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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 […]

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 […]

SOURCING A COMMERCIAL PROJECT – Part 1

by BPE Law Senior Attorney and Co-Manager, Keith Dunnagan One of the first questions that comes up in any commercial transaction is who will lend the kind of money one needs to complete a commercial project. The answer naturally, is “that depends”. It depends on several factors, including but not limited to what type of […]

COMMERCIAL FINANCING – PART 1

In case you did not know, BPE Law Group provides sophisticated legal services involving commercial real estate transactions. This representation includes the areas of acquisition, disposition, joint ventures and finance transactions. Recent representative matters include the representation of sellers of approximately 30 acres of development land, refinance and joint venture of senior facility in excess […]
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