OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

SBA Lenders See Big Shakeup as Growth Slows

Loans Up 13.2% By Dollar, 5% by Number

A 13.2% growth in Small Business Administration loans by dollar value would normally be a celebration in Orange County.

Avionics Vet Found Own Way in Men-Led Field

Meets Worker Shortfall Challenge as Work Builds

Kathryn Brewer is charting the next leg of growth for Leading Edge Avionics.

She Adapted to Fit In and Now Stands Out in a Crowd

Fuel Distributor Owner Encourages Other Women

Two out of four images on Koch Industries Inc.’s website feature a woman. One appears to be building something, while another, decked out in protective gear, is standing in front of a wall of oil barrels, her picture a link to “rewarding careers.”

Masimo Positioned to Grow Telehealth Technologies

Hires Planned For Home-Care Frontier

Revenue from Irvine-based Masimo Corp.’s noninvasive patient monitoring technologies grew last year by 15% to $798.1 million, and Chief Executive Joe Kiani said the company plans to grow its new telehealth initiative.

Cryoport Soared to Best-Performing Stock of Bunch

FINANCE: Netlist was worst performer in TTM

Now the envelopes for the five best- and five worst-performing stocks during the year ended March 29:

Boardwalk Differences: Size, Style, Lots of Service

Concierge-Type Property Management at Irvine Site

Walking onto The Boardwalk campus for the first time, visitors could be forgiven for thinking they’ve stepped into Orange County’s newest, hippest luxury hotel instead of the first large office project in the airport area of Irvine since the recession.

Florent, Amelia Marneau Relocated and ‘Reimagined’

Now in Crystal Cove, Still ‘Close to Being in France’

For more than two decades, Fifi Chao carefully and lovingly honored select individuals in Orange County’s culinary world by naming a chef of the year and restaurateur of the year in her Executive Dining Column.

OC Food Makers, Purveyors Healthy; Tests Coming

Big Eaters, Small Plates Abound In OC, On List

If the Business Journal’s snapshot of local food and beverage suppliers reflected an average Orange Countian’s food intake, the three largest ranked companies would, by revenue, provide 75% of our diet, which would consist mainly of butter, bourbon and Big Macs.

Q&A

What’s been new in the legal field in the past year? To start off, the #MeToo movement exploded onto the nation’s front pages in October, and sexual harassment classes are top of mind at many companies.

Alorica’s Chief Legal Officer Begins to Make Mark

Prepares Company To Manage Future Growth

Tania King is chief legal officer for a company with more employees than Newport Beach has residents.

Expert Advises on the Art of an Open IPO Window

OC-Based Lawyer Helps Firms Go Public

What does Wall Street mean when it discusses “a window” for initial public offerings?

Legal Malpractice Boosts Klein & Wilson in NB

Lawyers Explain How To Find Good Law Firms

How do you know if you should sue your lawyer for legal malpractice?

Law Firms Boost Lawyers 2.7%; Employment Flat

Same Firms Top Annual List Of County’s Biggest

Orange County’s biggest law firms grew their attorney count by 3% while promoting partners at a slower pace and keeping employment flat, based on the Business Journal’s annual list of legal firms operating here. Last year, the attorney count was flat.

Top Prices for ’17 Top Deals; Buyers Eye New Plans

$3.4B Sales, 4.5M SF Office, Industrial Leases

Last year’s top Orange County deals were driven in large part by reinvention.