Firm handshakes can no longer be trusted by contractors and subcontractors to ensure they get paid. Proper use of a mechanics lien is one of the best ways to obtain a security interest in the owner’s property. An experienced California real estate attorney can help ensure you follow the statutory process for preparing, filing, and […]
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According to a recent survey, 17% of real estate issues were found to be boundary disputes between neighbors. This occurs when residents are uncertain about where their property begins and ends. Unfortunately, easement disputes can quickly become ugly, lengthy, and expensive. An experienced real estate attorney can help you with skilled legal guidance and direction […]
At Peterson, Martin & Reynolds, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our founding on November 19th. Since 1997, we have been honored to serve numerous clients in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. Our fearless, vigorous, and effective approach has helped us establish a successful track record both in litigation and with alternative […]
The recent Romero v. Shih case provides a keen reminder of the risks to home buyers unaware of lot lines and historical uses of real property. The Court of Appeal, Second District, reversed in part and affirmed in part the trial court’s ruling granting an implied easement and an equitable easement for exclusive use of […]
Peterson Martin & Reynolds LLP’s 22nd Annual Managing Brokers Program! This essential webinar presentation on the California Department of Real Estate’s complaint process includes topics such as how licensees get onto the DRE’s radar, the anatomy of DRE investigations, options available to the DRE when addressing violations of the laws they enforce, addressing rules violations, […]
In January 2022, Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP obtained a judgment affirming an arbitration award on behalf of its clients finding in their favor and awarding PMR’s clients $240,953 in attorney fees and costs. The case involved home buyers’ allegations that PMR’s clients had concealed dry rot throughout the framing of an extensively renovated hillside […]
In April 2022, Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP obtained a Final Arbitration Award for residential real estate clients in the amount of $2,159,692. In 2016, PMR’s clients had purchased a 3,139 square foot home in an upscale neighborhood in Lafayette, California. The home was built in 1947, and was sold as being on a private, […]
In January, 2020, Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP obtained a settlement for a commercial real estate client for $2,103,745. PMR’s client had leased a 31,320 square foot biotech facility in Foster City, CA for 10 years to a leading international biotech company. When the biotech company moved out, it failed to properly restore the premises, […]
By M. Henry Walker This case involves the appeal of a trial court’s judgment granting an equitable easement over rural property in Ventura County. Plaintiff Hinrichs originally owned two large parcels which he inherited from his mother. He grew up in a home located on the southern parcel but hadn’t lived there since moving to […]
In California, the Right to Repair Act, codified at Civil Code sections 895 et seq., was established with the goal of resolving construction defect claims in an expeditious and non-adversarial manner. The Act requires that, prior to filing a lawsuit, a homeowner must provide the builder with a notice of claim. The notice must contain […]