Archives for September 2011

Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice

One of Lang, Richert & Patch's senior trial attorneys, William T. McLaughlin II, will be a moderator at program entitled "Civil Court Judicial Forum: Advanced Discovery and Trial Practice." The forum panel will consist of a number of sitting judges from the Fresno County Superior Court. Mr. McLaughlin has served as the moderator for this forum for the past three years. The forum will cover a broad range of topics including recent developments in state evidentiary law, expert evidence, getting … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba receives OneJustice’s Pro-Bono Award

On July 13 more than 350 attorneys, judges, law students, business, and community leaders were on hand when California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye presented Ana de Alba with an award for her tireless work to promote pro-bono in the Central Valley. Ms. de Alba was one of two attorneys state-wide to be recognized at this event. Ms. de Alba’s acceptance comments brought tears to the eyes of many as she talked about her experiences as the daughter of immigrant farm workers in the Central … [Read more...]

Reminder! Failure to Comply with Mechanic’s Lien Requirements Has Disastrous Results

By Matthew W. Quall and Ana de Alba Any developer, owner, contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, or design professional should be aware of the changes that have been made to California Mechanic's Lien Law which have taken effect as of January 1, 2011. Failure to properly implement these changes will have drastic consequences as it will render a Mechanic's Lien unenforceable as a matter of law. … [Read more...]

Rene Lastreto II to Speak on Statutory Ag Liens at CCBA Institute

Lang, Richert & Patch shareholder, Rene Lastreto II will be a faculty member on a program analyzing California Statutory Agricultural Liens and Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act issues at the 25th annual Central California Bankruptcy Institute on September 22 and 23, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Fresno, California. The panel discussion will focus on identifying, perfecting and enforcing certain statutory lien and PACA trust rights which have now become one of the primary considerations … [Read more...]

Producer’s Liens: Enforcement Issues

by René Lastreto II[1. Rene Lastreto, II is an owner shareholder at Lang, Richert & Patch, Attorneys at Law, a Professional Corporation. He has 30 years of experience in representing all contingencies in the loan enforcement process including lenders, bankruptcy trustees, borrowers, equipment lessors and others. His practice is in all Courts including the Bankruptcy Courts, Federal Courts and California Superior Courts. He is certified in the area of Creditors Rights Law by the … [Read more...]

Issues in Enforcing California Dairy Cattle Supply Liens

by René Lastreto II[1. Rene Lastreto II is an owner shareholder at Lang, Richert & Patch, Attorneys at Law, a Professional Corporation. He has 30 years of experience in representing all contingencies in the loan enforcement process including lender, bankruptcy trustee, borrowers, equipment lessors and others. His practice is in all Courts including the Bankruptcy Courts, Federal Courts and California Superior Courts. He is certified in the area of Creditors Rights Law by the American Board of … [Read more...]