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Kristina M. Reed
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning
  • California, Virginia
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
Fees
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly Rate is $350 per hour. Some work performed on a flat fee basis: https://www.kristinareed.com/flat-fee-legal-services.html
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Virginia
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Kristina M. Reed
- Current
Education
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. | Concentration in Advocacy
Honors: Honors in Trial Advocacy
Activities: Mock Trial Scrimmage Team; Member of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court; Comment Writer and Assistant Articles Editor, The Transnational Lawyer
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Logo
Christopher Newport University
B.S. | Political Science/International Relations
Honors: Order of Omega Honor Society
Activities: Phi Mu Fraternity for Women
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Awards
Super Lawyer
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Sacramento Magazine
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Top Business/Corporate Lawyer
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Sacramento Magazine
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Sacramento Magazine
Super Lawyer
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Best of the Bar
Sacramento Business Journal
2013 and 2014
Super Lawyer
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Best of the Bar
Sacramento Business Journal
Rising Star
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Professional Associations
Sacramento County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
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Virginia State Bar
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California State Bar  # 218872
Member
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Association of Commercial Real Estate
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Heald College
Advisory Board Member
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Commercial Real Estate Women
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Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
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Publications
Articles & Publications
From the Great Firewall of China to the Berlin Firewall: The Cost of Content Regulation on Internet Commerce
The Transnational Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Commercial Leasing: Nuts & Bolts and Pitfalls , LSI Quaterly Conference , Embassy Suites Sacramento - Riverfront Promenade
LSI
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. Does the term "waive the benefit under any statute" also mean a waiver of ALL rights?
A: I recommend that you have an attorney review the lease for an opinion on any waiver of rights. Generally, when a lease or guaranty includes this language, the language is intended to waive all rights a tenant may claim under any statutes. This exact language would not waive any common law rights or contract rights. However, if a lease contains this term, the lease often contains terms for waiver of certain common law rights as well. Again, you should have an attorney review the lease and give you an opinion. It is not possible here to give a complete comment on the tenant lease rights or waivers based on this lease snippet alone and a review of the entire lease is needed.
Q. Adding a new member to a single-member LLC
A: I recommend that you consult with your CPA and a business attorney. Your question poses a few layers. First, unless the Articles of Organization prevent additional members, the LLC can have more than 1 member without the need to file Amended Articles of Organization. If you are unsure, then you should have the Articles reviewed by a business attorney. Second, you will need to file an updated Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State to note the change in members. Third, the LLC should not have needed a new EIN. You should consult with your CPA about the LLC having 2 EINs. Lastly, you should consult with a business attorney about drafting an Operating Agreement. An Operating Agreement is the contract between the members and the LLC that details management and member rights.
Q. Should two businesses trying to merge have separate attorneys to most effectively represent both sides?
A: Ideally, yes. The legal needs and goals of each business may well be different and each side should have independent counsel representing it. In very limited circumstances, an attorney can be retained to draft the transaction documents as instructed by the two businesses. However, in this circumstance, the attorney can not give either side legal advice and would be working for the solely for the resulting business (i.e. the merged business).
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Kristina M. Reed
770 L St
Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 492-6033
Fax: (916) 492-6034