Navigating the Peculiarities of California’s Real Property Lien Priority Law

Wendel Rosen’s Real Estate Industry Series:

“Who’s on First? How to Navigate the Quirks & Peculiarities of California’s (Real Property) Lien Priority Law


  • The General Rules of Priority under California’s “Race-Notice” System
  • Extinguishment of Junior Liens
  • Voluntary Subordination of Liens
  • Modifying the Relative Priority of Competing Liens Under the Doctrine of Equitable Subrogation
  • The Circuity of Liens” Dilemma
  • Mechanic’s Liens – the Achilles’ Heel of Construction Loan Deeds of Trust


The David I Wendel Conference Center

1111 Broadway, 19th Floor, Oakland

  • 4:30 pm: Registration and appetizers
  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Program, followed by networking

RSVP is required.  Please register at by September 4 to reserve your spot.


  • Lenders/Banks
  • Mortgage Brokers/Loan Servicers
  • “Hard Money” Lenders
  • Trustees
  • Developers/Property Investors

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