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 Chairs

Len Rifkind
415 785 7988
len@rifkindlawgroup.com

Derek Weller
415 453 1375
derek@derekwellerlaw.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated July 1, 2019
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There are no upcoming Real Property events

Dec 01, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA thanks the 2019 section chairpersons and highlights some of the CLE programs.

Nov 02, 2019
By Len Rifkind

Effective January 1, 2020, millions of California residential units become subject to statewide rent control and just cause eviction controls due to the passage of AB 1482. While tenants may cheer, mind the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” Rent control may well limit rent growth on current occupied units and enable existing tenants to remain in their units longer; however, it discourages new housing starts. Lack of housing supply is the true culprit in causing high rents.

Nov 02, 2019
By Vincent DeMartini

Governor Newsom recently signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 into law, which for the first time enacts statewide just cause eviction limitations and annual rent caps on rental housing. The Act's provisions are effective January 1, 2020 but sunset after 10 years.

Nov 02, 2019
By David Levin

Marin renters have long struggled to cope with a regional housing crisis that has displaced seniors, families, and local workers, but new California legislation will strengthen communities by protecting renters’ access to local jobs and educational opportunities.

Apr 30, 2019
By John M. Feder

A successful premises liability claim will almost certainly require the taking of depositions. This article discusses some tried-and-true strategies for positioning your premises liability case into a winning one, including sample questions, when the defendant is not an individual.

Apr 30, 2019
By Cynthia McGuinn and Daniel B. Pleasant

What do Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have in common? Each playwright used dramatic forms to explore questions of justice, setting the action of each play in a courtroom setting where that theme can be explored.