Vol. II, No. 1  Join the Real Property Section Contact Us

November, 2006

Recent Cases

-Purchase and Sale Agreement-
Emotional distress is not "bodily injury" within the meaning of an arbitration exclusion in a residential purchase agreement.
     Gravillis v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company - filed September 29, 2006, Second District, Div. One
     Cite as 2006 SOS 5317
     Full text

Upcoming Events

No time to drive downtown?
Try attending by audio-conference
Available for all programs meeting at LACBA/LexisNexis Conference Center.

11/28/06
Electronic Discovery
SPONSORING SUBSECTION: Construction Law
Our panelists will be speaking about the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that take effect on December 1, 2006 and that concern discovery of electronically stored information. The speakers will also discuss how the amendments impact initial disclosures and scheduling conferences, privilege claims, as well as the scope, format, and costs of production of electronically stored information.
SPEAKERS:
Harold E. Hamersmith, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Helen J. Lauderdale, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Register Online

12/06/2006
Top 10 Real Estate Cases of 2006 
SPONSORING SUBSECTION: General Real Property
Program Information:  TBA
Speakers:
John C. Day, Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP
O'Malley M. Miller, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Location: LACBA Conference Center, 281 S. Figueroa Street , Los Angeles

Register Online

12/13/2006
Anatomy of a Successful Brownfield Redevelopment Project: How Did They Do It?  
SPONSORING SUBSECTION: Land Use Planning and Environmental Law
Program Information:
Come hear project team members discuss the environmental challenges they faced and how they created a successful brownfield redevelopment project. They will provide insight on such issues as whether governmental initiatives for brownfield redevelopment were helpful, harmful or irrelevant; how regulatory issues were resolved (jurisdiction, oversight, closure, timeliness); how environmental risk and liability issues were handled; and how the project was financed. Their experience and lessons learned may help you!
Speakers:
Nancy Beresky, Waterstone Environmental, Inc.
Patricia J. Chen, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Location: LACBA Conference Center, 281 S. Figueroa Street , Los Angeles

Register Online

Reader Reactions
So - What do you think of the Real Property News?  Please
 send us your comments and suggestions.  This is your newsletter.

 

Los Angeles County Bar Association
2006 Real Property Section Newsletter

REAL PROPERTY SECTION REVIEW
Daniel L. Goodkin, Editor    *   Norman A. Chernin, Co-Editor

SECTION OFFICERS
Chair
Norma J. Williams

First Vice-Chair
Timothy M. Truax

Second Vice-Chair
Donald C. Nanney

Treasurer
Michael S. Klein

Secretary
Pamela L. Westhoff

Immediate Past-Chair
Paula K. Reddish Zinnemann

Hugo Vital,
Section Administrator

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Nedra Austin
Norman A. Chernin
Brant Dveirin
David Fu
Daniel L. Goodkin
John E. Hatherley
Trudi J. Lesser
Rebecca H. Lessley
Gregg J. Loubier
Phillip Nichols
Thomas F. Quilling



Patricia Higuera,
Barristers Liaison  

D. Eric Remensperger
Michael G. Smooke
Linda E. Spiegel
Sarah J. Spyksma
Theresa C. Tate
Pamela L. Westhoff
John W. Whitaker
Valerie Wisot
Andrew J. Yamamoto
Sharon Yarber


David Fu and
   Donald C. Nanney
State Bar Liaisons

SUB-SECTION CHAIRS
Commercial Development & Leasing, Marcia Z. Gordon
Construction Law, Candace Matson
Land Use Planning & Environmental Law, Peter J. Niemiec
Real Estate Finance, Susan Booth
General Real Estate Law, Eric A. Altoon
Title Insurance, William H. Lynes (Chair) and
   William R. Larr (Co-Chair)