Law Offices Of Melissa C. Marsh

Law Offices Of Melissa C. Marsh California Practice Areas: Business Law; Corporations, LLCs, Contracts; Employment Law; Real Estate Law; Landlord Tenant and Wills and Trusts.
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Watch: https://cbsloc.al/2Zeobj3#Eviction #2OnYourSideFirst let me say that I am both a Landlord and Tenant Attorney in ...
06/27/2020
Couple Pays Mortgage On Home They Can’t Move Into As Tenant Stays Under Eviction Moratorium

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First let me say that I am both a Landlord and Tenant Attorney in Los Angeles, California. While our representatives may have had good intentions in implementing an eviction moratorium, it has had and will continue to have severe unintended consequences unless the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Mayor Garcetti act to create an exception for Mom and Pop landlords (those who have rented out a home, condominium, town-home or duplex). Without such an exception, many Mom and Pop Landlords will continue to face homelessness themselves, and unimaginable economic loss.

In my office I have encountered innumerable tragedies. A home buyer purchases a home and the seller won't vacate or pay the fair market rent. A tenant at high risk for Covid 19 has a younger roommate who refuses to adhere to any safety precautions. A tenant who hired a cat sitter to watch her apartment while she was on vacation and now wont allow her to her to move back into her apartment. A landlord who rented out a home to a wealthy investment banker to cover the costs of nursing care for a relative and the tenant who has suffered no losses or disruption from Covid 19 is refusing to pay the rent as its an interest free loan with no recourse.

The temporary eviction moratorium was meant to be temporary - one to two months. Without much thought, and with the county essentially completely open, the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has continued to extend it. This has placed the entire economic and social burden of Covid 19 on the backs of landlords. While the larger landlord can absorb the economic loss, the mom and pop landlord cannot.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom need to open the eviction courts by: (1) temporarily suspending the right to a jury trial and allowing virtual appearances or (2) creating a new law allowing the landlord of a single family residence (home, condo, town home, or duplex) to serve an 30 or 60 day notice of eviction and allowing the sheriff's department to evict the tenant as occurs with lodgers.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Mayor Garcetti also need to create an exception to the eviction moratorium for Mom and Pop landlords.

Three months after the Birrueta's purchased their new home, they still can't move in as the previous tenants refuse to leave until the stay-at-home orders are lifted. The Birrueta's continue to pay the mortgage.

11/28/2013

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Paid Family Leave Benefits - http://www.yourlegalcorner.com/blogger/?p=741
11/04/2013
Paid Family Leave Benefits

Paid Family Leave Benefits - http://www.yourlegalcorner.com/blogger/?p=741

Under existing law, Paid Family Leave is deducted from an employee's paycheck and provides for up to six (6) weeks of government paid wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off of work to bond with a newborn within one year of birth or...

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04/30/2013

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Unemployment Insurance Benefits May Be Denied if an Employee is Terminated for Refusing to Sign a Discipline Warning. In...
10/11/2012
Unemployment Insurance Benefits May Be Denied if an Employee is Terminated for Refusing to Sign a Di

Unemployment Insurance Benefits May Be Denied if an Employee is Terminated for Refusing to Sign a Discipline Warning. In September of 2012, The California Supreme Court granted review of the Court of Appeals' Decision in Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, 206 Cal.App.4th 1319 (2012) so this case is presently not citable. That said, the remainder of this article will discuss the Appeals Court decision and what California employers should do in the interim with their employee discipline warnings, written performance reviews, and other documents requiring an employee acknowledge receipt. - http://www.yourlegalcorner.com/blogger/?p=616

Update: In September of 2012,  The California Supreme Court granted review of the Court of Appeals' Decision in Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, 206 Cal.App.4th 1319 (2012) so this case is presently not citable. That said, the...

10/09/2012
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California FEHA Amended to Prohibit Discrimination For Religious Dress and Grooming Practices. Religious dress and grooming practices will be afforded protections under the FEHA. As such employers are required to reasonably accommodate the religious dress and grooming practices of an individual unless the accommodation would be an undue hardship on the conduct of business of the employer.... - http://www.yourlegalcorner.com/blogger/?p=606

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Sherman Oaks, CA
91423

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Position: California Attorney, Melissa C. Marsh, has been an active member of the State Bar Of California since 1996. Background: Melissa Marsh not only represents hundreds of small business owners in forming and growing their businesses, but she has also served as an advisor to the board of directors of a public corporation for five years. Prior to starting her own law firm, Melissa Marsh was Of Counsel at Rosenfeld, Myers & Susman, a law firm in Beverly Hills, California. Before entering the field of law, she was the Advertising and Marketing Director at Business Sampler Advertising, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. Education: Melissa Marsh is an honors graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She then received her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1996 (Order of the Coif), where she was ranked in the top 2% of her class. While attending law school, Melissa Marsh also engaged in international legal studies at Cambridge in England and at the McGill School of Law in Montreal, Canada. After graduating from law school, Ms. Marsh worked for a prestigious law firm, Rosenfeld, Myers & Susman in Beverly Hills, California, and then opened her own law practice to facilitate the legal needs of entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies. Practice Areas: Business Law, Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, Computer and Internet Law, Employment and Labor Law (including Severance Pay Agreements), Entertainment Law, Real Estate Law and Wills and Trusts. Philosophy: Ms. Marsh believes her clients are best served by attorneys who focus on their transactional needs and the avoidance of litigation. To this end, I try to provide my clients with strategic legal advice and contracts tailored to their specific business objectives, and often for a flat fee. I know you are looking for efficient and prompt service at a reasonable price, and I realize that such service is not always available. I aim to provide such representation, because only satisfied clients provide repeat business and future referrals. Memberships: State Bar Of California American Bar Association Los Angeles County Bar Association Billing Practices: My office has provided task-based billing to a number of its clients for many years. Currently, we also interface with several of our clients electronically for discounted fees as low as $79. My office is willing to discuss any billing arrangement which brings value to both parties including: "Not to exceed" average hourly rates; Single lump sum retainers starting at $299 per month; Telephone Consultation Fees starting at just $79; Per file, per case, or per agreement charges; and Hourly or blended rates.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00

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(818) 849-5206

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