Patrick Hughes

MERS - Questions Remain as the Fight Continues

Real estate law and real estate transactions in the United States have been subject to state regulations and county-level recordation requirements since the country's founding. As such, every time a financial instrument…more
| Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

The Importance of Proper Notarizations and Avoiding Document Execution Shortcuts

A recent lawsuit in Ohio provides a reminder about the importance of properly executed notary clauses and exercising caution when using "stand-alone signature pages." The lawsuit involves two companies which failed to make…more
| Real Estate - Commercial

Business Occupational License Fees: How to Avoid Surprises

Your company and its employees may be subject to local occupational license fees and payroll taxes assessed by the counties and municipalities in which your company operates, even if it is not in the jurisdiction where your main…more
| Business Organizations

Run a Business in Kentucky? File Your Kentucky Annual Report By October 31

If you own or operate a business in Kentucky, make sure you have filed your Kentucky Annual Report. In a recent press release, the Kentucky Secretary of State's office warns that tends of thousands of companies face dissolution…more
| Business Organizations

Commercial Real Estate: Stability May Be On The Horizon

Since 2008. the commercial real estate market has been challenging for all involved. Although we are not completely past the turbulence, we are beginning to see more stability on the horizon. Lenders Have slowed or Stopped…more
| Real Estate - Commercial

Commercial Real Estate in the "New" Economy

The good news is that lenders are beginning to make commercial real estate loans again. The bad news - lending standards are strict. Only the most credit-worthy borrowers will qualify for these loans for the foreseeable…more
| Real Estate - Commercial

Buying a Small Business? Do Your Homework.

In today's economic climate, a number of experienced and highly educated professionals are facing an unplanned career change. Many see this as an opportunity to puruse the dream of entrepreneurship by purchasing a small…more
| Business Organizations

Protecting Opportunity: Public Project Liens in Light of the American Recovery and Investment Act

The $789 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will fund major public construction projects in both Kentucky and Ohio. Although this hopefully means an upturn in the beleaguered construction industry,…more
| Construction Law

Recession Equals Opportunity for Calculating Entrepreneurs

Daily headlines continue to remind us that we are in an economic recession: Home Sales at All Time Low, Jobless Claims at 25 Year High, Auto Giant loses $10 Billion, Stocks Stumble, the list goes on and on. But for a person…more
| Business Organizations

How to Simplify The Regulatory Process For Your Business

If you're in business, then you're in a regulated business. Consequently, knowing the basics of the administrative process will not only keep you in compliance with the law, but can also provide your company with a sharp edge…more
| Administrative Law

The 2007 Changes to AIA A201 Conditions in a Nutshell

In 2007, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) made several significant changes to its A201-1997 "General Conditions" commonly used in construction contracts across the U.S. These changes will likely affect contracts…more
| Construction Law

TakingYour Small Business International? Be Flexible.

Are you starting or planning on growing your small business? The idea of operating a successful business on a local, regional, or even national basis is a thing of the past. International markets such as Asia, the European…more
| Business Organizations

Acquiring or Developing Government Property

If you are considering a development in Kentucky on real property owned by a government, you should hope that a city is the owner. Let's say you're contemplating a development in Northern Kentucky, and you have three site…more
| Construction Law

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