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What’s Up With Us!

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February 20 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free event! Self-study credit available


What’s Up With Us! 
Real Property Law Section monthly discussion of new real property cases and announcement of upcoming RPLS events. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
HOW MUCH IS IT?  IT’S FREE!!  And, now available for attorney self-study MCLE credit!!!!

What’s Up With Us! hosts Neil Kalin and Michael Simkin will discuss the recent cases of interest below:

(1) Tenant standing to sue.  Tenant right to pursue property management company that gives legally deficient notice.

(2) Lis pendens.  Effect of expungement of lis pendens in prior related case on subsequent proceeding.

(3) Implied Easement.  What conditions are necessary to find an implied easement that denies subservient owner of practical all use of land.  

(4) Coastal Development.  Whether city ordinance exempting single family improvement applies to Accessory Dwelling Unit. 

(5) Property Value.  How to value property if structure removed. 

What’s Up With Us!  
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Fredric W. Trester

Fredric W. Trester is a named partner with Manning & Kass, where he leads the Professional Liability and Real Estate Teams. Mr. Trester has represented professionals—including lawyers, real estate brokers, escrow agents, insurance agents, architects and engineers—in litigation, for more than four decades. Mr. Trester is well known in the real estate brokerage community as a go-to attorney for high end real estate related litigation. He has also been called upon to provide expert witness services in cases brought against real estate professionals and attorneys.

He was a member of the California Association of Realtors’ Strategic Defense Counsel Panel, and former adjunct professor at Southwestern University School of Law, where he taught the Real Estate Transactions course. Mr. Trester is a frequent speaker on behalf of the California Education of the Bar, presenting courses on annual real estate updates and real estate broker practice. He authored the chapter entitled “Litigation: Suing & Defending Real Estate Brokers” in the California Education of the Bar treatise entitled “California Real Estate Brokers Law in Litigation.” He has been a certified instructor for the California Department of Real Estate, for which he taught courses on risk management.

Mr. Trester serves as general and litigation counsel for numerous real estate companies, including Sotheby’s International Realty, Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Keller Williams, The Agency, Rodeo Realty, and First Team Real Estate. He has managed real estate “hotlines” for clients advising on day to day issues that arise in real estate broker practice. Mr. Trester has also supervised and/or been involved in numerous commercial and multi-unit residential real estate syndications.

Mr. Trester was born in Chicago, Illinois, and admitted to the California Bar in 1980. He attended college at the University of Arizona (BA, history, 1976) and graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1980. Mr. Trester is also a graduate of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trial Attorney Project (where he tried jury trials as a Los Angeles deputy city attorney), and the prominent Hastings College of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Trester has been a California licensed real estate broker since 1984, has acted as a mediator for the California Association of Realtors. He was formerly a commissioner on the Advisory Commission to the California Senate Committee on Business Insurance (1988–1990) and has worked with the California Association of Realtors in numerous capacities throughout the last 20 years, assisting in the development of forms used in day to day transactions and legislation impacting licensees. He also has served as the co-chair of the State Bar Committee on Real Estate Brokerage and Sales Transactions, and was nominated in 2012 for State Bar Real Property Person of the Year.

Mr. Trester is a member of the Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations, Litigation and Real Estate Sections. He has been an active member in several industry and professional organizations, such as PLUS and DRI, where he has served on speaker’s committees and as a speaker at conferences on professional liability issues.

Mr. Trester is a frequent lecturer and author on issues involving risk management and recent developments in the law impacting real estate brokers, design professionals, attorneys, businesses and property owners.

Mr. Trester has been named a 2006 and 2008–2020 Super Lawyer

Practice Areas
Professional Liability Real Estate
Legal Malpractice
Bar Admission California 1980
Real Estate Broker 1984

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