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ORANGE COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION HONORS DENNIS W. GHAN

Congratulations to Dennis W. Ghan!  On December 2, 2013, Mr. Ghan received the Orange County Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows Distinguished Award.  Mr. Ghan is a member of Palmieri, Tyler’s Real Estate Practice Group. 

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

Food Allergies as Disabilities? The Department of Justice recently filed claims against Lesley University for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Despite enforcing a mandatory meal plan for all residents, the University failed to consider modifications for students with allergies that would allow them to take advantage of the program.  For some, the… Read More »

BAD BOY GUARANTEES

Ok I know we don’t need to worry about Guarantees………………………… NON-RECOURSE DEBT – BAD BOY GUARANTEES AND DRAFTING CONSIDERATIONS I have had occasion in the recent “recovery” to advise a number of clients regarding debt and equity for new acquisitions and development.  These have included negotiating the scope and definition of “bad boy carve outs”… Read More »

SEC PERMITS BROADER SOLICITATION OF INVESTORS

NEW SEC RULE PERMITS BROADER SOLICITATION OF INVESTORS IN A PRIVATE OFFERING Historically, a company seeking to raise capital from investors without conducting a public offering had to comply with rules that prohibited the use of advertising and general solicitation in connection with its capital-raising efforts.  Effective September 23, 2013, the SEC (Securities and Exchange… Read More »

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT EXPANDS PROTECTION FOR HOMEBUILDERS

More Coming? On October 17, 2013, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision which clarifies the protection of homebuilders and developers with respect to governmental exactions.  In Sterling Park, LP v. City of Palo Alto, the Court found that the statute of limitations with respect to conditions imposed on a Tentative Subdivision Map could… Read More »

PALM SPRINGS & INDIO CONSIDERS LIMITING ZONES FOR CHURCHES

Two Coachella Valley cities are considering changes that would determine where religious institutions can locate, raising questions about federal law. In Indio, city officials are proposing an all-out prohibition in the city’s downtown commerce district to make way for economic development according to the city.  The places of worship in that area are taking up… Read More »

SUPREME COURT WIN FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

BIG US SUPREME COURT WIN FOR PROPERTY OWNERS On Tuesday, June 25th, the United States Supreme Court published its opinion in Koontz vs. St. John’s River Water Management District clarifying and expanding the protection of property owners from excessive development conditions.  The Supreme Court reiterated the protections previously granted in the landmark 1980’s cases of… Read More »

Orange County Bar Foundation SHORTSTOP Golf Tournament

Palmieri, Tyler was a corporate sponsor for the Orange County Bar Foundation’s 17th Annual SHORTSTOP Golf Classic held at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California, on October 18, 2013.  Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Orange County Bar Foundation’s SHORTSTOP program, whose mission is keeping at-risk youth out of jail, in school,… Read More »

Project SELF

This year’s Project SELF (Summer Employment in Law Firms) summer program concluded with an event held at the Irvine Hilton on September 19, 2013.  At the event, the Orange County Bar Foundation and the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators awarded 11 scholarships to participants in the program.  Dennis W. Ghan, a… Read More »

March of Dimes Orange County Signature Chefs Auction

March of Dimes held a Signature Chefs Auction on September 26, 2013, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.  The lead Chef for the event was Seakyeong Kim of Charlie Palmers.  Other chefs included Takashi Abe of Bluefin, Ryan Adams of Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink and many more.  Palmieri, Tyler, a gourmet sponsor of… Read More »