July 17, 2019

By Daniel Langhorne, California Business Journal.When it came time for Playboy Enterprises to sell its historic Playboy Mansion in 2016, the real estate agents representing both parties knew they needed a firm with a strong reputation and impeccable security to manage the $100 million transaction.The

By Eve Gumpel, California Business Journal.For Anders Lasater, great architecture requires a proper balance of four fundamental ingredients: space, proportion, light, and material—in that order.“You have to start with space,” says Lasater, CEO and principal architect of Anders Lasater Architects, Inc. in Laguna Beach, Calif.

From the time she was a child, Shannon Lamb was destined to become an attorney because of her innate ability to debate, argue, negotiate – and win. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe ability to debate, argue and negotiate has been ingrained in Shannon Lamb for

When Sid Miramontes couldn’t get things done ‘his way’ at the big wirehouses, he launched his own capital investment firm. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe financial advisor – and the overall experience – caught Sid Miramontes by total surprise. It was nothing like he expected.He

Scott Way is not just a super broker. He is referred to by clients as ‘the best and last mortgage broker you'll ever need.’ BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALSome people just get it right.Scott Way is one of them.As President of Resource Financial Mortgage in

Cloudtrek is among a unique group of firms specializing in ultra-customized, ‘ironclad’ private cloud/IaaS hosting services. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALEvery Monday morning, on TV and radio, the world learns about the weekend box office movie blockbusters – which films finished in the top 10

Attorney John Wong left one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious Los Angeles estate planning firms to launch his own private practice in Orange County because he knew “there was a better way.” BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALWhen John Wong was hired by the

Not only did Sona A. Tatiyants create a unique estate planning practice that focuses on young families, but she also gives new meaning to giving back to the community. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALWhen Sona A. Tatiyants decided to create her own Southern California estate

Lightning-fast paced, high-intensity coding bootcamps like LearningFuze condense the learning and training process of becoming a masterful and employable programmer in an astoundingly short period of time. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe oversized classroom on this late Southern California morning is buzzing with students coding,

For 17 years, Colleen McNamee has flourished as a divorce mediator and is heralded by clients as an angel for helping them through their nightmare. BY RICK WEINBERG, CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNALThe negativity and insults had reached a fevered pitch. Colleen McNamee couldn’t take it any longer.