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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • New Attorney Announcement. Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth recently welcomed Anya Thepot, William Stanger and William (“Bill”) Kaufman as new attorneys with the firm. Anya and William represent and advise clients on a variety of practice areas including Civil Litigation, Business Litigation and Real Estate Law. Bill’s primary focus is Construction Law, bringing over 10 years of legal experience to SMWB. Each bring practical skills and an enthusiasm for the law that will have an immediate and positive impact on SMWB’s clients. SMWB is pleased to have all three of them on board.

  • NARI Presentations. On July 18, 2018 Shareholder Scott Mangum and Associate William M. Kaufman will be giving a presentation for NARI regarding new laws impacting California contractors, rights, remedies, and common occurrences when you are forced to pursue litigation or arbitration in a construction matter. The presentation will focus on the importance of maintaining a proper Home Improvement Contract, including common pitfalls and omissions, and new laws, including AB 1701 (now Civil Code Section 8018). Valuable insight regarding settlement dynamics will also be discussed, including informal settlement consideration and creative litigation strategies and tactics when your company has to pursue or defend a lawsuit.

  • Employment Law Presentations. SMWB is proud to present a series of employment seminars designed to instruct employers on the best ways to protect themselves from violating California employment law, including 1) misclassification of exempt employees and independent contractors; 2) wrongful termination and retaliation; 3) failure to properly pay employees for all hours worked; 4) wage statement violations; and 5) failure to provide proper meal and rest breaks. Please contact SMWB for information and additional dates.



 

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 >>