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Remodeling Series

Construction Disputes, Construction Law, and Real Estate Law

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer have seen their share of construction related disputes. In an effort to educate our network of real estate professionals as well as our followers, we hope you find this series of blogs written by our knowledgeable attorneys helpful in your pursuit of a successful remodel. If you think you may have a real estate legal matter and are seeking legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact our office at (650) 327- 2900 x 10 or on the web at


By: Julia M. Wei, Esq. (Click on Image For Bio)

Insurance for Your Remodel – Something No One Thinks About Until a Catastrophe Happens.

My colleague Charlie Bronitsky has been sharing tips for revising home improvement contracts and working with General Contractors.

As The Homeowner, Make Sure You Are Insured.


By: Charles Bronitsky, Esq.  (Click on Image For Bio)

Mechanics’ Lien Law Changes Coming Soon

On July 1, 2012, just three months from now, an all new series of mechanics’ lien laws will be in place in California.  This new law, or actually a series of laws, will alter the process that has been in place for many years.  This will affect not only contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers, but owners and design professionals as well.


By: Rachel Ragni Larrenaga, Esq. (Click on Image For Bio) 

Following California’s Right to Repair Act to the “T”

With the increase in new homes sprouting up in the greater Bay Area it is important to understand California’s Right to Repair Act.  The California Court of Appeal recently issued a case of first impression:  Must homeowners serve notice of a construction defect claim in order to obligate a builder to produce documents requested under the Right to Repair Act?

The answer is …

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Navigating the Unstable World of Real Estate and Cannabis in California

by Ashlee D. Gonzales, Esq. on June 25, 2018

Marijuana legalization in California is here, but the fact that the substance is still considered illegal at the Federal level is causing some confusion and hardships for growers and sellers. Learn about how to navigate the unknown areas in attorney [more]

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Recreational Pot In 2018: High-Times Or A Buzz-Kill For California Real Estate?

by Adam Pedersen, Esq. on November 29, 2017

California is set to roll out new guidelines implementing the voter-mandated legalization of recreational marijuana use and production in January of 2018.  At the same time, cities and counties are scrambling to implement their own regulations before the state rules [more]

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Progress Report on Rent Control Initiatives in Silicon Valley

by Ashlee D. Gonzales, Esq. on November 21, 2017

Few topics have drawn more heated discussions throughout the Silicon Valley real estate industry than the ever-changing and increasing rent control efforts happening all across the region. From 2011 to 2016, the median wage in San Francisco, Santa Clara, and [more]

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