July Ear to The Wall

Arnold, Bleuel, LaRochelle, Matthews, & Zirbel LLP is pleased to welcome Melissa H. Sayer as Senior Counsel to the firm. Ms. Sayer earned a B.A. from Eckerd College and a J.D. from Santa Clara University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1994. After practicing in the Silicon Valley for several years, she relocated to Ventura County in 2001. Her business and corporate law practice includes issues related to general business matters, formation, purchases and sales, capital raising, securities, water, and agriculture. You can contact Ms. Sayer at (805)988-9886.

New FCOP lawyer Chris Kitisaki, a former staff attorney at the Security and Exchange Commission, earned
his bachelor’s degree at University of California, Irvine; his J.D. at the University of San Francisco; and his LL.M in taxation at Georgetown University. His primary practice areas include federal and state securities law compliance, general business and corporate law (including day-to-day operation of businesses) and structuring, negotiating and documenting agreements for the purchase and sale of commercial and agricultural properties, commercial and agricultural leases, and secured financing transactions. (805)659-6800, x118; ckitisaki@fcoplaw.com.

Another attorney new to FCOP, Scott Samsky, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of
Minnesota and passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam in 1978. He moved to California to attend UCLA Law School. He served on the Board of the Directors of the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club for 9 years, and is in his 10th year as board member of the Ventura County Community Foundation. Mr.Samsky will continue to practice primarily in the areas of estate and business succession planning, multi-generational planning and wealth preservation. (805)659-6800, x113; ssamsky@fcoplaw.com.

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