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SBEMP Congratulates Carolyn Martino and Robert Patterson on Becoming Partners of the Firm

The largest Coachella Valley based law firm, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP (SBEMP), has formally announced attorneys Carolyn Martino and Robert Patterson as

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Homeowner Associations May Not Enforce Post-Purchase Short Term Rental Bans Against Their Members

PR Newswire PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Many owners of homes who want to rent their properties on a short-term basis within homeowner associations (HOAs)

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SBEMP Welcomes Nancy Tragarz & Misty Calder to the Team

Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP Congratulates Nancy Tragarz & Misty Calder on Joining the Firm SBEMP is proud to announce the addition of

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Local Leaders Discuss ‘The Economic Future of the Coachella Valley’ in Free Webinar Series

SBEMP Attorneys, Palm Springs Life, and Coachella Valley Economic Partnership present conversations with the top thinkers from each sector of the local economy from Sept.

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SBEMP Partner Lena Wade Selected as General Counsel to CVB

After completing a thorough RFP process, the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has selected the law firm of Slovak Baron Empey Murphy

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Trusts, Estates & Probate

Medicaid Benefits during COVID-19 All states that wish to maintain a 6.2 Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage (FMAP) must not terminate Medicaid benefits during the COVID-19

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Child Custody Law

Child custody is often the foremost concern of divorcing couples who have minor children. It is also one of the most emotionally challenging aspects of

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Child Support Law

Child support law imposes a legal obligation on most non-custodial parents to make a financial contribution towards the upbringing of their child. While it is

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Update on SBEMP operations during Coronavirus restrictions

For questions please contact Valerie A. Powers Smith, Esq. at the above number or via email (

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Labor Employment Law Update October 2019

Employers need to be aware of new poster and handbook regulations that took effect April 1, 2019.  California Code of Regulations, tit. 2, § 11095 imposed two new

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