|Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013: Best Attorney (2013) Monterey County Weekly
198 Bonifacio Place, Monterey
What’s better than a smart, experienced attorney? A smart, experienced
attorney with a conscience. Jeannette Witten fights the good fight on behalf of
businesses large and small, working miracles in transactional law, finessing
the minutiae of contracts and taking on those who seek to profit in the most
ludicrous of ways. “I’m proud that we have some larger businesses, but we rely
on the small guys as much. And we never try to oversell,” Witten says. What
else comes naturally? Being the mom of toddler twins Heidi and Hamish, serving
on various nonprofit boards and being a fierce advocate for her clients.
Sunday, February 10th, 2013: Managing Partner Jeannette Witten from Parravano Witten appears on KSBW to protect the models that a
Managing Partner Jeannette Witten from Parravano Witten appears
on KSBW to protect the models that appeared in a Carmel Pine
Cone article from Cyber Bullying and more.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012: Jeannette Witten in 65 DEGREE MAGAZINE!
Jeannette Witten from Parravano Witten PC in 65 DEGREE MAGAZINE!
Read the article on page 29. http://issuu.com/65-57-degree/docs/65.2012-fall?mode=window
Sunday, September 30th, 2012: Ron Parravano featured in Saturday as a vintner
Parravano Witten PC Ron Parravano, an attorney at Parravano Witten, is featured in Saturday as a vintner.
Check out the article below! Parravano Witten represents several wineries and specializes in ABC Law! Check out our blog Wine Law Decanted!
Friday, September 28th, 2012: Check out The Offset Project in this week's Monterey County Weekly
Check out The Offset Project in this week's Monterey County
Please join The Offset Project and founding board member
Jeannette Witten of the law firm Parravano Witten PC for the 5th Anniversary
party at 6pm Oct. 12 in the Memory Garden in downtown Monterey.
Friday, September 14th, 2012: A 5th Anniversary Spanish Style October 12th from 6-10pm
Come celebrate The
Offset Project's 5th Anniversary! Enjoy live flamenco entertainment, tapas,
sangria, and find great items at the auction as you join us for a one night
only escape to Spain. All fun, no bull.
Buy your admission tickets and/or
tickets for the 50/50 drawing at www.sendomatic.com/TOPOct12
Monday, September 10th, 2012: Hands to Help Seniors Dinner Event
Save the Date! Hands to Help Seniors Dinner Event will take place Thursday, September 27th at 5:30 PM at Bernardus Lodge, 415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA. Join us for an "Elegant Eats & Divine Treats" A fundraiser to help seniors in financial need to be.
Saturday, August 25th, 2012: The Monterey Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Awards
Did you see our table at
The Monterey Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Awards on July 26th?
The BEA Dinner is designed to increase public awareness of the vital role
business plays on the Central Coast and to honor those businesses that have
achieved excellence in their fields. Here's a photo from the table we designed.
The lucky guests that got to sit there had to work together to solve riddles to
unlock their prize, a bottle of California cabernet to take home! If they got
stuck, they texted us for hints
Sunday, August 19th, 2012: Parravano Witten PC in Carmel Pine Cone
Parravano Witten PC in Carmel Pine Cone! Read page 31!
Monday, August 6th, 2012: Congratulations to the ever amazing team at Coastal Luxury Management
Thursday, July 12th, 2012: CASA of Monterey County announced its new name Voices for Children
CASA of Monterey County announced its new name Voices for
Children. The name change and new brand is a result of the CASA Board of Director’s concern that too
often people in the community did not recognize the CASA brand or understand
the meaning of the name.
Friday, May 25th, 2012: Photography Exhibition at Parravano Witten
Parravano Witten PC announced
today that it will hold month long photo exhibition this summer with the
photography of Doug Steakley. The exhibition will showcase photographs
drawn from many trips that Steakley has made to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda
and Zambia over the past few years. Each trip has found a place in Steakley’s
memory and heart and it is his hope that these images will reflect the feelings
of awe and grandeur that he experienced and that are felt by every visitor to
“I chose to print this
collection in black and white to emphasize the stark and primordial presence these
animals convey when seen and photographed in their natural environment,” said
Steakley. Wildlife in East and South Africa continues to be threatened by
organized and vicious poaching that most people are not aware of. African
wildlife is also being diminished by human expansion into their territory for
farming and raising livestock. It is important to document and show images of
these grand animals in their natural habitat with the hope that this will lead
to increased awareness of the tenuous state of their existence.
The month long exhibition of
approximately 15 photographs and will take place July 15 – August
15 at Parravano Witten PC, Professional Law Corporation at 198 Bonifacio Place
in Monterey. The exhibition will be open to the public every Tuesday from 4:00
p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for complimentary public viewing.
