Category: Courtside Newsletter


AB 5 Passed Out of Senate as Ninth Circuit Depublishes Vasquez Decision

August 23rd, 2019 by

BY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW | OF COUNSELASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERK Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez) has passed out of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, bringing those in the employment industry and employees one step closer to clarity regarding independent contractor status. AB 5 is in response to Dynamex Operations […]


Courtside Real Estate Newsletter: June 2019 New and Revised Forms

June 10th, 2019 by

Download PDF BY: JOHN G. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW | OF COUNSELASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERK Recently, the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R) released its list of proposed new and revised forms scheduled for release in June 2019. This list includes three new forms and thirteen revised forms. This Courtside Newsletter will discuss what real […]


Courtside Real Estate Newsletter: Fair Housing Laws You Need to Know

May 1st, 2019 by

Download PDF BY: JOHN G. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW | OF COUNSEL ASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERK In recent years, fair employment and housing laws have continued to expand in an effort to protect persons from discrimination in the employment and housing process. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) was created to protect […]


Courtside Real Estate Newsletter: The Latest from the 2019 California Association of REALTORS® Winter Business Meetings

March 28th, 2019 by

Download PDF BY: ROBERT H. TYLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW ASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERK LINDA CONAWAY, LEGAL ASSISTANT January 31, 2019 to February 1, 2019, the associates at Tyler and Bursch, LLP had the pleasure of attending the 2019 California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Winter Business Meetings in Indian Wells. Below isour report on the […]


Courtside Real Estate Newsletter: New Laws Affecting REALTORS® in 2019

January 25th, 2019 by

BY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW | OF COUNSEL CASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL The California Legislature has enacted several new laws that may affect REALTORS® and their practices this year. This month’s Courtside Newsletter provides an overview of some of those laws.


Courtside Newsletter October 2018 New & Revised C.A.R. Forms Slated for December Release

October 29th, 2018 by

BY: ROBERT H. TYLER, ATTORNEY AT LAWASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERKCASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL The California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will release two (2) new and eleven (11) revised forms the week of December 10, 2018. It should be noted that while C.A.R. was originally going to release two additional new forms, the Seller Common Interest […]


Courtside Newsletter: August 2018 Dynamex & the Independent Contractor Status

August 30th, 2018 by

Download PDFBY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAWASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERKCASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL According to the California Supreme Court, “In recent years…both the federal and state governments have declared that the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees is a very serious problem, depriving federal and state governments of billions of dollars […]


Courtside Newsletter: C.A.R. New & Revised Forms to Be Released in June

June 25th, 2018 by

Download PDFBY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAWASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERKCASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL The California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will release three (3) new and eight (8) revised forms on or about June 25, 2018. In this month’s Courtside Newsletter, we will explore the new forms, their significance, and the revisions to existing forms.


Courtside Newsletter: Presentation of Offers

May 29th, 2018 by

BY: KELLY A. NEAVEL, ATTORNEY AT LAWASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERKCASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL Download in PDF Working as a real estate agent is a tricky job, no matter which way you look at it. As a seller’s agent, you’re trying to get the highest price for your client. As a buyer’s agent, you’re trying to […]


Courside Newsletter: Risky Business: Safety First

April 23rd, 2018 by

BY: KELLY A. NEAVEL, ATTORNEY AT LAWASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERKCASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL Any which way you look at it, real estate is a risky business. For agents, not only is it their job to find someone’s dream home and potentially their biggest investment, they must also put their reputation, livelihood, and personal safety on […]