Mr. Blumberg has diverse experience in various transactional and litigation matters, concentrating primarily in the fields of business, commercial and general civil litigation. In addition, he has handled and tried cases involving dissolution of long term marriages, professional negligence, product liability, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, insurance subrogation, common carriers/transportation and fraud. Mr. Blumberg successfully handled one of the first cases in the United States involving a unique cause of toxic shock syndrome. He also was lead counsel in a groundbreaking case in California dealing with individual homeowners’ liability in condominium litigation.
In 1992, Mr. Blumberg left Los Angeles and moved to Solana Beach, California where he began his own practice. In the past 25+ years, Mr. Blumberg’s professional life has been devoted to representing individuals, families and small businesses for a wide range of legal needs. Living, raising a family and establishing a law practice in North County San Diego have proven to be the right choices for Mr. Blumberg, and he remains honored and blessed to be a part of the Solana Beach community.
After working over 30 years in litigation, Mr. Blumberg has learned that not every legal dispute should be handled the same way. The primary responsibility of a legal representative is to know the client, and his or her particular needs, in order to secure positive results as efficiently and painlessly as possible. Civil conflicts may ultimately have to be tried in a court of law, but not every dispute needs to be adversarial and acrimonious. Although Mr. Blumberg will aggressively litigate and try cases when necessary, not every problem needs to be immediately thrust into the judicial process. Mr. Blumberg’s focus is on finding Innovative Legal Solutions which promotes creative advocacy for his clients to ensure the best possible results through the least disruptive process.
Greg Petre is a Solana Beach native and is President of T&M Mechanical Sales Company, a manufacturers’ representative firm for commercial and industrial HVAC equipment.
Executive Board of Directors Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2004.
American Assets Trust Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager for the Solana Beach Towne Center and Lomas Santa Fe Plaza
Committee Member for Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol since 2002
Married with two children since 1992, Tyler 19 attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Kristin 14 attends San Dieguito Academy.
Lived in Solana Beach, now in neighboring Encinitas
Activities include outdoor sports, surfing, walking, hiking, and traveling.
Originally from Pawtucket, RI, I moved to San Diego in 1989 from Boston. In 1995 I moved to Solana Beach. I was educated at Syracuse University (BS Accounting) and Babson College (MBA). My wife, Chris Austin, and I have three children who grew up in Solana Beach and attended the local public schools and graduated from Torrey Pines High School.
I have managed and owned multiple businesses since moving to California. I am a founding owner of Custom Logos and served as the CEO for 20 years. I currently own two Solana Beach-based businesses:
DRIVE AutoCare (2 locations in Solana Beach): Foreign, Domestic and Exotic automotive repair and maintenance.
CRUNCH Bite-Sized Accounting: Monthly, fixed-priced accounting and small business consulting services. CRUNCH is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
When I'm not working, you will usually find me at The Saddle (but don't tell my wife).
Sara Freund, owner of the Local State Farm Agency on the 101, is proud to be an active member of the Solana Beach Chamber. She loves participating in community events and giving back to the community. She volunteers with the Junior League of San Diego and Coaches for San Diego Girls on the Run. Hobbies include hiking and picking up trash on the beach!
Dr. Sarah Belderes is a native San Diegan! Her practice is across the street from Santa Fe Christian where she attended Junior High and High School. She enjoys being involved in the community of Solana Beach through the Chamber of Commerce and different service organizations.
She has two young children, Giselle and Vivian. She spends her spare time helping out in her children’s school and parent-teacher association. Also, she enjoys time with her family, including her mother who lives locally, and going to the beach.
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Bryan started the Java Depot at the Boardwalk on Highway 101 in 1991. He had a vision to bring a combination of community, culture and coffee to Solana Beach. Bryan has held every position at the Chamber and was President from 1999-2000. Bryan also serves on the Highway 101 Board.
Jamie holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, where she also earned a bachelor’s in Marketing and a certificate in Human Resources. In addition, she holds certificates in a range of other disciplines and is a graduate of Leadership North County from CA State University, San Marcos.
As a resident of North San Diego County since 1991 and a small business owner, Jamie has a passion and understanding for North County businesses & communities. In addition, her belief in collaboration and reputation as a problem solver reflect why she has been successful in her career. She is enthusiastic about leading the SBCOC and looks forward to the opportunity to make a difference.
Before owning her own business, Johnson held several executive roles that included community outreach. It was through these roles that she fostered relationships with most North County Chamber CEO’s and their staff, other community organizations, and government officials. Most notably, Johnson served for 5 years as a board member for the Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of the Board from July 2019-2020, where she gained greater insight to the inner workings of Chambers and the needs of their members.
Liz has spent most of her professional life in the Administrative, Marketing and Promotion areas of a multitude of diverse companies and organizations. These include Real Estate Offices, Chambers of Commerce, Multinational Building Contractors, Telephone Companies, and even the American School in Taipei, Taiwan. In all of these roles, Liz has demonstrated her ability to promote the organization and help the business to continue to grow and move forward. She is now using her talents and experience to help members of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce achieve their business goals and objectives.
Currently an established resident of Solana Beach, Liz has lived all over the world as the career moves of her family dictated. In her current role as Business Ambassador for the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, she enjoys meeting new people and businesses, and is delighted to work with any member organization, large or small, to help their business to be a prosperous and successful member of the community.
Joani Kerr has been the Assistant Manager for the Solana Beach branch of the San Diego County Library system for the past 15 years and a resident for over 40 years.
She attended grade school and high school locally and is a graduate of San Diego State University. Joani has traveled far & wide visiting 6 continents (soon to be 7 in Oct when Morocco is added) after living in New Guinea and Australia for many years.
Hannah is a native of Solana Beach. She grew up locally and attended Santa Fe Christian School. After finishing her career as a collegiate Beach Volleyball player at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Hannah headed back to her hometown of Solana Beach. She is now a health insurance broker for SCISI, specializing in employee benefits for companies. In her free time, Hannah enjoys playing beach volleyball, surfing, traveling and volunteering in the community.
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