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How to Deal with Delinquent Condo Board Members
Condo complaints not in writing?
Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
Real Estate Trends in the Bay Area & Beyond – Interview with Paul Churchill, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Industrial Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Capital Markets Overview
Originally published in the Daily Journal on March 15, 2013.
With more than 2,000 lawsuits filed by homeowners in the wake of the fires that ravaged San Diego County in 2007, attorneys for plaintiffs and San Diego Gas...more
Ober|Kaler Construction Group principal Raymond D. Burke and associates Matthew T. Vocci and Jackson B. Boyd secured judicial confirmation last year in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of a significant arbitration award...more
Originally published in Litigation News, American Bar Association (November 2012).
As lawyers often advise their clients, any litigation involves some element of risk, and “there is no such thing as a slam dunk.” A...more
In Bickel v. Sunrise Assisted Living, 206 Cal.App.4th 1 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District decided a fee case under the Elder Abuse Statute contained in Welfare and Institutions Code...more
In Cullen v. Corwin, 2012 DJDAR 7533 (2012), the Third District Court of Appeal decided a unique attorney fee case arising under a standard form real estate purchase contract. The court concluded that there was a procedural...more
Joe Cullen, et al. v. Paul Corwin, et al.
Court of Appeal, Third District (June 7, 2012)
More and more, real estate form purchase agreements have provisions which condition a prevailing party’s right to attorneys’ fees...more
Section 132(4) of the Condominium Act (the “Act”) provides that every declaration shall be deemed to contain a provision that the corporation and owners agree to submit a disagreement with respect to the declaration, by-laws...more
Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program recently began sending a form letter (the Letter) to homeowners shortly after participation in the Foreclosure Mediation Program. A copy of the Letter is included on the next page. The...more
The Oregon Legislature approved Senate Bill 1552 on March 5, 2012, which will require mortgage lenders to meet new requirements to effectuate a non-judicial foreclosure, including mandatory mediation. Additionally, it will...more
Now that "the winter that never was" is finally over, we can safely reveal the Winter 2012 edition of our newsletter, featuring the Top 10 Condo Law Cases of 2011.
Those of you contemplating a lawsuit or already up to your...more
In Villa Vicenza Homeowners Ass'n v. Nobel Court Dev., LLC, No. D054550 (4th Dist. Jan. 11, 2011, the Fourth District of the California Court of Appeal held that a provision in a declaration of covenants, conditions and...more
When it comes to foreclosure, particularly those involving a mortgage sold to a trust, the media has reported all kinds of irregularities and improprieties. I thought it would be interesting to do a table of who might be...more
Reprinted/posted with permission of the Daily Journal Corp (2009)
I have had one lesson, taught twice, that was very important to my career and life, and rather than subject any of you to the abject humiliation of the...more
About the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program
CREATING THE PROGRAM
Assembly Bill 149 was passed by the Nevada Legislature during the 2009 session and signed by Governor Jim Gibbons. Its purpose is to address the...more