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Kevin A. on ContractsCounsel
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Kevin A.

Senior Commercial Real Estate Attorney
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San Francisco Bay Area, California
19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a seasoned commercial real estate attorney, I am highly proficient in property acquisitions, financing, sales and transfers (including renewable energy and telecommunications projects), commercial lease agreements (office, industrial, retail, and hospitality), construction and property management contracts, due diligence matters, title and survey analysis, strategic litigation oversight, and corporate and regulatory compliance (operating agreements, bylaws, shareholder agreements, NDAs, and indemnity agreements).

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January 28, 2024

Aaron S.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA TX
University of Texas School of Law

My passion is protecting the passions of others. I have 5+ years of contract review, and all aspects of entertainment law including negotiation, mediation, intellectual property, copyright, and music licensing. I also have experience working with nonprofits, and small businesses helping with formation, dissolution, partnerships, etc. I am licensed in both Texas and California.

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February 14, 2024

Dany C.

OnlyFans Attorney
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California
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
George Washington University Law School

Lawyer Vets APC is a digital legal practice founded on the idea that legal services should be available to all– Not just a privileged few. In support of this mission, we leverage technology to reduce overhead, increase productivity, and put more money in our client's pockets.

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February 6, 2024

Sayema H.

Employment Attorney
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Pasadena, CA and Pleasant Hill, C
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UCLA School of Law

Sayema Hameed is an experienced California attorney offering exceptional legal services in the field of employment law. With over two decades of legal experience, Sayema provides her clients with thoughtful and strategic advice and counsel, attention to detail, and high quality work to satisfy client goals and achieve successful outcomes. Helping clients maintain legal compliance, reduce liability exposure, and resolve conflicts efficiently are top priorities of Hameed Law Group. Sayema's practice includes preparation and update of employee handbooks, policies, and contracts, as well providing advice and counsel in all areas of employment in California. Sayema makes it a priority to stay up to date on the latest developments in California employment law. Sayema has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer (2019-2024) and previously as a Rising Star (2009-2017) by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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March 19, 2024

Arohi K.

Partner
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California, Delhi
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Berkeley - School of Law

I am a Partner at Kashyap Partners (operating in California, New York and New Jersey), along with it's sister firm in India. I have been working as a technology, transactional and data privacy lawyer for 5 years with a specialisation in start-up law.

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April 8, 2024

Steve H.

Managing Member
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Los Angeles
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UC Hastings Collegue of the Law

Steve has 20+ years of IP and litigation experience, including 10+ years of experience at two of the most prestigious large U.S. law firms, Greenberg Traurig LLP, (AMLAW 10) and Sheppard Mullin LLP (AMLAW 100). Steve has been a licensed U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registered attorney and litigator since 2002. Steve’s extensive experience and interpersonal skills have given him the skills that allow him to provide his clients with the very best quality and service. Steve has successfully represented clients achieve their goals in a variety of IP, patent, trademark and trade secret disputes. He has successfully obtained many hundreds, if not over a thousand, valid and enforceable U.S. and international patents and trademarks applications for his clients over the years. As a result, he has strong, longstanding relationships with many of the Examiners at the USPTO and works with an international team of foreign associates to secure foreign rights and litigate abroad whenever needed. Many of Steve’s clients have been a client of Partners Law Group for 5+ years. More than a few have been clients for 15+ years. Steve prides himself on providing accurate results and efficiency-driven advice on complicated IP, litigation, and real estate matters in a clear and concise way; helping his clients make the best decisions possible when dealing with complex and sensitive legal matters. Steve has successfully negotiated hundreds of complicated licensing and pre-litigation IP, patent, trademark, business, real estate cases and matters for various clients large and small. Steve’s IP practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and covers various technical disciplines. He has extensive experience in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, internet or business methods and processes, broadband and 5G technologies, data acquisition, migration, monitoring and protection, piracy, nutritional supplements, sports and nutrition products, herbal products, pharmaceuticals, orthodontics, and surgical procedures and devices, health-related products to computer hardware and software, music, and mobile device applications, hardware and software, business methods, industrial machinery, mechanical devices to other technologies he understands and believes he can help the client achieve his or her goals.

Gordon F. on ContractsCounsel
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April 10, 2024

Gordon F.

Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property business Affairs Counsel
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Los Angeles
32 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Southwestern University School of Law

30+ Years counseling clients in entertainment, media and the arts and representing them in transactional, structural and strategic matters.

