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What’s Up With Us!

April 18 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free event!


What’s Up With Us! 

Real Property Law Section monthly discussion of new real property cases, interview of a real estate lawyer and announcement of upcoming RPLS events. 

Thursday April 18, 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) Hotel Guest Injury.  When is hotel liable for shower mishap?

(2) Cyclist Injury.  Effectiveness of a release.

(3) Attorney Fees’ Clause.  Does it apply if the contract is invalid?

(4) Trade Secrets.  Employer prevails even if no damage 

Plus, an update on the Berkeley gas connection ban lawsuit


Interview: Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Born and raised in West Los Angeles, Coldwell Banker’s Ben Lee has ranked in the top 10 worldwide of all Coldwell Banker agents (over 120,000) each year for more than a decade.  With over one billion dollars of residential real estate sales to date, what sets Ben apart is his warm, outgoing personality and uncanny knack for connecting clients with their ideal properties. His varied career path leading up to real estate has given Ben a rare depth of knowledge that has contributed to his success.  After graduating from Wesleyan University, Ben worked in the music industry where he learned the value of creativity and the intricacies involving the wants and needs of artists and executives alike.  Loyola Law School followed and his time spent as a real estate lawyer gave Ben the tools to expertly analyze contracts as well as handle complicated negotiations on behalf of his clients. Bringing all this experience to his real estate practice, coupled with a love of connecting with people from all walks of life, has truly made Ben number one. Ben currently lives in Cheviot Hills with his wife and three sons.

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