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  •   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 real estate loan documents, including originations, modifications, note purchase agreements and other finance-related transactions from structuring through loan closing. He is a licensed real estate broker in […]

  • Commercial real estate transactions can be complex with lots of paperwork and legal documents. Protecting yourself on these major transactions is vital and having a strong agreement and legal team is key. Partner Jeff Love helps investors buy all types of real estate and work through all types of deal and partnership structures.   In this episode, Jeff shares key lessons on structuring strong and profitable deals, how to find red flags, and how to protect yourself when entering into a purchase agreement. Learn why you should never sign your own name on a deal and how to select the […]

  • Looking to learn Who, What, When, Where, and Why to incorporating your real estate business? Partner Jeff Love teaches about the 5 W’s of incorporating your business. Those new to real estate investing might not know the detailed processes and considerations you need to take in managing your business. This will introduce you to the advantages of incorporating your business and requirements you have to take into account in doing so.   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 […]

  • Contractors, suppliers, and others providing labor, materials, and equipment to California private works of improvement must navigate a minefield of conditions precedent to ensure they have a valid lien claim against the property they improved. From the timely and proper service of a preliminary notice to the timely service and recording of the lien itself, claimants must be vigilant to preserve their claim. Make one mistake and the lien claim may be declared invalid. Rarely does a single case address even a portion of the multitude of potential issues facing a subcontractor or supplier seeking to enforce its lien claim. However, in Palomar Grading & […]

  • Partner Jeff Love talks with  Charles Dobens on the Multifamily Investing Buy Apts Podcast. They discussed: Why you need to have contracts in place Drafting documents When to get MOU’s What could happen if an investor loses money Bringing in your attorney at the LOI stage The cost of not hiring an attorney  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 […]

  • Jeff Love is an attorney and partner with Gibbs Giden where he and his team focus on residential and commercial transactions, purchase and sale agreements, syndications, and leases. He is interviewed by Juan Vargas on the Commit To Wealth 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 […]

  • Theodore L. Senet, Esq. New Solar Energy Requirements for Residential Construction and the Transition to Energy Independence California Real Property Journal, (April 2020) Provided courtesy of California Real Property Journal and the California Lawyers Association. For more information contact: Theodore L. Senet, Esq. Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP 1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor Los Angeles, California 90067 Phone: (310) 552-3400 email: tsenet@gibbsgiden.com The content contained herein is published online by Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP (“Gibbs Giden”) for informational purposes only, may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements, and does not […]

  • A new and significant California Court of Appeal decision that will have substantial financial impacts on direct contractors, their sureties, and subcontractors was published on April 17, 2020, called Crosno Construction, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America.  This case, which focuses on “pay-when-paid” language in a public works subcontract, substantially impacts the timing of a payment bond surety’s obligation to the subcontractor, and has the potential to be applied to the timing for payment by a general (direct) contractor to a subcontractor.  In essence, this case holds that a “pay-when-paid” provision in a subcontract is void and unenforceable […]

  • If you are an attorney, insurance broker, or other professional representing developers and contractors, then your clients have likely reached out with concerns about losses related to COVID-19.  One common question is whether there is potential coverage under builders risk insurance policies.   The short answer is: It depends. As with most questions pertaining to insurance coverage, the answers depend on the specific policy language and underlying facts required to trigger coverage. Builders risk policies are even more fact specific due to the lack of uniformity of base policy forms and endorsements between insurance carriers.   The first step in […]