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Multi-State Mortgage Committee Issues Expectations for Use of Electronic Tools in State Examinations

On September 29, 2015, the Multi-State Mortgage Committee (MMC) and Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) issued an industry bulletin – Supervisory Expectations Regarding the Use of Electronic Examination Tools –...more

Friendly Skies in California After Governor Brown Vetoes Drone Restrictions, Federal Response Uncertain

Iconic California tech companies are helping to pioneer the drone revolution. For over a year, Google’s advanced-research arm, Google X, has been testing its Project Wing aircraft in cooperation with NASA, moving ever-closer...more

Counterpart Execution in Scotland

In this article, published in The Scotsman ("Sign of the times for Scots law documents"), Jonathan Gaskell looks at the introduction, into Scots law, of the Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Act 2015 -...more

Real World: An Update from Dechert's London Finance and Real Estate Group July 2015: Government Consultation on Reforming the...

The Electronic Communications Code, set out in Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984 and amended by the Communications Act 2003, has been much criticised over the last 30 years for being unclear, out of date and...more

Points & Authorities - Spring 2015

In this Issue: - Negotiating Strategies for the Successful Sale of Technology Companies - Broker Beware: Are Real Estate Brokers Susceptible to Agent v. Agent Fee Splitting Disputes After Sanowicz v. Bacal? -...more

Mortgage Banking Update - January 10, 2013

In This Issue: - Ohio Enacts the Nation's First Transitional MLO Licensing Law for Out-of-State MLOs - Noted Data Security and Privacy Attorney Amy Mushahwar Joins Ballard Spahr - Information Security...more

Electronic Signatures Gaining Acceptance and Popularity In Residential Real Estate Transactions

Electronic signature technology has been quickly gaining steam throughout the U.S. real estate community, and has now arrived in earnest in my home state of Massachusetts. Electronic signature software lets you send legally...more

New York Law Permits Electronic Recording of Real Property Conveyances

On Friday, September 23, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 2373A and Assembly Bill 6870A. The bill authorizes the electronic recording (“e-recording”) of instruments affecting real property in...more

GMA Condo Alert! (Spring 2011 edition)

The spring 2011 edition of Gardiner Miller Arnold's "Condo Alert!" news letter is now available. Topics include: * Electronic status certificates * Access to condo owners' lists...more

Restrictive Website Rules Found to Be Anticompetitive

In Realcomp II, Ltd. v. FTC, the Sixth Circuit upheld the Federal Trade Commission's conclusion that Realcomp, a Detroit area multiple listing service, violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by adopting rules...more

Green Building Newsletter - January 2011

Law and Policy Updates: Incentivizing Energy Efficiency across the American Economy; Overview of the Massachusetts Stretch Code; Update on Building Energy Use Disclosure under California’s AB 1103; City of Boston Promotes...more

PA Tax Alert-July 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Appeal Deadlines on Horizon for Pennsylvania Property Owners Economic Downturn Makes it Especially Important to Evaluate Assessments; Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Tax on Canned Computer...more

E-Mortgage Implementation Considerations

Adoption of E-Sign and UETA allows the widespread replacement of paper documents with electronic records and use of electronic signatures. This article, reprinted from Thomson/West’s Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report...more

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