Camarillo will jump on the luxury-storage trend with Cloud 9, a 120,000-square-foot project that will bring luxury hangers and office space for private jet owners, companies and high-net-worth individuals to the Camarillo Airport. The four 25,000-square-foot hangers will be constructed in the northeast quadrant of the airport and, according to airport officials, accommodate at least Read More →
The New York State Attorney General has sent a cease and desist letter to a legal documents business run by a member of Santa Barbara’s Distenfield family, alleging the firm is illegally practicing law in the Empire State. The order is the first deep scrutiny of the newest document filing venture by a new generation Read More →
Top cops in cities across our region are finding themselves in hot water.
[Editor’s note: This story appeared in the Aug. 21 print edition of the Business Times. Ira Distenfield’s response, attached below, will appear in the Aug. 28 print edition. Source documents used to report this story are also attached below.] Ira Distenfield, the Santa Barbara man who built up and sold legal services franchise We the Read More →
Ira Distenfield – who grew legal services franchise We the People into a national brand and sold it to Dollar Financial in a much-litigated transaction – was booked into a Los Angeles County jail March 16 on a five-day sentence for contempt of court, according to the county’s records. Distenfield’s sentence stemmed from a legal Read More →
Ira and Linda Distenfield, who grew legal services firm We the People Forms & Service Centers into a national brand, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Jan. 14. The Summerland residents listed $515,000 in assets and more than $5 million in liabilities. The Distenfields sold We the People for $12 million and $2 million in stock Read More →
Ira and Linda Distenfield, who grew legal services firm We the People Forms & Service Centers into a national brand, have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The Summerland residents listed $515,000 in assets and more than $5 million in liabilities. The Distenfields sold We the People for $12 million and $2 million in stock in Read More →