Fresno-based Ford Financial Group, one of the region's largest independent financial consulting firms, officially has changed its name and branding. It was formerly LPL Financial.
Pearson Realty agents Roy Pennebaker, Visalia office, and Phil Souza and Jon Daggett, Fresno office, received annual Peer Awards for 2011.
McCormick Barstow LLP has hired Sang-Jim Nam as its newest partner and Melody A. Hawkins as counsel. Nam's practice concentrates in special education, education law, labor and employment, business and facilities for K-12 school districts and community colleges. Hawkins' practice concentrates in civil litigation with an emphasis in commercial disputes and the defense of private and public sector employers in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment matters.