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Tax Lien Foreclosure – Rights of Mortgage Holders and Unassessed Owners

by PretiFlaherty on

Experienced tax collectors and treasurers know that mortgage holders and unassessed owners of record have the right to receive copies of certain notices during the tax lien foreclosure process. But what are these entities’...more

Security Interest v. License Agreement: Low Tech Precautions for the High Tech Investment

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In this exciting age of startups, the market is brimming with opportunities for individuals and entities alike to invest in emerging companies. Today’s rapid rate of technology development justifies investors’ eagerness to...more

SPECIAL FEATURE — Buying or Selling Real Estate?

When you purchase real estate or obtain mortgage financing, you often have a choice of companies to perform required real estate title services. What is Title Insurance? Title insurance differs from other types of...more

Improperly Indexed Mortgage: How Far Does Your Record Review Need to Go to Be Safe?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Albert v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC (In re El Erian), 512 B.R. 391 (Bankr. D. D.C. 2014) – A chapter 7 trustee sought to avoid the lien of a recorded deed of trust because (1) it contained both correct and incorrect...more

In-House Loan Modifications In South Carolina Are Not The Unauthorized Practice of Law

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently issued two opinions concerning the unauthorized practice of law in real estate transactions. Under earlier Supreme Court cases, five aspects of a real estate loan or mortgage closing...more

Things To Consider When Buying Waterfront Property

by Varnum LLP on

It is always a good idea to seek the advice of experienced counsel before purchasing any real estate. In addition to issues raised in connection with any purchase of real estate, the following are particularly relevant if you...more

Title Insurers Not Liable For Agent's Negligence

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Title insurance companies can enforce exculpatory provisions in title insurance policies that exclude liability for tort claims based on a negligent title search performed by an agent, Maryland's highest court has ruled....more

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