These types of actions are common in a number of circumstances. One instance is when two parties jointly inherit property, but cannot decide what to do with the real estate after receiving the inheritance. Another instance is when a parent buys real estate for a child under certain conditions, but the child fails to uphold their end of the bargain. In yet another instance, two persons buy property together in anticipation of a longer relationship that fails to materialize.
Eminent Domain is the power of a governmental entity to take private property for public use. As contained in both the United States and California Constitutions, the power of eminent domain is both very powerful but also contains certain limitations that governmental entities must respect.
Real estate litigation is the formal process of resolving disputes over the ownership, use, sale, and development of real estate whether through mediation, arbitration, negotiation, or trial. As real estate forms one of the largest bases of wealth for many individuals and businesses, disputes over real estate frequently occur because there is so much at stake.
When important property rights are at stake, our firm is there to ensure that your rights are respected. Our firm is experienced in handling cases from negotiations, mediation, and the trial and appeal process.
Business partnership and shareholder disputes often arise when the owners of the company can no longer agree on the direction for the company, or how to properly divide the company’s profits.
Frequently, these suits coincide with financial fraud or breach of contract issues. Underwood Law Firm, P.C. is well-versed with these issues and can provide you with a plan to resolve these disputes to your advantage.
In 2019, California passed into law AB 1486 (Ting 2019) to connect developers interested in building affordable housing with surplus local public land that is both available and proper for housing development.
Under AB 1486, local agencies (cities, counties, and special districts) must send notices about available surplus land to (a) California’s Housing and Community Development Department, (b) any local public entity within the jurisdiction where the surplus local land is located, and (c) developers who have notified HCD of their interest in developing affordable housing on surplus local land.