The South Indian Monkey Trap

This week’s blog is a parable from Robert Pirsig’s amazing book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”. A small Indian village had a monkey infestation problem. They asked for help in designing a humane way to capture and relocate the...

Ken on In the Know with Michael Chabot

Ken will be appearing on “In the Know with Michael Chabot”, a radio show on TalkRadio 790 KABC, on February 24, 2016 at 12 noon. Ken will discuss the interaction of real estate and bankruptcy issues, including the rights of homeowners and lenders facing...

New Bankruptcy Claims Form Effective 12/1/15

Creditors, including equipment lessors,  should be aware of the new Proof of Claims forms effective 12/1/15. Here are the links:      Basic Proof of Claim form: http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms/proof-claim-0      Mortgage...

The New California Finance Lenders Law Exemption

Pursuant to California Financial Code §22602, persons that make only occasional commercial loans in California may be able to take advantage of an expanded licensing exemption under the California Finance Lenders Law (“CFLL”). However, the new “referral” exemption is...

Thoughts on the “Blurred Lines” ruling

By now you have all heard about the ruling in the “Blurred Lines” case. The jury found that Robin Thicke noticeably ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when he wrote the smash hit “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell Williams...