There will be a meet the
artist reception on Tuesday, July 17th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00
p.m. The complimentary reception will allow attendees to personally meet
Steakley, learn about the exhibition and enjoy small bites and wine. RSVP
is required for the reception to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831.373.0486. At the reception on J
Thursday, May 24th, 2012: Employee News
Andrea! Andrea Upton final class rank is in the top 10%. She is graduating with great distinction,
andwas voted to join the McGeorge Chapter of Order of the Coif.
Sunday, April 15th, 2012: California Supreme Court Clarifies and Eases Employer’s Meal Break Obligations
On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court of San Diego. The opinion clarifies employer’s meal break obligations under California labor law. According to the Court, an employer satisfies its obligation to provide employees with a thirty minute uninterrupted meal break when "it relieves its employees of all duty, relinquishes control over their activities and permits them a reasonable opportunity to take an uninterrupted thirty minute break, and does not impede or discourage them from doing so." If an employee wants to work through her break, she may. However, when the employer knew or should have known the employee worked through her break, the employer will be responsible for paying the employee for the time worked during the break. What this means for employers:
- Policy: Employers must maintain a meal break policy and breaks must be recorded.
- Enforcement: Employers do not have to police their employees, but must make meal breaks available. Employers cannot pressure employees to skip breaks.
- Effect: If an employee chooses not to take a break, or shortens her break, the employer will not owe a penalty. However, the employee must get paid for the time worked.
- Communication: Communication is key – it is crucial for employers to know whether employees are working through meal breaks, to ensure employees are paid for their work and that overtime is not triggered as a result of the extra time.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012: Jeannette Witten Best Attorney Monterey County 2012
Atticus Finch, the attorney in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a
Mockingbird, inspired Jeannette Witten to become an attorney by holding high
moral standards and staying true to his values. Flash forward to find Witten as
a shareholder in the Monterey law firm Parravano Witten PC. Witten specializes
in business law, particularly commercial transactions, corporate governance and
intellectual property. She says growing up in a family that owned numerous
small businesses made her aware from an early age of the worries and concerns
that come with entrepreneurship. “My job is to make sure my clients have a
strong legal foundation and every opportunity for success and growth,” she
says. “I bank on their success and the long term relationship of continuing
legal needs as they grow—not a quick buck.” She does a variety of pro bono
work, writes a wine law blog, runs marathons and is actively involved in her
community. For example, she’s on the board of the Court Appointed Special
Advocates, a nonprofit that helps kids who have to go to court.
Check out the Monterey County Weekly
Thursday, March 1st, 2012: Art Reception Tonight
Parravano Witten is hosting a reception this evening
providing attendees an opportunity to preview the beautiful painting generously
donated by Galerie Rue Royale Carmel which will be auctioned at the CASA Gala
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011: IT’S A HALLOWEEN BASH!
SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
Parravano Witten PC is sponsoring the hottest Halloween Event in town! As a founding board member of The Offset Project, Jeannette Witten has helped establish this great Halloween Fundraiser to be held at Cannery Row Brewing Company Saturday, October 29th. All proceeds go directly to the Offset Project.
IT’S A HALLOWEEN BASH!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 9 TO CLOSE
Mega (free-to-enter) Costume Contest:
1st Place $250 CRBC Cash, CRBC Cash for 2nd & 3rd Runner-ups too!
HAPPY HOUR DRINKS ALL NIGHT LONG with a $10 Donation to The Offset Project
DANCE TO DJ HANIF UPSTAIRS ✯ ROCK OUT TO BLINDING NEMO DOWNSTAIRS STELLAR RAFFLE BENEFITING THE OFFSET PROJECT with MAJOR GIVEAWAYS
including Kona Brand Cruiser Bike, 49ers Tickets, Snowboard Bindings and thousands of dollars in Gift Certificates
BOBBING FOR APPLES AND SO MUCH MORE!
Monday, September 19th, 2011: Exhibition Opening October 6th
At Parravano Witten
PC we celebrate the arts throughout the year but October,
National Arts and Humanities Month, will be special.
Parravano Witten PC and Steven Whyte's
Sculpture Studio and Gallery, Carmel, CA at the private
Mark your calendars! Exhibition Date is Thursday,
October 6th at 5 p.m.
