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Remodeling Series

Construction & Contractor Disputes and Real Estate Law

The attorneys at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP 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 …

Latest Posts

Real Estate Contracts & Transactions

Out of Contract? Not So Fast…

by Adam Pedersen, Esq. on August 28, 2018

In the highly-competitive real estate market in California, agents are being more aggressive in enforcing contract terms. So before you tell your client that you are “out of contract”, you might want to be sure the contract is actually cancelled! [Read More]

Landlord & Tenant Law

What a Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit Really Means

by Brewer Firm Team on September 20, 2018

It is after Labor Day weekend and that means school supplies, summer vacation credit card bills, and preparing for the holidays. With all these added costs, the tenant may not have enough money to pay rent and the landlord serves [Read More]

Real Estate Contracts & Transactions

Can A Buyer Back Out of a Non-Contingent Offer?

by Simon Offord, Esq. on October 2, 2018

In my last article, we discussed liquidated damages in the context of a residential real estate purchase contract.  This article will examine whether a buyer may have a right to back out of a contract and receive their full deposit [Read More]