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Real Property Law Section

Updates and events from the Real Property Law Section

For the last few years we speak a lot about automating certain task, whether by necessity (to remain competitive and save human resources) or to achieve higher goals. Read more
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Real Property Law Section monthly discussion of new real property cases, a guest interview, and announcement of upcoming RPLS events.  Read more
We will be discussing issues related to the change from LIBOR to SOFR (or another index), including the impetus behind the change, important dates and deadlines related to the change, and documentation and title issues due to the change. Read more
Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, LLC (“CDEC”) serves as a nationwide Qualified Intermediary and Exchange Accommodation Titleholder since 1989. Read more
Standard landlord commercial lease forms include a relocation clause which allows landlord the right to relocate the tenant within a building/project. Read more
Register Here WHAT IS IT? Real Property Law Section monthly discussion of new real property cases, a guest interview, and announcement of upcoming RPLS events.  WHEN IS IT?  Wednesday May 17, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. HOW MUCH IS IT?  IT’S FREE!! What’s Up With Us! hosts Neil Kalin and Michael Simkin will discuss recent cases of interest affecting the topics below: (1) Application of rent control once a tenant’s occupancy status changes; (2) HOA right to bring action on behalf of… Read more
NCR Properties v. City of Berkeley (2023) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2023 WL 2423352: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order denying petitions seeking administrative mandamus and declaratory relief. Petitioners purchased two derelict single-family homes in Berkeley and rehabilitated them, converting them into triplexes. After plaintiffs rented out the units, a dispute arose as to whether the properties were subject to the City of Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.76. Read more
I have been practicing as a civil litigator for 13 years, and I am currently practicing in Los Angeles.   My practice focuses on professional liability litigation, including attorney malpractice, real estate broker malpractice claims, and claims against insurance agents, financial advisors, intra-corporate management disputes, and shareholder derivative litigation.  Before I started working as a civil litigator, I worked as a state prosecutor in New York and then a federal prosecutor in the Northern District of California.   Read more
As a real estate broker who has been deposed more than 100 times in the course of working with attorneys for 35+ years as an expert witness/consultant, I do have some thoughts on the subject. Read more

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