Sarah de Crescenzo

Staff Reporter

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Recent Stories

Turner Finds Time Is Right to Turn Over Leadership at Procopio

LEGAL: Alessio Takes Reins; Firm Intends to Maintain Its Independence

Tom Turner enjoys donning the odd Hawaiian shirt, especially on the handful of days each summer when employees at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP are encouraged to wear island attire.

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Hard Times Brought Out DavisREED’s Best

BUILDING: Co.’s Revenue Grew 500% to more than $284M in two years

Seven years ago, Derek Davis was watching the world’s best golfers play on perhaps the world’s most beautiful golf course on a quintessentially California summer day in Pebble Beach.

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Luna Grill Feeds Hunger for Growth with New Equity Investment

Luna Grill Restaurants LLC, the San Diego-based company that operates 38 fast-casual Mediterranean restaurants in two U.S. states, announced Sept. 18 that New York-based private equity fund PWP Growth Equity had purchased a minority stake in the company.

Reliant Funding Brand Survives After Merger

San Diego-based alternative lender Reliant Funding is the surviving brand following its merger two years ago with Long Island-based Merchants Capital Access.

What's Behind Recent Leadership Changes at Law Firms

This year has brought a sea change in leadership at some of the most active law firms in San Diego.

Abide Therapeutics Appoints Chief Financial and Strategy Officer

San Diego-based drug developer Abide Therapeutics has hired Sapna Srivastava as its chief financial and strategy officer.

Executive Q&A DeAnne Steele, U.S. Trust, Bank of America

DeAnne Steele is managing director and investment executive at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where she leads a team of investment and wealth strategy professionals for the West and Central South divisions.

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New Bank Waits… And Waits

With Risks in Mind, FDIC Takes It Time

Four letters stand between San Diego and the establishment of the region’s first new commercial bank in nearly a decade: FDIC. The proposed Endeavor Bank, which received state approval from the California Department of Business Oversight in March and approval for its stock offering circular in July, is waiting for the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission’s OK to open its doors.

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Tracing the Startup Resources

These Groups Bring Various Levels of Clout, Capital and Skills to Their Missions of Serving Companies

San Diego startups depend heavily on a handful of nonprofit groups that help entrepreneurs get on the path to growth.

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SDCCU May Replace Qualcomm As Stadium Name

Naming rights for the building now known as Qualcomm Stadium may go to San Diego’s largest locally headquartered financial institution, San Diego County Credit Union, which has offered $500,000.

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