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A client came to us after a fire sprinkler inside her condo caused significant water damage to her neighbors’ condos and her home.  Her HOA attempted to levy a special assessment against her to recover repair costs not covered by the HOA’s insurance.  The HOA also did not repair portions of her unit which were covered under the HOA’s insurance policy.   Instead, the HOA pressured her to pay out-of-pocket expenses to the HOA’s contractor whose rates were significantly higher than other estimates.  The HOA ignored her repeated requests for more information as she attempted to resolve the matter.  Meanwhile, she lived in her water-damaged condo as the dispute continued for several months.

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Are you a business owner looking to rent a commercial space for your business?  Are you a landlord who wants to find a suitable tenant for your commercial property?  Whether you are a landlord or a renter, it is important to understand the details of a commercial lease before signing on the dotted line.  Otherwise, you may be forced to deal with long-term problems.

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Estate Planning:  July 26, 2016

International Investors Need Estate Planning

Since Congress established the EB-5 Program in 1990, individuals interested in investing capital into the U.S. can do so and enjoy the benefits of becoming lawful permanent residents of the United States. The EB-5 Program is based on three main elements, (1) an applicant’s investment of capital of at least $500,000 to $1,000,000; (2) in a new commercial enterprise, (3) that creates at least 10 jobs for qualifying employees.

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Beyond the Law:  July 15, 2016

Angel Riley visits Aim High

On July 13, 2016, attorney Angel Riley, attended Aim High visiting day at Roosevelt Elementary School in Redwood City, California. Aim High was co-founded 30 years ago by Alec Lee, and is an organization that offers free summer learning programs to middle school students in Northern California, with classes at 17 different schools within the region.

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Business, Employment:  July 13, 2016

New California Smoking Restrictions in the Workplace

California passed new anti-smoking legislation which places greater restrictions on smoking in the work place.  No business can allow smoking in the workplace if clients or other non-employees are allowed into their workplace. The new law also applies to company breakrooms, hotel lobbies, bars, banquet rooms and warehouses, which were previously exempt from California's workplace smoking ban.  

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