Thought Your Only Option Was Eviction? Think Again.

Categories: Real Estate

Photo: courtesy of Apartment Management Magazine Are you considering removing someone from your residential property? There are many reasons why you may want to remove an individual from your property. For example, the person may have stopped paying rent; or you allowed the person to stay free of charge for a set period of time,…

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Unclaimed Property! What Is It and How Does It Relate to You?

Categories: Business Law

Every state has laws about Unclaimed Property. These various laws specify the definition of unclaimed property, how it should be treated, and how to reunite it with the rightful owners. Generally speaking, unclaimed property is defined as property owed to another that remains unclaimed by the owner after a specified period. In other words, it…

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Deeds! Should You Warranty, Special, Or Quitclaim It? Let’s Discuss

Categories: Business Law

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Whether you are buying, selling, or simply transferring your real estate to a family member, you must ensure you use the correct type of deed.  I am frequently asked, “What’s the difference between a warranty and a quitclaim deed and which should I use?” I will answer those questions with two questions: what is your…

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Do You Live and Work in More Than One State? Where Is Home? It Depends

Categories: Business Law

Our mobility affords us the freedom to fluidly change geography.  One can attend a conference in Florida, with an online presence in China and arrive in Europe less than ten hours later.  The same can be said for employment and real estate investment.  Today, many people are living in two and even three different states. …

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Independent Contractor? Employee? Uber Lawsuits! It’s All About Control

Categories: Business Law

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Many people are familiar with the independent contractor vs. employee quandary and are seeing it appear in high-profile cases such as New York Taxi Workers Alliance v. Uber Technologies Inc.  The distinction between these two terms may seem simplistic; however, they result in different outcomes that may carry serious consequences.  Business owners must be mindful…

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