Current Events +


10/17/2016 - RHRC Bosses’ Day
The staff at RHRC celebrate our bosses today, and everyday, because great bosses see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too!

Bosses Day

February 2016 Missy Cornejo joins RHRC as Associate Attorney

June 2015 John S. Tynes joins RHRC as Associate Attorney.

June 19, 2015: Where Did My Garbage Bill Go?
Starting July 1, 2015, residents of San Jose will no longer receive a bill for garbage and recycling. Read More

A Message From Dean Rossi
I've always been proud of my father, Ron Rossi, and after you read the Sillicon Valley Business Journal's recent interview with him, I think you'll understand why. Read More...

Dean Rossi

RHRC Boss's Day 2014!

Boss Day

Boss Day 2

Sunnyvale aims for influence on stalled Town Center

"You can now Follow Us on Twitter @RHRC_Lawyers."

"RHRC obtains favorable settlement for victim of the PG&E gas line fire in San Mateo."

"RHRC wins liability phase of monumental case in Monterey County Superior Court regarding the 2007 Alvarado Street Fire."

"RHRC is proud to announce that JILL FOX has been elected to one of the San Jose Trustee Positions for the 2014 Santa Clara County Bar Association Board of Trustees. Congratulations Jill!"

"Jim Towery is appointed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court."

"Congratulations to Rick Gullen on his appointment to the Planning Commission for the City of Gilroy. As commissioner, Rick will be responsible for reviewing applications for various types of land use entitlements including subdivisions, planned unit developments, zone changes, conditional use permits and variances from the City's development standards."

October 10, 2013
"RHRC would like to congratulate SAM CHUCK for being selected to Northern California Super Lawyers for the past 10 years! Less than 1% of attorneys received this Honor of Excellence in Practice and we are certainly proud of this accomplishment."


"Sam Chuck & Eric Gravink speak to a large crowd at SCCAOR regarding How to Draft a Contract Addendum."

Rick Gullen standing on the future 50-yard line of the new 49er stadium under construction. The tour was given to planning commissioners as part of the California Planning Commissioners Association Conference.

Ron Rossi speaks before SCCAOR University on "Liars, Lawyers & Litigation," and provides legal advice to Bay Area Realtors on:

  • Why a buyer's agent has more exposure than the listing agent
  • 90% of lawsuits filed are brought by buyers against seller and agents
  • How to use the TDS to protect yourself
  • How "overdisclosure" is usually the best strategy
  • How rapport can deflect a suit
  • How copious notes can halt a potential lawsuit
  • How to fill addenda to the TDS and what it could mean for you
  • That the client is under no general "duty to investigate"; and what means for you
  • How you are responsible for the MLS description of the property
  • Why square-footage disclosure is more trouble than it's worth
  • About the nightmare that is dual-agency
  • That prophylaxis is the best cure & much more



Rossi, Hamerslough, Reischl & Chuck is proud to announce that one of its partners, Eric A. Gravink, was recently awarded the "AV Preeminent Rating" by Martindale-Hubbell, peer-review ratings. The AV rating is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies Eric has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.

The "AV Preeminent" rating is awarded to less than 5% of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory. The legal ability rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on the following areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication, and legal experience. The general ethical standard ratings denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to discharge professional responsibilities.

The AV Preeminent rating is a nationally-recognized acknowledgment of Eric's accomplishments and skills as an attorney, and places him among the elite practitioners in the country. Ron Rossi, Senior Managing Partner, commented "I am ecstatic that Eric has been evaluated as being worthy of such a highly-regarded distinction. It is a true testament to Eric's abilities and character, and the firm's continuing commitment to the highest ethical standards and legal competence."

