Sayer Named One of the Los Angeles Women Leaders in the Law for 2014

March 20, 2014

Melissa Sayer, a Senior Attorney in the Business Group, has been named one of the Los Angeles Women Leaders in the Law for 2014. In recognition of Women’s History Month, ALM partnered with Martindale-Hubbell to celebrate women who have achieved leadership status in their field. The ranking salutes high-achieving women who are excelling in their […]

Some Thoughts for 2013 by Melissa Sayer

December 20, 2013

Don’t fear change.  Change is inevitable and unstoppable.  You can attempt to hold back an ocean, but that can lead to drowning.  Or you can ride the ocean.  That’s called surfing, and it is up to you which strategy you will pursue in 2014.   Control what you can, prepare for what you can’t.  Focus […]

Melissa Sayer Receives Top Ranking from Martindale-Hubbell

December 12, 2013

Melissa Sayer, an attorney in the Business Group with A to Z Law,  received top ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, a leading national attorney rating service. She received the firm’s highest rating of AV Preeminent.    An AV Preeminent rating reflects that the attorney demonstrates the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability.  A to Z law is one […]

A to Z Attorney Melissa Sayer to Speak at 2013 Board Leadership Institute

August 16, 2013

Melissa Sayer, a Senior Attorney in the Business Group at A to Z law, will be a guest speaker at the 2013 Board Leadership Institute program held at the Santa Barbara Foundation on August 20th. Sayer will discuss fiduciary duties for officers and directors in the non-profit sector, including the duty of loyalty and duty […]

A to Z Recognizes VCCF Milestone

June 17, 2013

The Ventura County Community Foundation (“VCCF”) celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Camarillo Ranch House on June 12th. A to Z Law was honored to serve as a named sponsor of the event. Established in 1987, the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) is a family of charitable funds created by citizens who care deeply about […]

Financing the sale of your business can be a gamble: by Melissa Sayer

March 5, 2013

Most business owners reach a point when they are ready to retire or explore new challenges, but find that much of their net worth is tied up in their existing business. Selling the business might be the obvious answer, but at what cost? Owner financing is a common alternative to a traditional cash sale. Rather […]

To B-Corp or Not to B-Corp?

September 26, 2012

What if a goal of your business is making the world a better place, not just making a living? What if you want to engage your community for the common good, while still building equity in your business venture? Would that change your choice of business structure? Traditionally, organizations have generally been grouped into two […]

Sayer Joins Faculty of VCCF Center for Nonprofit Leadership

August 28, 2012

Melissa Sayer, a senior attorney in the Business Group, joins the faculty of the Ventura County Community Foundation Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Sayer provides instruction on various compliance issues for nonprofits, including fiduciary duties of board members. The Center for Nonprofit Leadership provides a broad array of management assistance workshops, networking opportunities, seminars and community […]

A to Z Business Attorney to Facilitate Leadership Roundtable

June 16, 2012

Melissa Sayer, a Senior Attorney in the Business Group at A to Z law, will serve as the facilitator at the Quarterly Board Leadership Roundtable held by the Ventura County Community Foundation Center for Nonprofit Leadership on June 19th.  The countywide event is a unique opportunity for both new and seasoned Board members to meet […]

Free Seminar on Understanding Key Terms in a Business Relationship

May 16, 2012

Melissa Sayer, a Senior Business Attorney with A to Z law will give a presentation entitled “This Isn’t Working Out — Now What?” on Wednesday, May 23rd.  The seminar will focus on understanding key terms in any business relationship.  Sayer will discuss how to identify and understand key concepts, including: how to end the relationship, whether one […]