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Medical Marijuana Collectives Sue City of Los Angeles Over Proposition D Enforcement for Compensation

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in: Blog | 0 Comments

Los Angeles, California. Four Medical Marijuana Collectives filed lawsuits against the City of Los Angeles alleging that the City’s enforcement of Proposition D deprives them of their property without just compensation, and is a “taking” or “Inverse Condemnation” by the City. The four Collectives are: Victory Holistic Care, Inc., California Natural Patients Collective, Inc., Venezia […]

Clean Fund closes largest PACE Bond under CaliforniaFIRST Renewable Energy Program

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in: Clean Tech-Energy-Utilities, Energy Efficiency-Renewables | 0 Comments

Congratulations to HB+D client, Clean Fund (, for closing on the California Statewide Communities Development Authority CaliforniaFIRST Limited Obligation Improvement Bonds for the CaliPaso Winery ( in Paso Robles, California.  The transaction represents the largest PACE deal funded under the CSCDA CaliforniaFIRST program to date and leadership in energy efficiency financing by CaliPaso Winery and […]

HB+D attorneys assist Menlo Capital Group and Menlo Westridge Affordable Partners, LP in the acquisition of a 400-unit affordable housing development in Richmond, California.

June 21st, 2014 | Posted in: Blog | 0 Comments

The purchase transaction of the 400-unit apartment development commonly known as the Hilltop at Richmond Apartments in Richmond, California represents a significant preservation of affordable units by Menlo Westridge Affordable Partners, LP. HB+D attorneys Jason A. Hobson and David Yarden represented the purchaser team.

Congratulations to HB+D client, Clean Fund, for closing a “Watershed” energy efficiency securitization and PACE commercial financing.

June 21st, 2014 | Posted in: Blog, Clean Tech-Energy-Utilities, Energy Efficiency-Renewables, Real Estate | 0 Comments

Clean Fund’s purchase of bonds represents the first known securitization of commercial energy-efficiency loans, and it may be the event that finally unlocks institutional capital for efficiency finance. Now that the securitization concept is proven, it’s only a matter of time before big money throws its weight behind energy efficiency. Former U.S. Vice President Al […]

Labor + Employment Law

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in: Practice Areas | 0 Comments