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…

September 17, 2013: Craig Parton, a partner in the Litigation Department, and Victoria Kahn, one of the Firm’s associates, recently concluded a complex and contentious family trust case that resulted in a multi-million dollar recovery for the Firm’s out of state client.

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