In The Cross-Hairs? Protecting Your Company Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations and Investors' Mortgage Buyback Claims
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
Accessibility concerns for disabled condo owners
Rules for rewarding 'super' condo board members
Condo Water Invasion: Potential Medical Liability?
How to Deal with Delinquent Condo Board Members
Condo complaints not in writing?
Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes
Real Estate Trends in the Bay Area & Beyond – Interview with Paul Churchill, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Condo Owners
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
For several years, Pennsylvania judges, lawyers, and (even) rulemakers have struggled to define when an order entered in an Orphans’ Court proceeding is immediately appealable. The issue, of course, is critical, because...more
The California Court of Appeal recently held, in 926 North Ardmore Avenue v. County of Los Angeles, that a documentary transfer tax is triggered when a transfer of an interest in a business entity that owns real property...more
On December 27, Ambac Assurance Corporation filed a complaint against several Countrywide entities and Bank of America Corporation in New York state court, seeking to recover at least $600 million in damages in connection...more
On December 23, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed claims against Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, by four pension funds in a putative class action relating to 530 Countrywide RMBS trusts...more
During its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide an issue of importance to property and banking practitioners: is the statutory right to rescind a reverse mortgage limited to the original property owner?...more
In one of our recent blog posts, we discussed the legal term “domicile” and outlined exactly why it is so important to establish the correct domicile during the estate planning process. If you are part of an international...more
Two individuals (Cunning and Wren) acquired real property in the U.S. Virgin Islands as joint tenants with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) in 2005. In 2010 the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Cunning in the U.S. Virgin...more
DeGiacomo v. Traverse (In re Traverse), 753 F.3d 19 (1st Cir. 2014) –
A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid an unrecorded first mortgage and to preserve the lien for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate. In response, the...more
A chapter 7 trustee sought to set aside as a debtor’s transfer of her interest in property held jointly with her husband to her husband’s corporation as a constructive fraudulent conveyance. The bankruptcy court agreed that...more
On 25 October 2013 the States of Jersey introduced never before seen statutory provisions which seek to clarify, as a matter of Jersey law, the existence and nature of the Hastings-Bass principle and the doctrine which allows...more
The issue of whether a trust has passive or non-passive income from its investment in a pass-through entity has taken on increased importance in light of the tax imposed on net investment income under Code Section 1411 of the...more
May Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts -
The May § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more
In many non-judicial foreclosure jurisdictions, a foreclosure is generally considered concluded when the foreclosure trustee conveys the property to the purchaser. Though this is true from the purchaser’s perspective, the...more
SB Liberty, LLC v. Isla Verde Association, Inc. -
Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One (May 22, 2013) -
In 2006, Gregg and Janet Short purchased a home in the Isla Verde residential community...more
NY Second Dept.
Will/"interests in property"/Notes secured by mortgages/Personal Property
NY Second Dept.
Foreclosure/Deficiency Judgment/Burden of Proof/Appraiser Affidavit...more
In Roberts v. Wilson, the El Paso Court of Appeals ruled that the wife of a beneficiary under a will was entitled to her husband’s interest in real property because he survived his parents and the bequeath did not have a...more
In Lin v. Jeng, 2012 DJDAR 2498 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District rendered a fee award based on equitable principles in a partition action involving a real estate dispute between family...more
Welcome to our autumn newsletter.
In this edition, we are pleased to tell you about how Turbervilles has been awarded the Law Society’s prestigious Conveyancing Quality Mark, meaning that the high standards of our...more
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