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Forum Selection Clauses and Waiver of Jury Trial

January 3, 2020

Los Angeles Real Estate Litigation Update:  California Court of Appeal Strikes Down a Lease Forum Selection Clause Which Includes a Waiver of Jury Trial Clause California leases often include a clause which states that, insofar as permitted by law, the parties waive a trial by …

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3 Reasons Minority Shareholders Sue Majority Shareholders

May 2018

As fellow shareholders in a corporation, minority and majority shareholders are hypothetically “on the same team” with respect to their ultimate interests being aligned, at least with respect to share value. But, of course, as with any type of institution made up of individual voices …

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue: 2018: Nondisclosure of Defects in Property; What Do We Do?; Message from Laine T. Wagenseller; News and Happenings….

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Do Commercial Tenants Lose Their Rights When the Building Is Sold?

May 2018

The sale of a commercial building or common property to new owners can raise significant uncertainty for business tenants whose livelihood may be tied to a familiar relationship with a landlord/owner, especially where there is goodwill and other capital associated with this specific location, such …

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Three Common Sources of California Common Area Maintenance Litigation

May 2018

When running a business, especially a new business or startup, “common area maintenance” is likely not at the top of an entrepreneur’s or CFO’s list of financial concerns. But common area maintenance, or “CAM,” can often be akin to car problems or health issues: an …

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Is a “Handshake” or Oral Agreement for Real Estate in California Enforceable?

April 2018

Real estate is big business in California – and, for many individuals and families, the largest financial transactions of their lives – and so whether the agreements that people make with regard to real estate purchases and even commercial or residential leases can have huge …

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Suing a Business Partner in CA Over Competing With the Partnership

April 2018

A business partnership in California is, of course, just that: a partnership in which two or more people come together to work towards a common business goal. It’s not uncommon to hear a business partnership compared to a marriage, and there is some truth to …

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