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Ownership of Fixtures

Fixtures are items of personal property that are so attached to the land that they are considered a part of it.  (See Civ. Code § 660; People v. Church (1943) 136 P.2d 139, 144.) Specifically, “whether an article is a fixture is ordinarily a question of fact to be determined upon the evidence in the particular case, and the question is determined not only by the manner in which the article is annexed to the realty but also by the relationship between the parties.” (Clifford v. Epsten (1951) 106 CalApp.2d 221, 225 citing Taylor v. Heydenreich (1949) 92 Cal.App.2d 684, 688.) Typically, unless a lease provides otherwise, the fixtures on the rental property belong to the landlord, even if they are installed by the tenant.  (Peiser v. Mettler (1958) 50 Cal.2d.594, 606;

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Zachary Schorr Wins “Real Estate Litigation Attorney of the Year in California”

Schorr Law is pleased to announce that CorporateINTL has selected Schorr Law’s lead real estate attorney – Zachary Schorr as the Real Estate Litigation Attorney of the Year in California.   This is quite an honor for Mr. Schorr and he continues to aggressively litigate real estate matters throughout California.   As background,  Corporate International publishes magazines and practice area guides around the world for business leaders and professionals, investors, and in-house counsel. Their publications are read  in over 150 countries. Corporate International awards business professionals who have shown exceptional service and expertise in their fields in the past year. They use a skilled independent research team to select 5 nominees in each category and then have an independent awards panel in each country pick

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Extinguishment of Easements by Merger

  There are many ways that an easement can be extinguished or terminated. In this post, I discuss how an easement can be extinguished by merger. In later post we will discuss situations where an easement is not extinguished by merger. As discussed in some of our previous posts, by definition, an easement is the right to use or prevent use of the land of another. As a result, a person cannot have an easement on his or her own land. (See Civ. Code § 805.) Therefore, as further discussed below, an easement can be extinguished when the same person acquires the fee title to both dominant and servient tenements. (See Leggio v. Haggerty (1965) 231 Cal.App.2d 873, 881.) A merger occurs where the same person owns both the

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Los Angeles Commercial Lease Counseling – Arbitration Provisions

Arbitration Provisions in Commercial Leases Continuing our series on important things to consider when you enter into a commercial lease we now turn our focus to arbitration provisions in commercial leases. Many leases contain contractual arbitration provisions.  Arbitration is a technique for resolving disputes outside of the court system.  In arbitration, the parties to a dispute allow an arbitrator (typically a retired judge) to resolve their dispute and agree to be bound by the arbitrator’s decision – no matter what it is.  There are a few key differences between arbitration and the court system.  For example, consider these salient differences: No right to a jury trial.  In arbitration you do not have the right to a jury trial.   The arbitrator(s) make the final decision

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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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