These chapters have been cited numerous times in appellate cases, often making law. This area includes matters such as lien priority contests, foreclosure and other enforcement of secured interests in real estate, interpretation and enforcement of deeds, easements and other real property interests, and disputes relating to purchase and sale agreements and option rights. We have significant experience trying cases involving these issues because they are within our core focus. Landowners, developers, banks, borrowers and public entities regularly rely on us to represent them in these areas.
Land Disputes, Easements & Lien Priority Claims
Our attorneys author the property interests, easements, lien priorities and secured transactions chapters in the Miller & Starr, California Real Estate 4th treatise.
When Logic And Proportion Fall: Do Policy Objectives Override Common Rules Of Conveyancing For Conservation Easements?
The Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Canyon Vineyard Estates I, LLC v. DeJoria1 (see summary at page 544, below) sidesteps several potentially troublesome conveyancing issues by focusing on the statutory authorization for “conservation easements” and giving only limited attention to more prosaic principles of traditional California real property law.
California Lawyers Association: California Real Property Journal Vol. 40, NO.1, 2022 – “Top Ten Real Property Cases of 2022”
Each year, it is a real challenge to select the top ten real estate cases for our annual overview.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Gives Miller Starr Regalia Tier 1 Ranking For 11th Consecutive Year In Commercial Litigation, Land Use And Zoning Law And Real Estate Law In The “Best Law Firms” 2022 Edition
Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that for the 11th consecutive year it has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® a Tier 1 law firm in the Oakland metropolitan area for three practice areas -- commercial litigation, land use and zoning law, and real estate law.
California Lawyers Association: California Real Property Journal Vol. 39, NO.1, 2021 – “Top Ten Real Property Cases of 2021”
As always, it can be challenging to select the top ten real estate cases for our annual overview.