Construction

The Perils of Acting as an "Owner-Builder"

With the economy starting to show signs of life, many homeowners are beginning…


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…


Business, Labor & Employment

Modified Seller Held Note Subject to Anti-Deficiency Statutes

Appellant buyers purchased a multi-unit parcel from the seller for…


Business, Labor & Employment

Service and Repair Contracts - What is Required in California

During the summer months, many homeowners are interested in making needed…


Unlawful Detainer Complaint - Landlord Tenant Lease

Commercial Lease Recapture Provision May Terminate Assignor Liability

Commercial landlords should carefully draft recapture provisions in leases…


making a deal

The Property Information Sheet: A Trap for the Unwary Real Estate Broker

Standard Forms are "Starters" Only Recently, we resolved a matter that had its…


Tired of Residential Tenants Smoking in Your Rentals? Civil Code Section 1947.5

Over the years, I have represented many commercial and residential landlords.…


Freedom to Choose Your Roommate: Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommate.com

Can the selection of a roommate give rise to a legal claim for discrimination?…


Unlawful Detainer Complaint - Landlord Tenant Lease

Is There Any Way I Can Get Out of My Lease?

Economic times have been difficult for many businesses throughout Southern…