Case of the Month – Maarten et al. vs. Cohanzad et al.

By relawapc | November 13, 2023

In general, local municipalities control what can be built in their communities.  These local rules, however, can be limited or powers checked by state laws…

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California Getting 56 New Housing Laws

By relawapc | November 6, 2023

California’s legislative cycle is ending with a bang this year when it comes to housing. To that end, the Governor signed into law 56 new…

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Case of the Month – The Estate of Frank J. Sanchez

By relawapc | October 16, 2023

The central issue in the appeal of this case is whether an executor (and personal representative of an estate) can act without an attorney in…

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U.S. Treasury Department Considering Expansion of GTOs

By relawapc | October 9, 2023

The U.S. Treasury Department is reportedly close to proposing a rule that will require that real estate professionals such as title insurers report the identities…

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Finally: California Passes Remote Notarization Bill

By relawapc | October 9, 2023

Need a document notarized? With the passage and signing of Senate Bill 696, California is starting the process of finally offering remote notarization services to…

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Can We Train Technology to Comply with Fair Housing Laws?

By relawapc | October 2, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has become a driving force in our world today, even in its early stages, and provides both companies as well as consumers…

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FinCEN Gets More Authority Over Entities Under New Corporate Transparency Act

By relawapc | March 1, 2021

On January 3, 2021, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over a veto by the President. Contained therein was the authorization of the…

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Case of the Month MES Investments, LLC v. Dadson Washer Service, Inc.

By relawapc | February 22, 2021

Case of the Month MES Investments, LLC v. Dadson Washer Service, Inc. MES Investments, LLC (“MES”) purchased a 22-unit apartment complex in West Hollywood in…

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Phase Out of LIBOR Expected in 2021

By relawapc | February 15, 2021

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a…

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