McCormick Barstow to Expand to Central Coast
FRESNO, CA – McCormick Barstow, LLP has announced that it will expand its presence to the Central Coast through a merger with Sinsheimer Juhnke McIvor & Stroh, LLP (SJMS). All of the lawyers currently practicing at SJMS will transition to McCormick Barstow.
The agreement will become final on January 2, 2019, and McCormick Barstow will continue to employ all current SJMS employees in San Luis Obispo. The move will expand the McCormick Barstow footprint to seven locations in California, Nevada, Colorado and Ohio. Joining forces with SJMS on the Central Coast was a natural fit for McCormick Barstow. “Providing the expertise and service our clients expect in the Central Coast region is something we have been interested in doing for some time, and after a few conversations with the partners at SJMS it was obvious that our firms would work very well together,” said Ken Baldwin, managing partner, McCormick Barstow.
This year marks the 40th anniversary for SJMS. “With many similarities in client representation and philosophy of client service, we are confident that our clients will very quickly see why merging our law practice with McCormick Barstow is the right choice for our firm and our clients,” said Warren Sinsheimer, founder of SJMS. “I am proud of the legacy that we’ve created on the Central Coast, and I look forward to continuing that legacy into the future.”
McCormick Barstow has been a staple in the Central Valley since 1951. With nearly 100 attorneys on staff, the firm will be now be able to provide service to their clients who have business interests on the Central Coast. “We are growing, but we are being smart and intentional about it with service to our clients at the forefront of our decisions,” said Laura Wolfe, partner of McCormick Barstow. “Expanding the firm’s capabilities and geographic reach are top priorities. The lawyers and staff at SJMS give us the opportunity to do so with proven capabilities on the Central Coast.”
“It’s important for our local community to understand that we are the same local lawyers and staff but with expanded resources and a national reach,” said SJMS Managing Partner David Juhnke, who will continue to manage the Central Coast office in downtown San Luis Obispo. “With this agreement, our clients will continue to have the same representation but with a broader range of expertise to meet the legal needs of the growing regional business community.”
About McCormick Barstow, LLP
McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation. McCormick Barstow was founded in 1951 in Fresno, and has grown to nearly 100 attorneys in four states. The firm has offices in Fresno, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; and Modesto, CA.
For more information: www.mccormickbarstow.com.
About Sinsheimer Juhnke McIvor & Stroh, LLP
Sinsheimer Juhnke McIvor & Stroh, LLP, is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated law firm and is the pre-eminent business law firm in San Luis Obispo County, California. Founded in 1978 and known for over two decades as Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut & Baggett, the firm was the first in the Central Coast region to offer a broad business practice, with individual attorneys focused on specific areas of law. SJMS represents businesses in all stages of their life cycle in a wide range of industries in sophisticated business transactions and in complex commercial litigation. Trusts and estates professionals help business owners and other individuals structure wealth transfer devices to solve the most intricate family situations.
For more information: www.sjmslaw.com.