Bill 250

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Mr. Rogers is a founding partner of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP. He is a leading business and real estate lawyer in Santa Barbara, representing individuals and businesses throughout California's Central Coast. During a legal career spanning almost five decades, Mr. Rogers has represented clients in a wide range of corporate, business and real estate matters, including entity formations, asset and entity purchases, sales, financings, mergers and acquisitions, complex contract negotiations, commercial transactions, real estate syndications, land use planning and development and acquisition, and leasing and licensing of oil and gas rights.

Mr. Rogers has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 21 consecutive years.

Mr. Rogers is currently working on a wetlands enhancement and enlargement project in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He is a Director and General Counsel for the Tulare Basin Wetlands Association, a habitat protection organization in the San Joaquin Valley. Mr. Rogers served as President of the Board of Directors of Dog Adoption & Welfare Group ("DAWG"), a very successful dog welfare nonprofit in Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. He previously served on The Santa Barbara Harbor Commission for 13 years.

Mr. Rogers was born in Tucson, Arizona. He received his undergraduate education from the University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Duke University Law School in 1968. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1968. Mr. Rogers started his career at the highly respected national law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Barbara in 1970, where he formed the law firm that ultimately became Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP.

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Mr. Sheffield is one of the top estate planning, tax, and trusts and estates attorneys on the Central Coast. His practice focuses on advising individuals and families regarding tax, estate planning, probate, trust and business succession matters, and advising corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies regarding business and tax matters. 

Mr. Sheffield is a Certified Tax Specialist. He has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 28 consecutive years.  He has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Mr. Sheffield is a past Chairman of the Taxation and Probate Sections of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and is a member of the State Bar Associations of California and Georgia.  Additionally, Mr. Sheffield has served as Director of the Santa Barbara SymphonySanta Barbara University ClubDirect Relief International, Vietnam Veterans Association, The Friendship Center, and the Montecito Trails Foundation.

Mr. Sheffield received his Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in 1962, where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar.  After a tour of active duty as a Naval Officer in the Pacific and South China Sea, Mr. Sheffield returned to Duke Law School where he received his J.D. in 1967. Mr. Sheffield, is a founding partner of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP.

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Scott 250

Managing Partner

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Mr. Campbell has been a civil litigator for over 30 years. He has successfully represented individuals, corporations, partnerships, trustees and executors in cases involving a wide range of legal issues, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, will and trust contests, business torts and trade secrets. Mr. Campbell has significant experience and expertise with real estate litigation in particular, including failures to disclose, fraud, quiet title actions, easement disputes, encroachments, trespass, nuisance and safe harbor litigation.

Mr. Campbell has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 14 consecutive years. He has also been recognized as a California Super Lawyer. Mr. Campbell’s accomplishments include a $4.9 million arbitration award against McGaw, Inc., a publicly traded multinational corporation, and a $28 million dollar jury verdict on behalf of the Schlinger Foundation in Schlinger Foundation v. Smith, et al.

Mr. Campbell is chairman of the St. Mark Board of Trustees, and former attorney coach of the Dos Pueblos Mock Trial team.

Mr. Campbell received his B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1977 and his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1980, where he was a member of Law Review. He was admitted to the California Bar that same year, and has since been admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Third Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California.

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Phil 250

Partner

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Philip I. Moncharsh has been a litigation and trial lawyer since his admission to practice law in 1973.  Mr. Moncharsh has successfully argued hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout California, and has also appeared before the California Supreme Court.  Mr. Moncharsh's practice is focused on complex business and corporate disputes, insurance litigation and coverage issues, trust and estate litigation, real estate litigation, representation and counseling of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, personal injury, product liability, and professional negligence matters. He handles both civil trials and appeals.

Mr. Moncharsh serves as a court-appointed arbitrator for the Ventura and Santa Barbara County Superior Courts and has also sat as a Judge Pro Tem.

Mr. Moncharsh has served as advisor to the Ojai City Council and has counseled the Ojai Community Hospital Board, Ventura County Media Network, Committee for Environmental Education, Ojai Music Festival and Citizens for Responsible Government.  Mr. Moncharsh co-founded and served as President of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. He is a past President of the Yale Club of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Mr. Moncharsh graduated from Yale University in 1970 and received his J.D. from The Columbia University School of Law in 1973. He is a long time member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the California, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and Trial Lawyers Associations.

