June 2, 2014
Because the economic downturn and corresponding decrease in rental rates allowed tenants to “trade up” into higher class space with better amenities at low rents, much of the commercial space currently available is of class B and C quality. Rather than invest in upgrading vacant space to attract new tenants in a depressed rent environment, landlords have opted to offer available space “as-is.”
Thankfully, as the economy continues its slow but steady recovery, commercial leasing activity is beginning to increase and landlords can expect rents that are adequate to justify spending money on improving their existing spaces. This increasing wave of tenant improvement projects provides a great opportunity for contractors who are eager to get back to work.
March 3, 2014
Brief insights on managing partners at the largest North Bay law firms, based on the Business Journal’s December 2013 list: Abbey Weitzenberg Warren & Emery, Anderson Zeigler Disharoon Gallagher & Gray, Beyers Costin, Bradley Curley Asiano Barrabee Abel & Kowalski, Brayton Purcell, Carle Mackie Power & Ross, Clement Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Coombs & Dunlap, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, Farella Braun & Martel, Freitas McCarthy McMahon & Keating, Friedemann Goldberg, Gaw Van Male, Geary Shea O’Donnell Grattan & Mitchell, Hanson Bridgett, Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner, Merril Arnone & Jones, Mullen & Filippi, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Mueller & Naylor, O’Brien Watters & Davis, Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Moskowitz, Ragghianti Freitas, Smith Dollar, and Spaulding McCullough & Tansil.
September 30, 2013
Business-succession experts say North Bay companies are increasingly growing more through acquisition than organically, in line with a new national survey of merger-and-acquisition activity.
July 29, 2013
Santa Rosa law firm Anderson, Ziegler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray is in the midst of a transitional period, as several key partners and shareholders segue out of the business and new attorneys step into leadership roles. …
Gregory Wedner, managing partner with Lozano Smith, LLP, was named a Northern California Super Lawyer 2013. …
June 24, 2013
Wendy Whitson is an attorney with and managing director of Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray in Santa Rosa.
May 27, 2013
Sixteen of the North Bay’s leading women will be honored at North Bay Business Journal’s annual “Women in Business” awards gala this July, joining a select group of female executives and entrepreneurs to receive the prestigious designation.
March 4, 2013
Spotlight on law firm managing partners, listed alphabetically by law firm name: Patrick Emery of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, Wendy Whitson of Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, Michael Garcia of Beyers Costin, Arthur Curley of Bradley, Curley, Asiano, Barrabee & Gale, Alan Brayton of Brayton Purcell, John Mackie of Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, Clay Clement of Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Cynthia Smith of Coombs & Dunlap, Scott Gerien of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, Katherine Ohlandt of Farella Braun + Martel, Peter Kleinbrodt of Freitas, McCarthy, McMahon & Keating, John Friedemann of Friedemann Goldberg, Dave Gaw of Gaw Van Male, Michael Carlson of Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, Andrew Giacomini of Hanson Bridgett, Jessica Karner of Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner, Bill Arnone of Merrill, Arnone & Jones, Anne Hernandez of Mullen & Filippi, James Parrinello of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, Michael Watters of O’Brien Watters & Davis, James Sell of Parton Sell Rhoades, Leslie Perry of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, David Feingold of Ragghianti Freitas, Glenn Smith of Smith Dollar, Gregory Spaulding of Spaulding McCullough & Tansil, and Michael Vasquez of Vasquez, Estrada & Conway.
January 14, 2013
Securing enough North Coast grapes to supply growing consumer demand for wine is spurring growth in staffing and services among some North Bay law firms that serve the industry, all of which is helping the legal industry rebound after several years of static business.
November 26, 2012
Bank of Marin hired Jill Selden as branch manager for the its new Tiburon branch, which opened Nov. 19 in the Cove Shopping Center. …
Bank of Marin also promoted Jackie Williams to market manager for Tiburon and Sausalito. …
Redwood Regional Medical Group’s risk assessment counselor, Kathleen Mott, R.N., MS, WHNP-BC, recently received her credential as an advanced practice nurse in genetics, issued by the Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission. …
Michael Stusser, founder of Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone, was awarded in the individual category of Green Spa Network Visionary Leadership at The Green Spa Network’s Sustainability Awards. …
Lisa Yoshida, Esq., has returned to the practice of law with Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher and Gray. …
Frank Howard Allen announced that Carolyn Metz, an agent in its Santa Rosa office, completed the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Certification Program. …
Message Bus, which makes cloud-based infrastructure for email, mobile and social messaging based in Corte Medara, announced the addition of four team members.: Paul Midgen, Neil Schwartzman, Tim Moore and Len Shneyder. …
August 1, 2011
NORTH BAY — The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking to significantly bolster its regulatory reach to investigate companies employing “independent contractors” and whether they are classified correctly — an already-tricky area for many employers that can have serious consequences, according to legal experts.
March 7, 2011
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March 29, 2010
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