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.
March 14, 2018 -- We are pleased to announce that named partner, William Wynder, was appointed City Attorney for the City of Glendora, with partner, Adrian Guerra, appointed as Assistant City Attorney. Known as the “Pride of the Foothills,” Glendora is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Its downtown “Glendora Village” has been voted as one of the best downtowns in the San Gabriel Valley.
March 6, 2018 -- Partner Colin J. Tanner will be a speaker at the 2018 Annual Chapter Conference of Northern California Chapter – International Public Management Association – Human Resources (NCCIPMA-HR).
September 18, 2017 -- Shannon Chaffin will be a speaker at the American Planning Association’s (APA) California conference in Sacramento on September 24, 2017, for the session titled "The Planner’s Paradox: Exploring Ethical Advocacy.” This statewide conference attracts planning professionals from all over California, the United States and throughout the world.