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.
A fundamental precept of American law is the authority of the government to regulate the conduct of individuals in the use and management of their property.
Property Reserve, Inc. v. Superior Court: When a Governmental Entry to Test and Inspect Private Property May Not be a “Taking”
A recent decision by the California Supreme Court articulates the roughly four ways the government can legally enter onto or take private property.
Courts are Without Power to Terminate Express Easements Based Upon Finding Them “Unnecessary” ─ Cottonwood Reins in Scruby
Trial court does not have the power to extinguish an expressly granted easement merely because in the judge’s opinion.