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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • New SMWB Shareholder. Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is proud to announce that on January 1, 2016, Scott A. Mangum became a shareholder of the firm. During his tenure at SMWB, Scott has demonstrated a commitment to providing excellent legal service to clients in the fields of construction and real estate law. He prides himself on advising clients in a manner that balances nuanced legal analysis with their business interests. Scott’s dedication to his clients is matched only by his commitment to his community, wherein he is involved in numerous local organizations. SMWB congratulates Scott on this achievement. To read more about Scott, click here.

  • New Attorney Announcement. Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is pleased to announce that Andrew J. Ditlevsen has joined the firm as an associate attorney effective January 2016. Andrew focuses his practice on real estate, construction, business law, bankruptcy/insolvency proceedings, debt collection and enforcement activities on behalf of secured creditors. Andrew’s experience will allow SMWB to provide its clients with an even more diverse set of expertise while also expanding its existing family of clients.

  • CFMA Mechanics Lien Presentation. During the February meeting of CFMA-Silicon Valley, Shareholders Joseph Sweeney and Scott Mangum successfully led a panel discussion on key issues in collection remedies for the construction industry. Over 100 attendees attended the lively and informative discussion, and SMWB thanks them for their attendance. A link to the materials presented is provided here.

  • California Association of Business Brokers (“CABB”) Webinar. Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is pleased to announce that Shareholder Romin Thomson, along with Al Statz, President of Exit Strategies Group, Inc., presented “A Tutorial on CABB’s New Consulting Agreement” to the California Association of Business Brokers on February 25, 2016. Romin and Al are members of the CABB Forms committee. The webinar featured a term-by-term review of the consulting agreement and covered when and how business brokers could use the agreement to leverage skills, avoid disputes and generate more income. For more information, please contact Mr. Thomson here.


 

NEWS

SMWB Wins Groundbreaking Internet Libel Victory, Rendering Statute Unconstitutional.

In 2012, SMWB won dismissal of Summit Bank’s internet libel case against SMWB’s client, resulting in dismissal of the case and full reimbursement of the client’s attorney’s fees. Additionally, as a result of SMWB’s efforts, California’s criminal bank libel statute (Cal. Fin. Code 1327) was rendered unconstitutional. Summit Bank v. Robert Rogers, (Cal. App. Ct. 2012) 206 Cal. App. 4th 669; 142 Cal. Rptr. 3d 40; 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 633. Read more >>


SMWB Successfully Defends Silicon Valley Executives

At a bench trial, Sweeney Mason Wilson & Bosomworth successfully defends Silicon Valley executives accused of securities fraud by former investor. Read more >>


SMWB Successfully Resolves Fraud Claims, Resulting In $1,000,000 Settlement

In December, 2011, Joseph M. Sweeney, Kurt E. Wilson and Scott A. Mangum successfully mediated a matter in which their clients, a local businessman and his company, received a $1,000,000 settlement. Read more >>