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The Trick to Recovering Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

How To Recover Attorney’s Fees in a Partition Action Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is enjoying the benefits of a property without contributing to the … Read More

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Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instructions

California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so long as they follow the escrow instructions. One court summarily rejected the arguments of a “malfeasant escrow holder [that attempted] to … Read More

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Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deeds

Mortgage Shotgunning Definition and How to Solve this Real Estate Fraud The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of California. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014. Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deeds (click for PDF) By Scott Talkov This … Read More

Mortgage Shotgunning: Indexing and the Priority of Trust Deeds

District Split is Ripe for California Supreme Court Review Mortgage Shotgunning The real estate fraud known as mortgage shotgunning or slamming occurs when real property is refinanced with multiple lenders within a short period of time, such that each lender lacks knowledge of the other lenders. The prior lender and homeowner, working in cahoots, then … Read More

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Lawyer Scott Talkov Published in American Bar Association Journal on Real Estate Law

Attorney Scott Talkov was recognized by the American Bar Association for his academic diligence through the publication of his research paper focusing on real estate finance and contracts. Talkov’s paper was published in the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal of the American Bar Association. With more than 30,000 members, the section is a leading national forum for … Read More

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