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April 15, 2024

Justine F.

Real Estate Attorney
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Temecula CA
27 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA MI
University of Notre Dame Law

Versatile, analytical, detail-oriented California barred corporate attorney with a comprehensive real estate, transactional and finance background as in-house counsel to large real estate developers, asset and property management companies, Fortune 500 quick service retailers/restaurant franchisors and international energy franchisors (retail and gasoline/mini market). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, work ethic and integrity. Enthusiastic and quick mastery of new responsibilities, technologies and business strategies.

Darren S. on ContractsCounsel
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April 25, 2024
Christopher S. on ContractsCounsel
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June 11, 2024

Christopher S.

Attorney
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Riverside
16 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
American University, Washington College of Law

I've been a solo practitioner since becoming barred, though I've had part-time arrangements with firms and lots of as-needed of-counsel arrangements. I have extensive experience in family law, civil litigation, unlawful detainers, administrative law, with ample experience in probate court, criminal defense and other areas.

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June 17, 2024

Alexander N.

Lawyer
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Los Angeles
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Having overseen over $1.2 billion in transaction value, we are able to provide top-tier service at affordable rates, with much more personalized attention and fast turnarounds. After working for a AM Law Top 100 firm, I started my own firm and have been lucky enough to represent numerous conglomerates (FOX, Endeavor, etc.), promising startups, small businesses and private individuals. Our areas of expertise - Business Formations and Operating Agreements; Capital Raises and Debt Financing; Commercial Transactions; M&A; Real Estate; Intellectual Property; Employment and Hiring; Outside General Counsel; Corporate Agreements and Governance; Litigation and Dispute Resolution. We have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Yahoo Finance, Variety, Business Insider, Los Angeles Magazine, the LA Times, and others. We are driven by an unwavering commitment to our clients, going above and beyond to deliver results.

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June 21, 2024

Tracy K.

Attorney
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Davie, FL
29 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA FL, MA
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center

I have been practicing law for 28 years. I have extensive legal experience in contract disputes and drafting demand letters. I have handled hundreds of depositions, drafted and responded to written discovery, demand letters, and handled pretrial matters, motions and memoranda. I am licensed to practice law in five states (FL, MA, GA, CA, CO). I believe I have extensive knowledge and experience that would be beneficial to your clients.

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Real Estate Legal Questions and Answers

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Commercial Lease

California

Asked on Apr 21, 2023

What's the property description in a commercial lease?

I am a small business owner who is looking to lease a property for my business. I am currently reviewing a commercial lease and am trying to understand what is included in the property description in the lease. I am hoping to gain more clarity on what the property description entails and how it affects my business.

Gagandeep K.

Answered May 24, 2023

A property description in a commercial lease has to sufficiently identify the extent and boundaries of the property being leased. For example, it can be described by a map reference or by metes and bounds, or include a description such as "that certain building on the south-westerly corner of California and Larkin Streets." The commercial lease will include defined terms such as "Building," "Property," and "Premises". The defined terms define/describe the "Property" on which the "Building" is located which has the "Premises"/"Space" that is being leased. A sample definition of is Property Description in a Commercial Lease: ""Property" means the real property on which the Building is located together with the Building and all appurtenant fixtures and personal property of Landlord used in the operation of the Building and/or the Property, and any other improvements now existing or hereafter constructed thereon[, including the parking lot, walkways, and landscaped ground as depicted on the site plan attached hereto as Exhibit [LETTER]]."

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Residential Lease Agreement

California

Asked on Sep 13, 2023

Renewal clauses in a residential lease agreement?

I am a tenant in a residential lease agreement and I recently received a renewal offer from my landlord. I am concerned that the renewal clause may not be in line with state law and would like to know what rights I have as a tenant in this situation. I would like to understand more about the renewal clause and how it applies to my situation.

Sarah S.

