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Daniel Friedlander

Real Estate, Environmental Law, Government, Land Use & Zoning, Lawsuit & Dispute

Dan Friedlander has substantial experience representing clients in the development, building, and construction industries in litigation before state a... (more)

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Bradford Kuhn

Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord-Tenant
Brad Kuhn is the Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain andValuation Practice Group

A real estate litigation attorney, Mr. Kuhn has extensive experience handling a wide array of real estate and business matters. He assists clients wi... (more)

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Kevin H. Brogan

Complex Litigation, Defamation & Slander, Eminent Domain, Federal Trial Practice, Land Use & Zoning
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Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation
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Commercial Leasing, Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord-Tenant, Lending
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Angela Gill

Family Law, Land Use & Zoning
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Clare Bronowski

Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Government Agencies, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate
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Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Corporate, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate
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LEGAL TERMS

LOAN BROKER

A person who specializes in matching home buyers with appropriate mortgage lenders. For a fee--often paid by the lender--a loan broker provides any easy and eff... (more...)
A person who specializes in matching home buyers with appropriate mortgage lenders. For a fee--often paid by the lender--a loan broker provides any easy and effective way to find the cheapest mortgage rates.

ESTATE

Generally, all the property you own when you die.

PROPERTY

See personal property, real estate, community property, separate property.

QUASI-COMMUNITY PROPERTY

A form of property owned by a married couple. If a couple moves to a community property state from a non-community property state, property they acquired togeth... (more...)
A form of property owned by a married couple. If a couple moves to a community property state from a non-community property state, property they acquired together in the non-community property state may be considered quasi-community property. Quasi-community property is treated just like community property when one spouse dies or if the couple divorces.

INDISPENSABLE PARTY

A person or entity (such as a corporation) that must be included in a lawsuit in order for the court to render a final judgment that will be just to everyone co... (more...)
A person or entity (such as a corporation) that must be included in a lawsuit in order for the court to render a final judgment that will be just to everyone concerned. For example, if a person sues his neighbors to force them to prune a tree that poses a danger to his house, he must name all owners of the neighboring property in the suit.

REFUGEE

In the context of U.S. immigration law, people who have been allowed to live in the United States indefinitely to protect them from persecution in their home co... (more...)
In the context of U.S. immigration law, people who have been allowed to live in the United States indefinitely to protect them from persecution in their home countries. Refugees get their status before coming to the U.S., while asylum seekers obtain their status after arrival. Refugees may eventually get green cards.

VIEW ORDINANCE

A law adopted by some cities or towns with desirable vistas -- such as those in the mountains or overlooking the ocean -- that protects a property owner from ha... (more...)
A law adopted by some cities or towns with desirable vistas -- such as those in the mountains or overlooking the ocean -- that protects a property owner from having his or her view obstructed by growing trees. View ordinances don't cover buildings or other structures that may block views.

USUFRUCT

The right to use property -- or income from property -- that is owned by another.

BASIS

For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the pr... (more...)
For income and capital gains tax purposes, the value that is used to determine profit or loss when property is sold. Often the basis is what you paid for the property, 'adjusted' to reflect improvements made or damage incurred while you own the property. See stepped-up basis, carryover basis.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

City of Claremont v. Kruse

... Kruse also stated that the City had six weeks to amend its zoning code to accommodate his proposed use. ... At that meeting, Schultz explained that by operating CANNABIS without a business permit or license, Kruse was violating the City's zoning requirements. ...

City of Corona v. Naulls

... a medical marijuana establishment. At their meeting two days later, Temple informed Naulls that marijuana dispensaries were not, and never have been, a permitted land use under the City's zoning laws. Temple also then informed ...

Golden Gate Water Ski Club v. County of Contra Costa

... Parcels in A-2 districts must have a minimum of five acres. The zoning generally allows no more than one detached single-family residence per parcel plus such accessory structures and uses consistent with a single-family 254 residence. ...