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December 5, 2018

Council appoints new planning commissioners: Giselle Roohparvar and Carolyn Templeton to join seven-member panel (Palo Alto Online)

A land-use attorney and a retired Google manager won appointments this week to Palo Alto's influential Planning and Transportation Commission. Giselle Roohparvar, an attorney with the firm Miller Starr Regalia, easily won appointment to the commission, earning support from eight of the nine City Council members (only Councilman Greg Tanaka opted to vote for other candidates). 

October 17, 2018

PWB Lean in Circle November 6, 2018

Please join the Professional Women In Building (PWB) of the BIA Bay Area for their next Lean In Circle. Moderator, Nadia Costa, will be leading a workshop on centered leadership and the idea of finding energy for a better work-life balance. 

September 13, 2018

The New San Francisco Gross Receipts Ordinance: Taxing Commercial Property Owners to Fund Early Child Care And Education

On June 5, 2018, San Francisco voters passed Proposition C, which imposes a new gross receipts tax of 1 percent on revenues a business receives from leasing warehouse space in San Francisco and 3.5 percent on revenues a business receives from leasing certain qualifying commercial spaces in San Francisco. Proposition C becomes operative on January 1, 2019. The proceeds of these taxes will fund quality early care and education for young children and other public purposes.

August 15, 2018

Arthur Coon Of Miller Starr Regalia Selected As Best Lawyers In America © 2019 “Lawyer Of The Year” Oakland Land Use And Zoning Law - 10 MSR Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers Recognition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce that Arthur F. Coon, co-chair of the firm's Land Use Practice Group and chair of its Appellate Practice Group, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2019© and has been honored as the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Oakland Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year”.