Dan Eaton to Serve as President of Harvard Law School Association

SCMV is pleased to announce that Shareholder Dan Eaton was elected president-elect of the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA). After serving one year as president-elect, Dan will serve a two-year term as president beginning in…


Adam Gordon Joins Episcopal Community Services Board of Directors

Congratulations to Associate Adam Gordon on being appointed to the Episcopal Community Services’ (ECS) board of directors. ESC works to empower vulnerable and struggling individuals and families by providing vital, high-quality social services that encourage…


Gerald McMahon Receives Top 10 Attorney Award

SCMV is pleased to announce that Chairman of the Firm Gerald McMahon has received a TOP 10 Attorney Award for the State of California by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA). The TOP…


The Law at Work: Endless summer: Rewards and risks of unlimited vacation policies

In his latest The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton examines the relatively new concept of unlimited vacation policies being adopted by such companies as LinkedIn, Netflix, and…

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SCMV Sponsors 2017 Marsh & McLennan Agency Golf Classic

SCMV is proud to be a hole sponsor of the 2017 Marsh & McLennan Agency Golf Classic. This year’s tournament was held at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, and players enjoyed on-course games (including…

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SCMV Sponsors Annual Lawyers Club Dinner

SCMV recently sponsored the Lawyers Club of San Diego’s Annual Dinner. The Lawyers Club is a specialty bar association founded to advance the status of women in the law and society, specifically through the work…

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Top Commercial Real Estate Leaders: Matthew Seltzer

SCMV Shareholder Matthew Seltzer  was recently featured in an article published in The Daily Transcript. Matthew specializes in real estate-based financing, commercial leasing, and purchase-and-sale transactions. Last year alone, he represented clients in more than 160 real…


The Law at Work: Shifting Reasons for Dismissing Employees Can Cause Employer Legal Headaches

In his The Law at Work column in The San Diego Union-Tribune, SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton says that in order to avoid a self-inflicted legal wound, an employer’s initial and subsequent explanation for a termination…


The Law at Work: Could a Progressive Discipline Policy Undermine an Employer’s Right to Fire at Will?

Most employee handbooks say that employment is at-will. However, they may also state that behavioral or performance problems will be addressed through progressive discipline. In a case involving a long-term Barnes & Noble store manager,…


Marianne Barth Receives YWCA TWIN Award

SCMV is pleased to announce that Marianne Barth has been honored by the YWCA of San Diego County with a 2017 Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Award, one of the most prestigious awards given…




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