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In Memoriam – James Eugene Wilhelm 1940 – 2017

On Monday, May 29, 2017, James E. Wilhelm, one of Palmieri Tyler’s founding partners, passed away peacefully at the age of 76 in San Diego, California. Jim was born in Southgate, California on November 2, 1940 to Dolores and Jim Wilhelm.  Jim earned his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach and his J.D. from… Read More »


Current Drug Use Not Protected Under ADA A recent federal court decision is a good reminder that applicants or employees who currently use illegal drugs or marijuana or abuse alcohol are not protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Conduct is key: The disease of addiction… Read More »

Orange County March for Babies

Thank you once again Team Palmieri Tyler for marching at the Orange County March for Babies held at Fashion Island on April 30, 2017. Team Palmieri Tyler raised over $5,000 this year. As the donations continue to pour in, Mr. Salus will no doubt continue to hold his position as Orange County March of Dimes’… Read More »

U.S. Department of Transportation Delays OK of $647-million Grant Related to California’s Bullet Train

As crews work at a 3,700-foot-long viaduct that is being built for the high-speed rail line in Fresno, Ralph Vartabedian of the Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation has deferred a decision on a $647-million grant that would help Caltrain electrify a section of track between San Jose and San Francisco,… Read More »

California Rail Grants in Danger

Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor of Railway Age, an industry publication, writes about California’s Congressional Republicans calling on the Trump Administration to block $650 million in new grants on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. See the full story here:

19th Annual Southern California Eminent Domain Conference

The 19th Annual Southern California Eminent Domain Conference will be held at The Westin San Diego February 9-10, 2017. Featuring experts from: California Department of Transportation California High-Speed Rail Authority JAMS Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Riverside County Transportation Commission Waldron & Associates And many more! You’ll hear condemnor and condemnee perspectives on important… Read More »


We have outlined for employers some of the more relevant new and amended legislation for 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding how this will affect your business and/or employee handbook. SAMPLING OF NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2017 AB 54 – ADA – Allows for a certified access… Read More »

Dennis Ghan Receives Orange County Bar Foundation’s Robert Samuel Barnes Award

On December 8, 2016, Dennis W. Ghan (front row, center) was awarded the Orange County Bar Foundation’s highest honor, the Robert Samuel Barnes Award. As a past President and current Board of Directors member, Dennis is actively involved in many of the Foundation’s projects, including Project SELF (Summer Employment in Law Firms), a program designed… Read More »


Palmieri Tyler welcomes Associate Attorney Carolyn Hoang Clark to the Estate Planning & Wealth Protection Group. Ms. Clark graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law (2013). Ms. Clark also earned her Tax LL.M. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2014). Ms. Clark’s practice is focused on estate planning and wealth preservation as well as taxation.


Michael Leifer talks to Luke Money of the Daily Pilot regarding a lawsuit brought by Koll-Irvine Community Association concerning Airway Commerce Center against the City of Costa Mesa and various other alleged real parties in interest concerning violations of the Association’s property rights.  “The business park is a shared-use ownership; the association owns the common… Read More »