On December 9, 2020 the Alameda County Superior Court approved the Oakland City Attorney’s Ex-Parte Petition to appoint Gerard Keena as Receiver over two nuisance properties, which had just been the subject of arson. Gerard and the Receivership team at Bay Area Receivership Group are now working to abate the nuisance properties.Read More "Gerard Keena Appointed as Receiver Over Nuisance Properties in Oakland"
Gerard Keena has been selected as President of the California Receivers forum and will be involved with operations of the Sacramento Valley, Bay Area, Central California, L.A/Orange County and San Diego offices of the California Receivers Forum. Gerard is the President of Bay Area Receivership Group, which is headquartered in Berkeley, but has offices in Sacramento, and Orange County. Gerard is excitedRead More "Gerard Keena from Bay Area Receivership Group Appointed as President of California Receivers Forum"
Court-Appointed receivers are used in various ways to bring control to out of control situations. Some of the various reasons a receiver may be appointed include abating nuisance properties, compensating victims of Ponzi schemes, finding ways to wind down corporations, reforming prison medical care, among many other reasons. Receivers can also be used to enforce or effectuate judgements.  This can occur inRead More "POST JUDGMENT RECEIVERSHIPS"
On November 16, 2020 a neighbor living next to a property that the City of San Francisco had deemed a public nuisance hired the law firm of Anderson & Poole to appoint Gerard Keena as receiver over the property. Gerard’s appointment was sought resolve the ongoing property issues endangering his neighborhood. The San Francisco Superior Court appointed Gerard Keena as receiver andRead More "NEIGHBOR APPOINTS GERARD KEENA FROM BAY AREA RECEIVERSHIP GROUP OVER NUISANCE PROPERTY IN SAN FRANCISCO"
On November 3, 2020 the Santa Clara Superior Court appointed Gerard Keena from Bay Area Receivership Group over a nuisance property in San Jose, California. The owners of this property passed away, but remains on title. Since the owners passed away the property has become the site of substantial illegal activity and numerous police calls. Members of the receivership team are currentlyRead More "Gerard Keena from Bay Area Receivership Group appointed as Receiver over nuisance property in San Jose"
BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith submitted an Amicus Brief in support of another Health and Safety Receiver in the Case of County of Sonoma v. U.S. Bank . California’s First District Court of Appeals cited the Amicus Brief and Certified the Opinion for Publication. The decision reached by the First District upholds the precedent that Receivers have priority over lenders such as banks and can strip-liens from title. TheRead More "Ryan Griffith BARG Amicus Brief Cited by California’s First Appellate District for Publication"
The Amicus Brief submitted by Bay Area Receivership Group Attorney Ryan Griffith in the First Appellate District was cited in the Tentative Decision released by the Court in County of Sonoma v. Quail – First Appellate District Case No: A155837. The tentative decision is highly favorable to receiverships and everyone at Bay Area Receivership Group will be watching closely to determine if the caseRead More "First Appellate District Recognizes BARG’s Amicus Brief in Favorable Ruling for Receivers"
BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith has been invited to speak at the CACEO Annual Seminar on Receiverships. Ryan Griffith and Bay Area Receivership Group are excited to educate Code Enforcement Professionals about the Health and Safety Receivership Remedy. 2020 CACEO Annual Seminar – October 2020Read More "BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith to Present at CACEO Annual Seminar"
On September 2, 2020 the Alameda County Superior Court appointed Gerard F. Keena II over 4110 Fruitvale, Avenue in Oakland California. This Property has been a nuisance for years and is the site of what appears to be an illegal industrial recycling center in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Neighbors report drilling and working at all hours of the night, thenRead More "Gerard Keena Appointed Over Nuisance Property in Oakland"
On August 20, 2020 the City of Brisbane successfully appointed Gerard F. Keena II as Receiver over a longstanding nuisance apartment building that has been the site of two substantial fires in the past five years. The appointment was made by Judge George A. Miriam in San Mateo County Court Case #20-CIV-02498. Gerard and his team at Bay Area Receivership Group lookRead More "GERARD KEENA F. KEENA APPOINTED AS RECEIVER OVER NUISANCE PROPERTY IN BRISBANE"