D. Keith Dunnagan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Gold River, CA

BPE Law Group, P.C.
 | 2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 101
Gold River, CA 95670
Phone: 916-966-2260
Fax: 916-346-4880
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney D. Keith Dunnagan is managing shareholder of BPE Law in Gold River, California. Licensed to practice in Washington state as well as California, Mr. Dunnagan provides exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout both states who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Commercial real estate

    ·       Business and corporate law

    ·       Civil litigation defense

    ·       Business litigation

    ·       Dental law

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Dunnagan has established himself as a recognized authority on real estate and financial matters, as well as dental law. As such, he is able to better address his clients' issues regarding the overlap of property and financial matters, and he has assisted numerous dental professionals across California with their needs involving regulatory compliance, entity formation, succession planning and other issues associated with their practice.

    At all turns, Mr. Dunnagan delivers highly personalized counsel to those he serves, and he has gained a reputation for devising customized solutions and strategies for his clients to help them work toward their goals and the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge and experience, Mr. Dunnagan has published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, and he has earned consistent top rankings from his peers, including a Top Lawyers designation from Sacramento Magazine in 2018.

    A 2001 graduate of Central Washington University with degrees in political science and history, Mr. Dunnagan obtained his Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in 2004. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California and the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. Active in his legal community, he is a member of The State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Real Estate: Business
    • 30%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Non-Compete Agreements

