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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Congratulations to SCBA Administrative Law Section Officers

Congratulations to the new officers of the SCBA Administrative Law Section: Jon-Paul Valcarenghi, Chairperson Justin D. Hein, Vice Chairperson and MCLE Coordinator Adam Richards, Secretary and Treasurer They recently met with outgoing Vice-Chairperson, Heather Hoganson, to go over the history of section, its guiding principles, and for administrative purposes. We look forward to what they […]

Denying Antitrust Exemption for Licensing Boards

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust action against the North Carolina State Dental Board. In a 6-3 decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court held that the North Carolina State Dental Board could not use the State Action Immunity Doctronie to shield it from federal antitrust law. As a […]

Gross Negligence Charge Reduced to a Mere Fine.

When the Veterinary Medical Board comes knocking, you know you have to be prepared for a serious case. One client found this out when the board accused his veterinary practice of gross negligence. He reached out to Simas & Associates, Ltd., right away, and with great preparation and attention, we convinced the Veterinary Medical Board […]

SCBA Administrative Law Section Officer Election

The Sacramento County Bar Association Administrative Law Section is having its officer election this week. It is being conducted electronically by the SCBA. The SCBA sent out email correspondence containing a link to the ballot.  To confirm you are eligible to vote, you will need to disclose your State of California license number, which is […]


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