[12/16/21 Zoom Meeting] Real Estate Disclosure Requirements and the Top 10 Reasons to Form a Business Entity

Real Estate Disclosure Requirements and the Top 10 Reasons to Form a Business Entity by Nancy Lewellen & Donna Solen

Donna Solen and Nancy Lewellen will be discussing real estate disclosure requirements and forming a business entity, including:

  • Recognizing the need for a business entity for your client,
  • Advising a business on the best type of entity for them, and
  • Recognizing tax issues that may direct a client to a particular type of business entity.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[10/21/21 Zoom Meeting] Representing San Francisco Tenants in Wrongful Eviction Actions

Representing San Francisco Tenants in Wrongful Eviction Actions by Daniel Wayne

This meeting will cover:

  • Issue spotting wrongful eviction lawsuits
  • Evaluating available damages, including rent-differential damages
  • The impact of decreasing rents on rent differential damages
  • Common defenses

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[10/7/21 Zoom Meeting] What every litigator needs to know about expert discovery

What every litigator needs to know about expert discovery by Albert G. Stoll, Jr. and Walter A. Haynes, IV.

This meeting will cover:

  • Do I need an expert?
  • If so, when?
  • Case value, risk and assessment,
  • The basics of the expert exchange procedure,
  • Preparing your expert for disclosure under state (CA) and federal law,
  • Common malpractice traps to watch out for, and
  • Preparing for expert deposition.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[9/16/21 Zoom Meeting] Commercial lease issues in the (Not-Quite) Post-Pandemic Era

Commercial lease issues in the (Not-Quite) Post-Pandemic Era by Elva D. Harding and Richard J. Zuromski, Jr.

This meeting will cover:

  • Common lease amendments/workouts during pandemic.  Different concessions and revisions are available, or not, depending on the type of lease (office, retail, industrial).  We will discuss which tenants are likely to get concessions and what types.
  • Common post-pandemic lease terms.  We will discuss how some lease provisions have changed, or not, since the pandemic.
  • Creative ideas to resolve real estate lease disputes.
  • General defenses to lease litigation from a landlord and tenant perspective as well as which ones work best in different situations.
  • Cases applying these lease defenses in practice and how effective they were, or not.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[9/2/21 Zoom Meeting] The First Hires: Basics of Equity Incentive Plans for Startups

The First Hires: Basics of Equity Incentive Plans for Startups by Doug Bend and Brandon Shelton

When a new startup forms, there is often a great deal of confusion around who owns the company, and how equity can be provided to the company’s first employees. This presentation will begin by identifying how a company’s founders take ownership, and how they should plan for the future new hires. It will then walk through the most common early types of equity issued to early employees, including restricted stock awards, options, and early exercisable options.

Following a good understanding of these types of employee and service provider grants, we will then discuss the responsibilities of the company with respect to issuing and receiving shares. In particular, we will discuss the importance of a 409A valuation, and the 83(b) election. The slides will be explained by showing hypothetical examples of a startup that is contemplating issuing shares of stock to its founders and its early employees, and ways in which those employees could help or hurt themselves in relation to their responsibilities as stockholders.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[8/19/21 Zoom Meeting] California’s Two New Bankruptcy Exemptions and How They Can Help Defendants in Civil Suits

California’s Two New Bankruptcy Exemptions and How They Can Help Defendants in Civil Suits by Eric M. Boeing

This meeting will cover:

  • How two recent changes to California’s bankruptcy exemption rules vastly expand debtors’ ability to protect their assets;
  • Real-world examples of how using the exemption rules works in practice, in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases;
  • How these new exemptions make bankruptcy cases a more appealing option for individual defendants in civil suits.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[8/5/21 Zoom Meeting] Sexual Harassment Manager and Employee Training

Sexual Harassment Manager and Employee Training

Speaker: Ted Bacon, Chair of the Employment Law Department of AlvaradoSmith, APC

This presentation is compliant with California AB 1825 – Sexual harassment: training and education, but more importantly, focuses on how to create a culture that eliminates sexual harassment.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[7/15/21 Zoom Meeting] Forgery from A to Z – Documents, Deception & Detection

Forgery from A to Z – Documents, Deception & Detection

Speaker: Ann Mahony, CDE, ForgerySleuth.com

This course will provide a comprehensive overview, coupled with specific examples to help you grasp the breadth and depth of forgery today, including:

  • Landlord/tenant issues, Employment Law, Elder Fraud, Real Estate matters, Contracts,
  • Medical & Insurance Records, Wills & Deeds, Hate Mail & Graffiti
  • Manufactured & Altered Documents, Diaries & Calendars
  • Escalating problem of electronic signatures & computer fraud

You can’t stay ahead of crime, but you may be able to avoid some of its traps.

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.

[6/17/21 Zoom Meeting] Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

Speaker: Peter Roldan, partner, Emergent LLP

This presentation will cover:

  • Whether there is insurance coverage for loss of business income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Summaries of key coverage provisions and exclusions and how have courts interpreted these terms
  • Upcoming appellate cases that will affect how insurers and policyholders litigate these claims

Please note this video is not offered for MCLE credit. We are only authorized to give credit to those who attend at the time of the presentation.