Rick Olivarez joins LA Latino Chamber of Commerce

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As of January 2018, Rick Olivarez was appointed to the board of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce. The LALCC supports Latino owned businesses in Los Angeles county.

New State Housing Laws

On September 29, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed over a dozen laws designed to address the statewide housing affordability and homelessness crises. Effective January 1, 2018, these new housing laws create permanent and prospective funding sources…

Law & Ethics: Understanding the Rules of the Game

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Rick Olivarez has been invited to speak in San Antonio, Texas on the topic of “Law & Ethics: Understanding the Rules of the Game” for the Latino Center for Leadership Development on Sunday, March 4th, 2017….

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Independent Contractors Liable Under Section 1090

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The California Supreme Court ruled that certain independent contractors are not excluded from Government Code section 1090.  Section 1090 prohibits “public officers and employees from making contracts in which they have a financial interest when they…

Rick R. Olivarez Joins NALEO in Dallas

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OMLO Partner and NALEO Board Member, Rick R. Olivarez, was in attendance at NALEO’s 34th Annual Conference held in Dallas, Texas.  Each year, the conference serves as the largest gathering of Latino policymakers in the country,…

OMLO Attorney Joaquin Vazquez Published in California Litigation

An informational article discussing cannabis regulations written by Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill attorney Joaquin Vazquez was published in the most recent issue of California Litigation.  Mr.  Vazquez’s article was one of two lead articles that served as inspiration…

Proudly Announcing Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP

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We are very pleased to announce that Olivarez Madruga is now Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP. We’ve added two new partners to the team: Keith Lemieux and Steve O’Neill. Prior to the joining of the two firms, Lemieux and…

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Texts and Emails Are Public Record

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if dealing with official business.  The Firm…

OM Attorney Assists in Updating Municipal Law Handbook

The Continuing Education of the Bar has released its 2016 edition of the California Municipal Law Handbook.  Olivarez Madruga attorney, Joaquin Vazquez, contributed to this year’s publication as a reviewer.  Mr. Vazquez was responsible for assessing…

OM Out to Fight Hunger with L.A.’s Food From the Bar

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After four weeks of fundraising during the month of May, the 8th annual Food From the Bar campaign has come to a close.  Sixty-eight firms throughout Los Angeles County partook in this year’s event, bringing in…

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