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  • How to Navigate the Housing Court in Alameda County 2024
    How to Navigate the Housing Court in Alameda County 2024
    Tue, Feb 27
    Presented by the ACBA Real Estate Section
    Feb 27, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Presented by the ACBA Real Estate Section
    Compared to other departments, the housing court operates differently. Join this MCLE event and discover effective ways to navigate the housing court. The speakers consist of a recently appointed judge, Sarah Sandford-Smith and attorneys Alana Grice Conner and David Hall
    Wed, Mar 13
    SFAA Webinar
    Mar 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    SFAA Webinar
    This webinar will address the types of policies that are most likely to pose a familial status fair housing issue, and how to develop policies that effectively serve legitimate interests of housing providers without violating fair housing laws.


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Zoom Webinar with Steve Williams hosted by Matthew Sheridan of Newmark

California's Eviction Moratorium Extension and Recouping Lost Rent

SB 91 extended restrictions until June 30, 2021 but also includes a rental assistance program for low-income tenants to help repay back rent. Learn about the specifics of the law including timelines, requirements and recovery methods (rental assistance program and small claims court. 

March 4, 2021

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LinkedIn Live event with Steve Williams hosted by Paul Hitchcock of Barth Calderon

Giant Advice TV

Attorney Steve Williams discusses everything you need to know when it comes to investment property and handling the new laws, regulatoins and tenants

November 19, 2020

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Zoom Webinar with Alana Grice Conner hosted by Edrington & Associates

Oakland Rent and Eviction Control Update

Learn about the latest updates to Oakland's Rent and Eviction Controls in the age of COVID-19 as well as the recent changes to Tenant Protection Ordinance

September 19, 2020

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What are the options for Alameda County landlords who have tenants not paying rent?

California’s eviction moratorium expired last month, however Alameda county is upholding its temporary moratorium until further notice. While this protects tenants, many small landlords continue to be impacted financially by renters who refuse to pay rent or apply for state assistance. KCBS anchor, Lisa Chan Carnazzo spoke with real estate attorney Clifford Fried about what options are left for landlords.

October 10, 2021



Bay Area landlords struggle to make sense of ongoing eviction moratorium

March 21, 2022

Landlords in the Bay Area have endured almost two years of not receiving rent from tenants since the eviction moratorium was put in place. Real Estate Attorney Clifford Fried says the moratorium will make the housing crisis in the Bay Area worse. Click the link below to read the full story and listen to Clifford's interview. 

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Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation

June 15, 2022

Fair housing laws are broad and encompass virtually all areas of real property and rental housing. It is imperative for property owners and landlords to understand fair housing laws and apply them to their ownership and management of real property. Failure to do so exposes them to discrimination claims and potential liability. Come learn what's important to know about fair housing law so you don't fall into a trap!

From the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Library

Strategies for Addressing Ellis Act Evictions

Recorded June 9, 2022

While an Ellis Act eviction allows real estate owners to evict residential tenants to remove properties from the rental market, both landlord and tenants have specific rights and responsibilities in this eviction process. In this program, Steve Williams focuses on notice requirements, legal protections, and strategies. Providing practical guidance on Ellis Act processes, this program is ideal for attorneys experienced in eviction actions.

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