A collection of articles and resources for business and real estate professionals.

When my family moved to California, I was faced with taking the bar exam again after 24 years of practicing real estate law.  California is one of the few states in the country that does not offer bar license reciprocity to lawyers from other states, no […]
It is amazing what a good lease form can do. It reduces review time and cuts legal fees. It is a pleasure to read (at least when you are a lease geek like me), and ultimately it will make enforcement and interpretation of the lease much […]
I recently spoke with a friend about my family’s plans for taking a vacation. I lamented the difficulty of traveling with small children. It can be so daunting, sometimes we end up not going anywhere. So she suggested I search online for a condo or a […]
1. It’s usually on someone else’s land. Whether the wind farm development will be located on agricultural land, mining property, government land or any other type of real property, a developer needs the right to use the land to house wind turbines, transmission lines and related […]
SNDA is the acronym for Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement. It generally arises in the context of a lease agreement for commercial property. Most commercial leases provide that the lease is automatically subordinate to all liens and encumbrances placed on the leased premises by the landlord […]
In the current economy there are opportunities to sublease office space at favorable rates and terms.When it comes to commercial leasing, the challenge for potential subtenants is to avoid the dangers of subleasing from a distressed tenant by asking specific questions, and also strengthening the language […]
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An ALTA real estate survey (or ACSM Survey) is a land survey prepared in accordance with the standards adopted by the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (a member organization of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping). The most recent […]