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Stephen 250

Partner

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Mr. Erickson's practice areas include business and commercial contract negotiations, entity formations and transactions, real estate acquisitions, sales, construction, land use planning and development, estate planning, employment law and internet law. Mr. Erickson serves domestic and international clients with respect to their interests throughout California. He enjoys long lasting relationships with many of his clients.

Mr. Erickson has developed a unique expertise in representing buyers and sellers of large estates, and advising on all aspects of the construction and management of such estates. A career accomplishment was partnering with an insurance underwriter to develop a unique course-of-construction insurance policy for large residential projects that incorporates geologic and hydrologic coverage previously included only in commercial construction policies. Mr. Erickson also has considerable experience and expertise in structuring inbound investments by foreign clients.

Mr. Erickson is a native of Santa Barbara. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1998. While at Hastings, Mr. Erickson received the American Jurisprudence Award for Wills and Trusts, and served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Robin L. Riblet, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.

Mr. Erickson received his undergraduate education from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1994 and earned Dean's Honors in 1993 and 1994.

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Travis 250

Partner

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Mr. Logue is a premier real estate attorney who represents clients in a broad range of residential, commercial, business and agricultural real estate transactions, disputes, ownership issues, land use processes and real estate-related civil litigation matters. He is routinely engaged by buyers and sellers of luxury residential properties, office buildings, shopping centers and large ranches and vineyards. Mr. Logue negotiates all types of real estate contracts, including easements, leases and co-tenancy agreements, and has managed ultra high-end construction projects.  Transactional clients appreciate his strong litigation and dispute resolution background.  In addition, Mr. Logue assists property owners through entitlement, development and land use matters. He has made numerous appearances in front of public agencies, such as the Board of Supervisors, City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, Agricultural Advisory Committee, Historical Landmarks Committee, Single Family Design Board and the Montecito Board of Architectural Review.

Mr. Logue handles a wide range of primarily real estate-related complex civil litigation matters, including specific performance, failure to disclose, breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, commission disputes, quiet title, interference with easement, prescriptive rights, and view blockages.  He represents clients in civil litigation matters ranging from wrongful death to civil extortion, and lenders against defaulting borrowers who use the courts and bankruptcy code to delay trustee’s sales.

Mr. Logue frequently represents landlords in tenant disputes, unlawful detainers and short-term vacation rental issues. He was recently a featured speaker at the 2015 Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar on the topic, “Screening Prospective Tenants Effectively and Legally.”

Mr. Logue has a unique expertise in handling Hollister Ranch real estate and partnership transactions. He is a member of the Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association and served on its Board of Directors.

Mr. Logue is a fourth-generation Santa Barbara-area local. Before returning to Santa Barbara to establish his practice, Mr. Logue worked in a number of challenging, dynamic environments, including London, Los Angeles and Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Logue earned his J.D. from the University of Pepperdine School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Logue graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College and supports his alma mater as a member of the Res Publica Society. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and as Trustee of the Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation.

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Daniel 250

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Mr. David is one of the top tax and estate planning attorneys on the Central Coast. He also has substantial experience and expertise advising U.S. clients on wealth preservation, trust and estate administration and real estate, finance and business transactions, and advising foreign clients on structuring inbound purchases and investments and U.S. estate and gift tax planning.

Mr. David is well versed in all aspects of advanced estate and gift tax planning. The primary focus of his estate planning practice, however, is advising clients on personal family issues, including assisting with clients' philanthropic goals, helping to educate heirs about legal and financial matters, establishing trusts to create incentives for heirs to be self-sufficient, protecting family assets from heirs' creditors (including potential future ex-spouses) and providing tools to trustees to deal with substance abuse issues.

Before moving to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles in 1999, Mr. David's practice included representing clients in real estate and corporate equity and debt financings. As a result of his knowledge of finance and capital markets, Mr. David has a unique ability to work with clients' money managers to ensure that financial risk is being adequately assessed and addressed.

Mr. David's career accomplishments include acting as California counsel for the Commercial Lending Division of Bank of New York, and, in 2006, requiring changes to the standard escrow terms under the Master Derivatives Agreement then used by investment banks in diversification transactions involving concentrated stock positions. These changes avoided the risk of losing over $70 million of a client’s stock from investment bank bankruptcies during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Mr. David received his B.A. with High Honors and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. He went on to receive his law degree in 1983 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He started practicing law as a tax attorney in the Tax Department of the international law firm of Loeb and Loeb, which was at the time one of the preeminent Tax Departments in the country.

