Case of the Month – National Association of Realtors v. United States of America Department of Justice

By relawapc | May 11, 2024

The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) opened an investigation of potentially anticompetitive practices in the real-estate industry that were implemented…

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FinCEN Proposes Expansion of Geographic Targeting Order Reporting

By relawapc | May 1, 2024

Over the past decade the Department of the Treasury, through their Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) division, has been investigating and collecting information regarding certain…

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Alabama Federal Court Takes Issue with the Corporate Transparency Act

By relawapc | April 15, 2024

On March 1, 2024, the federal district court in the Northern District of Alabama made a ruling in the case of National Small Business United…

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Case of the Month – Riddick et al. v. City of Malibu, et al.

By relawapc | April 8, 2024

In a legal dispute between property owners and the City of Malibu, the focal point was the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to…

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Navigating Technology in California’s Real Estate Market

By relawapc | April 1, 2024

Over the last few years, California’s real estate market experienced unprecedented highs followed by a sudden downturn, leaving many agents scrambling to adapt to changing…

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CalHFA’s Dream For All Program Coming Back

By relawapc | March 21, 2024

In the spring of 2023, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) introduced a groundbreaking initiative: no-interest, no-monthly-payment loans aimed at helping lower-income residents overcome financial…

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Case of the Month – De Martini v. The Superior Court of San Mateo County

By relawapc | March 11, 2024

In the intricate landscape of real estate transactions, disputes can often arise, leading parties down a complex path of legal proceedings. A recent case sheds…

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Navigating the Perilous Waters of Investor Fraud

By relawapc | March 1, 2024

Investor fraud remains a formidable challenge, exploiting the trust and financial ambitions of individuals aiming for growth. This form of deceit, ranging from misappropriation of…

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High Profile Embezzlements Result in Client Trust Account Protection Program

By relawapc | February 21, 2024

In the legal profession, the safeguarding of entrusted funds stands as a non-negotiable legal requirement and a fundamental tenet of ethical practice. Attorneys, as custodians…

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