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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.
Sayre’s comment: “PLEASE NOTE that I did not take advantage of or betray a client in any way. I represented her in a conservatorship proceeding and obtained her release from a facility without notifying the public authorities. A copy of the facts and conclusions of law from the court documents can be viewed here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/x6b7z7e7llikmmy/stip%20re%20facts%20%26%20conclusions%20of%20law.pdf?dl=0 Full record available here. http://www.statebarcourt.ca.gov/PublicRecordsInformation.aspx”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Associate attorney||Rogers Sheffield & Campbell||1989 - 1994|
|Associate attorney||Seed Mackall & Cole (Now Seed Mackall, LLP)||1986 - 1988|
|Associate attorney||Donahue Gallagher Woods, LLP||1983 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Southern California Mediation Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Conflict Solutions Center||Volunteer mediator||2015 - Present|
|The ManKind Project||Member||2008 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1984 - Present|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||N/A||Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution||2014|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Oregon||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
Posted by anonymous
This attorney is affordable and with great legal quality. He takes the time to really understand your case and really is concern for his client. In court I felt well represented and was great with mediation. In the future I would use his services again and recommend him to my friends.
Posted by Scott
Shortly after moving to Santa Barbara I met Sayre Macneil through a non-profit we are both involved in. He was doing some service work for the organization and helped me with the wavers and insurance required to attend an event at the last minute. I thought he had a solid, honest disposition so when I needed some legal work done for an upstart business, I was pleased to retain his council for the project. Sayre was diligent at all stages, and fair in his billing as well. He listened attentively, researched appropriate topics, gave me sound advice and took care of my interests in a prompt, professional manner. I'd recommend his council to anyone established or new to the area.
Posted by Glen
I was very pleased with how Sayre handle a very difficult situation with my deceased business partner's wife over compensation of business assets. I was under the impression that she had been compensated fairly when we divided up the business assets 6 years previous when her husband had passed away. A situation arose over my stock brokerage account. When I opened this account 6 months prior to my partner's passing, I had put his name on the account not knowing the legal implications that this would create with his passing and him not signing a release. I kept trading on this account and funding this account for 6 years after his passing until I decided to switch brokers. When the broker discovered that my partner was deceased they froze my account. I asked his wife, who was the executor of his estate, to sign a release she balked at it and decided that half of that account was hers. We settled out of court and what could have been a very lengthy and expensive "battle" we came to an agreement about 6 months after I brought in Sayre. He was a very good negotiator in this matter and I could not have settled this without his help.
Dennis Shea, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Sayre MacNeil for many years, based on our both practicing law in Santa Barbara. Sayre is a highly-competent lawyer who is well-respected in the community. I am familiar with Sayre's reputation in the community, which is excellent. At various times I have referred prospective clients to Sayre. Without exception he has fully and capably followed through on those situations. The referrals have invariablly informed me that they had a positive experience with Sayre. I've never received any complaints. Sayre practices in several areas of the law, including real estate, bankruptcy, and business litigation. He also serves as a mediator. From time to time I have spoken with Sayre concerning legal issues which one or the other of us has confronted. Sayre's analysis has always been insightful and helpful. I highly recommend Sayre MacNeil to anyone who is looking for legal assistance.