Real Property Law

Cal. Real. Prop. Journal 2015, VOL. 33, NO. 3

MCLE Self-Study Article: Beware the "Security Side Deal" in Multi-Debtor Real Estate Secured Obligations: First California Bank v. McDonald

(Check the end of this article for information on how to access one MCLE self-study credit.)

Charles Hansen and Kevin Brodehl

Charles Hansen is a partner at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean in Oakland whose core practice is devoted to lending, mortgages, trust deeds, escrows, title insurance, real estate developments, guaranties, and secured transaction litigation. Since 1985, he has also taught advanced real estate courses to law and MBA students at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Kevin Brodehl is a partner at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean in Oakland specializing in real estate and secured lending litigation, including numerous appeals, as well as business disputes. Kevin is also the chief author and editor of the Money and Dirt blog at

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