December 16, 2009 -- Joseph W. Pannone of Aleshire & Wynder was chosen as the new City Attorney for the City of Lompoc. He was selected by the City Council after a search was conducted, followed by interviews with the City Council. He will also serve as General Counsel to the Lompoc Redevelopment Agency. Mr. Pannone has previously served as legal counsel to over a dozen cities in California, including experience serving as City Attorney in 5 different cities before being selected by Lompoc. Prior to his selection, he served as special counsel to Lompoc and its Redevelopment Agency since 1995.
December 14, 2009 -- Partner June Ailin will be speaking at the CLE International Eminent Domain Annual Conference to be held April 12-13, 2010. The conference is entitled, “Eminent Domain - From Offer to Verdict and Beyond: What You Need to Know to Survive in This Economy.” It will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
October 30, 2008 -- Aleshire & Wynder partner David Aleshire has been appointed as City Attorney of the City ofBanning. The City Attorney acts as general counsel in the operation of city government. Associate Christy Marie Lopez will serve as Assistant City Attorney.
Banning is a growing Southern California community of 23 square miles strategically located alongside Interstate 10 with a population of about 33,000. The City is located in the San Gorgonio Pass between Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto in Riverside County, California.
June 9, 2008 -- Unanimous Vote By City Council
On June 4, 2008, the Carson City Council unanimously voted to retain Aleshire & Wynder as its legal counsel for all City and Redevelopment Agency services. The attorneys of Aleshire & Wynder have served as Carson’s City Attorney and RDA counsel since 2003. We were chosen over 11 other competing firms through a public process in which the proposals from all competing firms were made available for public review and scrutiny. The public was invited to provide its comments and recommendations on the various proposals.
December 3, 2007 -- Successful Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Case
Partner Anthony Taylor of Aleshire & Wynder prevailed on two Anti-SLAPP motions in the case of Serrato v. City of Carson, et al. (L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC327274). "SLAPP" stands for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.
August 30, 2007 -- In a case of great importance to anyone who uses an Agreement to Negotiate or Memorandum of Understanding to move development projects forward, Aleshire & Wynder was privileged to file an amicus curiae brief in the California Supreme Court on behalf of the League of California Cities in an important CEQA case, Save Tara v. West Hollywood.