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

COVID-19 Resources
Jun 30, 2020
By MCBA

Local News & Information Regarding COVID-19. Including Marin County Superior Court updates, Administrative orders, and Emergency orders.

President's Message
Jun 04, 2020
By Susan Feder

Our society and criminal justice system remain plagued by systemic racism and inequality. As much as we know injustice and inequality exist, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of such an overwhelming problem. Videos like the one of George Floyd's murder can reinforce that powerlessness. Or they can spur us to action.

Jun 03, 2020
By DANIEL J. SCHNEIDER

As the owners of the French Laundry, along with numerous other policyholders, litigate insurance coverage of COVID-19-related mandatory closures under their business interruption clauses, some states are considering legislation to mandate such coverage under those clauses. Insurers argue that a mandatory coverage law affecting policies that would not otherwise cover COVID-19 losses would violate the Constitution's Contracts Clause.

Jun 02, 2020
By Daniel J. Schneider

Foodies have long known Thomas Keller for his Michelin-starred restaurants, including The French Laundry, at which until recently, for a small fortune, one could be treated to culinary mastery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with the French Laundry and his other establishments closed, Mr. Keller is becoming known in insurance law circles in California for litigating business interruption coverage for losses from shelter-in-place orders.

Marin Court Clerk's Offices Reopen June 1
May 29, 2020
By MCBA

Effective June 1st - Marin County Superior Court's Clerk's Offices will reopen. Courtroom proceedings will be virtual through the use of remote video technologies until further notice. Posted are 3 resource documents.

Marin Court Alert
May 26, 2020
By Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet

This Administrative Order 20-08 supplements Administrative Orders 20-07, 20-06, 20-05, and 20-04. Except as specifically modified herein, Administrative Orders 20-07, 20-06, 20-05, and 20-4 remain in full force and effect. The Marin County Superior Court will remain closed for all non-essential matters until 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2020