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When clients face regulatory enforcement actions, Sarah Auchterlonie draws on her experience as an attorney with both the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office of Enforcement to help defend claims. As one of the few private practice attorneys in the nation with this combination of experience, Sarah represents companies engaged in consumer finance on a broad range of compliance matters, including CFPB, state financial services departments, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil division investigations. 

Robert Attai’s high-level business acumen, global transactional prowess and relentless determination position him to handle complex challenges facing our clients. Utilizing his domestic and international experience, he provides strategic business counsel on a diverse range of challenges across multiple industries.

Steve Amerikaner serves as office managing partner of the Santa Barbara office. His career in real estate law spans three decades and numerous changes in environmental and land use regulations. Focusing on California’s Central Coast, Steve represents property owners and businesses seeking development permits and other governmental approvals. 

Nicole Ament considers herself her clients’ business partner first, and their real estate attorney second. Serving as the firm’s Hospitality, Resort and Recreation Group chair, she has more than 17 years of national experience working with complex real estate portfolios and large single assets, specializing in land use, development, financing and disposition unique to real estate portfolios with emphasis on resort and recreation work.