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March 2017 Contra Costa Lawyer – The Real Estate Issue

Browse the articles from the March 2017 issue below:   FEATURES: A Macro Approach to Large-Scale Construction Defect Matters, by David Young and Erica L. Morris Bay Area Cities Implement New Eviction and Rent Control Measures, by Puneet Singh The Ruckus over Airbnb: Local Governments Struggle to Control Short-Term Vacation Rentals, by Robert B. Jacobs […]

Inside: High Demand, Low Supply, and Technology Converge on Local Real Estate

Inside: High Demand, Low Supply, and Technology Converge on Local Real Estate

…what an exciting time to be a real estate practitioner, particularly in our county. All factors seem to be pointing to Bay Area real estate keeping and hopefully increasing its long-term value.

September 2013 - Real Estate Edition

September 2013 – Real Estate Edition

Highlights of the September 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about redevelopment agencies, discretionary land use, eminent domain and more.

Real Estate Ethics

Real Estate Ethics

You have to know going in to the representation that real estate law is the highest legal malpractice claim area right now.

Real Estate Section MCLE Breakfast [photos]

Real Estate Section MCLE Breakfast [photos]

The Real Estate Section held an MCLE Breakfast on June 21, 2013.

Coffee Talk: What signs of real estate recovery are you seeing?

Coffee Talk: What signs of real estate recovery are you seeing?

I see much of the venture capital and associated development plans (that suddenly went off the table during the recession) back on the table.

June 2012 - Bankruptcy & Real Estate Edition

June 2012 – Bankruptcy & Real Estate Edition

Highlights of the June 2012 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include Keeping A Slice Of The Pie For Yourself: Exempting IRAS, 401KS and 529 Plans – David Arietta; Proprietor Beware: Corporate Refuge Can Ensnare – David Katzen; Family Law Attorneys Beware: Possible Exceptions to the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge- Marlene Weinstein; Lien Strip Basics And The Evolving Law On “Chapter 20” – Steven Knuppel; To file or not to file: How the timing of the bankruptcy can impact the exclusion of cancellation of indebtedness income – Mark Ericsson; Unintended Consequences of Preliminary Agreements – Roger Brothers, Dominic Signorotti and Ericka Ackeret

Inside: Bankruptcy & Real Estate

In this edition of the Contra Costa Lawyer, we explore and discuss the impact and significance of both time-tested and newly articulated aspects of both bankruptcy and real estate law. In these (still) troubling and unsettled economic times, it behooves almost all legal practitioners to have at least an awareness of certain basic tenets of bankruptcy law in order to have a general discussion concerning the prospect of a bankruptcy with one’s clients. In this issue, we have selected some of the lesser known, but significant, issues of which practitioners should be aware in the bankruptcy context. We also examine certain established and developing law in the area of real estate and its interaction with bankruptcy law.

May 2011 - The Real Estate Crises Edition

May 2011 – The Real Estate Crises Edition

Highlights from the Real Estate issue of the Contra Costa Lawyer include articles on California’s Redevelopment Agencies (Thomas C. Nagle), Receivership (Jerry Hunt and Chris Hunter), 1031 Foreclosures, NOL Tax Refunds, and Stiffing the Second (G. Scott Haislet), as well as Land Use Due Diligence (Michael Patrick Durkee and Thomas Tunny), Courthouse Step Auctions (Amanda Bevins), and Strategies for Settling Fees-Driven Cases (Malcolm Sher).

The Real Estate Crises: Challenges and Opportunities

The Real Estate Crises: Challenges and Opportunities

There is no doubt about it: these are challenging economic times. This is especially true with respect to real estate. Like our May magazine cover? See the implosion in action… Last summer, from within the eye of the storm, Craig and his partner, Alan Ramos, facilitated a presentation to the Real Estate and Litigation Sections […]

Real Estate Potpourri: 1031 Foreclosures, NOL Tax Refunds & Stiffing the Second

Real Estate Potpourri: 1031 Foreclosures, NOL Tax Refunds & Stiffing the Second

1) 1031 Exchanges of Foreclosed Properties Tax code §1031 provides generally that no gain is recognized on exchange of like kind business or investment property. However, taxpayers sometimes lose 1031-qualifying properties to foreclosure, a short sale, or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. Though the lost property might lack equity, disposition might trigger taxable gain. How can […]

What do you think would have to change for the real estate market to turn around or stabilize?

The real estate market would stabilize if ordinary individuals were given the same incentives for real estate loan losses as the banks are given by U.S. Treasury–80% out of TARP funds to cover their losses on sour real estate loans! I want that kind of sweet deal from Treasury as well, can they hear me […]

Does an Assisted Suicide Provision Belong in an Estate Plan?

Does an Assisted Suicide Provision Belong in an Estate Plan?

Right or wrong, there is no place for attorneys in the EOLA framework. The EOLA election requires findings by doctors and written statements by the individual at the time of the election.

Caveat Venditor - Expanding Disclosure Obligations of Residential Real Property Vendors

Caveat Venditor – Expanding Disclosure Obligations of Residential Real Property Vendors

California has enacted several new laws and revised existing statutes that impact sellers’ disclosure requirements. These developments affect not only sellers of residences with one to four dwelling units, who must complete a Transfer Disclosure Statement (“TDS”), but also those who are exempt from completing a TDS.

Leaving the Million-dollar Estate to the “Help”

Leaving the Million-dollar Estate to the “Help”

Your client informs you that she will be making her caregiver a beneficiary. Before jumping to the worst-case scenario, there are several factors to first consider.