Which Business Entity Is Right for You?

If you are considering starting a business, you have a lot to think about. Where should you be located? Who should you hire? What products and services should you offer? Where will you get financing? One of the top questions that should be on your mind is what type of legal entity you will use for your company. Some people assume that they do not need a legal entity for their business just because it is easier not Read More

Who Is an Independent Contractor? Make Sure You Know the Qualifications

If you own a construction company in California you will need to make use of a wide range of different types of workers to get your jobs done. This is because there is so much specialized work that nobody can be an expert on everything. Even a standard job will likely require builders, suppliers, electricians, plumbers, and many others to ensure everything is done right. When working with all these people, you need Read More

3 Scenarios to Address in Your Partnership Agreement

Developing a partnership is a big decision. Although you and your partner may get along great right now, that may not always be the case. It’s a good idea to think through a few situations and scenarios where knowing exactly who can do what will be necessary. Thinking about these potential problems now will save you time, money, and, potentially, friendships down the road. What Happens if Someone Can No Longer Read More

What You Need to Know About Quiet Titles

The term “quiet title” describes a type of lawsuit that helps you establish a party’s right to a particular tract of real estate. Although the term may seem like it describes a specific type of title, it is actually more focused on the lawsuit that helps you “quiet the title.” Below are a few tips and information about quiet title actions in California. What Exactly is a Quiet Title Action? The objective to a Read More

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

A mechanic’s lien is a legal document filed against a property by a person or entity that provided materials or services for improvement of the property and were never paid. This includes contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Once filed against the property in question, the lien protects their right to be paid, negotiate a settlement, or foreclose on it. For example, if Joan Smith hires a contractor to build Read More

The 5 Elements That Make a Strong Construction Contract

When you’re planning on building a new home or commercial property or even renovating an existing one, you’ll be negotiating a lot with contractors, architects, engineers, and other construction professionals. Then you’ll be getting the agreed-upon terms in writing before work begins. All this advance planning is necessary to ensure that both sides have a clear understanding of the services, costs, timelines, and Read More


Closing on a house can be overwhelming, but a skilled real estate attorney can help you through the process. A typical closing can take anywhere from 30 to 45 days to complete all of the steps. A successful closing involves home inspections, communications with lenders, legal documents, and a home appraisal. The stress involved with all of this and more can be greatly reduced with the help of a real estate attorney Read More


Often I get asked if it is possible to shield real property from creditors. The law that protects creditors from fraudulent transfers is the "Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act" Since 1987, the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act has provided unsecured creditors remedies against debtors who make transfers of their properties or incur obligations against their property for the sole purpose of placing assets beyond the reach Read More


Here is a helpful checklist of things to do prior to buying a home. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PaulSian/posts/hmxVdacDVH6 www.adlerlaw.org Read More


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Summer/Fall 2017 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey shows that broad segments of the market will be slowing down in the coming years. The biannual survey projects a three-year-ahead outlook for California's commercial real estate industry and forecasts potential opportunities and challenges affecting office, multi-family, retail and Read More