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Economic Impacts of Election

 April 6, 2012

Economic Impacts of Presidential Election Discussed at Central Coast Business Symposium San Luis Obispo — The economic impacts of the presidential election were a focus of the fourth-annual Central Coast Business Symposium. More than 300 area business leaders attended the event Wednesday, which was sponsored by San Luis Obispo law firm Andre, Morris & Buttery and held at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts. It was designed to give business leaders a way to collaborate and share information about how to improve the region’s economy. Featured speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clark Hoyt, former public editor for The New …

AMB Hosts Business Symposium

 March 27, 2012

Business Symposium Shines Spotlight on Employees, Election & the Oprah Empire — Andre, Morris & Buttery Hosts April 4 Event San Luis Obispo — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the business executive who directed the Oprah Winfrey empire and a leading expert in employment law will anchor The Central Coast Business Symposium® on Apr. 4, 2012. The 4th annual event is hosted by Andre, Morris & Buttery and scheduled for 3-7 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Clark Hoyt, former public editor for the New York Times and current editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, was honored with a Pulitzer Prize …

Business Symposium April 4

 March 27, 2012

Business Symposium Scheduled for April 4 San Luis Obispo — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the business executive who directed the Oprah Winfrey empire and a leading expert in employment law will anchor The Central Coast Business Symposium® on Apr. 4, 2012. The 4th annual event is hosted by Andre, Morris & Buttery and scheduled for 3-7 p.m. at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Clark Hoyt, former public editor for The New York Times and current editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for his work reporting on presidential politics. Hoyt’s presentation at the symposium will focus …

Business Symposium News

 March 27, 2012

Business Symposium Coming to Clark Center March 27, 2012 San Luis Obispo — A panel of guests is slated to speak at the fourth annual Central Coast Business Symposium at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande next week. The event, scheduled for April 4, will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clark Hoyt, former public editor for The New York Times, Washington bureau chief for Knight Ridder and current editor-at-large for Bloomberg News; Tim Bennett, former president of Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey’s family of businesses; and Kathy Eppright, managing principal for San Luis Obispo-based law firm and event host Andre, Morris & …

Michael Morris on Estate Planning

 October 26, 2011

Michael Morris to Address Estate Planning in Times of Change at October 28th Workshop Pismo Beach — Michael Morris, senior principal with the Andre, Morris & Buttery law firm of San Luis Obispo, will be a speaker at an estate planning workshop on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, sponsored by Joe Brittingham, CFP® of Edward Jones Investments. Morris will be joined by CPA Eric Schwefler of Caliber Accounting Group to present a program titled “Estate Planning in Times of Change.” The no-charge event will take place at 8 a.m.–noon at the Dolphin Bay Resort located at 2727 Shell Beach Road in …

AMB Closes Third Winery Sale

 September 21, 2011

Andre, Morris & Buttery Closes Third Winery Sale Contract Firm executes more than $100 million in sale contracts San Luis Obispo, CA — Central Coast law firm Andre, Morris & Buttery has concluded its third recent wine industry transaction, logging a total of more than $100 million in sale contracts. Andre, Morris & Buttery principal and leader of the winery merger team, Michael Morris, represented Sonoma Valley winery Overlook Vineyards in the recent sale of Landmark Winery. The sale price was not disclosed. Landmark is located in Kenwood in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, and includes production of …

Yamaha Corp USA Punished

 June 28, 2011

Yamaha Corporation USA Punished With $2.1 Million Jury Award Jury finds motorsports giant intentionally damaged Paso Robles franchisee PASO ROBLES — A local jury has found Yamaha Corporation U.S.A. liable for fraudulent and malicious treatment of Powerhouse Motorsports, a former Paso Robles business. The trial in the California Superior Court for the County of San Luis Obispo resulted in an August 9th judgment against Yamaha. The jury found that Yamaha acted in violation of state law by interfering with Powerhouse’s attempt to sell its dealership, and that it did so maliciously, fraudulently and oppressively, entitling Powerhouse to an award of …

2011 Business Symposeium

 April 7, 2011

The 2011 Business Symposium Knocks it out of the Park SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Central Coast Business Symposium held on Apr. 7, 2011 at the Clark Center featured a star lineup of speakers who discussed strategies for succcess in today’s economy. A podcast presentation of the program is available by clicking on icons below. Slower internet connections may require several minutes for the audio to download. Please be patient. Welcome Michael Morris, Andre, Morris & Buttery Podcast: MP3 Special Introduction Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, President, Cal Poly State University Podcast: MP3 Yes, Everything Has Changed: Growing a Business in Today’s …

AMB Tapped for JUSTIN Sale

 December 20, 2010

Andre, Morris & Buttery Tapped for JUSTIN Winery Sale Complex transaction required team of legal experts PASO ROBLES, CA — Central Coast law firm Andre, Morris & Buttery was retained by Justin and Deborah Baldwin to represent them in the merger of their privately held JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery of Paso Robles into a new company owned by Los Angeles businessman Stewart Resnick. The prestigious JUSTIN label sold for an undisclosed amount to the owner of Fiji Water, Teleflora, POM Wonderful and Paramount Citrus among and other companies. The sale included vineyards, an on-site bed and breakfast inn and winery …

Mirolla at Health Care Seminar

 November 18, 2010

Todd Mirolla to Speak at Health Care Reform Seminar Attorney will review details of proposed changes at Nov. 18 event SAN LUIS OBISPO — Todd Mirolla, attorney and partner with the Andre, Morris & Buttery law firm of San Luis Obispo will be a featured speaker at a seminar on health care reform Thursday, Nov. 18. Mirolla will join Eric Schwefler, CPA and partner for Caliber Accounting and Dave Morgan, broker and Principal for Morris & Garritano to review two aspects of health care reform: how the reform plan will affect groups or companies with common owners, and changes to …