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Deed warranties and why they should matter to you

September 25 2013 You're negotiating to buy a piece of real estate and your attorney tells you that the seller is proposing to give you a "Special Warranty Deed" in…

Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Making Them

June 12 2019 As estate planners, we have seen it all over the years. What we have learned is that people make some common mistakes.…

The Benefits of Using Multiple “Single-Asset” Limited Liability Companies for Investment Properties

October 14 2016 Practicing real estate law means that I'm constantly talking with all types of clients, including large scale developers as well as individuals…

Evolving patenting strategies for biotechnological inventions in the United States: practical advice amid a shifting landscape

September 26 2013 Over the past year or so, any company or academic department that has a name that includes terms like "bio," "life sciences," or the like has been…

Winning a battle, losing the war: why the ACLU’s strategy in Myriad may have backfired

October 1 2013 Did you know that genes are Civil Liberties? At least that's what the American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") thinks. "VICTORY!" That was the…

So You Have A Judgment… Now What?

July 28 2021 In North Carolina, many lawsuits result in the entry of a judgment that establishes one party's right to collect payment of a certain amount of money…

Taking License Liberties Based on Affiliation

July 23 2021 Questions regarding general contractor licensure requirements often arise among affiliated or related companies, namely, which entities are required…

Company Names vs. Trade Names: Understanding the Legal Difference

July 21 2021 So you did all the hard work that was necessary to get a new business off the ground. And you formed a new business entity with the Secretary of State…

A Summary of Bank-Related Provisions of President Biden's July 9th Executive Order Promoting Competition

July 12 2021 On July 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed an executive order "on promoting competition in the American economy" (the "Order"). The White…

Seller Beware: Important Due Diligence Issues for Commercial Properties

July 9 2021 Most people involved in real estate have heard the phrase "caveat emptor" or "buyer beware." There are risks inherent in purchasing property: unseen…