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Assignment of Rents

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Legislation (legislation in which Norma Williams was a lead author or key participant)

  • California Statutes of 1989, Chapter 698 (legislation abrogating rule of Taylor v. Bouissiere, 195 Cal. App. 3d 1197 (1987) re leasehold financing), amending 15 sections of the California Civil Code and Code of Civil Procedure
  • Chair of Secured Transactions Law Reform Committee of State Bar Real Property Law Section and thereby lead author for California Statutes of 1996, Chapter 49 containing comprehensive revision of California law on assignment of rents, enacted as Civil Code Section 2938, effective January 1, 1997
  • Observer, Assignment of Rents Drafting Committee, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (2003-Present) - Observer to Drafting Committee that has drafted a national uniform law on assignment of rents modeled on the California statute described above. Enacted in Nevada (2007); Utah (2008), New Mexico (2011), Texas (2011), North Dakota (2013); pending in Massachusetts, 2016


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