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Real Property Law Section

Updates and events from the Real Property Law Section

Join us for this year's virtual Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium. Read more
Often times a transactional commercial real estate client will reach out to the attorney who helped draft their lease with an issue that has arisen from the lease and the question is when and how should that attorney seek assistance from a litigator. This program will provide hypothetical situations from a transactional attorney’s perspective and then discuss those situations Read more
Topics will include an overview of the following lease provisions: Term, Rent, CAM/operating expenses, security deposits (including letters of credit and guaranties), repairs, surrender, holding over, subordination, insurance/indemnification, landlord remedies, standard statutory waivers, construction issues (including work letters) and renewal options. Read more
We are pleased to announce some exciting news! The California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (“LACBA”) are joining forces for the fourth consecutive year to host the 2022 Virtual Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium! Read more
Stephen Lerner was appointed by Governor Brown as Assistant Commissioner for Legal Affairs (Chief Counsel) on November 2, 2015. In this position, he serves as the principal legal advisor to the department, Commissioner, and executive team and oversees the department’s legal program. Read more
For those who are not aware, the California insurance market is in crisis. Common Interest Developments (CIDs), most commonly condominiums, are not only paying impossible premiums for property insurance, but some cannot get coverage AT ALL, or not to the full coverage requirement in their Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions (CC&R). This puts the boards of directors in direct violation of their CC&R, and therefore at heightened risk for a claim on their Directors & Officers Liability (D&O) policy (professional liability coverage for the decisions made – and not made – by the association’s board of directors). Read more
Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 2733801: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's order granting defendant's motion to compel performance of the amended judgment. This was a vigorously litigated case involving two appeals before this one. Read more
What’s Up With Us! Real Property Law Section monthly podcast-style discussion of real property hot topics, new cases, a guest interview, and announcement of upcoming Real Property Law Section events that you don’t want to miss. Read more
Canyon Vineyard Estates I v. DeJoria (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 1565262: The Court of Appeal affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the trial court's order granting defendants' motion for summary judgment entering a judgment an injunction against plaintiff, and awarding defendant Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) 1,371,962.20 in attorney fees and $5,424.55 in costs and awarding the California State Attorney General $189,675 in attorney fees and $5,552.88 in costs. Read more
On April 22-24, 2022, the CLA Real Property Law Section hosted its first annual Real Property Health & Wellness Retreat at the fabulous Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, and it was such a smashing success that the initial reservation sold out, and RPLS had to expand the number of rooms reserved for the event to accommodate the overwhelming response. The event was at or near capacity for many of the individual events, Read more

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