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AMB seeking experienced Probate & Trust Paralegal for hire

 December 1, 2015

Andre, Morris & Buttery is seeking an experienced Probate and Trust Administration Paralegal. This position requires someone who is a certified paralegal with experience handling trust administration and probate matters and preparing all required court documents, including transfer documents and accountings, with minimal supervision. Experience in estate planning a plus. Salary commensurate with skills, education and experience. Competitive benefits. The successful candidate would be resident in the San Luis Obispo office. Please e-mail Mike Gibson your resume and references at mgibson@amblaw.com.…

How “The Uber Effect” Could Affect Your Company; AMB Attorney Kathy Eppright Presents Seminar to HRCC

 September 8, 2015

Andre Morris & Buttery Attorney Kathy Eppright presented her Employment Law seminar “The Uber Effect” to the Human Resources Association of the Central Coast (HRCC) for its monthly professional development meeting September 8 at the Madonna Inn. In the last six years, there were two million more independent contractors working in California. In “The Uber Effect,” Kathy discussed the issues that arise with the increase in companies using and abusing the classification of independent contractors. As some employers have intentionally misclassified employees as independent contractors as a means to cut costs and avoid compliance with labor laws, …

2015 Business Symposium Podcasts

 June 26, 2015

San Luis Obispo — If you were not able to attend the 2015 Central Coast Business Symposium, the three presentations are available below as podcasts. The order of the speakers were: Conan Nolan, KNBC-TV; former City Managers Tim Ness (Santa Maria) & Ken Hampian (San Luis Obispo), and Blake Irving, GoDaddy. “And That’s The Way It Was…”: Does Traditional News Reporting Still Matter? Conan Nolan, KNBC-TV Local Economic Development: Two Former City Managers Reveal All Ken Hampian, City of San Luis Obispo and Tim Ness, City of Santa Maria Turning Crisis Into Opportunity Blake Irving, GoDaddy …

2015 Central Coast Business Symposium

 June 16, 2015

Andre, Morris & Buttery hosted the 7th Annual Central Coast Business Symposium Monday, June 15. More than 400 business people from across the Central Coast attended the event held in the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. This year’s speakers included GoDaddy’s CEO, a political journalist, and two former Central Coast city managers who offered insight on thought provoking, business relevant topics. Conan Nolan, San Luis Obispo High School alum, now longtime chief anchor and host of KNBC-TV “News Conference,” discussed the role of traditional media in today’s ever-blurring-lines 24/7 news cycle. Starting his career in the local newsrooms of …

AMB Hosting 7th Annual Business Symposium

 June 3, 2015

Andre, Morris & Buttery will host the 7th Annual Central Coast Business Symposium Monday, June 15. The event will be held in the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This year’s speakers include a tech CEO, a political journalist, and two former Central Coast city managers. They’ll offer insight on thought provoking, business relevant topics. San Luis Obispo resident and GoDaddy, Inc. CEO Blake Irving is back by popular demand. Blake will talk about how GoDaddy turned the potential crisis of a Super Bowl commercial into an opportunity and a PR success. Conan Nolan, San …

Cuesta College Foundation Awards Scott Wall

 June 2, 2015

Andre, Morris & Buttery attorney, Scott Wall, received the J. Vard Loomis Award for Distinguished Board Service from the Cuesta College Foundation on May 29, 2015.  Scott has served on the Cuesta College Foundation board for 14 years.  He played a pivotal role as the treasurer of the Measure L campaign, the $275 Million education bond that passed in November of 2014 with 61.73% of the vote. Scott assumed responsibility for all reporting requirements during the campaign and worked to help achieve the broad-based support for the measure.  Cuesta President Gil Stork remarked that Scott’s service was “invaluable in …

HR professionals learn about mediation, harassment

 April 15, 2015

AMB’s HR expert Kathy Eppright spoke in late April on the change in sexual harassment laws over the last 20 years. Eppright cautioned because of changes in the law, “no tolerance” harassment policies can create problems for employers. Such policies may in fact address issues such as personality conflicts, which are no longer defined as unlawful. Eppright said companies need to be informed on changes in the law and take care to balance the rights of the complaining employee with the rights of the accused employee. She noted the difficulty of managing change, citing a Harvard University example. In 2014, …

AMB Advises Wine Industry Group On Succession Plans

 March 26, 2015

Paso Robles – Winery succession plans, a look into the complexities of inheritance rules and how to sell a wine business were just some of the many topics presented at this year’s Central Coast Insights. The annual event was organized by the Wine Industry Symposium Group. For the first time in the event’s 21 years, it was held in Paso Robles. Andre, Morris & Buttery attorneys Michael Morris and Bill Douglass spoke to the nearly 200 attendees who came from various sectors of the wine industry. Morris spoke on succession plans and estate and inheritance taxes. Douglass’ presentation focused on …

AMB Principal Named “Dealmaker of the Year”

 February 23, 2015

Michael Morris is more than a senior principal with Andre, Morris & Buttery. According to Pacific Coast Business Times, Morris, longtime chairman of the Board of Heritage Oaks Bank is a “Dealmaker of the Year” for the tri county region that includes SLO, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.  Morris shares the title with Heritage Oaks’ president and CEO Simone Lagomarsino. Together the two led Heritage Oaks Bancorp’s successful $56 Million acquisition of Mission Community Bank. Now the largest bank in the tri-county area,  Heritage Oaks has  $1.6 Billion in assets, 12 branches, two administrative offices, a loan production office and …

AMB Attorneys Guide the Next Generation of Lawyers

 February 5, 2015

Andre, Morris & Buttery attorneys Dennis Law, Collette Hillier, Matt Boutté, Gordon Bosserman, Scott Wall, and Lisa Toke recently stepped up to volunteer with the SLO County Mock Trial competition. This program allows middle school and high school students to try their hand at being lawyers, helping students learn about the judicial system and improve analytical and communication abilities. AMB lawyers joined other members of the local legal community in coaching teams, and judging and scoring the trials. The SLO County competition concluded on February 11 in an enthusiastic final round between Templeton High School and Arroyo Grande High School, …