The San Francisco Bay Area is the global epicenter of innovation. The entrepreneurial ecosystem allows for novel ideas to growth and thrive, fueled by advanced technology resources and robust venture capital networks. A key element of this ecosystem is an affinity for change — the concepts of test & pivot and rapid prototyping are well-entrenched in the psyche of the typical Silicon Valley employee. The most innovative companies stay in front of evolving market demands and industry trends, and are able to pivot when necessary to respond to change.
Law firms are not immune to change — from client expectations to new technologies to evolving judicial interpretations, law firms must be agile in their response to an ever-changing legal landscape. Thus, in this month’s edition of our real estate law newsletter, we focus on the theme of staying on top of changes. As the leaves begin to change with the onset of autumn, you’ll learn about tree care and boundary tree disputes in the replay of our recent webinar. You’ll also receive the latest news on shifts in the real estate law ecosystem, from trends towards mediation in HOA disputes, to new commercial ADA disclosure requirements, to noteworthy reversals in long-held court precedents about foreclosure evictions.
Highlights in this month’s issue:
–Watch the replay of our firm’s tree webinar, presented in conjunction with master arborist Jeremy Tibbets.
–Understand the process of using mediation to resolve HOA disputes by reading Simon Offord’s blog article
–Get an update from Julia M. Wei on a 2012 foreclosure case that was recently reversed (in-part) on appeal
–Hear the podcast of Simon Offord’s appearance on the Brian Copeland radio show
–Check out recent blog articles published by Henry Chuang and Ashlee D. Adkins
–Catch up on recent updates from the firm, including half-marathons, speaking engagements, trips, victories, and more.
We hope you enjoy reading the September edition of our newsletter!