Hat’s off to my judge this week! Over the past year, I have defeated the same defendant in four different courtrooms, as he manipulated the system. Each time, the previous judges would merely issue the same tired threat of sanc
Yearly Archives: 2016
Never settle for a one-sided contract! Like any good relationship, a contract should be fair and balanced. This requires that each party have their needs met. If you find yourself heading into what you believe is an unequal relations
In a “haze” over the state of medical marijuana law? Want to “just say No”? Check out your options on my recent webinar.
There are a lot of concerns about medical marijuana these days. Many see the societal problems associated with the proliferation of pot smoking. Some are attracted to the high-demand cash businesses. Few, however, consider the many l
When drafting residential or commercial leases or rental agreements, make sure to exempt unlawful detainer and eviction related issues from any mandatory mediation or arbitration provisions. Not doing so can forfeit your right to a speedy r
Obtaining a Stipulated Judgment is often better than winning at trial because smart negotiation can get you more than a Court can award, such as clarifying issues and obtaining valuable waivers. Such a waiver allowed my commercial Bay Area
As rents increase and the market tightens, parties become more savvy at using (and abusing) the legal process. By anticipating flagrant abuse, this week we were able to dispose of an opponent’s motion and win the case on the same day,
Helped a client breath life into a lucrative real estate purchase today! Never quit–go for the win!
Victory can be had even in seemingly impossible situations. Knowing one’s ultimate goal and being willing to modify ones approach can make the difference. This past week, patience, wisdom, and hope won the day for several San Jose Ba
I am not a fan of rent control or its forced “voluntary mediation”, because it is often biased and robs the parties of important legal rights. But, if you have to go, make it count! This week at mediation we exposed tenant viola