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May 12
Real Estate Round Table: Taking Down a Freeway to Reconnect a Neighborhood

Real Estate Round Table: Taking Down a Freeway to Reconnect a Neighborhood

The press has recently reported on the plan to take down the 280 Freeway at Mission Bay and replace the large railyards nearby with housing and office space in a new master plan. Our speaker, James Haig Streeter, Landscape Architecture Studio Director at AECOM, is co-author of a recent SPUR white report on this subject.
May 12, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, California

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May 19
Sustainable Business Leadership Forum: The Power of a Great Work Culture

The Power of a Great Work Culture

In the past decade, “culture” has become a buzzword in the workplace – it is a must-have in job descriptions, a marketing tool for companies, and some say even the key to a successful business.

Whether you are an entrepreneur building a company for the first time, or a seasoned leader looking to make a positive change in your workplace, join Hanson Bridgett and SVN for an evening of networking and discussion as we discuss The Power of a Great Work Culture.

Featured speakers include workplace champion Greg Steltenpohl, Founder of Odwalla and CEO of Califia Farms, and workplace culture expert Chinwe Onyeagoro, Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. This conversation will be moderated by our host, Teresa Pahl of Hanson Bridgett, LLP.

SVN members are encouraged to bring a colleague or prospective member as their guest.

5:30pm-6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:00pm-8:00pm Program

Teresa Pahl
Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Greg Steltenpohl, Founder of Odwalla, CEO of Califia Farms

Greg is probably best known as founder and former CEO of Odwalla Inc., leading U.S. supplier of fresh juice and nourishing beverages. Greg led the company through its transformation from a small start-up to a publicly held corporation with an average growth rate exceeding 50 percent per year. In building the Odwalla brand, Greg was a pioneer in employing ideals of environmental sustainability, employee empowerment, creative corporate culture, and community based marketing. After Greg’s departure in 2000, Odwalla was sold to Coca-Cola and remains one of the fastest growing brands in the Coke system. Greg Steltenpohl is currently spearheading Califia Farms®, a grower-owned company dedicated to featuring the regional agricultural heritage of California. Prior to Califia, Greg was the co-founder and CEO of Adina for Life Inc., a venture-backed startup focused on building a fair trade brand with a good for you, good for the planet mission in the natural beverage category. Together with Visa Founder Dee Hock, Greg was also co-founder and Chairman of the Interra Project. Interra supported localized markets for sustainable products by aggregating the buying power of like-minded consumers through loyalty-based payment card networks.

Chinwe Onyeagoro, EVP of Great Place to Work Institute, Inc.

Chinwe Onyeagoro is the EVP, U.S. Consulting at Great Place to Work®, where she translates business goals into actionable plans that improve organizational performance. Chinwe is adept at collaborating with leaders, managers and employees to align systems and practices with key objectives. In addition to helping executives build high-performance teams, she is skilled at developing workplace systems that monitor and share progress, reveal leading indicators, and measure results. Her experience working with diverse stakeholders has enabled her to help companies of all sizes and industries implement high-impact and cost-effective solutions that not only address issues, but make the most of opportunities. Chinwe offers deep experience across a broad array of industries, including financial services, real estate, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, food and agriculture, retail, philanthropy, government, and technology.

She holds an A.B. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and is a graduate of the highly regarded Henry Crown Fellowship Program (HCF).

May 19, 2016
5:30pm - 8:00pm

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Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, California

June 13
Drone Law: Flying into Troubled Skies in 2016 Live Webcast

Drone Law: Flying into Troubled Skies in 2016

Key Topics Include:

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones): Classification and Terminology
  • FAA Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA) of 2012 (Sec. 336)
  • Low Altitude vs. High Altitude Airspace Federal Rules
  • History of UAS Regulation
  • Proposed sUAS Rule
  • Huerta v. Pirker, Equusearch Definitions of UAS
  • FAA Enforcement, Letters, & Response
  • Section 333 Exemptions
  • Federal vs. State Law Conflicts
  • Navigable Airspace and Federal Pre-emption of Local Regulations
  • New Drone Laws
  • Air Rights Property Law , Endangerment, and Aerial Trespass
  • Police Surveillance, Search, Privacy, and Restrictions (1st and 4th Amendments)
  • Export Issues
  • State Civil and Criminal Laws and Violations
  • Current Case Law and Legislative Updates
  • Compliance and Litigation Risks
  • Best Practices


Steven Miller, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Andrew Carswell, Attorney, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Jeremiah White, Chair, Drone Liability Practice, Geoff McDonald & Associates, P.C.

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