Greetings! After considerable discussion, the RPLS Executive Committee has replaced the Practice Area Committees with Geographic Area MCLE/ Networking Committees. The new geographic area committees are chaired by ExCom members or Advisors as follows:
San Diego: Ashley Peterson, ExCom member
Irvine: John Murphy, ExCom member
Los Angeles: Thomas Lombardi and Neil Kalin, ExCom members
Sacramento: Jeff Conner, Advisor and former Ex Com member
San Francisco: Giselle Roohparvar and Elizabeth Blair, ExCom members
All RPLS members including former Practice Area Committee members and chairs are encouraged to look to and work with the ExCom members or Advisors in their area for guidance and assistance in organizing MCLE and networking events.
Programs of all types are encouraged and welcome, ranging from one- hour lunch programs to lengthier meetings with multiple panels and speakers that include networking opportunities.
Webinars are another outstanding way to serve RPLS members, regardless of where they work or live, without leaving your office. ExCom member Steve DeLateur chairs our webinar committee. Steve can be reached at: Steven@DeLateurLaw.com.; 760-346-8200.
If you have any difficulty reaching these individuals, please feel free to contact Neil Kalin, RPLS Education Chair, (contact information is below) or Gary Laturno, RPLS Co-Chair, (email@example.com; 619-741-9652).
Contact information for Geographic Area MCLE & Networking Committees:
San Diego: Ashley Peterson: firstname.lastname@example.org; 619-222-7300
Irvine: John Murphy; JMurphy@MurphyEvertz.com; 714-277-1701
Los Angeles: Thomas Lombardi (email@example.com; 213-688-0430); Neil Kalin (firstname.lastname@example.org.); 213-739-8341)
Sacramento: Jeff Conner: (email@example.com); (415) 250-1333
San Francisco: Giselle Roohparvar (Giselle.Roohparvar@MSRLegal.com; 415-638-4800) and Elizabeth Blair (Elizabeth@ElizabethBlairLaw.com; 707-346-7921)
Gary M. Laturno, (firstname.lastname@example.org) 619-741-9652
Christine Gregorak, (email@example.com) (415) 331-2555
Where: University of San Francisco, 101 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
When: March 29, 2018, Registration: 9:45AM – 10:00AM, MCLE: 10:15AM – 11:15 AM
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
This webinar will examine the impact of technology on retail shopping and the legal ramifications for both retail tenants and landlords.
Speaker: John Grinnell
Network and share ideas with Real Estate Professionals from around the State.
Thursday-Sunday, April 19-22, 2018Hyatt Regency EmbarcaderoFive Embarcadero CenterSan Francisco
Earn up to 15.75 Hours MCLE Credit Including Credit in Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias, and Competency Issues
A leading educational conference for California real estate practitioners featuring legal education programs, networking events and special activities.
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March 26: Hotel Reservation DeadlineApril 5: Early Program Registration DeadlineApril 12: Pre-registration deadline. Register onsite after April 12.
Registration includes Education Sessions and Materials, Thursday and Friday Receptions, Continental Breakfasts and Friday and Saturday Luncheons.
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By Douglas Borchert
The private owner of the Martin’s Beach property, Mr. Khosla has retained the Washington D.C. firm of Kirkland and Ellis. The lead attorney is Paul D. Clement and per the publicity he was Solicitor General under the Bush Administration and supposedly has argued more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any other attorney in or out of government since 2000.
Mr. Clement and his associates are painting with a fairly broad legal brush. Four of the nine justices must vote to grant certiorari. The appointment of Justice Gorsuch may increase the influence of the Conservative Wing of the Court. Roberts, Thomas, and are identified as current members of that wing. Gorsuch could become the needed fourth vote to grant certiorari. The first sentence of section III on page 33 of the petition expresses the legal philosophy behind the petition: “The decision below renders the California Coastal Act an extreme outlier that runs roughshod over all manner of constitutional rights.”
The early betting says that the Court will not grant certiorari. The Court made a curious decision on the last session on the Takings Clause in Murr v. Wisconsin. The court started but did not complete a discussion of judicial taking so the invocation of Taking Clause in the petition. It is anticipated that Takings Clause might appear in future important real property cases.
By George Khoury, Esq.
By and Through Thomsen Reuters Blogs
The tech billionaire that bought Martin's Beach, located just outside Half Moon Bay, California, has been facing an uphill legal battle ever since he decided to shut out the public. He's pretty much lost every step of the way.
Now, Vinod Kholsa is at the top of that hill and asking SCOTUS to review the decision requiring him to maintain public access. Despite the fact that his plea is not expected to be taken up, commentators believe that the case provides SCOTUS a vehicle to further restrict a state's right to control private property.
Beaching to the Point
Rather than seeking limited review of an issue or two, Kholsa is challenging more than just the law preventing him from owning what no one else can. An attorney for Kholsa's opponents, the Surfrider Foundation commented that SCOTUS would need to throw out California's and other state's beach access laws to rule in Kholsa's favor.
Surfrider's attorney doesn't believe such would be likely given the nature of the case being that Kholsa has still failed to even pay the $200 permit application to seek to change the public's access, per the current rules, which he may have been able to qualify under given the financial loss the beach operated at. Additionally, the $11,000 plus per day civil penalty did not deter Kholsa from closing the beach off from the public's access.
Renting Via Litigation
Although Kholsa has been ordered to reopen public access or face the per day fine, for a billionaire, $11k a day isn't much. It basically translates into a little over $4 million per year, plus the cost of attorneys' fees and court costs for keeping the action going. Which, at this point, may run Kholsa another few million, which for beach front property, even if only temporary, he's probably willing to part with it.
By Daniel Bornstein
Effective March 1, 2018, San Francisco landlords need to be mindful of new regulations that limit the amount of rent they can legally charge. Updated provisions for relocation payments have been ushered in, as well.
If the rental unit is subject to the city's Rent Ordinance, the annual allowable increase amount effective March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019 is 1.6 %. The annual allowable increase amount effective March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018 is 2.2 %. Our twofold PDF covers the latest permissible rent increases and newly calculated relocation payments that tenants may now be entitled to if they are displaced through certain types of evictions.
Is your San Francisco rental property governed by rent control? To determine the answer, contact our office or download this handy Rent Control Reference Sheet. Note that there is no limit on the amount of rent a landlord may first charge the tenant when renting a vacant unit.
By John (J.R.) Richards
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