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Should You Build Green?

168717439As public concern about the effects of human activity on the environment has grown, so too has the interest in green building. And that interest is well-directed, because a Climate Action Team report (.pdf) has identified buildings as the second largest end-user contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in California.

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Good News, Bad News for Foreclosed Homeowners

Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill with new antideficiency protection for foreclosed homeowners, but vetoed another. Interestingly, the governor acted contrary to expectations — the bill he vetoed was widely expected to pass, while the one he signed was considered a sleeper.

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Commercial Landlords Face Limits on Recovering Future Rent from Bankrupt Tenants

Commercial bankruptcies continue to soar, leaving frustrated landlords hung out to dry by bankrupt tenants. After filing for bankruptcy, a commercial tenant has a limited time to either assume or reject its lease as an executory contract. This election has significance to both the tenant and the landlord.

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Profile in Practice: Arthur Mazirow

As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, our blog will post a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys.

This week, we profile attorney Arthur Mazirow:

CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?

Art: For many years I was a transactional real estate lawyer specializing in industrial and commercial development and leasing in Southern California. I chose the real estate field because I majored in real estate when I attended the UCLA School of Business.