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California Legislature’s Response to the Dynamex Case Creating a New Test for Determining Status of Workers as Independent Contractors

Last year the Supreme Court made a sweeping decision related to the independent contractor classification. The decision created a new test for determining whether a worker was or was not an independent contractor. Now the legislature is moving to codify the test as anuncieated in Dynamex. As always, if you have any questions about your […]

California Supreme Court Delivers Major Blow to the Merger Rule!

Last year we addressed the Black Sky case that was pending before the California Supreme Court. On May 6, 2019 the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of the lender stripping significant deficiency liability protections previously afforded to borrowers. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any […]

Going to Trial — Litigation Part 9

Today, we continue our look at the litigation process and examine the trial phase. The vast majority of civil cases in California settle before trial. But if you do go to trial it is important to understand that process. As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any […]

Introducing Jason A. Braxton

Today we take time to introduce our newest attorney at BPE Law Group. In March 2019, Jason A. Braxton joined BPE Law as a senior associate in litigation. 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 […]

Understanding Fiduciary Duties – Part 2

Today we finish our look at the fiduciary obligations owed to clients. Real estate professionals owe a great duty of care and loyalty to their clients. They hold a position of trust and the law sets forth how this position of trust should be maintained. As always, if you have any questions about your real […]

Update on ADU Legislation

Today we look at the legislative updates related to granny flats. It is no secret that California is in the midst of a housing shortage crisis. The only way that shortage will be dealt with is encouraging construction through legislative reform. One of those reforms that needs to be addressed is related to the construction […]

Preparing for Tax Time 2019

Much of the tax landscape changed with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Some of these changes were beneficial and others — the impacts remain to be seen. Today we examine some of the things real estate agents should be considering when preparing to file taxes. As always, if you have any questions […]
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