The Ponist Law Group is pleased to announce that founding partner Sean E. Ponist has been selected to both the 2022 San Diego Super Lawyers List as well as the 2022 Northern California Super Lawyer List. Mr. Ponist’s selection to multiple regions of the State is unique and reflects his presence and accomplishments throughout California. The Super Lawyer award is bestowed upon those who “demonstrate the highest degree of professional achievement and peer recognition” and is awarded to less than 5% of attorneys based on peer nomination and evaluation as well as independent research.
Please join us on September 21, 2022 to hear from Sean Ponist and others as they discuss “Real Estate Standard of Care.” The seminar examines standard of care in real estate transactions for agents and brokers as well as duties of buyers/sellers. It will cover duties of agents/brokers in real estate transactions; agency law and dual agency problems; out-of-state problems—out-of-state brokers and out-of-state properties; buyer/seller obligations; and new case law update.
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Many local newspapers had online personals in the mid 1990s but were bought out by these big dating sites. From some of the comments it really shows how desperate dating sites are for money that they even advertise in comment sections. You have a much better chance going to local events and you will probably spend less than what you would spend on an online dating site.
Other apps have indicated that they might actually move closer to Facebook. For example, Bumble, founded by a former Tinder executive, said they had already reached out to Facebook regarding how to collaborate. And, “One thing everyone seems to agree on is that Facebook’s effectively endorsing online dating will be a huge legitimization event for the industry,” says Jefferies Internet analyst Brent Thill. According to Amanda Bradford, chief executive of The League, an elite dating app, “Facebook is validating that dating is a high-tech industry with really interesting and hard problems to solve. Still, Facebook could face some obstacles in building enough separation between the dating service and the legacy social network; some users might not like having both activities live on one app.
After giving him some time to cope with his cat passing away, he made plans to see her again and she was thrilled. He canceled the date last minute again because he said his grandma had died. Although this seemed too tragic to be true, she gave him the benefit of the doubt that he was telling the truth. Additionally, if someone is giving you a checklist right away of all of the things they want in a future partner, this may be a red flag for some controlling behaviors. It’s one thing if they express their non-negotiables but it’s another thing entirely if they are listing required traits. If you feel like someone is already trying to change things about you to suit their needs, that’s not okay. How someone initiates a conversation with you will say a lot about how they view you as a person and how they might treat you as a partner.
Online dating users are more likely to describe their overall experience with using dating sites or apps in positive, rather than negative, terms. Some 57% of Americans who have ever used a dating site or app say their own personal experiences with these platforms have been very or somewhat positive. Still, about four-in-ten online daters (42%) describe their personal experience with dating sites or apps as at least somewhat negative. Happily, there are some dating services that are looking to overcome the vanity. For example, Hinge matches people based on personality and preferences and lets you create a more interesting and rounded profile to draw people in. One of the few dating sites designed for affairs, Ashley Madison connects users for discreet encounters.
Basically all a guy like you has to do is instantly grab her attention in a memorable way with both your profile and your messages, then spend the least amount of time possible convincing her to meet you in person. For those who are hesitant to enter the online dating world for reasons related to safety or awkward conversation lulls, Double aims to take the pressure off with Double dates as opposed to one-on-one.
State things that are really important to you and be done with it. Connor turned an attempt at small talk into a rant about “gold-digging whores,” and the dating app was not having it. Matt- But what about when you said you would meet me in real life and we would lose our virginity together. One Love educates young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. If you are going somewhere that serves alcoholic beverages, most bartenders are using secret codes to help customers signal, privately, when they need help if they’re getting harassed or feeling unsafe on a bad date.
With no financial requirement, free sites will naturally attract a greater proportion of people who are not really committed to finding a genuine relationship. Memberships you gain additional features such as being able to send more messages and receiving event discounts.
