Remote Meetings Under the Brown Act

REMOTE MEETINGS UNDER THE BROWN ACT With the special relaxed remote meeting provisions under AB 361 coming to an end on February 28, 2023, many agencies are trying to figure how to pivot back to in-person meetings and accommodate remote participation of Board members.   REMOTE PARTICIPATION MUST COMPLY WITH THE BROWN ACT   With […]

Litigants in CA Have Powerful New Remedy

Litigants in CA Have Powerful New Remedy LITIGANTS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE A POWERFUL REMEDY IN CASES INVOLVING THEFT   In Siry Investments vs. Saeed Farkhondehpour, 13 Cal. 5th 333 (2022), the California Supreme Court recently issued a decision that expands the remedies available to civil litigants who are victims of financial theft. California Penal Code […]

Kubiak v. County of Ravalli

Kubiak v. County of Ravalli Once a party makes a settlement offer in the form of an offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68, they cannot withdraw it!  In Kubiak v. County of Ravalli, 32 F.4th 1182, 1187-92 (9th Cir. 2022), the Ninth Circuit recently held that a Rule 68 offer of […]

Top Attorney 2022

21 Lagerlof Attorneys Recognized as Pasadena Magazine Top Attorneys 21 Lagerlof, LLP attorneys were listed as Pasadena Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” for 2022. The most out of any firm featured in the magazine. The attorneys recognized were Robert Bailey, Thomas Bunn, James Ciampa, Joshua Driskell, Nicholas Everett, Mark Flewelling, Lindsay Francis, Brian Friedman, Sue Hong, William […]

Legal Entities and Real Property: Limiting Reassessment

Legal Entities and Real Property: Limiting Reassessment Legal practitioners have rightfully promoted the many advantages of holding real property in corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and other legal entities. By doing so a landowner can limit personal liability, exercise a degree of anonymity, and realize various tax efficiencies. However, when advising clients regarding the transfer […]