, 2014 and include substantive changes, grouping related provisions in a…

Craig Parton successfully defended an employment case on behalf of a firm client located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The matter involved a highly contentious retaliation claim that sought a seven figure recovery.

Attorneys Sam Zodeh and Ian M. Fisher were instrumental in negotiations in the Estate of Huguette M. Clark, resulting in the creation of the Bellosguardo Foundation.  In 2011, copper heiress Huguette M. Clark died at age 104.  Clark’s Will established the Bellosguardo Foundation to foster the arts and directed that the Foundation receive Bellosguardo, the…

November 8, 2013: Todd A. Amspoker, a member of the firm, spoke at the CLE International’s 15th Annual Eminent Domain Conference in San Francisco at the Hotel Nikko. Mr. Amspoker’s presentation was entitled: Is CEQA Still Relevant After Golden Gate Land Holdings v. East Bay Regional Park District?

November 1, 2013: Christopher Haskell, a member of the firm, will be speaking at the Sterling Education Services, Inc. “Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law” seminar in Santa Barbara, California, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm (location to be announced).  Mr. Haskell’s presentation will be entitled: The Eviction and Judicial Process.

October 12, 2013: Kristen M. R. Blabey, an associate at the firm, recently presented at an estate planning seminar outside San Francisco focusing on trusts, wills, guardianship nominations and provisions for young children, protection and preservation of digital assets, philanthropic giving options, and planning for entrepreneurs and business owners. An additional highlight was a discussion…

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