Paid in Full

Check Marked "Paid in Full": To Cash or Not to Cash?

Over the past two plus decades of my business litigation practice, I have…


Arbitration Agreement

Not All Arbitration Clauses Are Enforceable

It is common practice among retailers to use form contracts which are presented…


Foreclosure

Developers May Be Liable to Homeowners for Marketing to Sub-prime Buyers

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal Fires a Warning Shot Across the Bow of…


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…


Buy-Sell Agreements: An Introduction – Part I

Assume that you hold 50% of the shares in a successful corporation.  The other…


tax-finance

California SB 86 Tries Carrot and Stick Approach to Tax Shelters

California has once again tried to create a legislative fix for tax shelters in…


A Judicial Foreclosure Sale Tale: Training for Deputies

Judicial foreclosure sales appear to be so rare in Riverside County that the…


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…


Business Partnership Dissolution

Ending the Business Marriage - Dissolving the Partnership

Just like most marriages, the beginning of most business partnerships are…