The Americans With Disabilities Act - Protecting Yourself From Unknown Violations

The Federal American with Disabilities Act (Title 42, sections 12101 et. seq.…


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Contractual Arbitration Provisions Under California Law

If you have ever purchased or sold a home, or seen a medical doctor, no doubt…


Hiring a Contractor? Make Sure the Contractor Is Insured!

Recently, I had a case where a husband and wife, who were in the process of…


CEQA Hits Home - Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley

CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) was enacted to provide the…


Unlawful Detainer Complaint - Landlord Tenant Lease

Landlord Responsibilities to Neighboring Properties for Problem Tenants

Landlords: Keep tabs on your tenants or you could pay dearly. Many people…


Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals under California Law

When Is a Deposit Not a Deposit? When it is in Conjunction with the Purchase of Property

Is a buyer's deposit in an unconsummated real estate transaction refundable? As…


trust and estate plan

Preparing Your Own Will or Trust Without Consulting a Lawyer Is a Risk Not Worth Taking

I was driving into the office today and heard a radio commercial for a…


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Home Buyers Beware: Sellers Can Lie and Get Away With It!

Let’s say you are about to buy your first home and after several open houses,…


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Developers Beware! Comply with the California Environmental Quality Act or Go Broke

California’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was enacted in 1970.  The law has…