BPE Newsletter

SB 831 — Attempting to Streamline Approval of Granny Flats

It is well known that California has a significant housing shortage problem. SB 831 which is currently working its way through the California legislature is an attempt to encourage development of ADUs and streamline the approval process. Where this ultimately goes, time will tell but easing up the regulatory process will assist in the approval […]

Honoring the Accomplishments of BPE Professionals

Today, we take a few minutes to congratulate the BPE Professionals that have been included in the 2018 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers Magazine and listed in Sacramento Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyer list. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let […]

Enforcing Your Rights in Discovery

Today, we continue with our series on litigation and we look at how to enforce discovery rights. Sometimes the opposing party just won’t cooperate and provide responses that they are legally obligated to provide. When that happens you have to take action to require they provide the information. As always, if you have any questions […]

Is Cannabis on the Path to Full Legalization?

In early January, US Attorney General Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum and that set off a political firestorm. States where cannabis is legal became concerned with how the federal government would treat this emerging market. Today we look at recently proposed legislation and its potential impacts. As always, if you have any questions about your […]

Rent Control is not a Solution to a Housing Shortage

Recently, local proponents of rent control have been gaining traction in attempting to bring rent control to the City of Sacramento. What is missed is that rents are driven by supply and demand economics and currently there is a well recognized shortage of available housing in the Sacramento metro area.  As always, if you have […]

Using Discovery Tools in Litigation

Today, we continue with our series on litigation and we look at discovery in litigation. There is an old saying in litigation that cases are won and lost in discovery. This is the tool used to gather those facts that will be critical to prosecuting or defending your action. As always, if you have any […]
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