Member News

Congratulations to Michelle Welsh and Peggy Schmidt on their Retirement after 40 Years of Practice!

Founding MCWLA member Michelle A. Welsh (known to many as "Mickey") and longtime member Peggy A. Schmidt retired effective March 31, 2019 after 40 years of practice!

Michelle Welsh was the 2011 recipient of MCWLA'S Lady Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for Legal Advocacy and Community Service and has faithfully served and supported our organization since its first meeting in 1979.

More details to come regarding these two trailblazing attorneys and their continuing adventures.....

Kristin DeMaria Joins Horan Lloyd

Kristin M. DeMaria, current MCWLA board member and Past President (2018), has moved her law practice to Horan Lloyd as of April 1, 2019. MCWLA congratulates Kristin on this exciting career development!

Kristin DeMaria is a business, real estate, intellectual property and estate planning attorney who has practiced in Monterey for over twelve years. Her practice is focused on business and real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses and commercial real estate, the formation and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other business entities, as well as the preparation of commercial leases, real estate exchanges and development, trademark and copyright filings and intellectual property licensing agreements and a wide range of other business contracts. She also assists clients with estate planning and estate and trust administration.

Kristin’s real estate law practice is enhanced by her prior experience as a local Real Estate Broker,which provides her with practical expertise in many areas addressed by real estate law. She provides diverse practical and legal knowledge on issues facing real estate agents and parties engaged in residential or commercial real estate transactions.

Kristin teaches Real Estate Law at Monterey Peninsula College; a course that qualifies students to take the California Real Estate Salesperson exam. She also teaches Business Law at Monterey Peninsula College; a course that provides a broad overview of legal and ethical issues related to business law.

Congratulations, again, Kristin! And thank you for your continued service to MCWLA's board and members.