Entries by SWJ LLP

A Setback for Transaction Privacy in California

The new documentary transfer tax law eliminates separate unrecorded statements. California law (Revenue and Taxation Code Section 11932) has long required that the amount of the documentary transfer tax be displayed on the face of the recorded instrument.

Prominent Real Estate and Corporate Partners From Downey Brand Form Stewart Ward & Josephson LLP

Sacramento, Calif. – April 7, 2014 – A prominent group of partners from Sacramento-based law firm Downey Brand is forming a new firm, Stewart Ward & Josephson LLP, effective April 7, 2014. The firm immediately becomes one of the most experienced real estate and business law transactional firms in Sacramento, with three seasoned attorneys delivering sophisticated legal services to a diverse base of local, state and national clients.