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  • October 2020 Read Barbara Holland’s Las Vegas Review-Journal article where she interviews Partner Matthew Grode regarding Nevada’s SB4 pertaining to limiting liability regarding COVID-19.  SB4 does not offer HOAs complete immunity from liability_ Las Vegas Review-Journal For more information contact: Matthew L. Grode mgrode@gibbsgiden.com (310) 734-3345 In his many years of practice, Mr. Grode represents hundreds of community associations relative to a broad array of legal issues including, but not limited to, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, drafting of governing documents, contract negotiations and disputes, and construction defect litigation.  The content contained herein is published online by Gibbs Giden […]

  • October 2020 CALIFORNIA COURTS DELIVER ANOTHER BLOW TO COMMERCIAL POLICYHOLDERS SEEKING BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE FOR LOSSES CAUSED BY GOVERNMENT-MANDATED “STAY AT HOME” ORDERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19. Another California court has held that an insurer is not obligated to cover business interruption losses for a policyholder that closed its operations due to the government-ordered shutdown in response to COVID-19.  In Mudpie Inc. v. Travelers Casualty Insurance Co. of America (“Mudpie, Inc.”), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that Travelers Casualty Insurance Co. (“Travelers”) was not obligated to pay a lost income claim by Mudpie Inc. […]

  • 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 […]