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Allen Matkins Elects Paul Nash, Ariel Shaeps, and Elizabeth Wilgenburg to Partnership

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New Partners are Based in the Firm’s Century City and San Francisco
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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/allenmatkins?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#allenmatkinslt;/agt;–Allen
Matkins
, a California-based full service real estate and business
law firm, announced today that Paul
W. Nash
, Ariel
Shaeps
, and Elizabeth
J. Wilgenburg
have been elected to the firm partnership, effective
July 1, 2019. Paul practices out of the firm’s San Francisco office and
represents clients on a variety of commercial real estate matters,
including purchase and sales, financing, and leasing. Ari, whose
practice focuses on complex construction matters, and Elizabeth, who has
worked on some of the largest office lease deals on the West Coast, are
both located in the firm’s Century City office.

“Paul, Ari, and Liz represent the depth, breadth, and diverse experience
Allen Matkins and its renowned real estate department have to offer.
They are prime examples of how our firm provides the necessary resources
to younger attorneys eager to expand their expertise and enhance their
client service,” says David
L. Osias
, managing partner of Allen Matkins. “All three of them have
served as lead counsel on some of California’s most notable real estate
projects so their elevation to partnership is well-deserved.”

Paul Nash

Paul has a highly diverse real estate practice, allowing him to provide
effective legal counsel on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and
leasing matters for a variety of clients. He uses a business-oriented
approach to his transactional work representing buyers, sellers,
borrowers, lenders, and landlords in all facets of commercial property
acquisition, financing, development, leasing and management.

Paul is an Eagle Scout, and he spent two years as a voluntary missionary
in Costa Rica. His current community service includes holding leadership
positions in his church and serving on the Board of the San Francisco
Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Ari Shaeps

Ari is one of the firm’s lead construction attorneys with a specialty in
complex commercial and residential development, including all facets of
design and construction. He has successfully negotiated and closed a
variety of highly sophisticated transactions totaling over $7 billion in
design and construction all over the West Coast, including various
trophy projects such as Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.

Given the breadth and scope of his representative work, Ari has worked
with many of the nation’s top architects and contractors and is often
leaned upon for market guidance on many economic and “quasi-business”
related issues. In addition, Ari has experience on a wide range of real
estate and commercial issues, including the review, analysis, and
preparation of documents associated with acquisition and leasing
transactions.

Elizabeth Wilgenburg

Elizabeth’s practice includes both lease transactions as well as
acquisitions and dispositions. She specializes in representing landlords
in connection with large lease transactions with technology-oriented
tenants and is sought after by many institutional owners for
representation on these matters. Elizabeth has leased over 17 million
square feet of space since joining Allen Matkins and represented the
landlords on the three largest leases in the history of the City of San
Francisco, including Facebook’s lease at Park Tower, Dropbox’s lease at
The Exchange, and Salesforce’s lease at Salesforce Tower.

ABOUT ALLEN MATKINS

Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with
approximately 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of
California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. The
firm’s areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use,
environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real
estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors’
rights, joint ventures and tax; labor and employment; and trials,
litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of
these areas. For more information about Allen Matkins please visit www.allenmatkins.com.

Contacts

Allen Matkins
Michael Guzzo
mguzzo@allenmatkins.com
619-235-1565

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GRANITE CONSTRUCTION SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Granite Construction Incorporated – GVA

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NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until October 15, 2019 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA), if they purchased the Company’s securities between October 26, 2018 and August 1, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

What You May Do

If you purchased securities of Granite and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, contact KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or via email (lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com), or visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nyse-gva/ to learn more. If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in this class action, you must petition the Court by October 15, 2019.

About the Lawsuit

Granite and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws.

On August 2, 2019, pre-market, the Company disclosed disappointing 2Q2019 financial results including revenue of $789.5M and $114.2M in revenue reductions due to previously disclosed non-cash charges related to four legacy joint venture projects.

On this news, the price of Granite’s shares plummeted.

The case is Greene v. Granite Construction Incorporated, 3:19-cv-04744.

About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC

KSF, whose partners include the former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on securities, antitrust and consumer class actions, along with merger & acquisition and breach of fiduciary litigation against publicly traded companies on behalf of shareholders. The firm has offices in New York, California and Louisiana.

