Recent News


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 »


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 »

Eminent Domain Group Successfully Defeats Challenge to Arbitration Award in California Appellate Court

Partner Michael H. Leifer and associate Erin B. Naderi represented the landowner in a land lease rent adjustment arbitration against the owners of 150 leasehold condominium units.  A significant arbitration award was issued against the unit owners.  Post-arbitration, the unit owners attempted to challenge the arbitration award.  Mr. Leifer and Ms. Naderi successfully defeated the… Read More »

Orange County Youth Sports Foundation Honors Teemu Selanne

Michael Cho and Richard Salus were among the golfers attending the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation Golf Tournament and Sports Banquet held at The Resort at Pelican Hill on August 21, 2013, honoring OCYSF’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year – Anaheim Ducks’ Right Wing, Teemu Selanne.  Proceeds from the banquet will benefit local youth sports… Read More »

Ballot-Box Referendum a Threat to CRE

Partner, Gregory N. Weiler, shared his thoughts with Carrie Rosenfeld of about a ballot-box referendum aimed at stopping the development of a tribal-gaming casino in Madera County and the ongoing concerns for developers in California.  The referendum can wreak havoc with developers’ plans, even if they have jumped through all the hoops necessary to… Read More »

Orange County Ronald McDonald House 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Partner, Ryan Prager, co-chaired the 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Orange County Ronald McDonald House.  The tournament was held on June 17, 2013 at the Yorba Linda Country Club and was a huge success!  The tournament netted over $110,000 to support the programs and services offered by the Orange County Ronald McDonald House… Read More »

March for Babies

On April 27, 2013, Team PTWWW walked in the March of Dimes’ “March for Babies” event at Fashion Island.  For the 24th straight year, Rick Salus, a partner of PTWWW and leader of Team PTWWW, participated.  This year Team PTWWW raised over $23,000.  Overall, Orange County is expected to raise over $750,000 for March of… Read More »