January 2010 — Gary L. Barr, principal with the Encino law firm of Alpert, Barr & Grant, has been selected a member of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. The committee, made up of leading attorneys representing consumers and financial institutions, sponsors continuing education seminars for lawyers wishing to stay current on consumer finance issues and evolving legislation.
In an October 22 decision, the First District Court of Appeals laid out a methodology for determining lien priorities when inconsistent lien priorities exist in non-judicial foreclosure sales, Wells Fargo Bank et. al. v. James Neilsen (A122626, San Mateo County Superior Court No. CIV 465331).