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Three Harvest Partners Named 2024 CRE Visionaries by L.A. Times B2B Publishing

Harvest LLP partners Eoin Gubbins, David Levine, and Chris Rizza were honored among the “Commercial Real Estate Visionaries: Professional Service Providers” for 2023 by L.A. Times B2B Publishing.  Now in its fourth edition, the annual award features noteworthy senior-level executives …

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Key Legal Considerations in Retail Leasing at Mixed-Use Residential Properties

Mixed-use properties pose unique legal challenges as different types of tenants often have divergent legal interests.  In mixed-use properties with retail and residential uses, landlords must ensure their leases provide retail tenants sufficient operational flexibility without sacrificing the residential tenants’ …

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Navigating Evolving Parking Issues in Shopping Centers

Parking has long been a critical aspect of the shopping center experience, influencing consumer behavior, tenant satisfaction, and overall profitability. Parking allocation can be a contentious issue among tenants within shopping centers, particularly when space is limited or unevenly distributed.  …

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Sheetz v. El Dorado County: A Victory Against Overbearing Impact Fees 

On April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark 9-0 decision in Sheetz v. El Dorado County.  The justices unanimously ruled that certain development impact fees may violate the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on unconstitutional takings of private …

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Harvest Partner and GC Recognized Among “San Diego’s Top Attorneys”

Harvest LLP partner and General Counsel Jamie Altman Buggy was recently named to “San Diego’s Top Attorneys” for 2024 by SD Metro Magazine.  The annual list highlights notable attorneys who are contributing to their profession and community. Jamie has broad experience in all …

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Harvest Partners Named in San Diego Super Lawyers 2024

Harvest LLP partners Fernando Landa and Jamie Altman Buggy were named in the 2024 edition of San Diego Super Lawyers.  This is Fernando’s sixth consecutive year of recognition and Jamie’s first following her prior selection to the publication’s “Rising Stars” …

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New California Real Estate Laws: What to Expect in 2024

The following is a brief overview of new California laws enacted in 2023 and taking effect in 2024 that impact the real estate industry. As it has in recent years, the California Legislature again focused its efforts in facilitating the …

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Legal Considerations for ADU Sellers Under California’s New AB 1033 Law

In October 2023, California passed AB 1033, a measure that allows municipalities to permit Californians to subdivide and sell accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”) on residential lots. The purpose of the law is to increase the amount of available housing and …

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Green Lease Provisions Can Benefit Both Landlords and Tenants

As more companies boost their sustainability initiatives, both landlords and tenants are increasingly looking to advance their environmental goals through special lease provisions.  “Green” provisions mandating environmentally friendly practices can benefit both landlords and tenants economically – and seem poised …

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Battery Storage Tenants: Key Considerations for Landlords

Commercial landlords are seeing an increase in tenants storing lithium batteries and other types of batteries in their premises and buildings.  This is even more prevalent in states – like California – that have lofty ambitions to reduce their dependency …

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Harvest Named in “Best Law Firms” 2024 Edition

LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2023) — Harvest LLP was recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, receiving a First-Tier ranking in San Diego for Real Estate Litigation.  It is the second consecutive year the firm has been included …

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Assumable Multifamily Loans: What Investors Need to Know

For those grappling with high borrowing rates, this strategy presents an intriguing alternative, observe Brandt Hollander and Lee Kaplan of Harvest LLP. With interest rates surging to historic highs and lenders pulling back on issuing new loans, it is no …

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New Regulatory Policy Statement Provides Guidance to Lenders and Borrowers for Navigating CRE Loan Workouts

On June 29, 2023, several banking regulators – including the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation –adopted a new Policy Statement on Prudent Commercial Real Estate Loan Accommodations and Workouts. This policy statement provides lenders guidance regarding commercial real estate loans …

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Three Harvest Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2024 Edition in San Diego, Los Angeles

Three Harvest LLP attorneys were recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers®.  Partner Fernando Landa and Partner/General Counsel Jamie Altman Buggy were listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Real Estate in San Diego, and Senior Counsel Stephanie Sweat was listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® …

