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Highlights of the September 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about redevelopment agencies, discretionary land use, eminent domain and more.
You have to know going in to the representation that real estate law is the highest legal malpractice claim area right now.
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.
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
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.
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).
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…
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 …
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 …
Getting access to a decedent’s digital assets can be challenging without specific document language.
Be it a partnership, proprietorship, or corporation, the real asset of any law practice is the “book of business.”
As the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and same-sex marriage continues to work its way through our legal system, attorneys with real estate, family law, probate and civil litigation practices regularly encounter clients seeking legal advice or representation related to the co-ownership of real property by same sex couples. As with heterosexual relationships, breakup or death are the two possible endings for homosexual relationships. The manner in which property is held affects the outcome of co-owned property between same-sex couples, just as it does with opposite-sex couples.
Estate planning attorneys commonly hear war stories from clients who served as the successor trustee of their parents’ estate. Some stories are more memorable than others.
As long as there have been taxes, there have been delinquent taxpayers. Twenty years ago, the delinquent taxpayer could plan on a visit from a local tax collector. The experience depended upon the collector, but the resolution was face to face.
Many of us became lawyers because we weren’t inclined to go into “business.” But the truth is, whether you are an associate, solo or leading a full-service firm, you are running a business.
It is amazing how taking cases involving people who do not have the resources to pay for their own cases have the ears of people who do.
There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.
My best memory of Mark is how, without fail, every single client I sent to him for tax advice came back to me and told me how wonderful he was to work with. Mark was a lawyer of the old school.
Often, the taxpayer has a large passive loss available to write off against passive income. The regulations leave a huge hole for structuring in this area.