Jean Shrem speaks regularly at real estate offices, businesses, group meetings and various seminars throughout California in the fields of Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Intellectual Property Law.  


REAL ESTATE TOPICS HAVE INCLUDED:


  1. The Basics of Real Estate Contract Law.  This is a talk about the mechanics of contracts, how they work and how they don't, some provisions of the California Residential Purchase Agreement and issues to be aware of when selling a home, including disclosure basics.
  2. Landlord - Tenant Law.  Some California basics and local specifics.
  3. Holding Title.  A discussion about the different ways to hold title in California.
  4. Easements & Mechanics Liens.  The basics about these two property issues, how they work and how to deal with them.
  5. Legal Referral.  When should a realtor in a real estate transaction refer their clients to an attorney for a consultation?
  6. Commercial Leases.  Lease basics and lease negotiation tips for business owners.
  7. New laws to be aware of.


BUSINESS TOPICS HAVE INCLUDED:


  1. The Basics of Business Contract Law.  This is a talk about the mechanics of contracts, how they work and how they don't and some provisions to really pay attention to.  
  2. Business Disputes.  What to do if you have a dispute with a client, service provider or other party.
  3. Business Entities.  What is the difference between an LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp and partnership and when is each entity appropriate?   
  4. New laws to be aware of.


ESTATE PLANNING TOPICS HAVE INCLUDED:


  1. The Basics of Estate Planning Law.  This is a talk about the different documents that go into a typical estate plan, typically comprised of a will, trust, power of attorney and advanced health care directive.
  2. Probate.  The general probate process and how to avoid it.  
  3. Additional Estate Planning Tools.  This is a talk about other items that can be used to achieve an estate plan, such as transfer on death deeds and pitfalls with those.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TOPICS HAVE INCLUDED:


  1. Trademark Basics.  Why and how to get a trademark.
  2. Copyright Basics.  How copyrights work and the fair use doctrine.
  3. Internet Law.  Privacy policy and website terms of use.  
  4. Licensing.  What software and technology companies, photographers, artists and other owners of intellectual property should know about licensing their work or licensing work from others .