The City of Sacramento Adopts Residential Cannabis Restrictions

A word from Keith Dunnagan: Today we examine the role of the adoption of Ordinance No. 2017-0047 by the City of Sacramento. This ordinance sets the parameters of what is legal with respect to residential cannabis grows within the City of Sacramento along with the penalties for violating this ordinance. As always, if you have any […]

Probate Litigation and Joint Bank Accounts — Are Your Accounts Properly Titled?

Today, we continue our look at the probate process in California and specifically how titling of bank accounts may affect the probate process. Bank accounts properly established can effectively become non-probate assets. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know […]

Contingencies and the RPA

Today we  continue our series on the CAR contracts and look at how contingencies work under the RPA.  The contingency sections of the RPA provide both significant benefits and responsibilities for buyers and sellers and it is important to understand how they are applied. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, […]

Tax Reform and What Does it Mean – Part 1

At the end of 2017 President Trump signed into law one of the most comprehensive tax packages seen in the last 30 years. But what does it mean and is it good for Californians. In this two part series we will examine what exactly the tax reform looks like. As always, if you have any […]

Understanding Employment Contracts vs. At Will Employment Agreements

Today, employment attorney, Elizabeth Helms (fka Arias) addresses the differences between Employment Contracts and At-Will Employee Agreements. While they sound like the same documents, in California, they have very different applications.As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by e-mailing […]

Introduction to California Probate: Part 2 by Benjamin H. Eagleton

As discussed in my last article, depending on the type of property and its value, a Court order and formal Probate proceeding may be necessary. Specifically, real property (a house, condo, apartment, and vacant land) which is valued at or above $50,000 and personal property (jewelry, bank accounts, and securities) exceeding $150,000 of value will […]

Understanding the CAR Residential Contracts Series – Intro

Every year we work with hundreds of individuals including investors, buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals. This work is centered on understanding how the real estate contracts effect everything from a specific performance and non-disclosure lawsuit to the relationship between buyer and seller or client and agent to the impact on an earnest money deposit. […]

Introduction to California Probate: Part 1 by Benjamin H. Eagleton

Today, Benjamin Eagleton, an attorney in BPE Law’s Estate Planning practice, begins a multi-part series on the ins and outs of a California Probate. Most people, in one way or another, have been involved in, or know someone who has been involved in a Probate proceeding. However, unless you’re a Probate Attorney, it’s a process […]

Emerging Trends for 2018

A New Year, 2018 As we enter the new year, we ponder what business opportunities or hurdles may approach us and our clients in the new year. 2017 ended with significant changes to the real estate and business landscape. 2018 brings new opportunities and opens the door to new market areas while at the same […]
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