Effective January 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law emergency legislation, (responsive to the California case, Marriage of Boblitt1) relating to discovery in family law post-judgment proceedings. Read more
The Montecito Family YMCA, a branch of the Channel Islands YMCA, has elected Michael Denver as chairman of the Board of Managers.
Denver joined the Montecito board in 2012. He is a shareholder at Hollister & Brace, where he specializes in business litigation.
In addition to the YMCA board, Denver also serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and is a member of the American Inns of Court.
“We are very happy to have Mike at the helm of our Board,” said Michael Yamasaki, executive director of the Montecito Family YMCA. “He brings an energy and civic-minded spirit to the Y and the community and I’m sure he’ll serve us well.”
Kevin Nimmons wrote an article published in the January 2015 Santa Barbara Lawyer entitled “New Laws Require Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on Leased Property.” This article discusses the new laws governing EV charging stations and the need to incorporate them into lease negotiations.
View the article here: Santa Barbara Lawyer
Santa Barbara Municipal Code (SBMC) §28.87.170 regulates the height and location of fences, screens, walls and hedges on private property in residential zones. In 2008, after being inundated with complaints from citizens about spite hedges and fences, the City of Santa Barbara temporarily suspended enforcement of the hedge ordinance. Read more
Kevin Nimmons of Hollister & Brace recently spoke at length on the important topics of commercial and residential lease provisions. The event was held on April 29, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California, and was attended by real property managers, real estate brokers, attorneys, and others in the Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County real estate industry.
Marcus Bird has an article published in a recent issue of the California Bar Association’s California Real Property Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2013 entitled “In Defense of Equitable Access Easements.” The article discusses the history of equitable easements and the basis for pursuing an equitable access easement claim when no other legal theory will support access to a landlocked parcel.
In February of 2013, Paul Roberts was named a distinguished speaker by the University of Southern California School of Business.
Marcus Bird was a panelist at the California Bar Association’s annual meeting in October 2013.
The Title of the Panel was: “Litigating Prescriptive Use, Encroachment, and Boundary Agreement Cases: Essentials and Beyond. The program dealt with effective representation of an owner when a neighborhood dispute ends up in court. The program covered bedrock principles and often overlooked subtleties in boundary agreements, encroachments, and prescriptive use litigation, and included a review of recent California statutes and pertinent appellate decisions. Mr. Bird addressed issues concerning prescriptive easements.
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