Real Estate & Construction

Hey friends,You may have noticed there were no editions of suasponte in October and November. It would be easy to tell you I was busy, but, of course, you can always make time for things that inspire you. Honestly, I was simply unproductive (ok, lazy) when it came to writing my blog for two months. I apologize, and one of

The new year is almost here. So, this is a great time to share with you the Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. I have been using this method for five years now. In its simplest form, it is journaling. But, it is so much more. The system is a highly personable organizational system. It can be your to-do list,

Eric Partaker was a workaholic who had a heart attack on a flight and nearly died. This wake-up call caused him to re-examine his life and seek balance. In his book, The Three Alarms, he shares a simple system for reaching your full potential in the three domains of life – health, wealth and relationships. Partaker calls it IPA:

Hey friends,I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend! My rafting trip down the Green River through Wyoming, Colorado and Utah was so much fun. I was completely off the grid for four days, slept in a tent, bathed in the river, hiked to waterfalls, and even managed to play Capture the Flag. I saw Bighorn sheep, river otters,

There are so many distractions, interruptions and things to do in our busy lives that it is difficult to make time to focus on the things we care about most. Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky both worked at Google designing tech products that aim to distract us. After realizing the effects that modern life were having on their own lives,

Have you ever sent an email then thought the better of it, or realized you forgot the attachment, important information, or some of the recipients? You can prevent these oversights by simply adding a rule to delay delivery of your messages. The delay will hold messages in your Outbox for a specified time after clicking Send, allowing you time to

Today, privileged documents (ranging from emails to client memoranda to retainer agreements) are inadvertently produced to opposing counsel during the discovery process.  At least in theory, the Federal Rules of Evidence do not automatically deem the privilege to have been lost by such inadvertent disclosure.However, as a practical matter, recent case law, including a recent decision handed down by a

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.
1. 2021 CEQA UPDATE
To read the 2021 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2022/01/articles/ceqa/2021-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/
2. CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
There are no CEQA cases pending at the California

August is here! Last month, I went on a short fishing trip to Kenai, Alaska where I saw an active bald eagle nest and caught my first sockeye salmon and halibut. The wilderness of Alaska is simply breathtaking, and I found the experience to be relaxing, yet inspirational. This month I have a 4-day whitewater rafting trip (my first) planned