Environmental issues in real estate transactions

Environmental issues in real estate transactions are critical, and can be a source of significant financial liability. California Attorney and Real Estate Broker Chris Adishian answers the question, “How important are environmental issues when purchasing a commercial property?” at the…

Buying a commercial property

California Attorney and Real Estate Broker Chris Adishian answers the question, “When buying a commercial property, who should be on my team?” at the South Bay Association of Realtors Commercial Attorney Panel on June 2, 2015. Transcript When you go…

California Non-Compete Agreements, Revisited

California Non-Compete Agreements, Revisited

In this latest installment, we revisit the topic of California non-competition agreements (also referred to as California non-compete agreements).  This time the focus is on California Business and Professions Code 16600. In the recent case of Golden v. Cal. Emergency…

Former NFL player Eric Sutton sues Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Former NFL player Eric Sutton sues Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former NFL player Eric Sutton sues Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.:  Suit Highlights Racial and Age Discrimination, Harassment, Wrongful Termination, and Failure to Pay Wages at world’s largest retailer and world’s largest employer EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 12, 2014)–…

Sixty-one year old, African-American Director sues TIAA-CREF

Sixty-one year old, African-American Director sues TIAA-CREF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixty-one year old, African-American Director sues TIAA-CREF:  Suit Highlights Racial and Age Discrimination, Harassment, and Wrongful Termination at 6th largest financial services firm* in United States EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 23, 2014) — Curtis Monk, Jr., a 61…

Former Senior Director Sues Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM)

Former Senior Director Sues Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Former Senior Director Sues Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM):  Suit Highlights Retaliation, Gender Discrimination, and Failure to Pay Wages at the “largest California-based accounting and consulting firm” EL SEGUNDO, CA (October 10, 2014)— Sandy Holder, one of…

Attorney’s Fees Revisited, One-way?

Attorney’s Fees Revisited, One-way?

This article revisits our recurring discussion of attorney’s fees, with a focus on attorney’s fees in contracts. Does California Allow One-Way Attorney’s Fees in Contracts?  The short answer is generally, “No.” Pursuant to California Civil Code 1717 “In any action…