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2018

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    About Keith Dunnagan

    Admitted: 2009, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.bpelaw.com/attorney/d-keith-b-dunnagan/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Included in the 2018 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers list in the area of Business/Real Estate., PRS/Sacramento Magazine, 2018
    • Included in the 2020 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer list for Business Litigation and Business/Corporate law., PRS/Sacramento Magazine, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article related to strategies to employ to make more effective and efficient use of time., Author, TIPS for Effective Time Management, Sacramento Association of Realtors (Sacramento Realtor Magazine, Feb), Real Estate Professionals, 2020
    • An overview of how real estate professionals end up in a non-disclosure lawsuit and best practices to mitigate risk., Sole Presenter, Anatomy of a Non-Disclosure Lawsuit, Dunnigan Properties, Real Estate Professionals, 2020
    • Update presented to Cook Realty brokerage firm regarding update on legal changes that real estate professionals need to aware for 2020., Sole Presenter, 2020 Real Estate Update, Cook Realty 2020 Kickoff Breakfast, Real Estate Professionals, 2020
    • Understanding liquidated damages as a non-exclusive remedy in real estate contracts and litigation trends related to liquidated damages., Co-Presenter, Liquidated Damages in a Real Estate PSA, Strafford Webinars, Legal, Litigation, Real Estate, 2019
    • COVID implications on the real estate industry as states begin to re-open., Author, Best Practices in a Post Pandemic World, Sacramento Association of Realtors (Sacramento Realtor Magazine, June), Real Estate Professionals, 2020
    • Overview of preparing to assist clients who may face foreclosure as a result of the COVID pandemic including identifying potential issues related deficiency liability and Home Equity Sale Contract Act implications., Author, Preparing to Help Clients in Foreclosure and Avoiding Foreclosure., Sacramento Association of Realtors (Sacramento Realtor Magazine, July), Real Estate Professionals, 2020
    • Review of the PPPFA and changes made to the Paycheck Protection Program with the passage of the PPPFA., Author, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act is Enacted, Sacramento District Dental Society (The Nugget, June/July Issue), Dental, 2020
    • The COVID pandemic has sparked significant amounts of legislation from the CARES Act, to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. How do you navigate the legal implications of the PPP and all the changes being made to the program? What are your obligations as an employer in dealing with employees during this pandemic and the aftermath? How do you deal with employees that may not want to return to work? The questions abound and we will tackle some of the pressing issues being raised as a result of these legal changes., Sole Presenter, PPP Clarification, Extensions and Understanding Employment in the Post Pandemic , Sacramento District Dental Society, Dental, 2020
    • Overview of available business entities available for real estate brokerages in California, including review of partnerships and corporations, and discussing advantages and disadvantages of various entities for operating a brokerage business., Sole Presenter, Overview of Business Entities, Sacramento Association of Realtors, Real Estate Professionals, 2020
    • Understanding how corporations are used in the real estate industry and taxing issues that go along with the use of such entities., Co-Presenter, Understanding Corporations and Taxes, Sacramento Association of Realtors, Real Estate Professionals, 2019
    • Introduction level class to the use of corporations in the real estate world and tax implications related thereto., Co-Presenter, Understanding Corporations and Taxes, Placer County Association of Realtors, Real Estate Professionals, 2018
    • Sole Presenter of the course section related to real estate brokerages and an overview of business entities related thereto. A three hour course dedicated to teaching California's real estate brokers about the various different business structures the benefits and weaknesses of related to entity selection. The course focuses on the real world implications related to the business entities and real estate brokerages including fiduciary duties, piercing the corporate veil, potential liabilities, and an overview of taxing issues., Sole Presenter, Overview of Business Entities, Sacramento Association of Realtors, Brokers Training Institute, 2019
    • Understanding the business implications when effective planning an estate or administering an estate. Identifying where business and estate issues intersect, common problems and tips and tricks to navigate the complex issues business interests pose. Understanding ethical issues related to competency in taking matters that involve complex business and estate planning crossover issues., Sole Presenter, Business & Estate Planning: Crossover Issues in Practice, Placer County Bar Association: Probate and Estate Planning Section, Business, Estate Planning, Legal, 2019
    • Co-Author on article related to the tax issues associated with dental practice sales and allocation of price related the taxing impacts. Discusses as an overview the differences of recapture, income and capital gains taxes and its treatment related to a dental practice sale and advantages and disadvantages related to the allocations of the purchase price., Co-Author, A Primer on After Tax Profits Related to Practice Sales, the Nugget - A Publication of the Sacramento District Dental Society, Dental Professionals
    • Co-author of an article in a dental trade magazine focusing on strategic business planning and forward looking for retirement goals focusing on business structure selection, practice transitions and traditional retirement accounts., Co-Author, Are You Planning for Your Retirement?, the Nugget - A Publication of the Sacramento District Dental Society, Dental Professionals, 2017
    • Co-Presenter on a six seminar series covering Real Estate law trends in 2018 that focused on the impacts on co-owned real estate in a rising market and the use of partition actions to compel sales of co-owned real estate, liabilities for seller's who breach the RPA and the use of specific performance actions, best practices when working with the CAR Forms (California Assn Realtors) including contingencies, closing escrow while being mindful of Pittman v. Canham, impacts of tax reform on real estate and the real estate profession and current trends related to the legalization of cannabis in California. , Co-Presenter, Legal Update -- Real Estate Trends for 2018, California Real Estate Brokers, Inc., Real Estate, 2018
    • Sole Presenter of the course section related to real estate brokerages and an overview of business entities related thereto. A three hour course dedicated to teaching California's real estate brokers about the various different business structures the benefits and weaknesses of related to entity selection. The course focuses on the real world implications related to the business entities and real estate brokerages including fiduciary duties, piercing the corporate veil, potential liabilities, and an overview of taxing issues. Additionally, the course covers succession planning and strategic planning related to planned exit strategies and contingency planning in the event of tragedy., Sole Presenter, Sacramento Association Of Realtors - Brokers Training Institute, 2018
