Roy Schneider Selected as Citizen of the Year by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce

We are proud to announce that Roy Schneider has been selected as the Citizen of the Year by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. Roy has been selected for his extraordinary contributions to the community, his involvement in community programs, and service on boards for non-profit organizations.

Roy is a business attorney with Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. His areas of practice include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning.

Roy graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Law and received his B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduation, Roy served as Counsel for Bank of America in its Los Angeles Corporate Office. He later joined an established firm in Ventura, California where he was a principal until August 2012, when Roy established his own law firm, Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P.

While maintaining his law practice, Roy founded the California College of Paralegal Studies and served as its Dean until the College was sold to a public corporation. Roy has taught Business Law at Ventura Community College for 22 years, he is currently teaching Business Law at Laverne University and was a Professor of Corporations Law at Ventura College of Law for 18 years.

Roy enjoys being active in the community and volunteering for several organizations. He serves on the board of directors of the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation and Women’s Economic Ventures, he is a past board member of the Rubicon Theatre and is a past-president of the Ventura County Jewish Family Service.

Roy is a frequent lecturer before private and civic groups and is an instructor for SCORE of Ventura County and Women Economic Ventures and speaks regularly for their workshops on the “Legal Aspects in Starting and Operating a Business.” He also speaks routinely for the National Business Institute on “Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish”.

Roy has been a resident of Ventura since 1980 and raised his family there. He has 3 children and one is a partner in the law firm and the other is the controller.

Roy will be recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Poinsettia Awards on Thursday, December 11 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. For tickets please visit the Ventura Chamber’s website at If you mention Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P., non-members can register at the member rate!

Firm Adds Experienced Patent Law Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Michael R. Shevlin, a registered patent law attorney, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Michael’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters for corporate clients and start-up companies, including preparation and prosecution of foreign and domestic patent and trademark applications, specializing in mechanical and medical devices and the electrical and chemical arts. Michael provides counseling and opinion work including invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability to our clients. He has over twenty years of intellectual property experience providing companies a foundation upon which to grow and protect their business and the strategic planning and legal guidance to implement that growth. Michael has extensive strategic global patent prosecution and portfolio management expertise, including management of both young and mature portfolios and management of intellectual property related to core business technologies and major revenue-generating products. Michael has experience negotiating, drafting, reviewing, implementing and managing agreements related to collaborations, licenses and merger. Michael’s education and early experience as an engineer at nationally recognized companies provide him with a strong foundation for understanding varied scientific disciplines.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Michael spent over 13 years as an engineer, working on research, development and design activities in a variety of engineering disciplines in the development of new products from prototype to production. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer.

Deborah A. Perkins Receives Public Service Award from Local Bar Association

We are proud to congratulate our family law attorney, Deborah A. Perkins, for receiving the James D. Loebl VLSP, Inc. Public Service Award from the Ventura County Bar Association. This award is granted to an attorney who volunteers pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and families. Deborah has been selected for this esteemed honor because of her many selfless hours of providing free legal services for the Bar’s Volunteer Lawyer Services Program and is honored to be recognized for her service. Deborah certainly exemplifies the philosophy of Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. of “Serving Our Clients and Our Community.” The Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For more information and to RSVP, visit

Roy Schneider, Esq. Appointed to Women’s Economic Ventures’ Board of Directors

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Roy Schneider has been appointed to the board of directors of Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV).

WEV is a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents start and grow small businesses through training, loans and consulting. WEV’s mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.

Roy practices in the areas of business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning.

Roy also serves on the board of directors of the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation and is on the advisory board of SCORE Ventura County.

Roy Schneider Selected to Speak for the Women Lawyers of Ventura Count

Roy Schneider will be presenting, “Wish I’d Thought of That: Business Succession Planning 2014” at the Women Lawyers of Ventura County monthly meeting on June 13th at Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant in Camarillo.  Roy will discuss the latest developments in business planning for succession planning, exit strategies and estate protection. Roy is a veteran business attorney with deep knowledge of transactional and practical issues facing today’s entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur himself, Roy has extensive background in preparing business and estate successions, and has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels for many years.

Firm Adds Experienced Family Law Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Deborah A. Perkins, an experienced family law attorney, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Deborah brings her expertise to Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. allowing the firm to continue to grow its expanding practice with the addition of family law, enabling us to offer our clients more services. The firm will now be able to assist clients with a broad array of domestic issues including, divorce proceedings, child support, child custody, paternity, premarital agreements, post judgment modifications, and adoptions. 

Deborah graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She has lectured to various legal associations on the subject of California Domestic Partnerships, and is certified to conduct mediations. She is active in the community, having been a past Board Member for the Rotary Club of Ventura East, and is a member of Women Lawyers of Ventura County. Deborah is licensed to practice law in California and Florida.

