Roger Bernhardt, Stephen Dyer, and their new co authors, Daniel Bogart and Dan Schechter have fully updated their casebook on California Real Estate Finance in this revised fifth edition. California Real Estate Finance not only takes account of important changes in state and federal substantive and statutory law, but goes further and addresses the controversial and important real estate issues so widely discussed today, including predatory lending and the collapse of the subprime mortgage market.
California law governing real estate is comprehensive and complex, fiercely so in the area of finance. Many California students will practice in this area, and the California Bar Exam does include finance as a subject area. Conventional law school real estate transactions courses often devote only a small fraction of their time to the important peculiarities of California doctrines, such as the one action and antideficiency rules. This book fills a critical need for students attending California law schools who intend to practice here. In order to fully explain the field of finance, the book regularly juxtaposes the rules and results in California with those in other jurisdictions, preparing students to carry their knowledge and newly acquired skills to other jurisdictions as well.
California Real Estate Finance includes a careful selection of key case opinions from California courts, as well as federal, bankruptcy, tax, and UCC materials relating to real estate issues. The authors also provide extensive textual material alerting students to what is going on “in the street” as well as in the courtrooms. The Teacher’s Manual is filled with suggested questions for the professor to ask and provoke lively class discussions (and the authors are all available by telephone or email to kick topics around further, or help with course descriptions and topic allocations).
The authors include experts on California law and real estate practice generally. Professor Roger Bernhardt is the author of CEB’s California Mortgage and Deed of Trust Practice and writes regular columns for its “Real Property Law Reporter” and for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Stephen Dyer, former chair of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of California, publishes (along with Bernhardt) the annual Deering’s California Real Estate Laws for Lexis. Daniel Bogart, chair of the Real Estate Transactions Section of the AALS, is the author of Commercial Leasing: A Transactional Primer. Dan Schechter is the author of Westlaw’s “Commercial Finance Newsletter” and writes the quarterly column for the LA County Bar’s Commercial and Bankruptcy Section. All of the authors have worked hard to produce a casebook that is as useful as it is academic.
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