Biz News: Winery adds another O.C. location

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina.

The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The District in Tustin, which opened its doors in August 2007.

The menu focuses on contemporary California regional cuisine and offers wild game and prime steaks, as well as Pacific Rim flavorings, such as fresh line-caught opah, mong chong, ono and mahi-mahi flown in daily from Hawaii. Chef Yvon Goetz uses selections from the expansive wine list in many of his signature dishes.

A team of eight certified sommeliers will help guests select wine from a state-of-the-art, two-story, temperature-controlled glass wine cellar with a 6,000-bottle capacity.

The Winery has a second-story cigar patio overlooking the marina with plush sofas, large flat-screen televisions, a dual-sided fireplace and heaters.

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Tech space for rent

The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has opened a state-of-the-art work space called Tangent, allowing guests to use smart technology to hold meetings and connect with colleagues around the world.

The private space is available for rent by the hour for small groups and offers wired and wireless Internet connectivity and access to computers, printers and advanced videoconferencing. Also available are a sofa, ergonomic chairs, a refrigerator, storage space and office supplies.

The price starts at $150 an hour and includes refreshments for up to five people.

The Westin South Coast Plaza is at 686 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 540-2500 or visit


CUCINA opening at Fashion Island

CUCINA enoteca is set to open at Fashion Island in August.

The new 8,300-square-foot location is across from Nordstrom, according to a news release.

The concept is modern Italian kitchen meets rustic farmhouse, and guests will encounter the "restaurant to retail" environment found in other CUCINA enoteca locations, offering diners nearly everything for sale at the site, including the customized furniture, lighting and decor, the release said.

CUCINA enoteca Fashion Island will also feature a wine shop, where guests can purchase wines to go or enjoy with their meal.

Under the direction of executive chef Joe Magnanelli, the menu will combine the flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of California.

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Fish & Tsang adds partner

Irvine-based intellectual-property law firm Fish & Tsang LLP recently celebrated the addition of longtime partner Mei Tsang to the company marquee.

The former Fish & Associates was founded by attorney Robert Fish in 2007.

The firm represents small investors, start-ups and multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 companies through the intellectual property process, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as litigation and licensing.

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Mischler makes a hire

The minority investment bank and institutional brokerage Mischler Financial Group has hired public finance veteran Rick Tilghman to take over the newly created role of managing director of public finance.

As a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Tilghman was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal for valor and two Purple Hearts.

Before joining Mischler, Tilghman was senior vice president for minority broker-dealer Ramirez & Co. Inc. He has held senior executive public finance roles at Barclays Capital/Lehman Brothers, Public Resources Advisory Group, Greenwich Partners and First Albany Corp.

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Firm to open O.C. office

Century City-based family law firm Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers is opening a second office in Irvine.

The female-owned firm has specialized in high net worth and complex family law cases for more than 20 years.

"While we work with clients across California and other parts of the country, we have had such a marked increase in the number of cases we are handling in Orange County courts that having an office in Irvine allows us to enhance our capabilities in this market and our presence within the local business community," founding partner Lisa Helfend Meyer said in a news release.

Attorney Marc Garelick, who began his legal career at Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers's Century City office, rejoins the firm to open the new office, at 1920 Main St., Suite 1050.

For more information, visit or call (310) 277-9747.

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