Read Residential Real Estate law updates, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
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
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Industrial Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Capital Markets Overview
Supreme Court Holds Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional -
On June 27, 2013, in a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The...more
There are several options about how to handle the house as part of a divorce settlement. Each one involves details that require attention. Besides the issue of the sale of the house, costs such as upkeep, insurance, and...more
In today’s world, fewer marriages exist and more people are cohabitating in committed relationships for various reasons.
Arizona’s community property laws do not apply to the ownership of real property between...more
Many couples have a vacation home that they use for their personal use or as an investment (rental property). When divorcing, how it was used and how it will be used indicates the way to divide the vacation property. Here I...more
On May 14, 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law legislation revising the definition of "marriage" in Minnesota to include same-sex marriage. The law becomes effective August 1, 2013....more
On April 25, 2013, Philadelphia City Council passed the LGBT Equality Bill, Bill No. 130224, which Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law on May 9, 2013. ...more
Debtor's counsel successfully defeated this summary judgment motion brought forth by Bank of America, N.A. and a successive motion in this case. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013.
The findings of fact...more
A recent Florida appellate court decision provides a drafting lesson in prenuptial agreements - if a spouse is to receive an interest in appreciation in an asset, the agreement should be specific on that....more
A recent case, the Estate of Wilson, 2012 WL 6216869 (1st Dist. 2012), illustrates generally why escrow holders should avoid giving advice to parties to an escrow on how to take title to real property...more
This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will issue four more civil opinions on Friday morning to close out 2012. The upcoming decisions deal with issues as diverse as res judicata and absolute immunity,...more
When a person is convicted of a federal crime, especially in a fraud case, but in lots of other kinds of federal criminal cases too, the district court sometimes also orders that the person pay restitution....more
AIJA/ ABA Seminar/ Key Players in Cross-Border Real Estate Investments:
La conférence réunissant des experts internationaux, "Les acteurs-clés des investissements immobiliers transfrontaliers",...more
Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where...more
A recent HBO documentary details the impact of the "Great Recession" on Long Island residents....more
In a divorce case, the trial court awarded the marital residence to the wife. Wachovia held a lien on the residence resulting from a home equity loan taken out during marriage by the husband without the wife's knowledge....more
In a June 28, 2012 Report to Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB or the Bureau) published its study of reverse mortgage transactions. This study was required by Section 1076 of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more
Steven Getman attorney reports that the New York State Court of Appeals has issued a number of new decisions this week on several important issues in civil and criminal law.
Steven Getman Attorney
1. Asking Location of Handgun Permitted if Exigent Circumstances. State v. Melendez 423 NJ Super. 1 (App. Div. 2011)
Relying on the public safety exception in New York v. Quarles, 104 S. Ct. 2626, 2631 (1984), and State...more
When someone talks about price it’s the best BUYING Signal you can ask for.
Evenif it is a price objection, the prospect has made that mental leap and thought about owning what you have to sell.
The request for the...more
If you are like most people who are getting divorced, or who have just gone through divorce, you no longer want your ex-spouse to be the beneficiary of your estate or to put your child(ren)in a position to be disinherited if...more
In the bankruptcy world (yes, there is such a place!) the term “fresh start“ is mentioned so often that it can become cliche. However, when you can get past the initial feelings you may have about bankruptcy, the end result...more
Most people that will read this article have had the unpleasant experience of receiving a knock at the door only to get served with a lawsuit. After the shock subsides as to what just happened, you look at the paperwork and...more
Equity. It is usually your friend. If you are in bankruptcy, it can be an issue. Simply put, equity is what you actually “own” in your property. For instance, if you have a car that is worth $10,000 and you still owe $6,000...more
Because I work as a bankruptcy attorney I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people here in Arizona who have taken a beating during this recession. And while the recession technically ended a while back, many, if not most...more
Debt free. Can you even imagine it? I would dare say that when most people come in to inquire about filing for bankruptcy they aren’t really thinking about the end result of being debt free, but are more focused on stopping...more