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ZOOM CLE: Overview of California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Featuring Anna Liu and Olivia Dopler

Even George Lucas Quiets Title

I was combing through SF Gate and found this article with regard to George Lucas, of Star Wars fame, suing over his property known as Skywalker Ranch.  He is suing in Marin County Superior Court to quiet title. HERE’S A LINK TO THE SF GATE ARTICLE Skywalker Ranch is pretty fascinating.  You can reach it

NEW Real Property Journal Is Out!

Check out the latest issue of the Real Property Journal, which discusses all things cannabis and real property. It covers COVID-19’s impact on the cannabis industry, attorney ethics in the cannabis space, bankruptcy alternatives for cannabis businesses, unlicensed cannabis brokers, and more. DOWNLOAD HERE! https://calawyers.org/publications/real-property-law/message-from-the-editor-in-chief-23/

6633 Donlon Way Dublin, CA Is Now Pending

6633 Donlon Way Dublin, CA Is Now Pending.  I want to congratulate my seller for sticking with it and getting the sale of her property after a considerable time on the market.  She took advantage of our flat fee real estate sales.  We listed it on the market.  Conducted open houses.  I even performed a

What’s Up With Us? Coming 12/17/2020

Free Registration Join J.R. Richards, Ashley Peterson, Frantz Farreau and Neil Kalin (in spirit) for WUWU!  What’s Up with Us! We’ll be discussing news, hot topics and events for the California Lawyers Association Real Property Section.  This month’s edition features an interview with attorney  Mark A. Wilson.  We’ll be discussing AB 3182 among other issues

WELLNESS: Why A Dry January?

By John (J.R.) Richards So I went in for my annual checkup with the doctor.  I am now at the age where my doctor is a little younger than I am.  I figure that is a good investment because I will be able to retain him for longer as I get older.  We share some

11/18/2020 CLA RPLS WUWU

  CLICK HERE to check out the youtube.com video of our 11/18/2020 What’s Up With Us. This episode features: Neil Kalin, Ashley Peterson, John (JR) Richards and special guest JJ Sherman.

2018 CLA RPLA Spring Conference In Photos

Real Property Spring Conference In Photos By John (J.R.) Richards “Balancing the Scales” Documentary Presentation Speakers filmmaker Sharon Rowen and California Supreme Court Justice Therese Stewart   Real Property Law Section Co-Chair Gary Laturno     Real Property Law Section Executive Committee Members Ashley Peterson, Dianne Jackson McLean and Giselle Rooparvar   Event sponsor Susan

5/15/2018 Interview With CLA RPLS Co-Chair Neil Kalin

Executive Committee Focus 5/15/2018 Incoming Co-Chair Neil Kalin By John (J.R.) Richards Congrats on being elected as next year’s co-chair for our real property section…can you explain why you ran as a co-chair? Yeah.  Nobody, including me, wanted to chair the Section alone.  Now that has nothing to do with being committed to the Real

Sold! 115 City View Drive, Daly City, CA

Sold! 115 City View Drive, Daly City, CA. This one was a different because it was owned by a trust and the trustee wanted to sell the property to their niece at a significant discount. The great part about that is that the transaction was still arm’s length and both sides were protected. We still

Mechanic’s Liens are Generally Privileged

The Litigation Privilege For The Recording Of A Mechanic’s Lien Is An Absolute Privilege Check out this good short article by Michael Kerbs on the CLA website.  A warning about suing for tort damages for an invalid mechanic’s lien.  Even though the lien was invalid, the subcontractor was awarded attorney’s fees.    

11/18/2020 What’s Up With Us!

Join me, Ashley Peterson and Neil Kalin for the California Lawyer’s Association Real Property Section’s “What’s Up With Us!” It’s TOMORROW at 3 pm pst. We’ll be discussing our upcoming event WOMEN IN LEASING with JJ Sherman and touch on other real estate legal hot topics. Zoom sign up is here: Zoom Registration: https://zoom.us/…/tJ0pdeusrTIsE9DiYLTq3ZNXNk9PkrQbAsia

SOLD! 3220 Greenhills Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549 $1,800,000.00

Client Saved Over $40,000.00 in Real Estate Commissions                                 Beds 4 Baths 2.5 Square Feet 2,956 List Price $1,795,000.00 MLS Number   Lot Size .43  Exclusive single-story Lafayette executive home in the quiet Greenhills neighborhood features a level lot and views of Mt. Diablo. This

A Special Focus on Health and Wellness

  2020 Spring Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs: Ashley Peterson & Elizabeth Blair   “Our substantive CLE programming will commence on Friday morning, with a special lunch appearance from David Kelly, the Chief Legal Officer of Business and Basketball with the Golden State Warriors who will be speaking on diversity in the legal profession. “ A

Is This The End of the Handshake 4/15/2020

Is This The End of The Handshake? I literally cannot remember the last time I shook hands.  There have been no bro hugs, high fives, fist bumps and hug hugs with anyone outside of my immediate family for at least a month now.  I do remember running into a work neighbor on March 16, 2020.