Posts from August 2015.
Posted in The Real Dirt

You’ve been approached by a wireless carrier to lease space on your building or property—now what? While rent is an important consideration, you should keep in mind other ways to generate revenue in the future, including limiting the carrier’s right to perform equipment modifications without your consent and requesting revenue sharing for future subtenants.

In addition to the rent, there are non-monetary terms to consider, such as Right of First Refusal provisions that limit your ability to sell the rental stream to a buyout company or automatic renewal terms that extend the ...

Can a Magistrate Appoint a Receiver?

QUESTION:  Can a magistrate appoint a receiver?

ANSWER: While an arbitrator cannot appoint a receiver, Marsh v. Williams, 23 Cal. App 4th 238 (1994), a magistrate can.

A district judge may designate a magistrate judge to hear and determine any non-dispositive civil matter. 20U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A). With respect to dispositive motions, a district judge may designate a magistrate judge to conduct hearings, including evidentiary hearings, and to submit to the district judge proposed findings of fact and recommendations.28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B). Dispositive motions include those ...


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