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Enforcing a mechanic’s lien in California? Don’t waive your right to arbitrate the dispute

Jeff Brown June 12, 2018
claim of lien form

If contractors in California want to retain the chance to arbitrate a contractual dispute, they must comply with a state statute when seeking to enforce a mechanic’s lien. Otherwise they’ll be stuck litigating the dispute in court. READ MORE

Appraisals for commercial lease extensions: A step-by-step guide

Jeff Brown May 3, 2016

We’ll go through the basic steps of an appraisal to determine rent, including when the appraisal process starts, how to pick an appraiser (or appraisers), and how a rent determination is actually made. READ MORE

Litigate or arbitrate: Does it matter?

Jeff Brown November 17, 2015

Jeff Brown of our LA office and David Dick of our St. Louis office discuss the strategic use of mediation, litigation, and arbitration provisions. READ MORE