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  • Procopio and the University of San Diego, School of Law Announce Inaugural Mental Health Care Summit

    December 5, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio and the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announced today the inaugural health care summit, Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health Care. The one-day event will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the USD campus. Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health Care will bring together scholars, health care leaders, health care attorneys and other experts for a first-ever summit to examine the lega...

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  • The State Bar of California Names Patrick W. Martin Chair Elect for the 2017-2018 Taxation Section Executive Committee

    November 30, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio congratulates Partner Patrick W. Martin on his appointment by the State Bar of California as Chair Elect for the 2017-2018 Taxation Section Executive Committee. The Taxation Section is comprised of tax lawyers working in private law firms, accounting firms, government, and corporations throughout California and its principle purpose is to provide continuing legal education and professional development opportunities in the field of tax for both Californ...

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  • ESI and eDiscovery - What Clients Should Know

    Since the early 2000’s, the percentage of information that is created and stored in paper form has decreased dramatically.  Today, 95% of all information is created and stored electronically.  In 2006, Congress responded to this new reality by approving significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing Electronically Stored Information, now commonly referred to as ESI.  Last year, the federal rules were amended again as the complexity of ESI was more full...

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  • December 1, 2016 Deadline Defunct: Federal Judge Blocks US Department of Labor Exempt Salary Increase

    Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial rule which was slated to increase the minimum exempt salary requirements on December 1, 2016.  The rule was scheduled to raise the minimum exempt salary for executive, administrative and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. The Texas federal judge concluded that the 21 states ...

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  • Simplified Reporting Obligation for Companies with Foreign Investment

    U.S. Companies in which a foreign investor owns 10% or more of the voting interest of the U.S. company must file a Foreign Investment Report with the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. On November 21, 2016, came into effect an amendment to the forms that non-U.S. businesses and investors have to file about establishing, acquiring or expanding a business enterprise in the U.S. If you are a non-U.S. company running a business in the U.S., this alert may be applicable to you. In the past,...

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  • Procopio Partner Paul B. Johnson Named Advisor of the Year 2016 by BNY Mellon Wealth Management

    November 7, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio is pleased to announce that Partner Paul B. Johnson, co-chair of Procopio’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures practice group, has been named Advisor of the Year 2016 in the category of “Sell-side Legal Representation in a Sale to a Public Company – Deal Size under $25M.”  Paul was also a finalist in two additional categories, “Sell-side Legal Representation in a Sale to a Public Company—Deal Size over $25M” and ...

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  • Procopio Represented Strata Equity Group in $720M Acquisition of 24-Property Portfolio in Four States

    November 4, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio represented Strata Equity Group (Strata), a San Diego-based real estate investment firm, in its recent acquisition of 24 institutional grade multifamily communities comprising 6,294 residential units in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The seller was advised by New York-based DRA Advisors, LLC.  Mortgage financing was provided by CBRE placing Freddie Mac/CME debt.  “We are proud to partner with Strata on this acqui...

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  • Procopio Partner Enrique Hernandez Appointed Chair of the International Law Section of the California Bar

    October 26, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio Partner, Enrique Hernandez, was recently appointed Chair of the International Law Section of The California State Bar, having previously served as Co-Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Treasurer. The section serves California lawyers handling international legal matters in a wide variety of areas, including corporate and business transactions, immigration, litigation and arbitration, tax, regulatory and trade matters, bankruptcy, intellectual pro...

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  • Procopio’s Stacy Park Appointed to the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego Board of Directors

    October 5, 2016 (San Diego) _ Procopio attorney Soohyun “Stacy” Park has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD). PALSD is dedicated to advancing Asian Americans in the legal profession, promoting and advocating the interests of the Asian Pacific American community, and preserving the culture, heritage, and diversity of our community. Procopio has had a long relationship with PALSD by hosting and sponsoring numerous events including the ...

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