Walking Out Might Come With Consequences…

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In Sacramento Superior Court, Mather Development Partners IV LP (“Mather”) recently filed a substantial lawsuit against Edfund, Inc., a California nonprofit benefit corporation, for an alleged breach of a ten year commercial lease agreement.  According to the Complaint, not only did Edfund enter into the lease agreement, Mather custom-built the building specifically for Edfund. Mather… Read more »

Restrict This!…CC&Rs and What They Mean to a Homeowner

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Covenants, conditions, and restrictions are a common part of our every day lives.  CC&Rs exist in residential areas, commercial business complexes, and industrial centers, and they govern our use of property.  Some people view CC&Rs as important tools in maintaining community esthetics, privacy, and property values.  Others view CC&Rs as unconstitutional restrictions on our right… Read more »

Revolution Fever Sparks Interesting Questions for the International Community

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We all watched these last weeks as the Egyptian people, inspired by the Tunisian Lavendar Revolution, over threw the oppressive ruling regime of Hosni Murabak.  As we watch the revolutionary sentiment spread throughout the Middle East region many new issues arise.  One issue that has not garnered much public contemplation is the interplay of international… Read more »

Redevelopment Funds To Cease?

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As many of you know, Governor Jerry Brown is proposing to cut the program funding redevelopment.  While this may not be a legal issue, it does effect many of our clients, whether they be developers, contractors, restaurateurs or retailers.  Ultimately, the state has to save money somewhere, so it appears that redevelopment funds are on… Read more »