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STORM DAMAGE – DISCLOSURE AND CLAIMS

With the recent storms, calls are coming in concerning roof and property damage and what legal issues may arise as a result. Today’s Article will address some of the key issues. As always, if you have any questions about your business, real estate, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by […]

COMMERCIAL FINANCING – Part 3: Promissory Notes

Today, BPE Law Senior Attorney and Co-Manager, Keith Dunnagan, continues his multi-part series on obtaining and using Commercial Financing. BPE’s Transactional Business practice has been growing rapidly. As always, if you have any questions about your business, real estate, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by e-mailing me at sjbeede@bpelaw.com. […]

ATTENTION DENTISTS – UPDATE ON CALEB’S LAW

In June, we sent an E-News concerning a proposed California law targeted at Dental practices which arose from the death of a 6-year-old boy in 2015. That law was passed in September. Here’s an Update on the law and it’s expected impacts. As always, if you have any questions about your business, real estate, estate […]

NEW REAL ESTATE LAWS FOR 2017

By BPE Lawyer Steve Beed During 2016, the State Legislature passed and Governor Brown signed numerous laws affecting real estate brokerage operations and the real estate investment industry. Here are the highlights: 1. Water Conservation Standards Owners of all 1-4 unit residential properties are required to update interior water fixtures (toilets, faucets, urinals, showers) to […]

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2017

By BPE Law Attorney Elizabeth Arias Governor Brown signed several new laws this year impacting California employers, some of which have already gone into effect and others that will be effective or operative in 2017 or later. Following is a summary of five new laws affecting California employers. (1) Minimum Wage Increase As of January […]

What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for Real Estate?

by BPE Lawyer Steve Beed  In January 2017, Donald J. Trump will become our 45th President. While much of the campaign for the White House focused on Immigration, Trade, Taxes, and International Relations, one of the most important impacts will be in the area of Real Estate. Trump is at his core a “real estate […]

EASEMENTS – PART 4: LICENSES

by BPE Lawyer Steve Beede As discussed in the prior installments, Easements can come into being by agreement between the parties or by one party’s use of the land of another without consent. Once established, an Easement creates an enforceable interest in land that lasts either indefinitely or for some specified period of time. In […]

SOURCING A COMMERCIAL PROJECT – Part 2

by BPE Law Senior Attorney and Co-Manager, Keith Dunnagan In the previous post we addressed various avenues to obtaining funds for project, whether those funds come from institutional sources or non-traditional sources. Once you have narrowed the field of where you will seek financing, the borrower will be looking for a letter of commitment from […]

The “Ten Cannots” by Abraham Lincoln

by BPE Lawyer Steve Beede On a recent trip, I came across a poster in a store entitled,”Ten Cannots by Abraham Lincoln.” As I read the poster, I was struck by how important these principals remain in our world today –regardless of one’s political persuasion. In this week of giving thanks, we hope that you […]
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