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.
August 28, 2017 -- Chris Neumeyer and Christine Carson will speak, on “Not Everybody Must Get Stoned: Managing the Legally Savvy Marijuana User,” at the Public Employment Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) conference in Santa Barbara on October 4, 2017 and at the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) annual conference in Monterey on December 7, 2017. They will discuss the impact of Proposition 64 and marijuana laws on drug testing, discipline, reasonable accommodations, and privacy.
July 12, 2017 -- June S. Ailin will be one of the speakers for a July 18, 2017 webinar entitled “Inverse Condemnation Litigation: Strategies for Municipal Attorneys for Avoiding and Defending Taking Claims.” The 90-minute webinar (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT), with interactive Q&A, will be hosted by Strafford Publications. Ms. Ailin will be speaking on strategies for avoiding inverse condemnation claims.
April 27, 2017 -- Chris Neumeyer and Christine Carson will speak on, “Not Everybody Must Get Stoned: Managing the Legally Savvy Marijuana User,” at the CA Contract Cities Conference in Indian Wells. They will discuss the impact of Proposition 64 on drug testing, discipline, reasonable accommodations, and privacy.
April 19, 2017 -- Partner Sunny Soltani will lead a discussion on Mobilehome Park Regulations at the League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference on May 4, 2017. In a presentation entitled “Mobilehome Parks,” Sunny will discuss recent developments in the law regarding rent control, park closures and fair return takings issues. Sunny will provide practical advice on best practices to avoid fair return claims, preservation of affordable housing issues related to park closures and recent trends in park closures.