Our firm was successful in achieving a restricted license for an insurance producer who had a number of prior convictions, including a felony burglary conviction.   After the client initially applied for his insurance license, his application was summarily denied due to his record.  The California Department of Insurance has the right to summarily deny (without

Our newest associate, Mr. Matthew Truong, recently assisted a client with disclosure of a felony conviction to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.  The client plead guilty to felony vandalism and misdemeanor battery in late 2016.  Two months later, Mr. Truong helped the client gather mitigation and rehabilitation evidence to present to the

Senior Associate Ms. Lindsay Johnson recently represented a prospective insurance agent who had been summarily denied a license because of a felony conviction for assault.  As we have discussed on the blog before, a “summary denial” is a denial that precludes the applicant from even having an administrative hearing on the issue of fitness for

A firm client who had a felony conviction for possession of narcotics for sale and nine undisclosed misdemeanor convictions was granted a restricted real estate salesperson’s license in a negotiated settlement.  A restricted license enables a salesperson to perform all the functions of any real estate salesperson, with the condition that a new law violation

Since the passage of the SAFE Act in 2008 and the subsequently enacted legislation in California, real estate professionals and employees of California finance lenders who want to originate home loans in California must apply for a Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) endorsement through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS).

For licensees and applicants