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What is a “Secondary Easement”

February 17, 2021

Real estate attorneys in California may be familiar with the concept of easements.  But what is a “secondary easement”? We all understand that a grant of easement gives the holder of that easement the interests expressed in the grant.  But it also includes those interests …

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Partnership Lawsuits v. Partition Lawsuits

June 2014

Real estate litigation attorneys are often asked the difference between a partnership dissolution lawsuit and a co-owner lawsuit for partition.

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Leaders: Hillary Rodham Clinton

June 2014

I just finished reading HRC by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. The book is mostly the inside politics of Hillary’s years as Secretary of State. Overall it is a fawning hagiography that doesn’t question anything she did as Secretary of State. President Bush and Romney …

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Business Development: Building Authentic and Deep Relationships

June 2014

I love Keith Ferrazzi’s book Never Eat Alone, which is all about building relationships. Mr. Ferrazzi spoke at Live Talks Los Angeles this morning about building authentic and deep relationships. Business attorneys (and all attorneys) sometimes frown on talk of marketing, branding or sales but, …

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Fiduciary Obligations: Moving Your Board From Good To Great

June 2014

This morning I attended a presentation on the fiduciary obligations of non-profit Boards of Directors. The panelists were Darya Allen-Attar (Morgan Stanley), Cheryl A. Calhoun (CBIZ MHM LLC), Lisa Greer Quateman (Polsinelli) and Mary Adams O’Connell (Adams O’Connell, Inc.). The panelists, all active on nonprofit …

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Family Litigation: The Disney Family

June 2014

Family litigation was front and center in a recent Hollywood Reporter article.  The article told the sordid story of the Disney grandchildren, who are fighting tooth and nail over the $400 million estate.    Whenever you are lamenting your family litigation, read this article to see …

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Trial Technique: Opening Statements

June 2014

Trial attorney Brian Kabateck spoke about opening statements during trial at the Santa Monica Bar Association Trial Seminar. He explained the importance of being able to describe your case in 30 seconds and of memorizing your opening statement. Mr. Kabateck always introduces his clients to …

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