The Federal American with Disabilities Act (Title 42, sections 12101 et. seq. of the United States Code [“ADA” for short]) the California Unruh Act (Civil Code sections 51 – 53) present pitfalls for owners and tenants of commercial properties. While the Unruh Act protects against discrimination generally, with disabilities among the areas of protection, the […]

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If you have ever purchased or sold a home, or seen a medical doctor, no doubt you were presented with a proposed written agreement, possibly on a preprinted form, that contained an arbitration provision.

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If you’ll be hiring a contractor to do work on your property, be certain you review their liability policy carefully.

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The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was enacted to provide the fullest possible protection of the environment when governmental entities make decisions that have the potential of adversely affecting the environment.

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Whether you are a landlord for a residential or commercial property, you will owe certain legal duties to your neighbors, even if you never actually occupy your property or use it beyond renting it out.

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Is a buyer’s deposit in an unconsummated real estate transaction refundable? As you may have guessed, it depends, though a recent court decision returned a “non-refundable” deposit to a buyer.

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Consult with an experienced estate planning attorney before creating your own estate plan documents, as costly unintended consequences may arise.

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California law imposes a duty on home buyers to perform inspections and charges them with knowledge of conditions that are patent and obvious.

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California’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was enacted in 1970. The law has undergone numerous amendments and has been the subject of countless published court opinions, which often have confused legal scholars and non-lawyers alike.

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