Answered Sep 15, 2023

In California, residential rental agreements are governed by a set of laws and regulations designed to protect both landlords and tenants. One crucial aspect of these agreements is the rental renewal clause, which outlines the terms and conditions for extending a lease beyond its initial term. Understanding how rental renewal clauses work under California law is essential for both landlords and tenants to ensure a smooth and legal renting experience. The Basics of Rental Renewal Clauses A rental renewal clause is a provision in a lease agreement that dictates the terms and conditions under which a lease can be extended after its initial term expires. In California, rental renewal clauses are subject to specific regulations to protect the rights of tenants. Here are some key points to keep in mind: Written Notice: Under California law, landlords must provide tenants with written notice of their intent to renew the lease or terminate the tenancy. This notice must be provided within a specific timeframe, usually 30 to 60 days before the current lease expires, depending on the length of the tenancy. Rent Increases: If a landlord intends to increase the rent upon renewal, they must follow the state's rent control laws, which may limit the amount and frequency of rent increases. It's essential for tenants to be aware of their rights regarding rent hikes. Tenant Rights: Tenants have the right to accept or decline a lease renewal. If a tenant decides not to renew the lease, they are generally required to provide written notice within a specified timeframe, typically 30 days before the lease expires. Lease Term: Rental renewal clauses may specify the duration of the renewed lease term. Some may automatically renew for the same term as the initial lease, while others may offer options for shorter or longer renewal periods. Review the Lease Agreement: It's crucial for both landlords and tenants to carefully review their lease agreements to understand the specific terms and conditions related to renewal. Any agreed-upon terms should be clearly documented in the lease. Benefits for Landlords and Tenants Rental renewal clauses can benefit both landlords and tenants in several ways: For Landlords: Provides a mechanism for maintaining a stable and predictable rental income. Allows landlords to retain responsible and reliable tenants for extended periods. Streamlines the leasing process by avoiding frequent turnover. For Tenants: Offers the option to secure a home for an extended period without the risk of eviction. Provides an opportunity to negotiate for more favorable lease terms or rent rates. Helps maintain housing stability, especially in competitive rental markets. Conclusion In California, understanding rental renewal clauses is essential for both landlords and tenants to ensure a fair and legal renting experience. These clauses provide a framework for extending a lease beyond its initial term, but they must adhere to state laws and regulations. Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, knowing your rights and responsibilities regarding rental renewals is crucial for a harmonious and successful landlord-tenant relationship in the Golden State.

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Commercial Building Lease

California

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

What's CAM charge in a commercial lease?

I am currently negotiating a commercial lease for a property where I plan to operate my business. As part of the negotiation process, the landlord has mentioned the concept of a CAM (Common Area Maintenance) charge, which I am unfamiliar with. I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to better understand what a CAM charge is, what it covers, and what my responsibilities as a tenant would be in relation to this charge.

Paul S.

Answered Mar 21, 2023

CAM charges are for common area maintenance. For example, in an office building, CAM charges are for maintaining the lobby, elevators, corridors, and outside areas (such as the parking lot). If you are looking at renting a space, the landlord should be able to provide you with CAM numbers for that space for the past several years, so you know what to expect.

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Real Estate

Quitclaim Deed

California

Asked on Oct 3, 2023

Do quitclaim deeds expire?

I recently inherited a piece of property from my late uncle. I have recently received a quitclaim deed for the property, but I'm not sure if it is still valid. I am interested in selling the property, but I need to know if the quitclaim deed is still valid and will not expire.

Sarah S.

Answered Nov 3, 2023

A quitclaim deed typically maintains its validity over time, but there are key factors to keep in mind: Proper Execution: To ensure the quitclaim deed remains valid, it must have been correctly executed when your late uncle transferred the property to you. This usually entails the presence of a notary public or witnesses and adherence to your state's legal requirements for deed execution. Recording: For safeguarding your interests and confirming the deed's legitimacy, it should be officially recorded with the relevant government office, often the county recorder's office. Recording serves to establish a public record of the property transfer.

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Real Estate

Purchase And Sale Agreement

California

Asked on Sep 5, 2023

When to sign a purchase and sale agreement?

I am in the process of purchasing a property and need to know when I should sign the purchase and sale agreement. I have been given an offer from the seller and have been told that I need to sign the agreement in order to move forward with the purchase. I am concerned about signing the agreement too soon and have questions about the timing and what risks I may be taking if I sign before I am sure I am ready.

Myrna L.

Answered Sep 24, 2023

If you are not ready to buy a property, it is only fair not to waste sellers’ time who are trying to sell their property. If, however, you are ready to buy a property but is concerned about unforeseeable risks, you can mitigate or eliminate your risks by spelling out contingencies in your Purchase and Sales Agreement. If the conditions or contingencies are not met, you do not have to go through with the deal.

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