Relevant Articles +


What’s New With Team Names and Fictitious Business Names
By David Hamerslough
July 11th, 2017

Recent Developments In Tree Law
By Laurel M. Champion
June 21st, 2017

The Demise of the Section One Clearance
By David Hamerslough
June 13th, 2017

Who Pays Attorney’s Fees?
By Ronald R. Rossi
May 23rd, 2017

What's New With PRDS Forms
By David Hamerslough
May 8th, 2017

Good Night - Sleep Tight - Don't Let The Bedbugs Bite
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
March 27th, 2017

Remember, Very Little Is Standard When It Comes To "Standard Forms"
By Ronald R. Rossi
March 13th, 2017

Disclose, Disclose, Disclose … And Other Suggestions That A Seller Should Follow In Completing The TDS and SSC/SPQ
By David Hamerslough
February 13th, 2017

New California Laws Affecting Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
By David Hamerslough
January 9th, 2017

Towers, Toilets, and Other Highlights From Recent Legal Updates
By David Hamerslough
December 14th, 2016

Bed Bugs, Attorneys, and Attorneys’ Fees
By David Hamerslough
November 17th, 2016

Recent Revisions to the PRDS Counteroffer Form
By David Hamerslough
October 18th, 2016

Attorney Caught Coaching His Witness Under The Table
By Richard B. Gullen
October 4th, 2016

Will All-Cash Offers Still Be King?
By David Hamerslough
September 20th, 2016

Stage A Home To Sell, Not To Conceal
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel Champion
September 7th, 2016

Relative Bids May Not be Legal
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
August 17th, 2016

Can I Stop My Neighbor's Addition From Blocking My View?
By David Hamerslough
August 9th, 2016

Deposit Disputes Arising out of Requests for Repairs
By David Hamerslough
July 13th, 2016

Top Tips For Buyers & Sellers
By Ronald R. Rossi & Laurel M. Champion
June 14th, 2016

Embracing a New Deal for America’s Cities: The Political Conversion of San Francisco’s Angelo J. Rossi
By Patricia E. Hill, PhD and Ronald R. Rossi, Esq.
June 8th, 2016

Request for Repairs: Be Careful What You Ask For
By David Hamerslough
June 8th, 2016

Who Sets the Standard?
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq. and Laurel M. Champion, Esq.
June 1st, 2016

Going to Trial: It’s Often Necessary, But It’s Not for the Faint of Heart
By Laurel Champion and Ronald Rossi
May 18th, 2016

Flip or Flop: Some Things to Think About With Regard to a Remodeled/Renovated Home
By David Hamerslough
May 11th, 2016

How Seller Can Avoid Being Caught Between Two Buyers
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
May 4th, 2016

Agent or Attorney? Choosing the Right Expert for the Job
By Ronald R. Rossi
April 26th, 2016

Updates to the PRDS San Mateo County/Santa Clara County Advisory
By David Hamerslough
April 12th, 2016

New Pitfalls for Foreclosure Buyers: the California Supreme Court’s Recent Yvanova Decision
By Madolyn D. Orr
April 1st, 2016

Bad Neighbors: What do you have to disclose to a buyer when you’re selling a home?
By Ronald R. Rossi, Esq. and Laurel Champion, Esq.
March 30th, 2016

Specific Performance As Legal Strategy
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
March 17th, 2016

Wire Transfer Fraud & Cyber Security
March, 2016

Recent Revisions to the C.A.R. Purchase Agreement
February, 2016

What Every Property Owner Should Consider in View of El Nino
By David Hamerslough
January, 2016

Current Issues Regarding TRID, CLUE, and Electronic Signatures
By David Hamerslough
December, 2015

Disclose, Disclose, Disclose – Or Your Deal May Get Flushed Down The Drain
By Ronald R. Rossi
November, 2015

Buyers Who Backed Out Tripled Down on A Bad Bet
By Richard B. Gullen
November, 2015

The Consequences of Breaching A Contract
By David Hamerslough
November, 2015

Traps in Commercial Leases: Part 1 – Hidden Expenses, Costly Oversights
By Eric Gravink
October, 2015

No Easy Lessons on Easements
By Ron Rossi and Laurel Champion
October, 2015

Managing Property Without Your Broker's Knowledge
By David Hamerslough
October, 2015

Attorneys’ Fees, Mediation, and Arbitration: How These Concepts Relate to Claims Involving Real Estate Licensees
By David Hamerslough
September, 2015

When Does As-Is Really Mean "As-Is?"
By Ronald R. Rossi and Laurel M. Champion
August, 2015

Claims and Releases
By David Hamerslough
August, 2015

Lawsuits Against Selling Agents In Today's Market
By David Hamerslough
July, 2015

"Greed Often Makes One Poor"
By Ronald R. Rossi
July, 2015

Today's Market and Lawsuits Against Listing Agents
By David Hamerslough
June, 2015

