Here we are [into March already.] Which brings up the question, what are you going to accomplish? Do you goal plan, establish resolutions or just hope for the best and try to dodge and weave your way through it? For some folks, the last option is their method of choice and it serves them best.…Details
Hello Everybody. My discussion this month examines the difference between the acquisition of title to another’s land by adverse possession and acquisition of title to another’s land by a prescriptive easement. Judging from the numerous letters and telephone calls I have received from AOA members over recent years, it is a troublesome issue to many. …Details
It’s that time of year when drive by traffic can slow down as one gray, rainy day blends into another. Occasional sun breaks do little to brighten up your community, but rather expose areas with built up dirt and left over dead leaves. In some neighborhoods dense with apartment buildings, there is nothing to separate…Details
General Legal Tips for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses and Property Owners – by Nate Bernstein, Attorney
These gems are gained from 23 years of experience in representing business and property owners on the front lines of hard ball commercial litigation practice:
Q: This is my first time renting out my residential unit. The late fee provision in my lease allows me to charge a percentage of the rent or a flat fee. How much can I charge for the late fee?
Unfair Trash Collection in Los Angeles! An Open Letter to City Councilperson Paul Koretz from Michael Millman, Esq.
Dear Councilperson Koretz: We both recall that four years ago there was a “massive” fight over this ordinance and most Councilpersons voted consistent with the recommendation made by the County Federation of Labor. Approximately 168 small trash haulers were put out of business. The City was divided into seven territories. The mega-super-large trash hauling companies…Details
California is the golden state that enjoys beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches and a bit of a seismic activity complex. Californians wake up all too often to read shocking headlines about earthquake swarms, mega-quakes and inevitable devastation. Given the state’s seismic history and the many scientific studies released over the last three years, it is no…Details
The below article was written by David Hernandez, Lead Proponent, Ballot Initiative to Repeal the Exclusive Trash Franchise. AOA has endorsed David Hernandez for Mayor of Los Angeles. Please vote for him when you go to the polls on March 7th. What began in the back rooms of L.A. City Hall between special interest groups…Details
When William Murr enlisted in the Army to serve his country during World War II, he swore an oath to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” He took that oath seriously, which is why he would roll over in his grave if he could see how Big Government bureaucrats are trying to…Details
The below article was written by Michael Millman, Esq. Mr. Millman is an Attorney and a Mar Vista activist and can be reached at (310) 477-1201. Happy New Year. 2017 appears to be a very interesting and unique time in the Rental Housing Industry. As we recall, President-Elect Donald Trump and his father had…Details