The Ponist Law Group is proud to announce that founding partner Sean E. Ponist has been selected as a 2020 Northern California Super Lawyer, highlighting those who “demonstrate the highest degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.” This marks the 10th year that he has been selected as a Super Lawyer. The distinction is awarded to less than 5% of attorneys based on peer nomination and evaluation as well as independent research.
Join us on September 9, 2020 to hear from Sean Ponist and other leading real estate professionals as they discuss “Real Estate Brokerage During These Extraordinary Times.”
In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, city and county governments throughout the State of California passed laws to stay eviction proceedings against tenants, including commercial tenants. Additionally, the Judicial Council of California also took action to protect tenants. On August 13, 2020, however, the Judicial Council of California voted to end the emergency rules affecting evictions and foreclosures (Rules 1 and 2, respectively) effective September 1, 2020.
Join us on August 3, 2020 to hear from Sean Ponist and other leading civil litigators attorneys
as they discuss the new age of taking and defending virtual depositions. The 1 hour CLE will
cover the entire virtual deposition process, from the new (virtual) deposition notices and
admonitions through tips to having your client make the best impression for the camera. This
legal education seminar is sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association.
The coronavirus pandemic, together with the government response thereto, has impacted everyone’s life. The governmental measures, while prudent, have also placed an incredible strain on nearly every business. In an effort to lessen the impact on businesses, many cities and counties have enacted rent protection measures to assist businesses with their commercial lease obligations. In this blog post, we discuss these measures.
The Ponist Law Group is pleased to announce that Cary D. McReynolds is joining the firm as of counsel. Mr. Ponist and Mr. McReynolds previously worked together at another firm and have worked on several significant matters together since. Mr. McReynolds’ practice focuses on real estate, construction, and business litigation, as well as select family law matters on a case-by-case basis. He is a strong client advocate, with a proven record for success. We hope you'll join us in welcoming him to the firm. More information about Mr. McReynolds can be found on his bio page.
Join us on May 15, 2019 in San Francisco to hear from Sean Ponist and other leading real estate attorneys as they discuss recovering of real estate damages. This legal education seminar is sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco who is hosting the event.
This seminar examines real estate remedies arising from disputes both before and after closing. This is the second in a two-part series and focuses on powerful remedies, beyond damages, to enforce client rights, including a discussion of rescission, reformation, specific performance and other equitable remedies.
It is with great pride that we announce that our very own Sean Ponist will be speaking at the Litigation Counsel of America 2019 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows. Only one-half of one percent of American lawyers are invited to be a part of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society.
Join us on April 17, 2019 in San Francisco to hear from Sean Ponist and other leading real estate attorneys as they discuss recovering of real estate damages. This legal education seminar is sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco who is hosting the event.
This seminar examines real estate damages arising from disputes before and after closing. This is the first in a two-part series and focuses on damages; the second will focus on real estate remedies.
“Panoramic view,” “expansive view,” “scenic view”—these are all common descriptions used to market highly coveted view property. A great view can substantially increase the desirability and value of a property, with view properties often selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars more than neighboring properties of comparable square footage without views. Developers also routinely charge substantially more for premium lots with views in new developments. In most cases, however, the property owner’s view is not protected and, accordingly, buyers unwittingly pay a hefty surcharge for something that can be taken away without recourse.”
- Sean Ponist Named to Both the San Diego Super Lawyers List and the Northern California Super Lawyers List for 2021 October 13, 2021
- The Ponist Law Group Obtains a Complete Dismissal of Action on Behalf of Clients October 13, 2021
- A Cautionary Tale to LLC Members with Minority Interests October 13, 2021
- Sean Ponist Named to the 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers List October 8, 2021
- Are Investment Notes “Securities” Under Federal Securities Laws? October 1, 2021
- The Ins-and-Outs of Real Property Liens and Encumbrances September 15, 2021
- SDCBA Civil Litigation Section Hosts Summer Social September 1, 2021
- Commercial Eviction Moratoriums Across California—Where Are We Now? August 13, 2021