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Brady 250

Partner

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Braden R. Leck focuses on advising individuals and businesses on real estate and business transactions, intellectual property matters, estate planning and trust administration.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, Mr. Leck was a partner at the Santa Barbara law firm of Seed Mackall LLP. Mr. Leck began his legal career in Los Angeles at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Leck received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

Real Estate. Mr. Leck routinely counsels clients with respect to the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of residential and commercial real estate, real estate syndications, property tax issues, easements, and co-ownership arrangements.

Business and Corporate Transactions. He frequently works on business entity selection and formation matters, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general partnerships, in addition to advising clients with respect to financings, mergers, sales and acquisitions of businesses.

Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration. Mr. Leck also assists clients with the preparation of wills, trusts and related estate planning documents, and with the administration of trusts.

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Chris 250 Of Counsel

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Chris Jones, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, has practiced law since 1972. His philosophy of making law easy, understandable, clear and comfortable (”making you an expert”) has helped him become one of the most well respected and knowledgeable Trusts and Estate Planning attorneys in Santa Barbara and on the Central Coast.

His areas of expertise include: Wills, estates, trusts and probate, including living trusts, tax planning, business succession planning, irrevocable trusts, advanced direction of health care, generation-skipping planning and avoidance of probate. He is a California State Bar certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. As his clients' needs dictate, Chris works with a variety of estate planning, investment, accounting and tax professionals, successfully and creatively assisting clients in developing and managing estates of unique, diverse size and content.

Christopher Jones received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and University of California at Los Angeles and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Southern California (USC). Chris is a member of the State Bar of California and the Santa Barbara County Bar Association (Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates section). He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of RSVP, Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Santa Barbara and PathPoint. Chris is a hospice volunteer for Santa Barbara VNA Hospice. Chris has also served as a law school instructor at Santa Barbara College of Law, teaching courses in Legal Analysis, Wills and Trusts, and Advanced Legal Writing.

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Maureen 250

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Ms. Grattan has been a lawyer for over 30 years. She is both a trained mediator and an experienced trial lawyer. She also has experience and training in Collaborative Law. Her practice areas include family law and civil litigation.

In Family Law, Ms. Grattan believes that intelligent and creative solutions should be employed to minimize the financial and emotional toll of divorce and divorce-related issues on her clients and their children. She would prefer to brainstorm to find a win-win solution to court, and putting the children first is a focal point of her mediation efforts. Ms. Grattan is a strong advocate for learning how to communicate differently when the family paradigm changes, she does not believe in burning bridges. When collaborative or mediated settlements cannot be accomplished, she is prepared to litigate the issues in court assertively, professionally and effectively.

As a civil litigator, Ms Grattan has a track record of successful client representation that includes divorce and custody litigation, matters involving contract disputes, real estate, business torts and breaches of fiduciary duty. She excels in divorce mediation, custody mediation, support mediation, child support modifications, child custody modifications, premarital agreements (aka prenuptial agreements) and postmarital agreements.

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Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil litigator.  His practice is focused on personal injury, real estate, land use, hospitality, products liability, business torts, construction, and will and trust contests.

Mr. Wansor's analytical strengths allow for the accurate assessment of potential exposure and liability and the creation and implementation of sophisticated litigation strategies. Mr. Wansor's strategic sense and writing abilities lead to successful results, whether by keen negotiation or motions leading to the disposition of cases.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, Mr. Wansor worked as a litigation partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, where he defended Fortune 500 companies, insurance conglomerates and ultra-high net worth families from a variety of plaintiff- based attacks and actions. His track record includes the successful defense of (1) large restaurant chains from food poisoning and premises liability actions; (2) major hotels, senior living communities and commercial shopping centers from wrongful death actions and trip, slip and fall claims; (3) residential and commercial property owners from a  variety of actions; and, (4) all types of construction trades from personal injury, construction defect and products liability claims. As a litigation partner, Mr. Wansor earned a reputation for his work ethic, attention to detail, tactical acumen and extraordinary results.

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George 250

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Mr. Tomlinson's experience in tax planning, tax audits and appeals and international business transactions is unmatched on California’s Central Coast. Mr. Tomlinson's practice also focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administrations, business formations and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Tomlinson received J.D. degree from Northwestern University. He began his law career as an attorney with the IRS Chief Counsel's Office. He rose to senior trial attorney with the IRS and served for a period as acting IRS Assistant Regional Counsel.

