The (BIG) Blue Wave

By Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist Experts predicted a wave of Democratic success in the midterm general elections in California, but no one expected the extent of the domination. To call the elections a “blue wave” is an understatement. “Blue tsunami” is more accurate. And remarkably, some...

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UTA Files Amicus Brief

UTA has filed an amicus brief in the case of Obdusky v. Wells Fargo et al., 879 F. 3d 1216 in the U.S. Supreme Court last week.  The brief was prepared by Martin T. McGuinn, of Kirby & McGuinn, UTA’s Corporate Counsel.  The case addresses the issue of protection from...

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Five Members Elected to UTA Board

The United Trustees Association held an election of the general membership at the Association’s Annual Meeting on November 5th, 2018. The election was mandated by the Association’s bylaws. Re-Elected as Directors were Ben Levinson of The Law Office of Benjamin R. Levinson and Tai Alailima of Carrington Foreclosure Services.  Rande...

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Long-Time Association Member James M. Allen Sr. Has Passed

Long-time member James M. Allen Sr. passed in November.  James was the President and General Counsel with Action Foreclosure Services, based in San Diego, which he founded in 1990.  James M. Allen Jr. succeeded his father as President of the company in 2018. James Allen Sr. was an active member...

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UTA Silent Auction Raises $1,900

Seventeen Silent Auction items were sold during the Annual Dinner Event at the 43rd Annual Education Conference raising $1,955 for the Association.  UTA thanks the companies who contributed the excellent and exciting silent auction prizes that led to such a successful event. – Olivia Todd gave the winning bid on...

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UTA’s Annual Dinner Event Pays Homage To Celebrities

UTA’s 2018 Annual Dinner event paid homage to celebrities with an evening of dinner, drinks, and a Murder Mystery. Vivian Walker and Cindy Cullen won ‘Best Female Costume’ (Victoria Beckham and Lady Gaga) and Steve Hicklin won ‘Best Male Costume’ (Steve Irwin) .  No one solved the mystery.  Tina Fey...

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Bowlers Play For Fun and For Real

UTA held a bowling tournament at the Sunset Station Strike Zone in Las Vegas on November 4th. David Bark took the prize for highest bowling score.  The second place prize went to Randy Newman and third place prize went to Dave Neal.  Mary Wendel won the prize for lowest score....

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Conference Attendees Enjoy Biking Adventure

Six participants enjoyed a beautiful 10-mile scenic biking adventure winding around the hilly valley of Red Rock Canyon, past the coral mounds and along the base of the Wilson cliffs. “I loved the Biking Adventure. The tour guide was amazing and the place was beautiful,” said a participant.  

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2019 Conference Dates Set

UTA President Cathe Cole-Sherburn has announced the dates and location for the 2019 Annual Conference.  The Association’s 44th annual conference will be held at the same location as the 2018 Conference – the newly renovated Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, November 10-12th, 2019.  Registration materials will be online July,...

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