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Carmel & Naccasha Joins Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach Chamber

San Luis Obispo, CA (July 2014) – A ribbon cutting event held earlier this month marked the official incorporation of Carmel & Naccasha LLP into the Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ambassadors, staff and community members came out to celebrate the local law firm’s presence in the Arroyo Grande Valley.

“We’re pleased to be a part of a thriving Chamber that continues to help pave the way for economic growth in our community,” said Tim Carmel, a founding partner at Carmel & Naccasha.

Carmel is the City Attorney for the City of Arroyo Grande, a position he’s held since 1996. In that role, he is responsible for advising the City Council, City Manager, and all City departments on points of law and ensuring that all proper legal procedures are followed. Carmel has practiced law extensively for nearly 30 years in the areas of municipal law, land use law, real property transactions, and related matters. He also counsels clients on sophisticated commercial litigation and transactional issues.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Carmel & Naccasha has offices in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles with more than a dozen attorneys that have practiced law locally and nationally. The firm’s lawyers focus their practice and provide exemplary client services in the areas of business transactions, real property, land use, commercial and employment litigation, taxation and tax controversies, trusts and estate planning, automobile dealership law, municipal law, wine law, and insurance coverage. For more information about Carmel & Naccasha, click here or visit their website at

Contact: Courtney Kienow, Marketing Director(805) 546-8785

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Templeton Chamber of Commerce Installation

The Templeton Chamber of Commerce introduced the newly installed 2014-2015 board of directors on July 15, 2014, which included Carmel & Naccasha’s managing partner, Michael McMahon. Sarah Maggelet, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, described the dinner gala in the article featured below:

Templeton Chamber Announces New Board of Directors, Community Awards

Templeton, CA. (July 15, 2014) -The Templeton Chamber of Commerce formally installed the 2014-2015 Board of Directors at their annual installation dinner gala on Saturday night, held at The Groves on 41 in Templeton. Over 120 guests enjoyed a four-course meal, silent and live auction and dancing under the stars to the Julie & the BadDogs band. Community awards for Ambassador, Citizens and Business of the Year were also awarded.

Officers of the Board of Directors include President Kristen Handley, manager of Continental Labor and Staffing, Vice President Mike Lane, Chief Operating Officer of Twin Cities Community Hospital; Secretary Shirley Sigmund, Speech Pathologist at ASH; and Treasurer Melissa Kasarjian, owner of Kasarjian & Assoc. CPA’s. Continuing directors include Scott Brennan, owner of Access Publishing and Olan Kaigel, Realtor at Century 21 Hometown Realty. New directors include Jeff Briltz, General Manager at Templeton Community Services District; Stephanie Kemp, financial adviser at Garcia Wealth Management; Dee Canepa, Store Manager at Umpqua Bank; Tina Martin, owner of Martins on Main restaurant; and Mike McMahon, attorney and managing partner at Camel & Naccasha.

Business of the Year was awarded to McPhee’s Grill, recognizing their 20 years on Main Street and service to the community, including Rotary, Kiwanis, Boys & Girls Clubs, Women’s Shelter, Templeton Community Library Association, THS football team, Templeton Education Foundation, PTO, active military and many more. Max McPhee accepted the award, noting how lucky his family feels to be in a position to serve the community and a special thank you to their excellent staff was expressed. McPhee’s was prominently featured in the L.A. Times Travel section in March of this year, introducing Templeton to hundreds of thousands of readers, and has been written up in Sunset and Westways Magazines as well.

Citizens of the Year were awarded to a couple, Rob Rosales and Carry VanBeurden. Rob and Carrie have both served as President of the chamber and donated hundreds of hours to chamber activities and events over the past 10 years. Rob, a real estate broker, has served on the Templeton Area Advisory Group and currently serves as the volunteer Government Liaison for the chamber, a paid position his sister holds at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. Carrie founded the Templeton Women in Business group, has also been active in FFA and Grad Night at THS and many other charitable events, while managing her family insurance business, VanBeurden Insurance Services, Inc. Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Kristen Handley, who has assumed the presidency for 2014-2015, and has served simultaneously on the Board of Directors & Ambassadors committee, serving as the committee head for the Installation Dinner planning committee.

The Templeton Chamber of Commerce is an alliance of over 270 North County businesses and citizens that has advocated for the economic vitality of, and the quality of life in, the community of Templeton since 1902. For more information on the Templeton Chamber of Commerce, including membership information, please visit the website at or call (805) 434-1789.

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C&N Attorney Accepts Position with City of SLO

San Luis Obispo, CA (July 3, 2014) – Carmel & Naccasha LLP announced that long time employee and associate attorney Jon Ansolabehere has accepted the position of Assistant City Attorney with the City of San Luis Obispo and will be leaving the firm.

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