LEGAL NEWS & BLOG
Understanding Property Insurance, Mutual Releases, and Waivers of Subrogation in Commercial Leases
By Brian T Selogie, Real Estate Attorney
Property insurance, a mutual release, and a mutual waiver of subrogation are common and often misunderstood provisions in a commercial lease agreement. In a well-drafted commercial lease, these provisions create a framework whereby the parties allocate risk- first to the respective insurance carriers and then to the responsible party.
Millions Recovered for our Personal Injury Clients
Personal injury claims are among the most common cases at our law firm. Millions of Americans are hurt yearly, and the only thing more difficult than recovery can be getting the restitution you deserve.
While mild personal injuries may incur medical bills, lost wages and emotional damages, severe injuries can be permanently life-altering. In any case, you deserve to receive fair compensation for the suffering and losses that your injury has caused you and your loved ones.
New “Freedom to Walk Act” Goes into Effect
By Albro L. Lundy III
California has recently passed a new law called the “Freedom to Walk Act” that has relaxed the state’s jaywalking laws. Starting from January 1, 2023, pedestrians in California will no longer receive a jaywalking ticket unless they cross the street in a dangerous manner.
By Mary Korkodian, Trust & Real Estate Attorney
Many people are unaware that a spouse, child, or parent of a worker may be eligible for Social Security benefits, whether the worker is living or has died. This benefit is especially important for families with children. This blog is intended to provide general information about family and survivor benefits but is not intended to cover all eligibility requirements.
Proposition 19 Update
By Mary, Korkodian, Trust & Real Estate Attorney
There is an important update to California’s Proposition 19 which affects parent to child transfers of property. Read more to learn the new values for exclusion.
2023 Employment Law Changes
By Alese Lesser Rajaniemi
This year started off rocky for many, as the result of mass layoffs across industries. However, 2023 also brought some changes in employment laws that provide additional protections to employees. Below are several new changes and a brief explanation for what each means to California employees.
Baker, Burton & Lundy is very pleased to announce that Brian Triplitt Selogie has been named a partner in the firm.
Brian’s energy, skill and competitive spirit give BB&L’s clients a significant advantage in their business and real estate matters.
By Brad N. Baker
We are more and more a password-protected world.
We are more and more a paperless society.
This combination is causing unexpected heartache and frustration.
Read on to learn about avoiding password pitfalls.
E-Bike Accidents on the Rise are Causing Personal Injuries
Since 2021, e-bike and e-scooter sales have skyrocketed, and these motorized vehicles are commonly ridden around the South Bay. The law regarding electric bikes is in its infancy, relative to the explosion in usage of the number of electric bikes and other electrified vehicles.
By Brian T. Selogie
Coming In Spring 2023 – Measure ULA Poses Dramatic Increase in Cost of Transferring High-Value Los Angeles Real Estate.
In November of 2022 voters in the City of Los Angeles approved Ballot Measure ULA, which imposes a dramatic increase in DTT applicable to transactions for certain real estate located in the City of Los Angeles.
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We are here to help you stay out of legal trouble or pull you out if you get in – your Legal Lifeguards in the South Bay.
By Mary Korkodian & Brad N. Baker
The unusual crisis of COVID-19 has affected and disrupted almost every aspect of our daily lives. As we grapple with changes in our day-to-day routine, many of us also are experiencing stress and worry about the unknown. One way to alleviate some worry and anxiety is to have an estate plan that reflects our wishes and values.
Summer Intern Spotlight
Meet Ryan Duffy, our summer intern from UCLA Law School. Ryan has returned to Baker, Burton & Lundy for a second internship in our Litigation department – and we love having him back another time!
Learn more about Ryan and what he likes about the law in our blog.
By Albro L. Lundy III, Trial Lawyer
This month over 90 women including some of the most famous US Olympic gymnasts filed a $1 billion suit against the FBI for ignoring claims of sexual assault, and then mishandling the victims’ claims and then covering up their neglect. This highlights one of the most pernicious problems in stopping sexual abuse – the lack of support victims face when they finally come forward to confront an abuser.
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Baker, Burton & Lundy is proud to display one of the 74 decorated surfboards for the Leadership Hermosa Beach 2022 project which are placed all around the city. Painted by artists Jennifer and Justin Mars, the colorful board “Beach Views” is featured on the roof deck of the Hermosa Beach law firm.