After leaving the IRS, Mr. Tomlinson served as in house counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations over a span of 18 years, including Teledyne, Memorex, AM International, General Automation, Ashland Oil and Lear Siegler. At these companies, Mr. Tomlinson handled international business transactions, multinational income sourcing issues, multi-divisional mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, complex corporate tax audits and business tax planning.

Mr. Tomlinson's last corporate position was as General Tax Counsel/Tax Director for Lear Siegler, Inc. with offices in over 30 countries. He served concurrently as an officer of 41 of the company's subsidiaries and divisions with a range of titles, including Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Vice President Taxes. Mr. Tomlinson is a member of the California Bar and an honorary member of the Kentucky Bar. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal Central District Court of California and U.S. Court of Appeals for the fifth Circuit.

Mr. Tomlinson has been in private practice in Santa Barbara since 1987. He joined Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP as Of Counsel in August of 2010.

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John 250

Senior Associate

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Mr. Haan chairs Rogers, Sheffield and Campbell, LLP’s Wine Law Group and practices in the areas of business law, real estate law, and wine law. He advises his wine industry clients on grape purchase agreements, custom crush arrangements, alternating proprietorships, distribution agreements, regulatory compliance, and tied house issues.

Mr. Haan also advises his clients on business entity selection and formation, sales and acquisitions of businesses, intellectual property issues, internet related transactions, contract negotiations, issues related to non-profit organizations, residential and commercial real estate transactions, common interest developments, and land use. In addition to his transactional practice, Mr. Haan is experienced in all aspects of civil litigation and represents clients in business, real estate, and winery/vineyard related disputes. Mr. Haan’s balance between his transactional and litigation practice provides him with unique insight into his clients’ issues.

Mr. Haan is a native of Santa Barbara County. He received both his undergraduate degree and law degree from Pepperdine University. While in law school, Mr. Haan was a fellow of the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. Over the past ten years, Mr. Haan has been recognized for his accomplishments as an attorney. The Pacific Coast Business Times named him to the “40 Under 40” class in 2009 and to the "Who in Professional Services" list in 2015. Mr. Haan has written published articles on topics related to the wine industry, spoken at wine related events, and is a member of the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association.

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Bradley 250

Associate

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Mr. Hollister’s law practice is focused on the representation of businesses and individuals in business, real estate, estate planning, and general legal matters.

Mr. Hollister served in the United States Marine Corps infantry, earning the Navy Achievement Medal with “V” for Combat Valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to pursuing a legal career, he worked as a military liaison/operations manager for a private charter airline (World Airways) and as an estimator for his father’s construction company (Horse Housing Construction).

While working full-time as a certified paralegal for the firm, Mr. Hollister earned his law degree from Santa Barbara College of Law, graduating as its Valedictorian in 2014.

Mr. Hollister is a sixth generation native of Santa Barbara County. His strong community ties and diverse background lend great credit to his practice.

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Wendy Miele

Associate Attorney

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Ms. Miele has been a civil litigator for over 20 years. Her practice focuses on all aspects of real estate, trust and business litigation, and the representation of individuals, investors and financial institutions. She has expertise in handling complex business disputes involving claims of fraud and unfair competition. She also has broad expertise in land use, land title and environmental law.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell in 2017, Ms. Miele worked for Severson & Werson, a large regional firm. There, she was on the Bank of America team where she handled a high volume case load of mortgage litigation work. The issues generally involved lien validity and priority claims, reverse mortgages, alleged false credit reporting, work outs, real estate purchase/sale contracts, RESPA and FCRA. She prevailed on hundreds of dispositive motions. Ms. Miele was part of the team recognized with Bank of America’s Mortgage Litigation Excellence Award and acclaimed for defending it in California without a single adverse verdict.  

From 2006 through 2010, while serving as a Senior Associate Attorney with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Los Angeles, Ms. Miele, prosecuted asset recovery actions related to real estate fraud schemes and defended insurance brokers in FINRA arbitrations relating to annuities and alleged broker misconduct.

Ms. Miele was born in Summit, New Jersey and grew up in the New York City area. She graduated from Duke University and received a law degree from Wake Forest School of Law. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1993. She is an avid golfer and enjoys teaching the game to her young son.

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Practice Areas And Regions Served

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP primarily serves individuals, families and businesses up and down California's Central Coast and North Los Angeles County, including many Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura County communities.

Our experienced legal team includes business lawyers, real estate lawyers, tax lawyers, estate planning lawyers and civil litigation lawyers. Our areas of legal practice expertise include Business Law, Entity Formation, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Wine Law, Vineyard Law, Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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