What Happened To The Mediation And Arbitration Clauses in the PRDS Listing Agreement?
By David Hamerslough
May, 2015

Enforcing Oral Agreements to Share Commissions
By David Hamerslough
April, 2015

How Fixtures, Fittings and Personal Proprety are Treated Under the Revised PRD's and C.A.R. Contracts
By David Hamerslough
March, 2015

Additional Observations on the Revisions to the C.A.R. and PRDS Purchase Contracts
By David Hamerslough
February, 2015

Amended Disclosures Under the Revised PRD's and C.A.R. Contracts
By David Hamerslough
January, 2015

Property Defects and You
By Ronald R. Rossi
January, 2015

Legal Updates - PRDS & C.A.R. Contract Changes
By David Hamerslough
December, 2014

Interference With Secondary Easements Does Not Require Physical Act
By Richard B. Gullen
October, 2014

A RAVID Or An AVID Is Not A Marketing Device
By David Hamerslough
September, 2014

New Law - Commercial Dual Agency
By Ron Rossi and Laurel Champion
August, 2014

Observations on a Seller's Obligation to Provide a Completed TDS and SSC
By David Hamerslough
August, 2014

Protecting Your Commission In An Off-MLS Transaction
By David Hamerslough
July, 2014

Landlord's Speech is Free, but Decision to Evict May Cost You
By Jill E. Fox
July 23, 2014

Is it a crime to be a dual agent?
By Ronald R. Rossi
July, 2014

The MLS, The Words We Choose, And The Transmission Of Information Regarding A Property
By David Hamerslough
June, 2014

No Double-Dipping: One Injury Means One Lawsuit
By Jill E. Fox
May 7, 2014

Talega Maintenance
By Jill E. Fox
May 7, 2014

Paying Close Attention Always Pays Off
By Ronald R. Rossi
April, 2014

The Language of Listening
By Deborah A. Hansen
April, 2014

Revisions to the TDS
By David Hamerslough
April 1, 2014

No Longer Fenced In After 150 Years
By Ronald R. Rossi
March 2014

Right to Repair
By Jill E. Fox
March 31, 2014

New Land Use Laws
By Richard Gullen
March 5, 2014

Flood Insurance Reform - What It Means To Buyers, Sellers, and Property Owners
By David Hamerslough
March, 2014

Seller Financing Under The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act
By David Hamerslough
February, 2014

A Below Market Rate Purchase Option is an Exaction under the mitigation fee
By Richard Gullen
January 31,2014

A Question: Does My Neighbor Have To Pay For The Repair/Replacement Of Our Shared Fence?
By David Hamerslough
January, 2014

Landlords can be Vulnerable to Prescriptive Easement Claims
By Richard Gullen
October 21, 2013

Normal Business Hours for Real Estate Licensees
By David Hamerslough
October 17, 2013

Selling With A Tenant
By Ronald Rossi
September 27, 2013

Considerations for Salespersons Operating Under Team Names
By Laurel Champion
September 20, 2013

The "Whys" and "What Ifs" of Writing an Addendum
By David Hamerslough
September 13, 2013

Electronic Communications And Team Names: What The DRE Now Expects
By David Hamerslough
August 6, 2013

Observations On The Revised PRDS SSC
By David Hamerslough
July 16, 2013

Disclosure Duties to Visitors of Marketed Property
By David Hamerslough
June 10, 2013

"Pocket" Listings Can Pick your Pocket
By Ronald Rossi
May 28, 2013

Changes in The Vexatious Litigation Statute
By Laurel Champion
May 22, 2013

New Laws Protecting Tenants and Occupants After a Foreclosure
By Richard Gullen
May 9, 2013

PRDS Introduces New Advisory and Agreement to Exclude Listings From The MLS
By David Hamerslough
April 16, 2013

Are We In or Out of Contract?
By David Hamerslough
April 5, 2013

Recent Passage of Landlord/Tenant Laws
By Laurel Champion
April 1, 2013

Boundaries: The Straight Line Part II
By David Hamerslough
March 11, 2013

Recent Law Protects an Employee's Social Media
By Laurel Champion
February 27. 2013

Boundaries: The Straight Line
By David Hamerslough
February 11, 2013

Fences: Myth, Reality, and The Law
By Hamerslough
January 18, 2013