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...]

Fresno Attorneys receive 2010 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to recognize its 2010 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Every year, the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics puts together a listing of outstanding lawyers in more than seventy practice areas. These attorneys are recognized for their uncompromising work and professional achievement. Only upon being nominated by their peers and evaluated by an independent source in a multi-phase process, do attorneys qualify for Super Lawyer honors. Top up-and-coming … [Read more...]

A Trend Toward Harmonizing Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process Claims Under the FEHA and ADA?

Nadaf-Rahrov v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., et al.: A Trend Toward Harmonizing Reasonable Accommodation and Interactive Process Claims Under the FEHA and ADA? The Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District in Nadaf-Rahrov v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., et al. (Sept. 10, 2008, Cal. Ct. App. 1st) __ Cal.App.4th __ [2008 DJDAR14314] held the federal definition of “reasonable accommodation” applies to disability-based discrimination claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, … [Read more...]

Are You In Compliance With The New California Foreclosure Laws?

In an effort to “help even more Californians keep the American Dream of homeownership alive,” Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 1137 into law on July 8, 2008. Taking full effect on September 6, 2008, the new laws have implications for lenders and borrowers alike. … [Read more...]

The Benefits and Perils of Hiring from Competitors

By Scott J. Ivy Lang, Richert and Patch Regardless of the industry, almost every business has been faced with an increasingly common dilemma. Your star salesperson or employee, to whom you have devoted significant amounts of time and money training and developing, suddenly announces he or she is leaving to join a direct competitor. Will your customers follow? Will the employee divulge your confidential information in an attempt to lure his or her former customers to his new firm? The hiring … [Read more...]