Best Best & Krieger News Feed Best and Krieger is a Full Service Law Firmen-us26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800firmwise Acquisition Programs and Prejudgment Possession<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Jim Gilpin will present &quot;Multi-Parcel Acquisition Programs and Prejudgment Possession&quot; at CLE International&rsquo;s Southern California Eminent Domain Conference.<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Friday, Feb. 26<br /> 3:20 - 4:10 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> The Westin San Diego<br /> 400 West Broadway<br /> San Diego, CA 92101 <br /> <br />Conferences & Speaking Engagements26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0800 to Build and Maintain the Public's Trust: Practical Ethics and the Law (AB 1234 Training);<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Ruben Duran will provide training on &quot;How to Build and Maintain the Public's Trust: Practical Ethics and the Law (AB 1234 Training)&quot; during the League of California Cities' 2016 New Mayors Council Academy. The&nbsp;training will provide attendees tactical solutions for everyday ethical issues local officials encounter.<br /> <br /> <strong>When<br /> </strong>Friday, Jan. 22, 2016<br /> 9:45&nbsp;-&nbsp;11:45 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> Hyatt Regency Sacramento<br /> 1209 L Street<br /> Sacramento, CA 95814Conferences & Speaking Engagements22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0800 Courts, The Hill and The FCC - A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2016<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Gerard Lederer is a panelist for the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors' webinar &quot;The Courts, The Hill and The FCC &ndash; A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2016.&quot;<br /> <br /> Panelists will assess how 2015 affected policy and practice on key communications issues and will provide their views of what may be coming in 2016 - and how local governments can prepare.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where</strong><br /> Monday, Dec. 14<br /> 2-3 p.m. ET<br /> <br /> For more information or to register for the webinar, <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">click here</span></a>.Conferences & Speaking Engagements14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Webinar: Annual Labor & Employment Update<p><br /> BB&amp;K Labor and Employment law attorneys provided a&nbsp;free webinar focusing on new legislation and case law impacting California employers - public and private.</p> <p><strong>What&nbsp;was discussed:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li align="left">New Legislation</li> <li align="left">Wage and Hour Update</li> <li align="left">Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Cases</li> <li align="left">Disability and Medical Leave Cases</li> <li align="left">The&nbsp;Affordable Care Act - Cadillac Tax</li> <li align="left">Public Agency Case Update</li> </ul> <p><strong>Audience:</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Human resource professionals at both public agencies and private businesses</li> <li>Managers who handle personnel issues</li> <li>General and in-house legal counsel</li> </ul> <p><strong>When:</strong><br /> Thursday, December 10<br /> 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;PT<br /> <br /> To register for the webinar, <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">click here</span></a>.</p>Seminars and Webinars10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0800 California Finders Law<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP attorney Patrick Monroe will provide an overview of the new California Finders Law to the Provisors&rsquo; Corporate Deal Professionals Group. As a member of the State Bar of California Corporations Committee, which worked to usher the law through the legislative process, Patrick will provide attendees with a look at the new law and how it will impact their organizations. <br /> <br /> <strong>When<br /> </strong>Dec. 2, 2015<br /> Noon - 1 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where<br /> </strong>DLA Piper, UTC<br /> 4365 Executive Dr. #1100<br /> San Diego, CA 92121Conferences & Speaking Engagements02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0800, Threats as California's New Groundwater Law Takes Shape<br /> As California begins the task of regulating groundwater pumping for the first time in more than a century, it is expected that legal challenges will emerge over who can pump how much. There are many considerations that will need to be discussed and negotiated, the <em>Sacramento Bee</em> reports.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Based on my experience, the more severe the overdraft &ndash; the harder the problem &ndash; probably the more likely you&rsquo;ll end up being in the courts,&rdquo; Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Jeffrey Dunn told the newspaper.<br /> <br /> <em>To read the entire article, published Nov. 221, 2015 in the Sacramento Bee, <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">click here</span></a>.</em><br />BB&K In The News21 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Diligence for Acquiring Conservation Properties<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP attorneys Ward Simmons and Steven Martin&nbsp;are speakers on the panel&nbsp;&quot;Due Diligence for Acquiring Conservation Properties&quot;&nbsp;during the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts' annual meeting. The panel will discuss issues that resource conservation districts should consider related to investigating properties for environmental contamination and other areas of due diligence before a property is accepted. <br /> <br /> <strong>When<br /> </strong>Friday, Nov.20<br /> 11 a.m. - Noon<br /> <br /> <strong>Where<br /> </strong>Tenya Lodge<br /> 1122 Highway 41 <strong><br /> </strong>Fish Camp, CA 93623<br /> <br /> For more information, <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">click here</span></a>.Conferences & Speaking Engagements20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Club Monthly Luncheon<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Arlene Prater will serve on a panel discussing the current and future status of women in the legal profession during the Lawyers Club of San Diego's monthly luncheon. <br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Thursday, Nov. 19<br /> Noon&nbsp;- 1:15 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where<br /> </strong>The U.S. Grant<br /> 326 Broadway<br /> San Diego, CA 92101Conferences & Speaking Engagements19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800 and Ethics for Planners<br /> Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partners Marco Martinez and Charity Schiller will speak during the American Planning Association, California Chapter Inland Empire Section's event &quot;Law and Ethics for Planners.&quot; The event aims&nbsp;to advance the knowledge of practicing planners through an update on AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) law.<br /> <br /> <strong>Marco Martinez, </strong>&quot;Ethics for Planners&quot;<br /> 9 - 10:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Charity Schiller,</strong> &quot;The California Environmental Quality Act: Practical Pointers for Planners and Practitioners&quot;<br /> 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>When</strong><br /> Thursday, Nov. 19<br /> 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Where:<br /> </strong>Coachella Valley Association of Governments<br /> 73-710 Fred Waring Dr. <br /> Palm Desert, CA 92260 <strong><br /> <br /> </strong>For more information, <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">click here</span></a>.<br />Conferences & Speaking Engagements19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Desert Names First New City Attorney in 42 Years<br /> The City of Palm Desert appointed Best Best &amp; Krieger LLP Partner Robert Hargreaves to the position of city attorney during a closed session on Nov. 12. The appointment of the first new city attorney in 42 years comes after the passing of BB&amp;K Partner David Erwin on Nov. 7. Dave was the only city attorney Palm Desert has ever known, according to The Desert Sun.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It is a great honor to sit here in this chair as your city attorney ... but it is also circumstances of great sadness. Dave is irreplaceable and he&rsquo;ll certainly be sorely missed,&rdquo; Robert said, according to the newspaper.<br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">Read the whole article on Bob&rsquo;s appointment in the Nov. 13 edition of The Desert Sun.</span></a><br /> <br /> Also: <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="color: #0000ff">&ldquo;Longtime Palm Desert City Attorney David Erwin dies&rdquo;</span></a><br />BB&K In The News16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800