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20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

11/9/2018 11:45am1:00pm
PLI California Center, 685 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States of America

Rick Van Duzer speaking on "Construction Issues" at the 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute.

Topics include:

  • Selecting the proper delivery system
  • Update on standardized “form” documents
  • Critical risk-shifting provisions in construction contracts, including a discussion on dispute resolution clauses
  • Issues with inconsistent treatment across jurisdictions
  • Firm Highlights

    Publication

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    Farella Braun + Martel Advises on Sale of 2,300-Acre Foote Ranch

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    Accessory Dwelling Units Authorized in New Construction

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    Keeping Tabs on Energy Efficiency – New Benchmarking Requirements for San Francisco

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    San Francisco Now Requires 100% Renewable Energy for Commercial Buildings

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    A Watershed Moment for Renter Protections

    It is tough to recognize when a watershed moment has occurred while one is in "the moment," but it won't take long for many to recognize that California is currently in the midst of one...

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    Legal Ins and Outs of 'Opportunity Zones' — So Far

    A new tax incentive intended to stimulate investment in low-income communities known as opportunity zones has attracted significant attention from investors, developers, and business owners since its enactment under Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal...

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    Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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    California's Changing Approach to Housing Policy

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    San Francisco COPA Program Rules Released

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