ARTICLES

Property Tax Considerations in Succession and Estate Plans Author: Margaret S. Ng

In California, property owners can pass certain real property to their children without increasing property taxes. However, few people incorporate property tax considerations into their succession planning. In this article, we discuss the potential techniques...

Read More >>

New Minimum Survey Standard Requirements Article

The new 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys (“2016 Standards”) went into effect on February 23, 2016 replacing the prior 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys (“2011 Standards”). Many of the changes provide further clarification of the surveyor’s ...

Read More >>

Back to Basics: Who Can Sign? Author: Henry R. Stiepel

After sometimes weeks or even months of negotiating a contract, everyone is overjoyed to circulate the signature sets – – with the signature lines left blank to be filled in by each party. The scribbled signatures are circulated, and everyone is happy that the “deal is done”. We often overlook, though, the basic question of whether those signing on behalf of a party in fact have the authority to bind that ....

Read More >>

CALIFORNIA’S NEW LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT IMPACTS LLCS, OLD AND NEW Author: Margaret S. Ng

On January 1, 2014, a new limited liability company act becomes law in California. The new act, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Act (the “new law”), replaces the current law known as the Beverly-Killea Act (the “prior law”). While the new law leaves most of the prior law substantially intact..

Read More >>