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08/23/2013 The Wendel Report: The Construction & Infrastructure Update - Summer 2013
08/20/2013 The Final Round (Maybe): SWRCB Releases a Revised Industrial Storm Water Permit
08/14/2013 Court of Appeal Reinstates Regional Air Quality Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
07/18/2013 SOL Can Mean More than the Statute of Limitations
07/01/2013 Reclaiming Lien Priority: The Doctrine of Equitable Subrogation Explained
03/12/2013 Revised Form I-9 For Use In Verifying Employment Eligibility
02/08/2013 New Storm Water Permit For Small Municipal Systems in California
01/29/2013 Estate Planning Implications of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
01/22/2013 The Quest For Contractual Certainty
01/15/2013 Brownfield Tenants Gain CERCLA Liability Protection
01/07/2013 2013 California Construction Law Update
12/11/2012 New Disability Access Law Helps Business Owners And Tenants
11/30/2012 New Law Aims to Cut Abuse in Disability Access Lawsuits
11/24/2012 State Water Board Considering Revision of Receiving Water Limitations in Municipal Storm Water Permits
11/15/2012 The Wendel Report: The Construction & Infrastructure Update - Fall 2012
10/29/12 September Surprise — Ninth Circuit Roils Environmental Law
09/26/2012 Expanded Protection for Religious Dress and Grooming Practices
09/26/2012 Health Care Reform Update: Are You Ready To Distribute Your SBCs?
09/07/12 Health Care Reform Update: Understanding Premium Rebates
08/03/2012 It's Out: The Latest Draft Permit For California Industrial Storm Water Dischargers
08/03/2012 California Green Chemistry Initiative Update
06/28/2012 IP/Tech Law Update - Ten Legal Mistakes Emerging Companies Make
04/20/2012 New Hire Employee Form Revised By Labor Commissioner
04/16/2012 Brinker Court Clarifies Meal and Rest Period Obligations
05/10/2012 Air Quality District's CEQA Thresholds Invalidated
03/28/2012 Court Weakens Use Of CEQA's Categorical Exemptions
03/22/2012 Landowners Can Now Challenge Corps Without Fear Of Penalties
02/07/2012 Winter 2012 East Bay Economic Roundup
01/04/2012 Employee Rights Poster Requirement Delayed
01/03/2012 2012 California Construction Law Update
01/03/2012 Labor Commissioner Announces New 2012 Employee Form
11/29/2011 New Law Requires Employers To Provide Paid Group Health Insurance To Employees On Pregnancy Leave
11/29/2011 New Written Notice Required To New Employees In 2012
11/29/2011 New Limits On Employer Rights To Obtain Credit Reports
11/29/2011 New Penalties For Misclassifying Workers As Independent Contractors
11/17/2011 Stringent Requirements For Vineyards On The Horizon To Address Water Quality In The Napa And Sonoma Watersheds
09/26/2011 Construction Law Update: What’s In a Name?
09/22/2011 IP/Tech Update: When Web Hosting Leads to "Contributory" Trademark and Copyright Infringement
09/13/2011 Deadline to Block Registration of Your Trademark in a .xxx Domain Name
09/13/2011 IP/Tech Update: Court Tosses Oracle’s $1.3 Billion Jury Award In Copyright Case Against SAP
09/02/2011 IP/Tech Update: Ninth Circuit Restricts Availability of Injunctive Relief for Copyright Infringement
07/31/2011 New Law Regarding Short Sales Goes Into Immediate Effect: No Deficiency Judgments
08/12/2011 Arbitrating Disputes With Employees: Three 2011 Cases Refine Standards for Arbitration Agreements in California
08/05/2011 Courts are Widening the Cracks in the Corporate Shield
08/04/2011 Continued Uncertainty in Federal Regulation of Storm Water From Construction Sites
07/18/2011 Governor Extends Relief for Developers (Again)
07/07/11 State Law Differences: When An Insurer Must Defend
06/14/2011 EPA's Authority to Issue PRPs Unilateral Orders Affirmed
03/01/2011 Missed Meal and Rest Periods in One Workday Constitute Two Violations
02/24/11 Retailers May Not Collect ZIP Codes From Customers
01/26/2011 Intellectual Property/Tech Law Update
01/20/2011 Intellectual Property/Tech Law Update
