Congratulations to our litigation specialist, Michael McMahon, on his decisive victory for the City of Arroyo Grande in the Second District Court of Appeal on August 6, 2015. The appellate court upheld a 2014 ruling in favor of the City and awarded it all costs on appeal in the matter of a writ petition filed by a former Arroyo Grande police officer seeking to overturn his termination. Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it, the case was not one that Carmel & Naccasha took any pleasure in defending; however, the win was hard fought and well-deserved. We’re particularly proud of Mike’s understanding and deft navigation of the underlying writ petition and the appellate system. Well done, Mike!
Mike heads up our litigation group here at Carmel & Naccasha. For more information on Mike’s practice areas and experience, please click on the link below.
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 www.templetonchamber.com or call (805) 434-1789.
Michael M. McMahon, Partner at Carmel and Naccasha LLP, is one of six newly elected Board members to the Templeton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 term.
If a case is litigated in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court and goes up on appeal, that appeal will be heard in the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Six, based in Ventura. The Court hears oral argument on almost all of its cases at its Ventura facility. However, the Justices sometimes make trips to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo to hear oral argument. Recently, those Justices held a highly informative panel discussion followed by a question and answer session, which was sponsored by the SLO County Bar Association.
Held at the Gardens of Avila, the distinguished panel of speakers assembled to begin the presentation after mingling and talking informally with the county judges and attorneys who were in attendance. The session was led by Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert, who was joined by sitting Associate Justices Kenneth Yegan and Steven Perren. Also participating in the discussion were