Several years ago I was presented with an interesting situation. My clients had purchased a large piece of vacant land which they intended to develop into a winery. They were from out of the area and planned to retire on the property. During the construction of their dream home, they installed a border fence along […]
Ever heard of an emotional support animal? Up until recently, neither did I. The issue recently came up with one of my San Luis Obispo homeowner’s association clients, who had been dealing with a dangerous dog situation. The dog, a mixed breed, had gotten loose on several occasions and had attacked community members and their […]
The eviction of a commercial tenant can be messy. Often, after the tenant has been served with the notice of termination of the tenancy, negotiations ensue, which result in the acceptance of partial payments and agreements to extend the payment period. Typically, these further agreements are breached and the payments discontinued. Landlords often struggle with […]
Cal. Civ. Code § 1950.7 governs security deposits for commercial leases and the handling of the deposit after the termination of tenancy. Commercial landlords routinely use security deposits as a reserve account, available to help them offset the cost of repairing damages caused by a tenant, to satisfy unpaid rent, or to allow them to […]
Roger was recently featured in a San Luis Obispo Bar Bulletin article about veterans in our legal community.
I recently represented a builder whose work was the subject of a construction defect claim. The claim arose from the construction of four single family residences completed in 2007. The crux of the claim was that the roofs were improperly installed, leading to leakage and water damage to the homes. The lawsuit was filed in […]
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