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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • New Attorney Announcement. Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is pleased to announce that, in June 2016, Rachael E. Binder joined the firm as an associate attorney. Rachael represents and advises employers on a full range of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. Rachael also advises employers on personnel policies, and her experience will help SMWB clients better understand California employment law and avoid employment-related litigation.

  • American Subcontractors Association Change Orders Webinar. Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is pleased to announce that Shareholder Joseph M. Sweeney, together with the American Subcontractors Association, will present a webinar on November 8, 2016 entitled “Change Orders – The Bane of All Subcontractors.” This live, 90-minute webinar will explore subcontractors’ main concerns with change orders, including the risks of performing work without a written change order, what to do when a subcontractor and a general contractor disagree over the value of the change order work, and steps to take to better protect the subcontractor’s position. To sign up for this webinar or for more information, click here.

  • 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.


 

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 >>