To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.

Contacts

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC

Lewis Kahn, Managing Partner

lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com

1-877-515-1850

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GEICO’s Schneider Elected Assistant Vice President ​

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CHEVY CHASE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GEICO–The GEICO Board of Directors has elected Ashley Schneider​ assistant vice president in the company’s product management division at GEICO corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Schneider began her GEICO career in 2007 in the pricing & product management division. She has held several positions within the division, with pricing & product management responsibility for five of the company’s 10 regional offices: Fredericksburg, Virginia; Woodbury, New York; Buffalo, New York; Tucson, Arizona; and San Diego, California.

Most recently, Schneider has been an integral part of leading GEICO’s new product development efforts.

Schneider has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a concentration in actuarial science, from Loyola College in Baltimore. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

“Ashley’s talent and experience will help her succeed in her new role,” said GEICO President and CEO Bill Roberts​. “Her efforts will contribute to GEICO’s ongoing success.”

About GEICO

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles. For more than 80 years, the company has worked to make people’s lives better by protecting policyholders against unexpected events. As GEICO has grown, it has delivered money-saving coverage and outstanding customer service to policyholders through its investment in human resources and technology. GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.

GEICO also provides homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and term life coverages through non-affiliated insurance companies secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available.

GEICO has a national workforce of 40,000 associates. GEICO sales representatives throughout the country are licensed insurance agents in order to help guide customers through coverage decisions. To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and/or purchase additional products, policyholders can access their insurance policy here, connect via GEICO Mobile or by phone. Sales and service is also available at GEICO Local Offices.

Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.

Contacts

GEICO Communications

gcorpcomm@geico.com

To view GEICO’s Blog: https://www.geico.com/more/

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DealerSocket CEO Sejal Pietrzak Ranks Number Seven on Top SaaS CEOs List

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Annual ranking of top CEOs in SaaS places Pietrzak as the only automotive executive

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Software Report has released their annual listing of the Top 50 SaaS (Software as a Service) CEOs, and DealerSocket’s President and Chief Executive Officer has come in at number seven in the ranking. Pietrzak is the only CEO from an automotive company to make the list.

The exceptional CEOs on the Top 50 list were selected based on nomination submissions from colleagues, peers, and other software industry participants. Nominees were reviewed across a number of key attributes including integrity, intellect, drive, emotional intelligence, organizational culture, and operational skill. They were most closely evaluated based on qualitative and substantive commentary provided on the CEOs character.

Ms. Pietrzak’s listing as one of the few women on the list, and the only CEO from an automotive company, speaks to her leadership and high performance as the CEO of the innovative SaaS company DealerSocket,” said J. Carlos, Editor of The Software Report. “Selection to this year’s awards list was highly competitive, and the nominations for Ms. Pietrzak set her apart from the thousands of others we received.”

The most highly regarded CEOs had a high volume of nominations showing consistency to primary characteristics comprising the individual’s effective leadership style. The Software Report was impressed with the outpouring of support, respect and admiration for these leaders. It became clear that to build a high performing organization supported by a constructive and enduring culture, the CEO needed to possess a unique set of rare skills.

I’m honored to be listed among so many well-known and deserving CEOs of great software companies,” said Pietrzak. “At DealerSocket, we believe that technology has the power to transform the automotive experience, which is why we invest in innovation and unparalleled customer service. Our ranking on the Top 50 SaaS CEOs list is a reflection of the hard work and dedication shown by the entire DealerSocket team.”

To view a list of the Top 50 CEOs in SaaS, visit www.thesoftwarereport.com/the-top-50-saas-ceos-of-2019/

About DealerSocket

DealerSocket is a leading provider of software for the automotive industry, offering a suite of seamlessly integrated products to help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably, while improving their customers’ experience. DealerSocket’s suite of products includes advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM), innovative Digital Retail, Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, and an independent-geared Dealer Management System (DMS) for dealers of all sizes. DealerSocket’s software has helped customers sell more than 100 million vehicles throughout its 18-year history. For more information, visit DealerSocket.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook
.

Contacts

Patrick Mendoza

PMendoza@DealerSocket.com


469-828-6325

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