The Sacramento Business Journal recently reported Wilke Fleury’s representation of over 50 West Sacramento homeowners in a construction defect lawsuit against national builder Meritage Homes. The litigation, headed up by partner David A. Frenznick, seeks rescission of the sales contracts or money damages sufficient to make repairs.
“Our experts believe that all of the homes were built to the wrong wind exposure standards,” Frenznick said. “The homes are moving, which causes cracking, which then allows the entry of water into the homes."
As recently reported in the Sacramento Bee, the firm has filed suit on behalf of Falcon Technologies against Pro-Tech Industries. The suit alleges that Pro-Tech executives, once installed as Falcon officers, assumed control of Falcon and subsequently resigned before the merger was completed. The suit charges that Pro-Tech then instituted a "reverse merger," using former Falcon employees, contracts and equipment.
Six of Wilke Fleury’s attorneys have recently been named either "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars" by the 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine. Phil Birney, Tom Redmon, Ron Lamb, and Dan Egan were named "Super Lawyers." It was Mr. Birney’s fifth year to receive this honor and Mr. Redmon’s fourth. Dan Baxter and Megan Lewis were named "Rising Stars" for the second year in a row. The list of honorees is compiled through a multiphase process of peer nominations and evaluations, as well as third party research. Just five percent of the lawyers in California are selected for the "Super Lawyers" designation, and no more than 2.5 percent are named "Rising Stars." Wilke Fleury congratulates these six outstanding lawyers on their achievement.
Michael G. Polis and Natalie A. Johnston recently presented a day-long continuing legal education seminar for the National Business Institute entitled Accounting 101 for Attorneys. The seminar took place in Sacramento and was attended by a variety of private attorneys, in-house legal counsel, business managers, and controllers. Mr. Polis and Ms. Johnston lectured on a variety of topics, including basic accounting terms, how to read financial statements, understanding GAAP, interpreting the numbers, identifying fraud, using accounting and financial records as evidence, and complying with ethical standards. Mr. Polis has a wealth of experience in accounting, both in his previous career as a certified public accountant and in his current position as managing partner of Wilke Fleury. Mr. Polis also has extensive experience teaching. He has been an instructor for the California State University, Sacramento, University of California, Davis, and the University of Phoenix. Ms. Johnston obtained her accounting knowledge from the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, where she received her Masters in Business Administration in 2008.