California Lawyers Association

Real Property Law Section

Updates and events from the Real Property Law Section

This course will address new case law and recent statutory revisions which promise to affect the practice of construction law in California in the years to come. Join noted construction law practitioners Jessica Bogo, Esq. of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and John Carpenter, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Shimmick Construction, as they review notable substantive and procedural changes in California construction law and provide pointers and "best practices" in light of such changes. Read more
Generally, when a trial court orders an interlocutory judgment directing a partition by sale, it can appoint a referee to conduct the sale (CCP § 873.010). However, when a party to the partition feels that they have been aggrieved by the actions of this court-appointed referee, they may bring an action against them. Read more
Fitness International v. KB Salt Lake III (2023) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2023 WL 6230746: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in a commercial unlawful detainer action. Read more
I am grateful and humbled to be the 2023-2024 chair of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section. Read more
Rising interest rates have created a challenging real estate environment.  This webinar with discuss judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, actions against guarantors, receiverships, mezzanine lenders, lender priority issues, the impact of default on mechanic’s liens, and the effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution in distressed real estate workouts. Read more
This webinar will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of stalking horse purchases and/or sales in bankruptcy proceedings.   Read more
The CLA Real Property Law Section is proud to invite you to our 2024 Real Property Law Retreat, being co-hosted in connection with the 9th annual Women in Commercial Leasing Law Symposium. The Retreat will include a great mix of MCLE seminars on real property law, commercial leasing, specialty credits ethics, bias, and competency, and will provide opportunities for business networking as well as health and wellness activities. This program is being held at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, March 8-10, 2024.  Read more
 Real Property Law Section monthly discussion of new real property cases, a guest interview, and announcement of upcoming RPLS events.  Read more
Olen Properties Corp. v. City of Newport Beach (2023) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2023 WL 4399077: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order denying a writ petition seeking to overturn respondent’s approval of a project to develop a five-story, 312-unit residential housing project. Respondent, in an effort to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000 et seq.; CEQA), obtained an addendum (the Addendum) to an existing environmental impact report prepared in 2006 (the 2006 EIR) as part of its general plan update. The Addendum considered a wide range of possible environmental impacts but concluded the Project’s impacts “would either be the same or not substantially greater than those described by the [2006 EIR].” This finding enabled respondent to approve the Project without preparing a new environmental impact report (EIR). The trial court, and the Court of Appeal, rejected petitioner’s arguments that Read more
On August 9, 2023, Pamela Scholefield, Esq. presented a webinar in association with the Real Property Law Section titled "Clarifying the Contractors State License Law."  That presentation is available here for "participatory" CLE credit in the Real Property Law Section education library.   In an effort to raise awareness of the webinar the Real Property Law Section E-News editorial staff conducted a brief interview with Ms. Scholefield about the presentation and the contractors license law topic more generally.  Read more

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