As the Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of San Diego County Bar Association, Sean Ponist invites you to attend the section’s upcoming seminar entitled “The New Look of Trials: Perspectives From the Bench and Trial Attorneys” which takes place December 15, 2021. While trials are back in full swing, they don’t “look” entirely the same. This presentation explores new issues and challenges, as well as means of overcoming them, in the pandemic.Read More
With the holidays fast-approaching and, with it, the opportunity for family to get together, we wanted to provide you with a not-so-nice family situation, so that you may better appreciate your own situation. Happy holidays! The recent case of McMillin v. Eare, Case No. B298990, 2021 WL 4949007 (Sept. 30, 2021) is an intriguing matter, involving a family dissolution and an ensuing fight over the family’s real estate. The decision reminds us of two important (legal) lessons and a third (value) lesson: first, you don’t owe a fiduciary duty to your family members, just because they are family (sorry Mom!); second, when you deed a property to another, you have transferred it and longer have any right to it, regardless of any purported conditions of the transfer; and, third, be nice to your family and grateful for your loved ones.Read More
Sean Ponist serves as the Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of San Diego County Bar Association and invites you to attend the section’s special seminar entitled “Closing Arguments with Renowned Trial Attorneys: James Brosnahan and Don Rushing” which takes place November 9, 2021. Closing argument is the attorney’s final statement to the jury before deliberation begins. An effective closing argument is one of the most critical parts to any trial. Together, renowned trial attorneys James Brosnahan and Don Rushing have tried well over 200 cases to verdict. In this seminar, they will help attendees understand the purpose of a closing argument, as well as the art of developing an effective closing argument.Read More
The Ponist Law Group is pleased to announce that founding partner Sean E. Ponist has been selected to both the 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers List as well as the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyer List. Mr. Ponist’s selection to multiple regions of the State is unique and reflects his presence and accomplishments throughout California. The Super Lawyer award is bestowed upon those who “demonstrate the highest degree of professional achievement and peer recognition” and is awarded to less than 5% of attorneys based on peer nomination and evaluation as well as independent research.Read More
The Ponist Law Group (“PLG”) represented clients wrongly accused of failing to pay back a purchase money loan and of fraud in connection therewith. Attacking the merits of the action, PLG moved for dismissal (judgment on the pleadings). Based on the strength of PLG’s moving papers, the other side dismissed the action and agreed to a full release of all claims against our clients. The great result—i.e., a complete dismissal of the action early in the proceedings—saved our clients significant time, expense and aggravation of protracted litigation.Read More
In the recent decision in the matter of Cheng v. Coastal L.B. Assocs., LLC, Case No. B303519, 2021 WL 4305054 (Sept. 1, 2021), the Court of Appeal for the Second District upheld the trial court’s “order confirming [the] appraisers’ award valuing the parties’ respective 25 percent interests in the LLC at a discounted fair market value.” In the foregoing matter, “Appellant filed an action for involuntary dissolution of the LLC in October 2017. Respondents moved for an order staying the dissolution action and electing to purchase appellant’s  interests in the LLC pursuant to section 17707.03” which permits the remaining LLC members to purchase the selling interests at fair market value (“FMV”).Read More
The Ponist Law Group is pleased to announce that founding partner Sean E. Ponist has been selected as a 2021 Northern California Super Lawyer. Earlier this year, Mr. Ponist had also been selected as a 2021 San Diego Super Lawyer. This unique selection in multiple regions of the State reflects the Mr. Ponist’s presence and accomplishments throughout California. The Super Lawyer award is bestowed upon those who “demonstrate the highest degree of professional achievement and peer recognition” and is awarded to less than 5% of attorneys based on peer nomination and evaluation as well as independent research.Read More
- Sean Ponist Named to Both the San Diego Super Lawyers List and the Northern California Super Lawyers List for 2022 January 10, 2023
- Real Estate Standard of Care September 12, 2022
- Best dating sites August 8, 2022
- The New Look of Trials December 9, 2021
- With the Holidays Approaching, Here is a Quick Reminder to be Grateful for Your Family November 19, 2021
- Closing Arguments with Renowned Trial Attorneys November 2, 2021
- Sean Ponist Named to Both the San Diego Super Lawyers List and the Northern California Super Lawyers List for 2021 October 13, 2021
- The Ponist Law Group Obtains a Complete Dismissal of Action on Behalf of Clients October 13, 2021