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Good Fences, Bad Neighbors?

September 18, 2019

Real Estate Lawsuits Between Neighbors Over Fences and Walls Los Angeles real estate lawyers know that on January 1, 2014, California’s Civil Code section 841 went into effect.  The dry name of the Code section is called “Maintenance of boundaries, monuments, and fences; responsibilities of …

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Some potential clients question whether an oral contract is even enforceable

June 2019

Some potential clients question whether an oral contract is even enforceable. (Yes, they are). The same goes for partnerships–there is no requirement that there be a written partnership agreement. In fact many partnerships are based on a handshake or just a history of behavior. Of …

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Our client entered into a contract to purchase a property

June 2019

Our client entered into a contract to purchase a property. The Seller, however, later found a better deal and reneged. We are suing for specific performance to force the sale. The Seller has answered that he is depressed and therefore unable to enter into contracts …

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I had a case where a consultant sued my clients claiming an oral joint venture to build a cellular paging company in Mexico

June 2019

I had a case where a consultant sued my clients–Directors of a bank–claiming an oral joint venture to build a cellular paging company in Mexico. He claimed that he was promised a new Cadillac, $50,000, a percentage of the profits and more. At trial I …

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Our client entered into an oral contract

June 2019

Our client entered into an oral contract. The plaintiff would contribute seed money to get the business going. Our client would enter into a lease, contribute money and start the business (do the work). Plaintiff would sell the final product for a higher-than-normal commission. Or …

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Clients were buying a multi-million dollar house on the Westside.

June 2019

Clients were buying a multi-million dollar house on the Westside. They waived the inspection contingency but, because they had not yet received the Santa Monica Residential Property Report, added a contingency for approval of that report. Everyone agreed. Report uncovered problems with permitting and there …

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Real Estate Law:  The Irrevocable License

May 2019

Real estate attorneys in Los Angeles often deal with real estate disputes between neighbors over rights to property.  Boundary disputes often involve claims of quiet title (who owns this property?) or some type of prescriptive or equitable easement (who has a right to use this …

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