Section Real Property

The Real Property Section provides a forum to exchange information with other real property practitioners, offers continuing legal education (CLE), programs on legislative updates in real property and issues advancing the specialty practice of real estate law.

Section Chair

Len Rifkind
415 785 7988

Main County Superior Court

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Updated January 1, 2017
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Editor's Introduction
Oct 04, 2018
By Robert Rosborough

With mid-term elections just over a month away, it seems fitting that our October issue of the Marin Lawyer has several articles that touch on politics. For his President’s Message this month, Tom Brown chatted with outgoing District Attorney Ed Berberian, who reflects on his time in office and the challenges and pleasures of that role. Many thanks to our Guest Editor this month, Greg Brockbank, himself a (former) politician and eternal political activist, who profiles fellow activist Dotty LeMieux.

President's Message
Oct 03, 2018
By Thomas S. Brown

As we enter the final weeks of election season, I thought it would be an opportune time to sit down with District Attorney Edward S. Berberian. Ed and I discussed some of his highlights and challenges as District Attorney, the current election, his retirement plans, and what he will miss most about the job. Beginning with the obvious question, “Why retire?” Ed answered...

Oct 02, 2018
By Greg Brockbank

Learn the procedures unique to residential evictions with this primer on handling an unlawful detainer case.

September Member Luncheon
Oct 01, 2018
By Greg Brockbank

At the regularly scheduled MCBA general membership lunch meeting on September 26, MCBA Board President Tom Brown interviewed US District Court Judge William Orrick in an informative and highly interesting program. Even if, as an attorney, one doesn't follow the federal courts very closely, one almost can't help but to have heard the Orrick name.

Member Spotlight
Oct 01, 2018
By Greg Brockbank

I have been informally polling people for decades on what percentage of members of Congress are attorneys, and most people usually guess about 80%. The truth is that it's always been closer to 20%, give or take, but people often mistakenly assume that lawyers have an advantage in running for and winning high elective office, even though they are hardly even over-represented. Nor are attorneys over-represented among political activists, although there are of course a few of us. One of those is Dotty LeMieux, who stepped down at the end of last year after three years on the MCBA board. Indeed, Dotty is one of the super-activists, involved in several major Marin political organizations, including the Marin Democratic Party.

Oct 01, 2018
By Greg Brockbank

A look at the November election, from all the local races up to control of Congress, by a Marin political insider. Note: The views expressed in this article are opinions of the author and are not intended to reflect those of MCBA nor is the column an endorsement of any candidate.