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Why You Should Obtain Title Insurance

As a real estate attorney with over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, I am often asked the question: “Do I Really Need Title Insurance?” Recently, with all of the Dodd Frank changes in the real estate industry and the requirement that settlement agents ask the buyer...

Requirements For a Valid Lis Pendens

California law requires those who engage in litigation involving real estate to record and file a lis pendens, which is a notice of pending litigation. In a January court case, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth District issued a ruling dealing with the proper procedure for recording a lis pendens, and...

Chinese Investors and the California Real-Estate Market

Over the past several months, the Chinese stock market and economy have been in a downward spiral. This has led many Chinese investors to seek other investment options outside the country. Over the past several years, one area that has been particularly popular with many investors is California real estate....

The NLRB adopts a Broader Standard For Joint Employment

By: Claudia Mourad, Esq. In its August 27, 2015 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California, the National Labor Relations Board refined its standard for determining joint-employer status. In the 3-2 decision, two or more entities are joint employers of a single workforce if: (1) they are both employers within the...