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Insurance Certificates: Why Lenders and Landlords Want Them

Lenders and landlords want proof of your property and general liability insurance. The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) created form insurance certificates, specifically an... Continue Reading »

Gifting Land to Children: What You Need to Know

Landowners can make gifts of real property to their children by quitclaim deed. By using this type of deed, rather than a statutory or special warranty deed, they will not be making any warranties about the... Continue Reading »

Legal Issues Surrounding Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental arrangements present a number of unique legal issues. Whether you are renting a room in your home for a little extra income on the side, or advising a startup client that is about to revolutionize... Continue Reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Fair Debt Collections Practices Act for Financial Institutions

On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that financial institutions do not become subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") because of their purchase and collection of defaulted loans. The... Continue Reading »

Retail Bankruptcies: Strategies for Commercial Landlords

After a rise in retail bankruptcies in 2016, retailers have continued to see challenges in 2017. Through the first quarter of this year, nine retailers have sought bankruptcy protection. According to CNBC, this... Continue Reading »

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