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Ensuring the Enforceability of Letters of Credit in Cases of Tenant Bankruptcy and Lender Distress

Landlords have a few tools to secure a tenant’s payment under a commercial lease – most notably, personal guarantees, security deposits and letters of credit.  Landlords should be aware that irrevocable letters of credit are the preferred method of security …

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Harvest Attorneys Landa and Sweat Honored in Super Lawyers 2023

Harvest LLP partner Fernando Landa and senior counsel Stephanie Sweat were recognized by Super Lawyers for 2023.  Landa was named to the 2023 San Diego Super Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year, and Sweat was selected to the “Rising Stars” …

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New Regulations Promoting Conversion of Obsolete Office Buildings Create Opportunities for Developers

Across the country, office occupancy has remained stubbornly low following the Covid-19 pandemic, while at the same time, apartment rents have exploded to record highs.  This dual crisis has led to calls for the redevelopment of vacant office buildings for …

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How and When to Provide Notice of an Insurance Claim

The early stages of an insurance claim are often the most critical.  Your phone rings – there was an accident at one of your properties, a bad environmental report came in, some worrisome information from an employee is reported.  Make …

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Preparing Your Property Portfolio for a Possible Recession

While economists and pundits may disagree about the likelihood of a recession in 2023, it is important for real estate investors to take steps now to prepare their portfolios for a potential economic slowdown given the stark rise in interest …

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Los Angeles Eviction Moratorium Lifted: What Landlords Need to Know

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Los Angeles implemented a temporary eviction moratorium to protect residential and commercial tenants during a time of widespread economic hardship.  The moratorium went into effect on March 4, 2020 and did …

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The Future of Transfer Taxes Approved by LA Voters in Question

It’s called the “Mansion Tax,” but commercial investors will feel it the most, according to attorney Lee Kaplan of Harvest LLP. The future of new real estate transfer taxes scheduled to take effect in April 2023—which have been worrying investors …

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Harvest Grows with New Partner, Associate and CFO

Harvest LLP, a growing premier commercial real estate law firm, announced three new team members: David Levine, Steven Jeppson and Julie Scher. Levine joins as a partner based in Los Angeles, while Jeppson and Scher are based in San Diego …

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Harvest Listed in “Best Law Firms” 2023

Harvest is honored to be included in the 13th edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® . The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in San Diego for Real Estate Litigation. The 2023 rankings incorporate more than 12.2 million …

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Time Kills All Deals

Most clients are familiar with the old adage “time kills all deals”.  Given current market conditions and the fact that a number of pundits believe that we are potentially entering into an economic slowdown, it is increasingly critical to complete real …

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Cheryl Brechlin Nominated to “Inspirational Women Forum & Leadership Awards” for 2022

Harvest Senior Counsel Cheryl Nieman Brechlin was recognized as a nominee for the L.A. Times B2B Publishing’s 2022 Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards. The annual awards recognize and celebrate outstanding women from corporations and nonprofit organizations throughout California who demonstrated noteworthy success …

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Three Harvest Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Congratulations to our Harvest attorneys for being recognized by Best Lawyers®! We are pleased to announce that Founding Partner Fernando Landa has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and that Cheryl Nieman Brechlin and Stephanie Sweat have been listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ 2023 …

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David Alvarado Recognized Among “Commercial Real Estate Visionaries” for 2022

Harvest founding partner David Alvarado was named among the “Commercial Real Estate Visionaries: Professional Service Advisors” for 2022 by L.A. Times B2B Publishing. The annual awards highlight noteworthy senior-level executives for their successes and accomplishments during the last 24 months, …

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Cultivating Commercial Real Estate Success: Introducing Harvest

New Bicoastal Law Firm Focuses on Client Service, Talent and Technology to Serve Top-Tier Clients LOS ANGELES (May 24, 2022) – Harvest LLP, driven by the desire to help clients capitalize on opportunities and achieve results, announced its opening today. …

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