Monica M. Espejo

Monica M. Espejo Associate

Monica Espejo is an Associate in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Sacramento office where she provides representation and counsel to clients in matters pertaining to labor & employment law as well as business, construction, and facilities. She represents both public and private sector clients in legal matters arising out of construction, real estate, and contract disputes. She has defended clients on a broad array of construction matters including licensing issues, bid protests, defective construction claims, mechanics’ liens, and bond claim actions. Monica’s practice includes handling disputes through all phases of litigation from the pleading stage through trial.

Monica also provides advice and counsel to clients on employment-related claims including issues pertaining to discrimination, harassment, employee discipline and investigations, disability and leave issues, wrongful termination, and retaliation and represents clients in administrative proceedings.

Monica is fluent in Spanish.

Community Involvement

Monica is a volunteer for the Women Lawyers of Sacramento and serves as the Chair of the Career Advancement and Retention Committee. 

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Jan 8, 2021 Business & Facilities

An Exculpatory Clause in a Commercial Lease May Shield a Property Owner From Liability for Personal Injuries That Occur Because of Passive Negligence or Nonfeasance

Richard Garcia (“Garcia”) owned an office furniture business.  In 2009, he leased premises for his business.  The original lease contained a clause that held the property owner not liable for personal injuries to Garcia, whether resulting from conditions on the premises or other sources. 

Dec 28, 2020 Business & Facilities

Lease-Leaseback Arrangements Must Be Genuine; Otherwise, a Contractor May Face Disgorgement of Monies Even After Project Completion

A common method of California public school districts to award contracts for new construction and improvements to existing facilities is the lease-leaseback method.  Authorized under Education Code section 17406, the lease-leaseback method permits builder-financed construction.  A school district leases land to a contractor who constructs or improves a facility on the leased land.  After the construction is complete, the contractor leases the facility back to the school district until the district’s lease payments are fully paid.  This method of contracting allows districts to pay contractors over the term of the lease, which is generally for a significant period and exempts the construction from the competitive bidding process. 

Dec 10, 2020 Business & Facilities

When A Company Modifies A Contract, It Must Provide Notice To All Parties And Allow The Parties To Consent To The New Term

In 2014, Rachel Stover purchased Experian’s credit score subscription service. The terms of the service required Stover to arbitrate all claims arising out of the subscription service and contained a change-of-terms provision stating that, each time Stover accessed Experian’s website, she consented to “the then current terms” (i.e. new or different terms added or revised after 2014). Stover cancelled her Experian subscription one month after purchase and later claimed that Experian fraudulently marketed this credit score as information that lenders review when determining consumers’ creditworthiness.

Nov 25, 2020 Business & Facilities

Neighbors Use Of Private Recreational Trails Is Insufficient To Establish Public Dedication Of Land

Prior to 1972, a private landowner could dedicate an interest in land to the public impliedly when “the public has used the land for a period of more than five years with full knowledge of the owner, without asking or receiving permission to do so and without objection being made by anyone.” In 1972, the legislature enacted Civil Code Section 1009, subdivision (b), which effectively abolished implied dedications prospectively.

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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