Excited to be speaking at CACEO’s annual conference in Tahoe on how cities can implement Neighborhood Law Programs to fight neighborhood blight. I was lucky enough to be hired to do this right out of law school when it was a new program for the Vallejo City Attorney’s Office. I think it is a great tool for cities to use, so IRead More "BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith to speak at California Association of Code Enforcement Officers Annual Conference in October"
On June 3, 2021, Gerard Keena of Bay Area Receivership Group was appointed as a receiver by the City of Sacramento to abate a nuisance property that has plagued the city for years in Sacramento County Case 2021-00297740. Since Mr. Keena’s appointment he has filed his oath, bond and inventory and the team at Bay Area Receivership Group is working to resolveRead More "BARG Appointed over Nuisance Property in Sacramento"
Bay Area Receivership Group Attorney Ryan Griffith worked with Jones & Mayer Attorney Amanda Pope and Assistant Petaluma City Attorney Dylan Brady to present to the League of Cities on Friday May 21, 2021, which was a great success. For anyone wanting to review the paper submitted to the League of Cities or the PowerPoint please see these links: Paper PowerPointRead More "League of Cities Presentation on Friday May 21, 2021"
BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith is an Executive Member of the California Lawyer’s Association. He has been putting together panels of public law attorneys he knows at each Bay Area and Northern California Law School. Ryan Griffith has enjoyed getting alumni from each school to fire up law students about their future. Mr. Griffith already moderated a panel at UC Davis on MarchRead More "ATTORNEY RYAN GRIFFITH HOSTING PUBLIC LAW ATTORNEYS AT LAW SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA"
The California League of Cities accepted BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith’s proposal to discuss receivership. The California League of Cities is made of cities all over California. Many of whom will be interested to learn about the Receivership Remedy. Speaking at the California League of Cities Attorney Conference is a tremendous honor for Ryan Griffith and Bay Area Receivership Group.Read More "BARG Attorney Ryan Griffith selected to speak at California League of Cities Attorney Conference on Receivership"
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"