September 29th to: email@example.com
Saturday, August 27th, 2011: Jeannette Witten honored as Monterey County Outstanding Young Professional
MONTEREY, CA (August 26, 2011) Parravano Witten, a leading business law firm dedicated to delivering practical, focused solutions for business clients, announced that last night that the law firm’s owner Jeannette Witten was honored as Monterey County’s Outstanding Young Professional by Monterey County Young Professionals (MCYPG). The MCYPG Outstanding Young Professional Awards are presented to MCYPG Members who exhibit exemplary professional accomplishments and a commitment to improving our community through volunteer service and/or philanthropic efforts.
Founded over 30 years ago by Ron Parravano, the firm has built its reputation on providing responsive sound business advice to clients. Witten and Parravano joined forces several years ago. Subsequently, Parravano retired and acts as Of Counsel to the firm. Witten has since grown the firm – which has over tripled in size in the past three years. Witten indicated that the majority of the grow is represented by emerging businesses in Monterey County. At a time when the economy has plummeted, a number of professionals with significant experience under their belts have taken their future into their own hands by launching their own businesses. “We represent so many exciting and successful clients – everything from new intellectual property based companies to luxury service based businesses. Monterey County is filled with energy right now as this next generation of business owners establish themselves and expand quickly. We have more and more clients expanding nationally and internationally.” This spring, Witten launched the firm’s wine law blog which has now been nationally recognized as a leading resource on emerging wine law: winelawdecanted.com
Parravano Witten continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of its clients and serves a diverse business and estate planning focused client base. The firm offers a full range of services in business and commercial transactions, , mergers and acquisitions, corporate/LLC formations and governance, ABC licensing, , intellectual property, securities law and business litigation. The firms attorneys are committed to and actively involved in a wide range of community interests, including many business, cultural, charity and educational groups such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Monterey County, Colleagues of the Arts (COTA) and The Offset Project. The firm is headquartered at 198 Bonifacio Place in Monterey. For more information visit the firm’s website at parravanowitten.com.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011: Parravano Witten PC Adds Associate Attorney
(December 21, 2010) Parravano Witten PC, a professional law
corporation dedicated to delivering practical, business-focused
solutions for clients, announced today that the firm has hired a new
team member Elizabeth Stevens as an associate attorney.
Most recently Stevens worked for Americans United For Separation For Church and State in Washington DC.
As an undergraduate, Stevens studied international political economy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC,
where she met her husband, Sean. On graduation, Stevens was
commissioned as a naval officer and served on active duty for 3.5 years
in the cryptology field, primarily in San Diego. She left the Navy to attend law school, then moved back to DC when Sean, who is a Navy helicopter pilot, was transferred there.
She served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then as a litigation fellow at Americans United, a public-interest organization, where she focused on First Amendment issues. They moved to Monterey earlier this year when Sean received orders to the Naval Postgraduate School. Stevens is licensed in both California and DC, and her practice at Parravano Witten embraces general civil and
business litigation, business transactions and formations, and estate planning and administration.
She loves running, cycling, hiking, and essentially any outdoor activity that enables her to enjoy the phenomenal beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, and she is a keen follower of national and international politics and public-policy issues.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010: Hike For Charity June 5th and 6th
Support local charities by taking a hike and enjoying the sunshine this weekend. Check out www.hikeforcharity.com.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010: Celebrate National Aquarium Month in June
The month long exhibition of 10 unique photographs will take place June 1st – June 31st at Parravano Witten PC, Professional Law Corporation at 198 Bonifacio Place in Monterey and will feature the underwater photography of Scott Campbell.
The exhibition will be open every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for complim...entary public viewing. For more information call (831) 373-0486.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009: Big Sur International Marathon, Sunday, April 26, 2009
Ron and Jeannette have long been supporters and runners of the Big Sur International Marathon. Jeannette will run the marathon on Sunday, April 26, 2009. She is running in support of Will Power Research Fund www.willpowerresearchfund.com a nonprofit organization helping to raise funds to fight brain cancer.
Thursday, October 9th, 2008: Monterey County Weekly 20th Anniversary
Pick up your copy of the Monterey County Weekly's 20th Anniversary Edition. Congratulaitons MC Weekly!
Thursday, August 14th, 2008: Colleague of the Arts annual September Salon
Sunday, September 28, 2008: Colleague of the Arts annual September Salon at the Conway home. Join COTA for an authentic Afghan dinner prepared by host Peterson Conway and support the talent youth of Monterey County (www.colleaguesofthearts.org).
Thursday, August 14th, 2008: 2nd Annual Open House
Tuesday, September 30, 2008: Parravano Witten PC hosts 2nd Annual Open House in conjunction with a Monterey County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting in celebration of the opening of Parravano Witten’s new expanded office at 198 Bonifacio Place, Monterey, California. Please join us for lovely local wines and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres for 4PM to 6PM.