California Lawyers Association

Real Property Law Section

Updates and events from the Real Property Law Section

With the turn of the year comes ill-fated resolutions, needed but annoying rain, and a slew of new legislative enactments coming into effect.  Read more
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq. is the publisher of California Case Summaries™ which provides short summaries, organized by legal topic, of every new published civil and family law case helping California lawyers easily master the new case law in their practice areas, get better results and referrals, and grow their law practice. Read more
In the November 8 election, voters in the City of Los Angeles savaged the value of so-called “expensive” residential and commercial real estate by adopting Measure ULA (“ULA”). Dubbed the “Mansion Tax,” ULA imposes ADDITIONAL transfer taxes on the sale of residential and commercial properties in Los Angeles, effective April 1, 2023. Read more
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. This month, hosts Neil Kalin and Michael Simkin will interview a prominent real estate mediator. Neil and Michael also will discuss these real property recent cases of interest Read more
Purchase both webinars in the series and save 15%! Offer ends 02/01/2023 and 12:00 PM. Read more
In this program, Ashley Peterson and Anna Liu will provide a general overview of the common themes in local regulations for short term rentals as well as other implications of operating short term rental properties. Experienced real estate and landlord/tenant attorneys will find this course particularly useful in navigating short term rental laws in California. Read more
The filing of a bankruptcy case “operates as a stay . . . of . . . any act to create, perfect, or enforce any lien against property of the [bankruptcy] estate.” 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)(4) (emphasis added). Read more
Miller v. Dept. of Real Estate (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 9689825: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order denying a petition for writ of administrative mandamus seeking to overturn an order issued by an administrative law judge and adopted by respondent, that revoked the real estate licenses of Nijjar Realty Inc. and its broker of record Everet Miller as a result of their violations of the Real Estate Law Read more
Honchariw v. FJM Private Mortgage Fund, LLC (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 4544812: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s order denying claimants’ petition to vacate the arbitration award against them in their action challenging a late-payment provision in their $5.6 million dollar bridge loan with interest of 8.5% per annum, secured by a first lien deed of trust on real property. Read more
It is an honor for me to serve as the Chair of the Real Property Law Section (RPLS) for the 2022-2023 term. Read more

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