The California Housing Market is thriving in a big way. As a result, homes like these are receiving multiple offers and are selling quickly.

California Housing Market Carries 2020 Momentum into 2021

California’s housing market began the 2021 year on a positive note. The state’s favorable trends continued from December into January, as we recorded the highest sales level since 2009. January saw a seasonally annualized rate of 484,730 closed escrow sales for existing, single-family detached homes in California (according to the California Association of Realtors, or […]

Churches across California can now host indoor church services, thanks to revised guidelines from Governor Newsom.

Governor Newsom Issues Revised Guidelines for Indoor Church Services

The religious faithful of California can now return to indoor church services, following Governor Newsom’s revised guidelines. The changes are based on the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the California state ban on indoor worship during the pandemic. That decision does still allow for restrictions on singing and chanting, however. Ultimately, this ruling represents the […]

Female small business owner stands in front of her bar, wearing gloves and a face mask.

LA County Launches Loan Program for Small Businesses Today

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) launches the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program today, January 28th, 2021. Clearly, the pandemic is wreaking havoc on businesses small and large. Therefore, LA County is choosing to act (whether it is too late remains to be seen). As California continues to grapple with the ever-changing landscape for businesses, […]

The 2020 Pet Boom

2020 has delivered plenty of surprises all across the spectrum, from disastrous to wonderful. One boom that almost no one could have predicted is the pet boom experienced stateside. Pet adoptions in the U.S. this year saw a surge unlike any before, a direct result of Americans being forced to stay home. Pets are providing […]

Which Videoconferencing Platform is Best?

Even before the Quarantine lifestyle that so many Americans currently endure, video conferencing and remote working were both growing in popularity. Video conferencing is now in widespread use, from celebrities hosting shows and performing table reads to teachers educating their students and managers meeting with their teams — it’s a veritable golden age for videoconferencing.  […]

The Force Majeure Clause

The Intricacies of the Force Majeure Clause During this Pandemic

Before COVID-19 hit, most people couldn’t tell you the definition of a force majeure clause. Simply put, a force majeure clause excuses a party from performing under a contract, if their performance becomes implausible or impractical, because of some unforeseen or unanticipated event. These uncontrollable events are also known as “Acts of God”. Parties often […]