May 28, 2024
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New law firm opens in Santa Barbara


John Thyne

Four Santa Barbara attorneys have joined together to establish the new law firm Thyne Taylor Fox Howard.

The firm recently moved into its new offices at 205 E. Carrillo St. in downtown Santa Barbara. Senior partner John Thyne is a longtime Santa Barbara attorney who co-founded the Santa Barbara-based real estate brokerage firm Goodwin & Thyne Properties. He taught at the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law for more than 20 years and served on the board of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and as president of the Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation.

Thyne also practices entertainment law and he serves as an expert witness for real estate broker duty and property valuations, according to a news release from Thyne Taylor Fox Howard.

Partner Lacy Taylor graduated as valedictorian of her law school class at the Santa Barbara College of Law and she has been an associate in the firm’s predecessor for six years.

As a former businesswoman who owned Anacapa Dive Center in Santa Barbara, Taylor brings a practical perspective to the practice of law, the firm said in its news release. She specializes in civil litigation, landlord/tenant disputes and corporate law.

Partner Justin Fox has practiced alongside members of the firm for the past eight years, and he focuses on estate planning, real estate portfolio management, corporate law, intellectual property, technology and entertainment.

Partner Jerry Howard is a seasoned litigator who has successfully defended Fortune 500 corporate clients in contract disputes, business, premises liability, labor/employment law, and insurance-related matters in federal and state courts across the country. Howard also has an estate planning practice and has handled multiple estate administrations, probate and litigation cases.

Joining the partners in the firm is associate attorney Angela Greenspan, who will focus on business law.