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Community News – September 2017

ANTOINETTE MIDDLETONAttorney Antoinette Middleton, founder of the Law Offices of Antoinette Middleton, was recently named to the board of trustees for Meals on Wheels San Diego County.

Attorney Middleton was recommended for the position on the board of trustees by real estate developer Gary Gramling. Since 1977, Gary has been active in Meals on Wheels of San Diego County, including serving on the board of directors and twice as the chairman. In May 2017, Middleton was subsequently elected by a vote of the majority board members, and appointed to a three-year term commencing June 1, 2017. One important responsibility of the board of trustees is to serve as an ambassador to the community by communicating agency policies and programs to the greater San Diego community.

Meals on Wheels is devoted to the health, safety, and well-being of San Diego County seniors. It is the only agency providing meals for seven days a week, including holidays. Additionally, Meals on Wheels covers the entire county, including delivery into the over 3,049 square miles of rural and unincorporated areas.

AGUSTIN CEBALLOSThe San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek has announced that Agustin Ceballos has joined the firm’s Business Department as an associate. His practice focuses on crossborder tax and corporate matters, international estate planning, advising on tax reporting and compliance and tax controversy.

Prior to joining SCMV, Ceballos was an international tax attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP in San Diego. Earlier in his career, Ceballos worked for the Mexico City-based firms Perez de Acha Abogados, S.C. and Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez, S.C., providing tax planning advice and representing international companies through tax audits, litigation and proceedings before federal Mexican tax authorities.

Ceballos received his LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and holds an LL.B. from Universidad del Noroeste in Hermosillo, Sonora, where his thesis centered on foreign legal consultants and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also did post-graduate studies in Taxation Law at Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City.

AMANDA CRAWLEYKACY THOMPSONROBERT "SCOTT" NORMANThe law firm of Balestreri Potocki & Holmes is pleased to announce that Amanda Crawley, Kacy Thompson and Robert “Scott” Norman have joined the firm as associates. Crawley received her B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 2013 and her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2016, where she earned a concentration in Medical Malpractice Litigation, with honors.

Thompson received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 and her J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from California Western School of Law in 2016 where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Review Journal. Norman received his B.A. from California State University Northridge in 2003 and his J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2007 where he served on the Law Review and the International Law Journal.

DAVID GREELEYSolomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that David Greeley has joined the firm as a partner. Greeley joins the firm’s litigation department. His practice focuses on resolving business, corporate, insurance, licensing, trademark, leasing, franchising and contract disputes and on advising clients on how to avoid future disputes by strengthening business relationships through effective communication.

Greeley received his J.D. summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona College of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the symposium editor of the Arizona Law Review, and his B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest University. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

MARY M. HOWELLEpsten Grinnell & Howell, APC (“EG&H”) is pleased to announce the transition of Senior Shareholder Mary M. Howell into her new role as Of Counsel to the firm effective January 1, 2018. After 25 years at EG&H, in Mary’s new role she looks forward to sharing with the firm’s attorneys and staff her decades of knowledge, insight and expertise as a mentor and resource behind the scenes.

Mary has been practicing law since 1976, joined EG&H as a shareholder in 1992 and was inducted into the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) in October of 1996.

JOSH EMORYZACH ROWLANDANDREW THOMPSONDunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Andrew Thompson, Joshua Emory and Zachariah Rowland to its growing firm. Thompson is working with the business transactional group in the La Jolla shores office. His focus is on business entity formation and representation, corporate and real estate transactional matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Emory is a registered patent attorney who assists clients in the complete spectrum of intellectual property rights including strategic intellectual property portfolio development, management, and enforcement, including patent and trademark prosecution, copyright registration, unfair competition, domain name and cyber squatting disputes, and trade secret counseling. Rowland litigates all types of commercial, employment, personal injury and construction matters on behalf of general contractors, product manufacturers, and design professionals. He also counsels clients in the areas of contract review, drafting and negotiation.

Brian

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