Real Estate Law

Looking Forward in 2019

As we take in the time to ring in the New Year, we look forward to the market opportunities and legal changes ahead. There are several key legal changes that will impact businesses, real estate and estate planning goals. Here are some that we are watching. As always, if you have any questions about your […]

Understanding Fiduciary Duties – Part 1

Today, we take a look at fiduciary obligations. In this 2 part article we will examine the role and responsibilities an agent has to their client. The role of a fiduciary is complex and requires a loyalty to be given to the client. The question is how does that responsibility play out. As always, if […]

Wire Fraud a Growing Concern In Real Estate Transactions

Today, we look at the rise of wire fraud in real estate. With the advancement of technology and its use in the market place, it is more important than ever to take precautions with confidential information. Criminals have concocted schemes to look like legitimate wire instructions related to real estate transactions, when in fact they […]

When the Bank Seeks to Collect Fire Insurance Money

Today, we look at the impacts of fire insurance proceeds on a mortgage loan. Understanding the rights of the borrower relative to the loan proceeds may be the difference between having the money to rebuild or having the lender take money from you that they otherwise may not be entitled too.   As always, if […]

Records Retention for the California Real Estate Broker

Today, we revisit and article from a couple years ago and discuss the California real estate broker’s requirement to maintain records. 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 Also, remember that we do legal […]

Legal Updates for Real Estate Professionals in 2018 Powerpoint

BPE Law recently did a seminar in multiple locations over multiple days on Legal Updates for Real Estate Professionals in 2018. One of the things that we offer after leaving the seminar is a copy of our Powerpoint presentation. Please find the viewable powerpoint presentation below, as well as a downloadable link for future reference […]

Tax Reform and What Does It Mean – Part 2

Today, we continue our look at the recent tax reform. We will be examining the impacts related to the changes in the deductions that we as Californians have long relied upon. To be sure, there is a lot of questions regarding the state of deductions following tax reform.  As always, if you have any questions […]

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. […]


Today, we continue our Series entitled Anatomy of a Non-Disclosure Dispute with Part C – Alternative Dispute Resolution. At BPE Law Group, we have represented hundreds of buyers, sellers, agents, and inspectors in these very contentious legal disputes. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other […]

When Can You Cut Your Neighbors Trees?

It’s Fall and, while we are surrounded by the beauty of nature, that nature can become a problem if your neighbor’s trees are dumping leaves and branches into your yard.  Today’s Article will address what you can and cannot do in such situations.   As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, […]
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