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Misconceptions About Prescriptive Easements

April 20, 2022

Even Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyers Are Often Confused About What Constitutes A Prescriptive Easement California law is well-settled that prescriptive easements are not appropriate in garden-variety residential boundary disputes.  Case after case has affirmed the general rule:  the law accords determinative effect to the …

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Can a CA Commercial Landlord Prevent a Tenant From Assigning a Lease?

March 2017

In general, a party setting up shop for a business usually intends to stay there for longer than a few months, and commercial leases often extend much longer than a typical 1-year residential lease. But, of course, small businesses and startups go out of business …

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Sears CEO Settles Shareholder Lawsuit With $40 Million Payment Pledge

March 2017

Sears has been a mainstay of the US retail economy since the 19th century, and while it is no longer the dominant force it was once was, it is still the twelfth largest retailer in the company. But in a move to maintain the company’s …

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OC Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Real Estate Fraud Charges

February 2017

A 2013 press release from “Investors Workshops, a top-rated real estate investment networking group located in Orange County, California” announced that the entity was celebrating its ten-year anniversary by making its “real estate investing workshops available to the general public” for the first time, and …

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Can a CA Commercial Tenant Stop Paying Rent Via Constructive Eviction?

February 2017

If you have spent anytime in the world of landlord-tenant law and/or rental property management, you are probably no doubt familiar with the concept of “constructive eviction.” This legal principle dates back hundreds of years in the common law and essentially states that a tenant …

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Dear Real Estate Attorney, It Is Not About You

February 2017

An Attorney Who Talks About Himself? A few years ago I needed to hire an attorney (not a real estate attorney!).  My brother and I interviewed a few.  One attorney ushered us into his office and regaled us with stories about how he started his …

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Do I Need a Signed Contract to Bring a Breach of Contract Case?

February 2017

In both your business and personal affairs, you are no doubt asked to sign a lot of agreements, especially when dealing with large, faceless entities. It can seem like every time you log into your Itunes account or open your mailbox to find correspondence from …

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