December 10, 2018 -- Equity Partner June S. Ailin will be speaking at the 21st annual CLE International Eminent Domain Focus on California. The conference will take place January 31-February 1, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Los Angeles located at 120 S. Los Angeles Street. Ms. Ailin will be speaking on “What Could Go Wrong? Dealing with Unintended Outcomes of Well-Intended Property Acquisition Decisions.” The presentation will be based on experiences from Ms. Ailin’s 25 plus years of representing public agency clients in real property acquisition and eminent domain.
December 5, 2018 -- We are pleased to announce that partner Shannon Chaffin was appointed City Attorney for Yuba City on December 4, 2018. Associate Roy Santos will serve as the Assistant City Attorney.
December 5, 2018 -- Partner Colin J. Tanner and Senior Associate Michael Huston will be speakers at the 2018 CALPELRA Annual Conference being held December 5-7, 2018 at the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, California. Mr. Tanner and Mr. Huston will be speaking on the topic “Navigating The CalPERS Administrative Appeals Process.” The presentation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
October 10, 2018 -- We are pleased to announce that our partner, Adrian Guerra, has been appointed City Attorney for the City of Grand Terrace, and our associate, Robert Khuu, has been appointed as Assistant City Attorney. Known as the “Blue Mountain City,” Grand Terrace is located in the southern portion of San Bernardino County and nestled between two mountain ranges: the Blue Mountain to the east and the La Loma Hills to the west.
October 1, 2018 -- Partners Colin J. Tanner and Pam Lee along with senior associates Tommi Saghatelian and Michael Huston will be speakers at the 2018 PELRAC 9th Annual Training Conference being held October 10-12, 2018 at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Anaheim Resort, 2085 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802 .
August 7, 2018 -- G. Ross Trindle, III of Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, was recently selected to become General Counsel of Los Olivos Community Services District (LOCSD) by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.
Assisted by City Attorney Shannon Chaffin of Aleshire & Wynder, the City of Arvin passed an ordinance that will require new oil and gas operations to be more protective of health and safety in the City. The code passed with a unique coalition of support, including from the CA State Attorney General.
July 13, 2018 -- We are pleased to announce that Roy Santos of our Fresno office has been named a “Rising Star” in the Northern California edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Santos serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Arvin and City of King. In addition, Mr. Santos serves as the Assistant District Counsel for the Del Rey Community Service District.
July 6, 2018 -- Sunny Soltani and Bill Wynder, both senior Partners with Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, will be presenting at the upcoming Independent Cities Association (ICA) Summer Seminar, taking place July 12-15, 2018 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.
April 25, 2018 -- Aleshire & Wynder partners Sunny K. Soltani, June Ailin, Steve Onstot and Jeff Malawy obtained a landmark ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversing a nearly $8 million trial verdict against firm client, the City of Carson. In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals reversed a trial court ruling that application of the City’s rent control law violated the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution by “taking” the park owner’s property without just compensation, concluding instead that the City’s Rent Control Review Board acted lawfully in rejecting two requests to greatly increase the rents on over a thousand residents, many of whom are senior citizens, living at the Colony Cove Mobile Estates mobilehome park in Carson.