Highlights of the September 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about redevelopment agencies, discretionary land use, eminent domain and more.
There are many indicators that appear to show recovery: The number of active projects and construction sites is without doubt increasing.
The meeting of the Board of Governors of the State Bar in October promises to be one of great significance. The board will consider some proposals that could have a large impact on the practice of law.
All the California redevelopment agencies ceased to exist by February 1, 2012. They were replaced by newly created “successor agencies,” which were charged with duties such as preserving the assets of the former redevelopment agencies, continuing to pay valid obligations and ultimately winding down the affairs of these agencies.
Here are two attempts to gain discretionary approvals; one personifies ‘best practices,’ the other—not so much.
The U.S. Supreme Court held that the withholding of a development permit unless an unreasonable sum of money was paid was a denial of the right to use private property.
Effective January 1, 2013, federal capital gain rate has increased in some cases to 20 percent (from 15 percent previously).
Commercial landlords must now decide whether to have a CASp inspection of the premises and disclose the results in the lease or to disclose in the lease that no CASp inspection has been undertaken.
You have to know going in to the representation that real estate law is the highest legal malpractice claim area right now.
Open to everyone and with a wealth of resources, the county law libraries in the Bay Area have much to offer busy trial lawyers and their staffs.
The Family Law Section held an MCLE Luncheon on July 10, 2013, and their Summer Fling on August 9, 2013.
On June 27, 2013, the Women’s Section hosted the CCCBA All Sections’ Summer Mixer at the Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek.
The Real Estate Section held an MCLE Breakfast on June 21, 2013.
I see much of the venture capital and associated development plans (that suddenly went off the table during the recession) back on the table.