Sara Hansen Wilson is the editor of chapter one of California Real Property Sales Transactions. The book is published by Continuing Education of the Bar, State of California. Sara’s chapter is titled, “Lawyer’s Role in Real Property Sales.” The book is a guide to commercial and residential real estate purchase and sale transactions. Topics include:

  • Broker contracts and compensation; broker duties and liabilities
  • Letters of intent, deeds, sample CAR forms
  • General commercial sales agreements, specialty hotel clauses, ancillary closing documents
  • Extensive due diligence checklist
  • Escrow and closing the sale; state & federal withholding requirements; form escrow instructions
  • Short sales
  • Property and liability insurance considerations
  • Hazardous waste considerations