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Mediating Real Estate Disputes – 5 Tips

In California, most buyers and sellers of residential and multifamily real estate use the California Association of Realtor’s standardized purchase and sale agreements and accompanying deal documents. While these forms can be customized, many of the typewritten (boilerplate) terms rarely change. One such term is the mediation provision.   The mediation provision requires the parties to participate in mediation before filing a lawsuit. If a party fails to participate in mediation prior to filing or defending a lawsuit, then that party will be barred from recovering their prevailing party attorneys’ fees (being reimbursed their attorneys’ fees spent in the litigation or arbitration) in the event they win the whole case. Mediation can be thought of as a settlement conference. Here are 5 important things to know

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C.A.R Purchase and Sale Dispute Resolution

At Schorr Law our real estate attorneys frequently litigate disputes that arise out of the use of the California Association of Realtor (“CAR”) forms for residential and income producing property.  In general, we find the forms are clear and well written. Most CAR forms follow the same dispute resolution process.  The steps are set forth in the diagram above and in word form below. This diagram can be used for Breach of Lease Term, Specific Performance, Non – Disclosures, and Escrow Deposit Disputes as well. First, the party making a demand must make a demand for mediation in order to preserve their right to recover their attorneys’ fees as provided to the winner in a dispute arising out of the CAR forms.  Should the party

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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