Michael Anatole graduated Pepperdine University School of Law in 1991, and was admitted to the Bar in December of that year. Since 1991, Michael’s practice has been divided among family law, general civil practice, transactions (contracts) and estate planning.
He wrote the successful appeal in the matter of Tsemetzin v. Coast Federal Savings and Loan Assn (1997), which dealt with the responsibility of a failed Savings and Loan to a landlord.
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Michael served for several years as a judge pro-tem in Los Angeles Superior Court. In addition to his legal work, Michael has served his community as a Cantor since 1974. Michael is a successful mediator in family law matters.
MIchael is a member of Channel Islands Masonic Lodge #214, in Ventura, California.
Russ Charvonia, is a founding partner of Channel Islands Group. He graduated from Ventura College of Law with a Juris Doctor, was admitted to practice law in 2004, and operates an estate planning practice, Channel Islands Law Group, a P.C., in Ventura.
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As a trained mediator, Russ has more 35 years experience as a financial services professional as well as more than a decade as an attorney. He is an excellent listener and is very skilled in de-escalating disagreements and helping parties find the real root of their challenges.
He has been in the financial services industry for more than three decades, providing investment advice to individual and institutional clients across the country.
Russ is married to Linda and has a daughter, Alissa; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Kendall; and grandsons, Tanner and Hudson.
Russ volunteers his professional services to several non-profit organizations. He serves is a director on the board of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and serves as president of the National Civility Center. He is active with Temple Beth Torah in Ventura where he served as its president. He also volunteers for Channel Islands Restoration, helping to restore the Channel Island to their native condition. He served as Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Masons in California (Freemason.org) in 2014-15.