California Lawyers Association

Real Property Law Section

Updates and events from the Real Property Law Section

Mechanic’s Liens are one of the best ways to get your contractor clients paid but there are lots of statutory traps for the unwary. This webinar will discuss who can record a lien, when to use a mechanic’s lien, how to record a lien, the statutory deadlines for recording and perfecting a lien, preliminary notices, how to defend against a mechanic’s lien, and how to get an expired lien off the property.  Read more
Successful mediation requires building trust and establishing clear communication between the parties and the mediator.  Specific tools and ethical considerations will be provided to obtain the information you need to obtain a resolution your client can accept and feel good about the settlement.   Read more
California’s Second District Court of Appeal recently affirmed that a shorter 90-day statute of limitations, and not a longer three- or four- year statute of limitations, applies to Political Reform Act (PRA) claims that challenge land use decisions. Read more
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

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