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Opinion: How to profit safely as a landlord to cannabis companies

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: How to profit safely as a landlord to cannabis companies

By Josh Rabinowitz and Jack Ucciferri With dozens of jurisdictions in California having recently approved initiatives to tax and/or regulate cannabis, a wave of commercial real estate owners up and down the state are already in, or about to enter into, negotiations with would-be marijuana-related business (MRB) tenants. Those landlords will be acutely aware that Read More →

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Guitar Center bankruptcy hits final note

By   /  Thursday, December 31st, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Guitar Center bankruptcy hits final note

Guitar Center announced that it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings after its reorganization plan was confirmed in federal court on Dec. 17, less than a month after the company filed for bankruptcy. The plan puts into motion a collection of previously announced recapitalizations, including exit financing and the abolishment of all of Guitar Center’s Read More →

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Chuck and Tom Cohen start new land use law firm in Thousand Oaks

By   /  Tuesday, December 29th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Chuck and Tom Cohen start new land use law firm in Thousand Oaks

A new Ventura County law firm will greet the new year: The father and son team of Chuck and Tom Cohen are forming a new firm called Cohen Land Use Law, LLP, leveraging their expertise in real estate and development. The Cohens announced the formation of their new Thousand Oaks-based firm on Dec. 29. They Read More →

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Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

By   /  Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office reached a civil settlement Dec. 23 to resolve consumer protection complaints against two companies operating apartment complexes in Isla Vista. The civil complaints, filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court, contended that property owner CP910BMIV and property management company Isla Vista Luxury Living committed unlawful business practices by not Read More →

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Westlake Village CEO faces charges over claims of 15-second COVID test

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village CEO faces charges over claims of 15-second COVID test

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated Dec. 29 to include Keith Berman’s response to the allegations. Westlake Village-based Decision Diagnostics and its CEO, Keith Berman, face civil and criminal charges by federal agencies that accuse the company of falsely claiming it had developed technology that could almost instantly detect COVID-19 in a blood test. The Read More →

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Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →

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Opinion: The latest on COVID compliance for employers

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The latest on COVID compliance for employers

It’s exhausting for employers to try to keep up with all the sometimes inconsistent and contradictory federal and state rules for employer COVID-19 compliance.

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