01/18/2011 Uncertainty About CERCLA Liability Protection
01/06/2011 New Laws Affecting Contractors
12/22/2010 Federal Estate & Gift Tax: Opportunities and Uncertainties
11/24/2010 State Water Board Modifies The Construction General Permit
11/09/2010 Contractors Can Now Operate As LLC's
11/02/2010 A Trio of California Cases Impact Owners of Real Property
11/02/2010 General Plans and Specific Plans: How Business and Property Owners Should Respond to Proposed Changes
11/02/2010 Soifer: No Title Company Liability for Erroneous Title Information in the Absence of a Policy
11/02/2010 The California Environmental Quality Act: A Process Primer
11/02/2010 Storm Runoff - A Bigger Issue for Project Design
11/02/2010 Climate Change Corner: Proposition 23 - Senate Bill 375 Update - Civil War Over Climate Change
11/02/2010 The Wendel Report: Environmental & Real Estate Update, Winter 2010
10/15/2010 Ensure That You've Insured The Right Property: Deference Must Be Given To The Insureds' Reasonable Expectations
08/31/2010 Tip Pooling Law: Employees Cannot Sue
08/11/2010 The "Chipotle Experience" - A Substitute Experience Violates The ADA
05/11/2010 No "Free Look" For Buyers: California Supreme Court Addresses Consideration and Enforceability Issues in Real Estate Purchase Contracts
04/29/2010 The Wendel Report: Real Estate & Environmental, Spring 2010
04/27/2010 Expansion of Storm Water Regulation Underway
04/27/2010 CALGreen: Its Impact on New Construction in California and Third-Party Certifications
04/27/2010 Reporting Entity Changes in Ownership: New Penalties?
04/27/2010 Your Tenant Goes Bust - What Next?
04/27/2010 REO Pre-Foreclosure Due Diligence: Selecting the Lender's Team
03/31/2010 The New "Classic" Divisibility: Pre-Liability Apportionment By Degree
02/08/2010 Climate Change Corner: National Climate Change Legislation Struggling & BAAQMD Update on CEQA Thresholds
01/22/2010 Federal Estate Tax: A Closer Look
12/31/2009 2010 Employment Law Update: Get Ready for the New Year
12/16/2009 RESPA Update: Enforcement Delay a Call to Action
12/15/2009 The Wendel Report: Restaurants & Wineries, Winter 2009
12/15/2009 Unintentional Violation of ADA Laws Can Lead to Financial Liability
12/15/2009 Potential Pitfalls for New Liquor Licenses
12/15/2009 Navigating Troubled Times
12/15/2009 Breaking a Lease: The Tenant's Legal Liability
12/15/2009 New Case Allows Tip Pooling Between the Front and Back of the House
11/20/2009 Tax Relief Passed for Businesses with Net Operating Losses
11/19/2009 Further Information on Climate Change Seminar: Agencies Give Guidance
11/11/2009 Kids Bite Back: The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act Has Sharp Teeth
11/11/2009 The Greening of Chemistry: California's New Initiative
11/11/2009 A Future For Stigma Damages
11/11/2009 What Lurks Below?? Possible CERCLA Liability
11/11/2009 Regulatory Update: The Construction Industry Comes Back to Face a New Storm Water Permit September 2009
11/11/2009 Title Due Diligence – What You Need to Know When Evaluating Distressed Properties
11/11/2009 The Wendel Report: Real Estate & Environmental, Winter 2009
11/11/2009 Climate Change Corner: Legislative and Regulatory Updates, Analysis and Comment
10/14/2009 Labor Commissioner Decides Reduced Work Schedule and Pay May Not Affect Employee's Exempt Status
10/09/2009 Green Building Report: Getting Credit for What You Do
09/17/2009 BAAQMD District GHG Thresholds of Significance Will Have Wide Impact
09/24/2009 New Court Decision – GHG Emitters Liable Under Federal Nuisance Law
09/04/2009 The Perfect Storm: New Permit Regulation for Storm Water Discharge at Construction Sites
07/21/2009 Lease Renegotiation and Exit Strategies Seminar - Program Materials
07/22/2009 Second Subdivision Map Extension Measure Affords Developers Additional Relief
07/06/2009 Commuter Benefits: An Easy, Effective Way for an Employer to be Green
06/10/2009 GHG & CEQA Seminar - Program Materials
06/09/2009 Getting Your Project Approved
05/06/2009 CERCLA Clarified (Yet Again!)
