Publications

SELLER BEWARE: DISCLOSING CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND LAWSUITS IN THE SALE OF A RESIDENCE

The old saying "let the buyer beware" is of little relevance to California real estate transactions. If you are contemplating the sale of your home in California and have had construction defects or a prior lawsuit involving defects in your home, you should be aware of the basic disclosure requirements under California law.

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"CAN I MOVE AWAY WITH MY CHILDREN?"

During a divorce, parents are forced to rearrange their lives, and significant changes are often inevitable. Amongst these changes, parents who are divorcing usually make the decision to move because they can no longer afford to live in the same area.

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INDEMNITY

Indemnity is a concept that causes most lawyers and judges to cringe, and causes some clients to cry. Why? Because it is a concept that has almost nothing to do with whether you did something wrong. Instead it usually has everything to do with whether you signed a contract or other legal document where an indemnity provision was lurking.

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NEW LAW IN EFFECT FOR 2013 REGARDING COMMISSIONED EMPLOYEES

If you have any employees that receive commissions as part of their compensation package, you need to be aware of a new law that went into effect as of January 1, 2013. AB 1396 amended California Labor Code section 2751.

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AB 1892: ATTEMPTING TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS FROM THE PERILS OF CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION... ONE SENTENCE AT A TIME

Brace yourself, for you are about to be floored by how close a groundbreaking piece of legislation came to changing the landscape of construction defect litigation forever. It nearly snuck in right under our noses.

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DIVORCE PROCESS QUESTION & ANSWER

My spouse and I plan to divorce, but have not started the process. What should we do first? Ask friends, family and/or co-workers for the name(s) of local family law attorneys that have been used in the past. A person-to-person referral is always better than a cold search for the right legal advisor when dealing with the important issues that must be addressed in a divorce proceeding-even a friendly divorce.

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AVOIDING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS: REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION & INTERACTIVE PROCESS "HOW TO"

An employee comes to work with a cast on his leg. An employee comes to you and tells you that the light in his office gives him headaches. An employee states that the reason she is not as productive is because her left hand hurts when she types. An employee has exhausted his disability leave, but the employee indicates that further accommodation is needed.

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