    • Panelist on a forum discussion related to recent impacts of legalization of cannabis in California, including opportunities, risks, conflicts of laws between state and federal legal issues, and potential regulatory hurdles in permitting a cannabis based enterprise., Panelist, Cannabis, Legalization Regulations & Laws, Latino Professionals Development Project, Business And Real Estate, 2018
    • Presenter on 2018 Legal Update covering Real Estate law trends in 2018 that focused on the impacts on co-owned real estate in a rising market and the use of partition actions to compel sales of co-owned real estate, liabilities for seller's who breach the RPA and the use of specific performance actions, best practices when working with the CAR Forms (California Assn Realtors) including contingencies, closing escrow, impacts of tax reform on real estate and the real estate profession and current trends related to the legalization of cannabis in California., Presenter, 2018 Legal Update, Placer County Association of Realtors, Real Estate, 2018
    • Presenter on seminar related to the potential impacts on the real estate profession and real estate markers related to the implementation of the federal 2017 tax reform legislation (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017)., Presenter, Impacts of Tax Reform, Sacramento Assn of Realtor, Real Estate, 2018
    • Presenter on seminar related to the potential impacts on the real estate profession and real estate markers related to the implementation of the federal 2017 tax reform legislation (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017)., Presenter, Tax Reform Impacts on Real Estate, Sacramento Realtist Assn, Real Estate, 2018
    • Co-Presenter on the topics of dental business entities (professional corporations, limited liability partnerships and general partnerships), succession planning, employment, real estate leasing and purchasing and strategies in buying and selling a practice. , Co-Presenter, Ask The Lawyers, Sacramento District Dental Society, Dental Professionals, 2018
    • Author of article related to pending initiatives in Sacramento related to rent control. Discusses an overview of rent control and the Costa-Hawkins act, a look at current reasons being advocated in favour of rent control and compares to real impacts when there is recognized problem in shortage of available housing., Author, Rent Control is Not a Solution to a Housing Shortage, Sacramento Assn of Realtor, Real Estate, 2018
    • Co-Author on article related to discrimination in the real estate profession as it relates to the services provided to clients. Discusses overview of legal mechanisms and professional discipline when such laws and regulations are violated., Co-Author, Fair Housing -- Understanding Realtor Requirements, Sacramento Assn of Realtor, Real Estate, 2018
    • Author of article related to effective leadership in business and looking at tips that have been used in BPE Law. Looks at how the team approach to the law and collaborative work processes have provided the best results for clients we routinely work with., Author, Leadership is in the Actions Not Words, Sacramento Assn of Realtor, Real Estate, 2018
    • Co-Author of article on the impacts of recent tax reform related to the real estate profession. Examined reduction in personal rates, loss of certain tax deductions and potential benefits for moving to a corporate entity related to "Qualified Business Income"., Co-Author, Implications of the Recent Tax Reform, Sacramento Assn of Realtor, Real Estate, 2018
    • Author of article related to the legalization of cannabis in California and potential issues when Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memorandum. Also looked at issues related AB 1159 wherein California made cannabis a legal subject matter of a contract., Author, Impact of Fed Actions on Cannabis and Real Property, Sacramento Assn of Realtor, Real Estate, 2018
    • Sole Presenter of the course section related to real estate brokerages and an overview of business entities related thereto. A three hour course dedicated to teaching California's real estate brokers about the various different business structures the benefits and weaknesses of related to entity selection. The course focuses on the real world implications related to the business entities and real estate brokerages including fiduciary duties, piercing the corporate veil, potential liabilities, and an overview of taxing issues., Presenter, Sacramento Assn of Realtor - Brokers Training Institute, Real Estate, 2016
    • Sole Presenter of the course section related to real estate brokerages and an overview of business entities related thereto. A three hour course dedicated to teaching California's real estate brokers about the various different business structures the benefits and weaknesses of related to entity selection. The course focuses on the real world implications related to the business entities and real estate brokerages including fiduciary duties, piercing the corporate veil, potential liabilities, and an overview of taxing issues. Additionally, the course covers succession planning and strategic planning related to planned exit strategies and contingency planning in the event of tragedy., Presenter, Overview of Corporations, Partnerships and Succession Planning for the Real Estate Brokerage, Sacramento Assn of Realtor - Brokers Training Institute, Real Estate, 2017
    • Co-Presenter on a six seminar series covering Real Estate law trends in 2017 that focused on the repercussions of the Horiike case regarding dual agency and fiduciary duties, legalization of cannabis in California under Prop 64 and impacts on the real estate industry with competing legal interests between State and Federal law, the impacts on co-owned real estate in a rising market and the use of partition actions to compel sales of co-owned real estate and the current impacts of non-disclosure of material defects related to the plumbing defects and the Kitec problem., Co-Presenter, California Real Estate Brokers, Inc. Real Estate Law Trends for 2017, Real Estate, 2017
    • Co-Presenter on CLE re: best practices in choosing and setting up a limited liability company with significant emphasis on structuring, drafting and implementing an Operating Agreement that meets the needs of the members and operating company. Discussion included legal impacts of repeal of Beverly-Killea and replacement with RULLCA, fiduciary obligations, exit strategies, dissolution and dissenters rights and tips in addressing such issues in the operating agreement., Co-Presenter, Best Strategies in Effectively Forming a Limited Liability Company and Choosing the Proper Business Entity, Business, 2016
    • Co-Author of blog article regarding the formation of dental business entities in California and navigating the statutory and regulatory compliance of the CA Corporations Code and the California Dental Act., Co-Author, Blog Article -- Professional Practices - Dental Business Structures, Dental Professionals, 2015
    • Co-Author of a blog article on the taxing implications of selling a dental practice and strategic decisions related to allocation of purchase price for tax purposes., Co-Author, Tax Considerations When Selling a Dental Practice, Dental Professionals, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington, Bachelor of Arts in both History and Political Science in 2001, 2001
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    2339 Gold Meadow Way
    Suite 101
    Gold River, CA 95670

    Phone: 916-966-2260

    Fax: 916-346-4880

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