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Saltarelli Law Corporation
Saltarelli Law Corporation has its offices in Newport Beach and Indian Wells, California.  Although the firm specializes in real estate and business matters, Saltarelli Law Corporation offers its clientele legal services in a variety of areas.  The firm has been successful in its attempts to produce top-quality legal work with the benefits of a smaller firm and the attendant attention such a firm can provide to its clients.  Centrally located in the airport area of Orange County, the firm has ready access to the virtually innumerable opportunities that this county has presented to the legal profession.  This, of course, means that the clientele of the firm have quick and ready access to its attorneys for whatever need may arise.  The firm stands ready in its commitment to provide excellent legal services, at a competitive price, and thoughtful, personal attention.  Recently, the firm opened an office in Indian Wells, California.

Thomas R. Saltarelli, a B.V. rated lawyer in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, was born in Pennsylvania in 1947.  Mr. Saltarelli is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, having been conferred a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1969. Following his graduation from Penn State, Mr. Saltarelli attended the Naval Officer Candidate School.  Thereafter he was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and during his four-year tenure, served two active tours of duty in Vietnam.  Mr. Saltarelli left the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in 1972 and went to work for American Hospital Supply Company in Irvine, California.  Thereafter, Mr. Saltarelli became the president of Dacion Corporation, a business marketing and financial services consulting group.  Simultaneously, Mr. Saltarelli attended business school at the University of Southern California, earning his Master of Business Administration in 1974.  He commenced his legal career following his graduation from Western State University College of Law and became a member of the State Bar of California in 1981 and the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1992.  Mr. Saltarelli has memberships in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the United States District Courts of the State of California (Central and Southern).  Mr. Saltarelli is also a member of the American Bar Association, previously in the California Trial Lawyers Association and the Orange County Bar Association.  Mr. Saltarelli is recognized as a real estate specialist and he has developed an expertise in general business, commercial real estate transactions, as well as real estate development, general real estate and corporate transactional matters, and governmental relations.  While no longer handling litigation matters, Mr. Saltarelli was a litigator for nearly 30 years of his practice.  He has governmental and public service experience serving twice as Mayor of the City of Tustin, California during his eight years on its City Council, as a Director of the Orange County Sanitation District, and as the Vice-Chairman of the Orange County Fire Authority.  While serving on the Tustin City Council, he directed the governmental closure aspects of the Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin.  Mr. Saltarelli serves on numerous corporate boards of director, and was previously the Chairman of the Board and President of Veterans Park Conservancy, a non-profit based in West Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Saltarelli was elected to the Board of Directors of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation in Washington D.C. (Now known as Veterans for America) and served in that capacity for several years.

Of Counsel Lawyer
Richard K. Semeta, is a graduate of The University of Charleston, West Virginia, having been conferred a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1981. Following his graduation from there, Mr. Semeta attended law school at St. Marys University School of Law in Texas, earning his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984.  In 1985 he earned his Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego.  He was employed as a Senior Tax Accountant at Ernst & Whinney from 1985 until 1987 when he commenced his legal career.  He became a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1984, and the State Bar of California in 1987.  He is proficient in and practices in the areas of Tax, Securities and business and corporate transactional work.

Representative Clients
Mr. Saltarelli has provided legal services for a host of institutional and individual clients, including various homeowners associations, property management companies, banks, developers, brokers, doctors, other attorneys, businesses and entrepreneurs in all walks of life, including: Pacific Gas Specialties Corporation; AEI Corporation; The Abbacy Companies; Rancon Financial Corporation; Rancon Corporation; California Oaks Development Company; Kulberg Ltd.; EBR Escrow Corp.; EBS Escrow Corporation, U.S. Carpentry, Inc.; FirstService Residential (formerly Merit Property Management, Inc. and the Merit Companies); Equitable Management and Consulting Corporation; Great Western Real Estate; Bank of Anaheim; Tustin Meadows Community Association; Almeria Homeowners Association; Seabridge Village Master Association; Seabridge Village Homeowners Association; Goldengate Square Homeowners Association; Big Canyon Townhomes; DavisElen Advertising, Inc.; Shea Homes; Lennar Communities; Ghods Builders, Inc.; Fleming Metal Fabricators, Inc.; Werdin Development Corp.; PFF Bank and Trust; American Senior Living; Tustin Community Bank; and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

If you have any legal questions regarding real estate, business or corporate law, call Saltarelli Law Corporation at 949-833-9200 or contact us online to schedule your free initial background consultation with a knowledgeable attorney.