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Co.’s New CEO Makes Structural Repairs

SERVICE: Kleinfelder’s Leader Switches to Geographic DivisionsIt’s easy, in theory, for a company to boost profits by improving the product it sells. But San Diego-based Kleinfelder Inc. doesn’t have a product, per se.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 22, 2017 1 p.m.   $$ Share

Two Attorneys Promoted to Partner at Tyson & Mendes

Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes LLP recently promoted attorneys Cayce Greiner and Dan Fallon to partner in the firm’s San Diego headquarters. Greiner previously served as special counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office, focusing primarily on general liability and commercial litigation, while partnering with defense litigation teams within the firm on cases involving complex issues, and catastrophic injury. She leads the firm’s Client Services Department and chairs its Women’s Initiative and Young Professionals Group.

By Randy Frisch June 22, 2017 1:26 p.m. share »
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National City Hotel Rebranded as Ramada after $1M Renovation

A former Clarion Hotel in National City recently reopened under the Ramada banner following a $1 million renovation of the 180-room property at 700 National City Blvd.

By Lou Hirsh June 19, 2017 3:16 p.m. share »
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Higgs, Fletcher’s New Leadership Comes at a Time of Change

After 20 years under the leadership of John Morrell, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack has chosen litigator Steven J. Cologne to serve as its new managing partner and develop a course for its future.

By Emmet Pierce June 19, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »
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Loan Delinquency Forces Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Back into Special Servicing

Ownership of the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad has been transferred to a special-servicing entity for at least the second time in recent years, due to loan delinquency issues encountered by its owners. The property at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive remains open for business.

By Lou Hirsh June 15, 2017 2:14 p.m. share »
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Return of the Tuna

The first two El Niño weather cycles nearly ended Dave Rudie’s tenure as a seafood seller.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 15, 2017 1:40 p.m. share »

Law Firm Adds Partner, Renames Itself Haeggquist & Eck LLP

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, the San Diego law firm that negotiated a $25 million settlement on behalf of students who attended Donald Trump’s Trump University last year, has renamed itself Haeggquist & Eck LLP following the hire of new partner Kathleen Herkenhoff.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 11, 2017 1:01 p.m. share »

Experienced IP Attorneys Added To An Already Skilled Practice

Howard Wisnia and James Conley have joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as intellectual property partners in the firm’s San Diego office. Both have significant experience in patent litigation, adding to one of Pillsbury’s most active practices and one of its busiest offices. They come to the firm from Mintz Levin.

By Randy Frisch June 8, 2017 2:38 p.m. share »
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Index Shows Local Cos. Confident in Themselves, Their Sectors

Local business owners remain optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, with about twice as many predicting growth as stability and only a small percentage expecting declines. The findings are from the San Diego Business Journal-Cal State University San Marcos Business Confidence Index.

June 8, 2017 2:37 p.m. share »

Companies Mold Travel Perks Into Journeys of Growth

The nonprofit Incentive Research Foundation estimates that U.S. businesses spend $22.5 billion annually on incentive travel perks, geared to rewarding worker performance and discouraging those top employees from flirting with career prospects at other companies.

By Lou Hirsh June 8, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »
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Cathy Baur Appointed VP at Cal State San Marcos

California State University San Marcos has named Cathy Baur vice president for university advancement.

By Brad Graves June 8, 2017 2:09 p.m. share »
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Tamara Romeo to Chair Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Board

San Diego State University's Fowler College of Business has named Tamara Romeo chairwoman of the advisory board for the college’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 7, 2017 10:38 a.m. share »

National Law Firm Relocates Its San Diego Office

National law firm Wilson Elser has relocated its downtown San Diego office to 1 Columbia Place, 401 W. A Street, 19th floor.

By SDBJ Staff June 2, 2017 9:56 a.m. share »
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Hennessy Named General Manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel

Mairead Hennessy has been named general manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, overseeing all operations of the 210-room luxury property at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Budget Could be Trump’s Thump to Life Sciences

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes deep cuts in biomedical programs that could cripple San Diego’s life science industry. Possibly worst hit would be local jobs.

By Brittany Meiling June 1, 2017 3:09 p.m. share »