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What’s New Fall 2020

Norma Williams was the Moderator and a Panelist on a commercial real estate program at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys entitled “Loan Defaults and Two Not So Tough Acts to Follow,” highlighting strategies for loan workouts and practice under the Uniform Assignment of Rents Act and the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act, September, 2020

What’s New Winter 2020

“2020 Legislative Changes Affecting California Commercial Real Property,” Attorney at Law Magazine (Los Angeles Edition, (Volume 6, No. 1, 2020)

Norma Williams was selected statewide to receive the inaugural Excellence in Practice Award given by the California Lawyer’s Association’s Solo and Small Firms Section; Award Ceremony, June, 2019

Selected Recent Transactions:

Representation of bank in loan modification adding California shopping center owned by new guarantor as additional collateral

Representation of employees credit union in refinance loan secured by Southern California shopping center.

Local counsel in financing transaction for the construction of a Performing Arts Center at a Southern California private high school, using the federal New Markets Tax Credit program

Re-structure of limited partnership interests in partnership owning major transit-oriented multi-family real estate project

Holding company formation and advice on real estate subsidiary structure

Transaction counsel in initial phase of re-structure of limited partnership interests in partnership owning major multi-family real estate project

Recent Publications:

“2019 California Laws Affecting Commercial Real Property,” Attorney at Law Magazine (Los Angeles Edition (Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019)

“Priority Of Liens On California Real Property, Part 2: Subordination Agreements,” Points of Interest Magazine (California Mortgage Association, Spring, 2019)

“Priority Of Liens On California Real Property, Part 1: General Rules of Priority, Deeds of Trust,” Points of Interest Magazine (California Mortgage Association, Fall, 2018)

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Proposed State Energy Regulation

May 26, 2018

Regulations implementing California’s benchmarking and public disclosure program for certain building became effective on March 1, 2018. June 1, 2018 is the first deadline under the regulations which requires the submission of 2017 building energy use benchmarking data to the California Energy Commission for buildings with more than 50,000 square feet of gross floor area and no residential utility accounts. Please see our Newsletter alert on this, and/or contact us for more information.

May 15, 2017

As reported in our article on 2017 California Legislative Developments Affecting Commercial Real Property, the California Energy Department has been in a rulemaking process since early 2016 with respect to the implementation of California Assembly Bill 802. That bill required utility companies to provide certain information to owners and operators of buildings covered by the legislation and required the California Energy Commission to establish a benchmarking and public disclosure program for certain buildings. Proposed regulations implementing AB 802 were submitted on February 23, 2017 and are in a comment period with a public hearing scheduled for July 12, 2017. A summary of the final regulations will be posted when available.

City of Los Angeles Energy Regulations

May 15, 2017

In a related development, the City of Los Angeles has adopted benchmarking, reporting and publication requirements for energy and water, applicable to designated commercial buildings in the City effective January 29, 2017. The ordinance also requires energy and water audits and retro-commissioning in accordance with industry standards.

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