Category: Negotiating Transactions

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What Sellers and Realtors® Need to Know About California’s Financial Privacy Rights

When a seller decides to carry-back some portion of the purchase price, he or she becomes a lender. As a lender, the seller is now in Read More > ...

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Commercial Leases – The Right to Assign or Sublet, a Potential Trap for the Unwary Tenant

Commercial leases tend to be negotiated for long periods of time (10 or 15 year leases are not uncommon), especially if the tenant is making significant Read More > ...

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Creditor Victory in Collection against California Guarantor

In a case of first impression California, the Court held that the creditor can attach to the proceeds of the sale of property even if the Read More > ...

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More Risk for Junior Lienholders – Understanding Subordination Agreements

Junior Lienholders are by their very nature assuming greater risk because they are not in first position.  In the case of R.E. Loans LLC v. Investors Read More > ...

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Court Keeps it Difficult to Take Property By Adverse Possession

Recently there has been a lot of interest in adverse possession claims from the firm’s clients.  From a television interview with one of our attorneys to Read More > ...

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Fair is Fair for Competing Lien Holders

On September 27, 2011, the California Court of Appeal held that a holder of a second deed of trust was entitled be a first position lien Read More > ...

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Can You Really Get Those Attorney Fees?

One of the key considerations in any real estate purchase dispute is the attorney fees provision. Given the expense of litigation, many times, the attorney’s fee Read More > ...

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Kickbacks, Commission Splits & Loan Fees, Oh My!

The U.S. Supreme Court Finds Mortgage Loan Fees Were Not a Violation of RESPA. Anyone who has ever obtained a residential loan or mortgage is familiar Read More > ...

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Preparing Your Disclosures When you Sell Your House

Check out this animated video discusses what to look out for while preparing  your disclosure documents when selling your property. Video Script CLIENT:                 We have decided Read More > ...

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Tenant Considerations in a Commercial Lease

Commercial leases generally have many more complexities than the average residential lease, and are oftentimes involve and require significant negotiation.  This article will look at a Read More > ...

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