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Oakland, CA 94607, United States
Contact: Lydia Bednerik, Marketing Director
Phone: (510) 834-6600
Fax: (510) 834-1928
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
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  • Construction Law
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  • Environmental Law
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  • Securities Law
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

A Prescriptive Easement Can Expand the Scope of an Existing Granted Easement

There are several ways to acquire an access easement over the property of another. The simplest method is by an express written grant from the owner of the burdened property (on which the easement exists) to the owner of the…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

And the Winner Is . . . The Right to Repair Act!

Civil litigation attorneys often talk about “damages.” Because without damages . . . well . . . you’re out of luck…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Elections & Politics

Avoiding Un/Civil Litigation in Your Cannabis Business

If you’re in the cannabis business you know about the risk of federal prosecution and the risk of state action, especially if you fail to dot your i’s and cross your t’s under your state’s recreational/medicinal regulations. But…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

What Does a Senior Lienholder Get When a Junior Lienholder Forecloses?

What does a senior lienholder get when a junior lienholder non-judicially forecloses on the property and the sale results in “surplus funds” that exceed the amount of the junior lien?…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

2018 Employment Law Updates

California employers will face a barrage of new restrictions and requirements in 2018. Moreover, the administrative agencies that are responsible for investigating violations of the employment laws and enforcing those laws have…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Notable Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation Cases from 2017 (and one from 2018)

Here are the cases that caught our attention from the universe of eminent domain and inverse condemnation during 2017 (and one case from January 2018)…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

You Are Your Brother’s Keeper. Direct Contractors in California Now Responsible for Wage Obligations of Subcontractors

If there’s one law from the 2017 Legislative Session that’s garnered a lot of attention in the construction press, it’s AB 1701. Under AB 1701, beginning January 1, 2018, for contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2018,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

2018 Construction Outlook: Mature Expansion, Deceleration in Some Sectors, Continued Growth in Others

U.S. construction starts are expected to increase 3 percent to $765 billion in 2018 according to Dodge Data & Analytics in its 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook. But we may be approaching the end of a construction boom, at least…more
 /  Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Attorney General Reverses Obama-Era Cannabis Enforcement Policy.

Today, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has scuttled Obama-era federal law enforcement policy on marijuana. Effective immediately, the seminal Cole Memorandum and related guidance previously issued by the Justice…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

2018 California Construction Law Update

The California State Legislature introduced 2,495 bills during the first year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Of these, 859 were signed into law…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Slate of New Housing Bills Take Effect January 1, 2018

Governor Brown signed into law a slate of 15 new housing bills last fall. Three of those bills that related to funding sources for housing went into effect immediately, while the other 12 took effect on January 1, 2018. These…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Secretary of State Launches Cannabizfile: One-Stop-Shop For Business Side of Canna-Businesses

Just in time for the holidays and during the final countdown to California’s cannabis legalization, Secretary of State Alex Padilla launched Cannabizfile, an online portal that provides information regarding the nuts and bolts…more
 /  Business Organizations

Attorney Fee Recovery by Contract and in Partition Actions

In California, parties to litigation normally pay their own attorney fees unless a contract or statute says otherwise. Parties often include attorney fee provisions in their contracts, but the specific wording of these…more
 /  Civil Procedure

USPTO’S Attorney Fee Awards, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

Under the American Rule “each litigant pays his own expense, win or lose, unless a statute or contract provides otherwise.” But recently the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has sought to flip the American Rule…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Court Broadly Interprets Insurance Policy’s “Liability Arising Out of” Language

In McMillin Mgmt. Servs. v. Financial Pacific Ins. Co., Cal.Ct.App. (4th Dist.), Docket No. D069814 (filed 11/14/17), the California Court of Appeal held that the term “liability arising out of,” as used in an ongoing operations…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Business Torts, Insurance
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