04/07/2009 Stimulus Plan Update
04/07/2009 The Wendel Report: Real Estate & Environmental, Spring 2009
04/07/2009 When a Tentative Map Falls In Your Lap
04/07/2009 Recent Cases Involving the Enforceability of Purchase and Sale Agreements
04/07/2009 Contaminated Property: Who is Left Holding the Bag in a Down Economy?
04/07/2009 Buying Leases Out of Bankruptcy: An Opportunity for Strong Tenants
03/26/2009 State of California v. Allstate Insurance Company
03/04/2009 And You Thought CERCLA Was Complicated Before . . . Just Wait!!!
02/06/2009 Salmon and Grapes May Not Mix: Will a New Lawsuit Impact Northern California's Agriculture Industry?
01/22/2009 California Court Upholds $2.5 Million Fine Against Corporate Officers for Violation of Underground Storage Tank Laws
12/01/2008 CEQA and Climate Change: The Uncertainty Continues
12/01/2008 Lack of Remedy for Corps' Jurisdictional Determination
12/01/2008 New UST Guidelines in the Works: California LUFT Manual
12/01/2008 Open Season on Enforcement: Water Board Enforcement Update
12/01/2008 The Wendel Report: Environmental, Winter 2008
12/01/2008 The Public Trust Takes to the Sky
10/29/2008 UST Fund: Low on Funds - Delay in Reimbursements
09/16/2008 Green Building Carbon Credits
09/01/2008 Negotiating Selected Ground Lease Provisions
09/01/2008 Entitlement or Bust: Issues to Consider for Owners of Property with Development Potential
09/01/2008 The Wendel Report: Restaurants & Wineries, Fall 2008
09/01/2008 Guarantor Liability - A Litigation Perspective
09/01/2008 The Winery and the "Rockstar" Winemaker: The Keys to Success
09/01/2008 Green Your Restaurant
09/01/2008 The Oakland Restaurant Renaissance
09/01/2008 The Wendel Report: Real Estate, Fall 2008
09/01/2008 What is a Trademark?
09/01/2008 Important Issues in Negotiating Restaurant Leases
08/22/2008 Services Propose Raising the Bar for Endangered Species Act Consultations
08/08/2008 Building Downturn Leads Governor to Sign Legislative Relief for Developers
07/25/2008 New Meal and Rest Period Case May Offer Some Relief to Employers
07/22/2008 Surprise - The "No-Surprises Rule" Is Not Applicable to the Endangered Species Act
06/20/2008 State Provides Interim Informal Guidance for Assessing Greenhouse Gas Impacts Under CEQA
05/28/2008 Unintended Consequence of the Budget Crisis – The Spectre of the Vigilante
05/01/2008 Storm Water Compliance on Construction Sites Becoming More Complex and Costly
03/01/2008 On the Cutting Edge: Recent Climate Change Developments
02/05/2008 The New Wetland Test—Even the Courts Can't Figure It Out
12/14/2007 New Vapor Intrusion Legislation and Industry Standards Will Increase Costs and Time for Real Estate Transactions
12/01/2007 Real Estate Newsletter - Winter 2008
11/30/2007 Difficulties of Post-Rapanos Wetland Guidance Prompt Extension of Comment Period
11/01/2007 Financing Provisions in Commercial Ground Leases
11/01/2007 Emission Reporting – It’s Real and Starting Soon
11/01/2007 California Air Resources Board May Require Greenhouse Gas Emission Reports in 2009
08/15/2007 Court Expands Eligibility For the UST Cleanup Fund
06/01/2007 Post-Rapanos Guidance From Corps and EPA: "You Figure it Out."
06/01/2007 Environmental Newsletter - Summer 2007
05/01/2007 Avoid a Walk in Kenneth Cole's Shoes
05/01/2007 Developers, Builders & Property Owners – New Storm Water Permit Under Construction
03/01/2007 Pros and Cons of Commercial Ground Leases
03/01/2007 Real Estate Newsletter - Spring 2007
09/01/2006 Real Estate Newsletter - Fall 2006
08/01/2006 Prop 64: Changes to California's Unfair Competition Law
04/01/2006 Notorious Disabled Litigant Entitled to Pursue Access Lawsuits
03/01/2004 Environmental Newsletter - Spring 2004
09/01/2003 Environmental Newsletter - Fall 2003
01/01/2003 On the March: When Employees Must Leave for Military Duty