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Elena Gerli to Present at County Counsels’ Association’s Land Use Conference

On December 3, 2015, Elena Q. Gerli will be a presenter at the County Counsels’ Association of California Land Use Fall 2015 Study Section Conference in Sacramento, CA.  Elena will discuss the complexities of navigating state and federal fair housing laws in the context of sober living home regulations.

Elena is currently Assistant City Attorney in the City of Carson.  She regularly advises her clients on zoning and land use, ordinance drafting, First Amendment, constitutional law, fair housing and group home regulation, and guiding local governments through complex quality of life issues such as homelessness and public nuisance abatement. For more information, please contact Elena Q. Gerli at (310) 527-6660.


Pam Lee to Present at NAPABA Conference

On November 6, 2015, Pam K. Lee will be a panelist at the Annual National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Conference in New Orleans, Lousiana.  In a presentation entitled “Lessons from Detroit:  Advising Municipalities in Distress,” Pam will discuss ways to avoid municipal bankruptcy and draw from her experiences in advising public agency clients on cost-saving measures, revenue sources, and sound fiscal policies.  Joining her on the panel are other city attorneys and municipal bankruptcy specialists from around the country. 

Public Finance Group to Present at CSDA Conference

On September 22, attorneys Anita Luck and Lutfi Kharuf will be presenting at the California Special Districts Association’s annual conference.  In a presentation entitled “Smooth Sailing: Navigating Audits from the State and Federal Government,” Anita and Lutfi will draw from experience with the IRS, SEC and State Controller’s Office to provide guidance to California special districts on avoiding and preparing for audits, and tips and strategies when audits arrive. 

David Aleshire and Anthony Taylor Named 2015 "California Lawyer" Attorney of the Year

Partners David J. Aleshire and Anthony R. Taylor received the annual 2015 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award.  They were honored among 62 lawyers throughout the state for their legal work which had a significant impact in 2014.  Award recipients will be honored in the March 2015 issue of California Lawyer

Chapman University to Revisit the City of Bell Scandal

David Aleshire and Anthony Taylor will be among the panelists at a conference at Chapman University on, “The City of Bell Scandal Revisited.”  This conference on February 19, 2015 is free and open to the public, including lunch and an evening reception.  Panelists will include elected officials, academics, citizen activists and attorneys, and journalists

Founding Partner, Bill Wynder, Takes Two Year Leave to Serve Church in Ohio

Founding partner, William “Bill” Wynder, and his wife, Carol F. Wynder, have accepted a two-year assignment to serve as the Directors of the “Kirtland, Ohio, Visitor Center & Historic Sites,” for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the “Mormons”).  Bill and Carol will oversee the public exhibition of a visitor center and nine restored historic properties. 

Christy Marie Lopez Re-Elected President of SCAN NATOA

For the second time, Christy Marie Lopez, Senior Associate at Aleshire & Wynder, was elected President-Elect of the States of California and Nevada chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (“SCAN NATOA”).  Ms. Lopez served as President of SCAN NATOA during the 2013-2014 term, and will return to the position for the 2015-2016 term.


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