Pass the Turkey Nov 2013

Over ten years ago, Mark Blackman and Kathleen Sterling of Valley News Group started a grassroots effort to donate frozen turkeys to charities in the West Valley. To date they have collected and distributed over 1,000 turkeys to local charitable organizations including the West Valley Food Pantry, Pacific Lodge Boys Home, Angel’s Way and Haven Hills, as well as provide [...]


Mark S. Blackman Elected to UTA’s Board of Directors Nov 2013

Mark S. Blackman was elected to the United Trustees Association’s (UTA) 2014 Board of Directors at an election held at the organization’s annual conference last November 9th to 12th. Mark has been an active member of the UTA for the past 17 years, and served on the board of the UTA’s predecessor, the California Trustees Association (CTA) for [...]


San Fernando Valley Bar Association and CalCPA Wine Reception Nov 2013

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal and Galpin Aston Martin co-hosted a networking reception last October 24th in partnership with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the California Society of CPAs.

SFVBA President Adam D.H. Grant (2nd from left) attended the Wine Reception held at Galpin Motors Club Aston.

Read the full coverage from SFVBJ here


What Changes in Privacy Laws Mean for Android Developers Nov 2013

As AnDevCon San Francisco gets underway this week, Adam D.H. Grant was interviewed by Rob Marvin of Software Development Times regarding changes in mobile app privacy laws that affect app developers everywhere. Adam shares some insights into the coming changes and how these developments will impact the mobile app industry.

Read the Article from Software Development Times Here


California Continues to Lead the Nation by Enacting New Internet Data Privacy Laws By Adam D.H. Grant Nov 2013

On the heels of California’s State Attorney General joining the mobile app market with her own app, California continues to lead
the nation by rolling out three new pieces of legislation in September 2013. The new laws place additional responsibilities on
operators of websites, mobile applications and other online services which collect personal identifiable information about California residents.

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12th Annual Still Saving Lives Golf Classic Oct 2013

The Valley Traffic Advisory Council (“VTAC”) and the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department held its 12th Annual Still Saving Lives Golf Classic on October 24th, 2013. The annual event, which raises funds to help provide the Valley Traffic Division with much needed supplies and materials for traffic safety and education in schools and communities throughout the [...]


Adam D.H. Grant, New SFVBA President Featured on Southwestern University Website and Facebook Page Oct 2013

Southwestern University Alumnus, Adam D.H. Grant featured on university Facebook page and Southwestern Reporter as he is installed as the 2013-2014 SFVBA President.

Read it on Southwestern Reporter

Read it on Southwestern University Facebook Page here


If You Can’t Beat Them – Join Them by Adam D.H. Grant Oct 2013

The California Attorney General’s Office has launched a new mobile app called “JusticeMobile app”. Adam D.H. Grant discusses the advent of this new app and what, if anything, this means for mobile app developers.

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Adam D.H. Grant Featured on September 2013 Issue of Valley Lawyer Magazine Sep 2013

On September 28, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association welcomes new President Adam D.H. Grant. Grant’s painstaking training for Ironman triathlons crosses over into his law practice and Bar service in the form of leadership, fairness and goal-driven work ethic.

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Gary L. Barr Authors September 2013 Consumer Financial Services E-Bulletin Sep 2013

Several cities throughout the State of California (and, for that matter, throughout the country) have either implemented or are toying with the idea of utilizing eminent domain to force lenders to sell underwater loans at steep discounts. As several recent articles in the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Journal reflect, the California cities of El Monte, Ontario and Fontana are considering such a move.

Read the e-bulletin here


Adam D.H. Grant to Present at Upcoming CalCPA Meeting Sep 2013

Adam D.H. Grant has been invited to present at the CalCPA San Fernando Valley Group meeting in October. Adam has made many well received presentations to other CalCPA groups in the past, and will be continuing his series on “Embezzlement – How to Respond When You Discover Theft in Your Company”.

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