Half-century OC law, largesse … ‘King of Torts’ … second-gen Irish-American … family from County Cork…. gives to Chapman U, where he’s board chair … politics—lone Dem who backed
Joined John Burnham & Co. 1990s after stint at what’s now Willis Group Holdings PLC … bought most of firm 1995 … employee benefits, financial services … 30+ years’ experience … past Business Journal Women in
Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension Health are discussing a merger that would create the largest hospital system in the U.S., news reports said.
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Irvine Ranch became the country’s largest source of new-home sales; Great Park Neighborhoods, Rancho Mission Viejo and Lake Forest’s Baker Ranch were also among the 25-best-selling communities in the U.S.; and average new-home prices in Orange County veered closer to $1 million.
REAL ESTATE: Roos gets OC, West; 1 spot for CalAtlantic
Lennar Corp. plans to install its own executives in the top spot in four of the five national homebuilding regions it will run after buying Irvine-based Cal- Atlantic Homes, according to company documents provided to the Business Journal.
OC Job Growth a Mixed Message
The Orange County economy is facing both good news and bad in the coming year, according to Chapman University’s annual forecast.
Needle Point: Wednesday, Dec. 6, I was commended to read two books (in one year?) … “Reinventing the Administrative State” and “Financial Management Theory in the Public Sector,” –both apparently preach the same sermon: “When Money Talks, the Truth is Silent.”
REAL ESTATE: $165M securitization firm’s first
The acquisition of Veros Credit LLC’s Santa Ana headquarters is the latest piece of notable business this year for the family-owned auto finance company, which is taking steps to ramp up lending operations.
TECHNOLOGY: Digital work makes up for print decline
Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.’s multimillion-dollar contract to outfit the StubHub Center in Carson with ultra-high-definition scoreboards and digital ribbon displays highlights one of the few growth markets in an otherwise flat sector challenged by the dwindling life of print.
FINANCE: Accounting firm’s penny stock audits scrutinized
Newport Beach-based Anton & Chia LLP, ranked on the Business Journal’s list of Orange County accounting firms, is disputing civil fraud allegations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission involving penny stocks.
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Western Digital Corp.’s decision to quietly redesignate headquarters from Irvine to Silicon Valley highlighted the ongoing challenge of scaling public companies and keeping them here.
Allergan PLC’s (NYSE: AGN) transfer of patents on its blockbuster dry-eye drug Restasis to a Native American Tribe in September is not only a top story this year, but one that will continue unfolding into 2018.
Top o’ the pops this year was every one of the 200,000 new square feet at Anaheim Convention Center and attendant growth in area hotel activity.
Who says bankers are dull? They aren’t in Orange County, not this year.
Orange County is home to five automakers, three of which had a moving 2017.
Plans to Strengthen US HQ as R&D Center
He pointed out that while the company is a relatively new player in the U.S.—it received Food and Drug Administration approval of its knee and hip replacement products in the early 2000’s but didn’t start selling in the U.S. until 2014—“we have a long history in providing innovative orthopedic implants and instrumentation product.”
EDUCATION: UCI trains for performing, management
Dance is less of a profession and more of a passion that draws artists early in life—and often down the road they’re encouraged to give up the passion for more practical endeavors.
On Oct. 14 Irvine Public Schools Foundation hosted its eighth annual Spirit of Excellence Gala at KIA Motors America.
Site to Support 2020 Global Commercialization
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AERI) continues to ramp up in anticipation of upcoming Food and Drug Administration approval of glaucoma drug Rhopressa.