Legislative Update: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Evictions

Written by Apartment Management Magazine on . Posted in Blog, Webinar

by Kimball, Tirey & St. John, Landlord / Tenant Attorneys


LIVE Webcast: Friday, June 5, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon PST

Politicians will tell you, never waste a good crisis.  Literally 100’s of cities and counties across California have passed eviction moratorium ordinances, rent freezes, and many other tenant protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  On top of that, the California Judicial Council has imposed new emergency rules placing on hold eviction cases and sheriff lockouts until 90 days after the State’s emergency order is lifted.  As a rental housing provider, what can you do? 

Please join us on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. as Tracey Merrell, the Managing Attorney of Education for Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP explains “How COVID-19 has impacted evictions.”

Important Planned Topics Include:

  • Local eviction moratoriums and other local regulations.
  • Status of the courts and likelihood of proceeding with eviction proceedings
  • Statewide executive orders and how they impact rental housing providers
  • Understanding the California Judicial Council emergency rules on evictions and foreclosures
  • Update on local tenant protection ordinances and new notice requirements
  • When and how can you evict a problem tenant?
  • Q&A session with Tracey Merrell, the Managing Attorney of Education for Kimball, Tirey & St. John, LLP.


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Tracey Merrell

Tracey Merrell is the Managing Attorney of Education for Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP working out of the Los Angeles office.  She began her career representing banks in post foreclosure evictions throughout all 58 counties in California.  As bank owned foreclosures slowed down, she transitioned into evictions for management companies and individual owners. She is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from the development of case strategy, through discovery, depositions, motion practice, and trials including bench and jury. She joined our office as a trial attorney and has extensive experience in court making hundreds of appearances a year since joining the firm.  She has in depth knowledge of the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance.  Ms. Merrell transitioned to the Education Department to further her goal of providing training and knowledge to both clients and staff.


Daniel Yukelson
Executive Director, Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA)

Daniel Yukelson is currently the Executive Director, Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA).  As Certified Public Accountant, Yukelson began his career at Ernst & Young, the global accounting firm, and had served in senior financial roles principally as Chief Financial Officer for various public, private and start-up companies.