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  • September 2020 On August 31, 2020, the California Legislature enacted the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 (the “Act”) in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on residential tenants and their ability to pay rent. On September 4, 2020, the CDC published an order (“CDC Order”) entitled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19.” Below are the main take-away from the Act and the CDC Order related to residential unlawful detainer actions.  The Act The Act intends to cover COVID-19 rental debt during: (i) the protected time period between March 1, 2020 and […]

  • Interested in learning more about growing and scaling your real estate business while avoiding the typical legal pitfalls?  Jeff Love discusses structuring and building your real estate business on the Global Investors Podcast. Listen here.  For more information contact: Jeffrey B. Love, Esq. email: jlove@gibbsgiden.com Jeff Love is a partner with the firm. His practice encompasses all facets of real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating purchase, sale, syndication, and financing transactions in connection with commercial, industrial, and residential assets. He also regularly drafts and negotiates office, retail, and industrial leases for regional landlords and tenants throughout the West Coast. Mr. Love has […]

  • Partner Jeff Love talks with with Daniel Lesniak on the HyperFast Wealth podcast. They talk about putting together contracts for residential and commercial real estate investment deals. Listen here.  For more information contact: Jeffrey B. Love, Esq. email: jlove@gibbsgiden.com Jeff Love is a partner with the firm. His practice encompasses all facets of real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating purchase, sale, syndication, and financing transactions in connection with commercial, industrial, and residential assets. He also regularly drafts and negotiates office, retail, and industrial leases for regional landlords and tenants throughout the West Coast. Mr. Love has extensive experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing […]

  • As a real estate investor, putting together a winning team is crucial for your long-term success.  Accountants, bankers, real estate  brokers and agents, and attorneys are some of the key members of your team.  Real estate investor and Gibbs Giden partner Jeff Love shares important tips on how to find and evaluate a good real estate attorney. What You Will Learn The 6 most important things your attorney should have Where to find good attorneys What a good real estate attorney can do for you Typical transactions a real estate attorney does The importance of proper risk assessment with any real estate […]

  • Congratulations to Gibbs Giden partner Sara Kornblatt who has been selected to co-chair the ABA Construction Law Forum 2022 Regional Programs. Sara and her co-chair will select dates and locations for the programs (4-5 cities across the country), prepare materials, recruit speakers and facilitate all planning with on-site coordinators. Sara H. Kornblatt is a partner whose practice is concentrated in both the development and management of construction projects as well as handling claims and complex litigation matters. She is skilled in drafting and negotiating bid and contract documents for owners, contractors, and subcontractors, and handling bid protest and subcontractor substitution […]

  • In Torrecillas v. Fitness Int’l, L.L.C., No. B296194, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 679 (Cal. Ct. App. July 21, 2020), Jose Torrecillas (“Torrecillas”) excelled as a general manager at Fitness International (“Fitness”).  Torrecillas set multiple all-time sales records, became Fitness’s highest paid general manager, and received several promotions.  Upon being promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Torrecillas signed a new employment contract that contained an arbitration agreement. Fitness ended up firing Torrecillas in 2017, and Torrecillas sued in state court in 2018.  Fitness moved to compel arbitration, but the trial court found that the parties’ arbitration agreement was both […]

  • It’s crucial to pay attention to the legal side of your bookkeeping business to ensure that you’re protected both in times of success and most especially in times of chaos and uncertainty. Jeffrey Love is a corporate lawyer and partner at the firm, Gibbs Giden in California. His practice areas include business, commercial and real estate law. He provides outside general counsel to a wide array of businesses, advising on joint ventures, strategic alliances, partnership arrangements, entity formation, and general contract preparation.  Listen here.  For more information contact: Jeffrey B. Love, Esq. email: jlove@gibbsgiden.com Jeff Love is a partner with the firm. […]

  • Sophisticated contractors and material suppliers (and their counsel) understand the benefits of serving a stop payment notice upon an owner, lender, or other construction fund holder on both private and public works of improvement.  In essence, the stop payment notice places a lien on the undisbursed construction funds and is often considered a complementary remedy to a mechanics lien on private projects, and to a payment bond on public works of improvement.   It is generally understood that stop payment notices for public projects and owner-financed private projects are straightforward.  Often times, claimants simply complete a one-page stop payment notice […]