Commercial Landlord-Tenant Practice in California (Audio Only)

(572 Ratings)

Produced on: February 15, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio Audio Only

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Course Description

Time 68 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This program, taught by Clifford Horner, partner at Horner Law Group, PC, covers the basics of Commercial Landlord-Tenant practice in California. Topics to be covered include Subordination and Nondisturbance Agreements, Damage/Destruction of the Leased Premises, Lease Options (Extensions, Expansions and Renewals), Tenant Defaults, Retaking Possession of the Premises, Breach of Lease Actions,  Tenant Bankruptcies, Landlord’s Protections from Tenants’ Activities, and Landlord’s Defense of Mechanic’s Lien Laws.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify key lease provisions, as well as what to include and what to avoid
  2. Assess a landlord’s protections from tenant activities and tenant default and bankruptcies
  3. Learn best practices when drafting a lease and litigating commercial landlord-tenant disputes 


Clifford Horner

Horner Law Group, PC

Areas of Practice: 

Clifford Horner's litigation experience includes all types of business disputes, commercial landlord-tenant issues, remedies under deeds of trust and other security agreements, breaches of contract, securities fraud, legal malpractice, employment disputes, broker liability, unfair business practices, trade name and trademark disputes, intellectual property disputes, financial elder abuse, and various collection actions. He has appeared and argued in Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, Superior and Municipal Courts and the California Court of Appeal. His dispute resolution experience also includes jury and court trials, arbitrations, mediations and negotiated settlements.

Educational History:

Mr. Horner received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1986.

Prior Experience:

Prior to starting Horner Law Group, PC, Mr. Horner was part owner and partner at Horner & Singer, LLP. Mr. Horner was also a partner at both Berding & Weil and Morgan, Miller & Blair where he chaired its Commercial Real Estate Practice Group.


Mr. Horner is the former President and served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association; serves on the Board of the East Bay Building Owners and Managers Association, served on the CEB Real Property Advisory Committee; served as president of the Contra Costa Chapter of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association; served on the Board of Governors of the Hastings Alumni Association; served on the Board of Directors of the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and chaired its Civic Affairs Committee; serves on the Board of the Cal Poly Rugby Alumni Association; active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Building Owners and Managers Association; and is a member of CEB's Civil Litigation Advisory e-Panel.


Marci A.

Good speaker!

John B.

Very well instructed and written course

Kenneth D.

This attorney provided very useful in depth information.

John C.

Very superficial

david g.

Very well done and easy to follow.

Carolyn D.

Speaker raised all the essential issues.

stacy c.

very thorough

Natalie H.

yes I will recommend

Mark K.

I learned a lot.

Gerald C.


Dave D.

Well laid out

Shelley M.

Slides were particularly well done, easy to read and quickly understand.

Patric W.

I really liked how bankruptcy issues were addressed in this context

Robin E.

Great overview of California law.

Erin H.

Lots of substantive detail - almost too much to absorb at once!

Linda H.


Andrew P.

Great program very helpful for my practice Please offer more programs on landlord-tenant matters and real estate both in general and specific to California.

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