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MEDI-CAL REPORTING DURING ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Today’s Article deals with an unknown and potentially very costly risk for Estate or Trust administrators: the obligations for Medi-Cal notice and repayment. 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 me at kbdunnagan@bpelaw.com. Also, remember that we […]

ROAD EASEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

With the arrival of Summer and the drying out from all those rains, many people are looking at their land and how they – and others – are using the property. From the calls we’ve been receiving for Consults, it is clear that information on Road Easements and Maintenance Agreements are needed. That’s the subject […]

WHEN SHOULD YOU GET AN ATTORNEY INVOLVED?

by Attorney Steve Beede One of the first questions we are commonly asked is when should you get an attorney involved. The easy answer is “if you’re worried about it, the best time is now”. Today’s Article will deal with this question in the context of real estate and business relationships. As always, if you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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