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  • Procopio Boosts Construction Practice with Partner Laurence Phillips

    July 27, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio continues the expansion of its internationally recognized construction team with the addition of Laurence R. Phillips as Partner.  Mr. Phillips brings nearly 20 years of experience representing contractors, subcontractors/suppliers, developers and public agencies in all aspects of private and public works contracting. He handles a range of issues including contract drafting and negotiations, prevailing wage law counseling, bid protests, resolution...

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  • Procopio Senior Counsel Mary V.J. Cataldo Receives James Pfeiffer Award

    July 12, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio Senior Counsel Mary V.J. Cataldo was recently named a 2016 recipient of the James Pfeiffer Award by the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA). The award is presented to select attorneys for their dedicated and longstanding service and numerous contributions to the Conference.  The award ceremony is held at the Chair’s Reception as part of the CCBA Conference held in San Diego on September 30 – October 2. The CCBA serves justice in C...

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  • Procopio Adds Prominent Land Use Attorneys to Growing Real Estate Practice

    July 6, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio is pleased to announce the addition of partner Robin Madaffer and associate Justine Nielsen to the firm’s growing real estate practice group. Ms. Madaffer has practiced land use law for over 15 years, representing residential, retail, office and industrial real estate developers. She advises on all aspects of the land use entitlement process, due diligence, the Subdivision Map Act, the Coastal Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), comp...

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  • Procopio Congratulates Planck Aerosystems on Partnership with Parrot

    June 22, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio congratulates Planck Aerosystems, Inc. on its recent investment and partnership agreement with Parrot, a leader in the drone and wireless technologies industries.  Planck produces high performance, autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The company incubated its business at Procopio’s LaunchPad, an innovative space where entrepreneurs share insights on business strategy, obtain legal assistance on emerging growth and technologies, and more. ...

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  • Life Sciences Veteran Robert Ramos Joins Procopio as Partner

    June 16, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio is pleased to announce the addition of partner Robert (Bob) Ramos to the firm’s recently expanded Life Sciences practice group. Mr. Ramos has over 20 years of Life Sciences intellectual property experience in both private practice and the biotechnology industry related to worldwide patent and trademark acquisition and strategic counseling.  He has assisted venture-backed startups, mid-sized companies, basic research institutes, as well as large ...

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  • Procopio Expands San Diego Roster with New Attorneys

    June 15, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio recently expanded its San Diego team with three new attorneys with expertise in the areas of Corporate and Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Family Law, Litigation, and Native American law. The firm attributes this continued growth to the expanding demand for legal counsel in these areas. “One of the keys to our success is our unique team approach to providing legal counsel, which empowers us to deliver the most effective service to our clients,...

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  • Procopio Welcomes 2016 Native American Intern Program Participants

    June 9, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio recently welcomed its sixth annual class of participants to its Native American Intern Program, a 10-week immersion course into real-world legal issues specific to Native American governments, business and inter-tribal entities.  This year’s interns include Kele Bigknife (University of Michigan Law School, 2017) and Heather Torres (UCLA School of Law, 2017). Kele is a voting citizen of the Cherokee Nation and editorial board member for The Michig...

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  • Procopio Continues Expansion in Silicon Valley with Domain and Internet Law Senior Counsel

    April 7, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio has further expanded its Silicon Valley presence with the recent addition of Senior Counsel Marina Lewis, whose practice focuses on intellectual property counseling with an emphasis on trademark, domain name, and internet law. Ms. Lewis joins Procopio’s Intellectual Property practice group, which includes experienced patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and licensing attorneys and patent agents with technical experience in a wide range of techn...

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  • Procopio Represents Ramona Municipal Water District in Win Against Proposition 218 Class Action Suit

    March 10, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio attorneys John D. Alessio and Adriana Ochoa represented the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) in a class action trial  that ended with a California state court judge granting judgment for the RMWD.  After hearing the evidence in this novel case, Hon. Timothy Taylor ended the class action trial alleging excessive sewer rates in violation of Proposition 218.  The lawsuit alleged that the RMWD’s method of charging sewer fees was based o...

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  • Procopio Helps Secure Five-Year Renewal of State's First Independent Parent Empowerment Charter School

    March 14, 2016 (San Diego) _ On March 7, the San Bernardino County Board of Education approved by a 3:2 vote the five-year renewal of the Desert Trails Preparatory Academy (DTPA), a charter school located in the Adelanto Elementary School District. DTPA opened in 2013 when over 70% of the parents at the former district elementary school used California's parent trigger laws to convert their failing district school to a charter school.  Represented by Procopio attorneys Greta Proctor,...

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