Rennee R. Dehesa Selected as a Top Women in Business by the Pacific Coast Business Times

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is proud to announce that associate Rennee R. Dehesa has been selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Pacific Coast Business Times.  Rennee’s extraordinary contributions to our community and the legal profession are indeed deserving of recognition and admiration!  The Top 50 Women will be honored with an awards reception on April 17th at Bacara Resort and Spa.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting the PCBT’s website at

Rennee represents business clients in all aspects of business planning and operations, including start-up, employment, contracts, alcohol beverage licensing and sale of the business. Rennee also assists clients with estate planning.  In addition, she represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings from inception to discharge.  Rennee is well recognized in the banking industry in representing banks’ interests in preserving their liens and in protecting their rights as creditors.

Rennee is an accomplished, bilingual attorney fluent in Spanish with a strong passion for serving her community.  She serves as a member of the Board of Directors to the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Chairperson of the Chamber’s Education and CI Connection Committees.  As Chair of the CI Connection Committee, Rennee serves as a liaison between the business community and California State University Channel Islands.

Rennee serves on the Board of Directors of the Ventura County Bar Association and serves as Treasurer of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Barristers and is the Chair of the Barristers Mentorship Program.  She is the past-president for the Mexican American Bar Association and is currently serving on the board of the Education Foundation of the Ventura County Mexican American Bar Association.  She is also a member of Inns of Court and Women Lawyers of Ventura County.  Additionally, Rennee has served as an Attorney Coach for the Simi Valley High School Mock Trial Team and as a volunteer with the Ventura County Family Law Self-Help Center and Casa Pacifica.

Rennee attended California Western School of Law and completed her law degree in two years (August 2006). She was on the Dean’s list each year.  Prior to attending law school, Rennee attended the University of San Diego. In 2004 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Spanish with a minor in Business Administration.

Rennee was born in Mexico City and has resided in California since the age of five.  Rennee lives in Camarillo with her husband Victor.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and exercising.

Ted J. Schneider, Esq. Elected to the Economic Development Corporation of Oxnard Board of Directors

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Economic Development Corporation of Oxnard (EDCO) has elected Ted J. Schneider, Esq. to serve on its board of directors. 

EDCO is a non-profit corporation dedicated to facilitating business growth in the Oxnard & Port Hueneme areas. EDCO’s mission is to both assist local companies and relocating companies with business expansion and relocation problems and act as a business community advocate.

Ted practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment, real estate, public law and homeowners associations.

Ted also serves on the board of directors of the Ventura County Community Development Corporation and is the Vice-Chair of the Ventura College Foundation board of directors.

The Ventura County Community Development Corporation Elects Ted J. Schneider Esq. to Serve on its Board of Directors

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that The Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) has elected Ted J. Schneider, Esq. to serve on its board of directors. VCCDC was created to address the growing affordability gap facing very-low, low, and moderate-income families living in Ventura County looking to purchase a home. VCCDC’s mission is “to strengthen and sustain vibrant communities by empowering and enabling low-to-moderate income individuals, families and businesses to build wealth through homeownership and entrepreneurship.”

To address this need, VCCDC lends amortized and deferred subordinate loans to families through capital raised from financial institutions, intermediaries, foundations, municipalities, and state and federal government agencies. For very-low and low-income families, deferred funding is often necessary to increase purchasing power enough to afford the cost of a home in Ventura and surrounding counties.

In addition to lending its own capital, VCCDC works closely with cities, public housing agencies, and other entities with first-time homebuyer assistance programs to ensure that the process of accessing these layered financing sources runs as smoothly as possible. Through strong communication, access to funds, and smooth transition processes, VCCDC presents a creative approach to helping families purchase in today’s market.

Firm Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Firm Expansion

Last summer Ventura County attorneys Roy Schneider and Theodore J. Schneider announced the formation of their new law firm, Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. in Oxnard, California at the Topa Financial Plaza.  One year later, they are proud to announce the firm is expanding their team to include two additional attorneys.

Joining the firm are attorneys Kathleen J. Smith and Katherine Hause Becker.

Kathleen is an experienced civil litigation attorney with a proven track record of success in trial and in settling cases. Kathleen handles litigation cases involving employment, business, real property, trademark disputes, class action defense, trust and probate, and homeowners’ association law. In addition to adeptly navigating complex litigation procedures, Kathleen is well versed in the substantive law, and advises clients on how to prevent lawsuits. “Kathleen brings her expertise to Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. which will allow the firm to grow its expanding litigation practice,” says Roy Schneider.

Katherine, who is joining the firm as Of Counsel, is an estate planning attorney with experience in planning simple and complex estates, and in administering trusts and probates, as well as developing asset protection plans for the firm’s clients. Katherine has developed a specific expertise in assisting families with a member who has special needs or dementia. “Katherine will strategize with the firm’s clients on how to protect their families, wealth and legacy by providing comprehensive estate planning tools that best fit each individual client’s wishes and unique circumstances with basic to advanced planning techniques,” added Schneider.

With the additions of Kathleen and Katherine, Schneiders & Associates is poised to continue providing quality, comprehensive legal representation of business owners, non-profits, homeowners associations, municipalities and districts and individuals.

For more information about the firm or for a list of upcoming events, please contact Tawnee N. Peña, Marketing & Client Relations Director at (805) 764-6370, or visit their website, Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is a bilingual law firm with attorneys who can assist clients in English and Spanish.