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September 20, 2016

Boundary Lines And Property Access – It’s Not An Issue Until It Is

In our practice, perhaps the most colorful cases involve disputes over rural and lakefront property. The boundary lines on non-platted, non-urban parcels of land can often be a matter of guesswork despite the best efforts of even the most skilled surveyors. In the absence of skilled surveying, it is remarkable how often a whole neighborhood […]

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August 3, 2015

The Limits of “Strict Compliance”

What’s the difference between size 13.5 font and size 14 font? A bad foreclosure and potentially thousands of dollars. In a foreclosure-by-advertisement (also known as a non-judicial foreclosure) a mortgage is foreclosed without a formal court proceeding.  The process is quicker and cheaper for mortgage holder, with the consequence of making it easier for the […]

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May 25, 2015

The Games That Lawyers Play…and Win – Foreclosure Redemptions

Make no mistake about it, real property law is technical, esoteric, and coldly unforgiving. Most attorneys have at a least a vague familiarity with this in regard to common legal issues such as multi-party conveyances and perfecting liens. However, it is not the unknowns which are troubling, it is the “unknown unknowns” – as Donald […]

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April 9, 2015

Void vs. Voidable Real Estate Transactions and the Bona Fide Purchaser

A poorly understood area of real property law is the distinction between void transfers and voidable transfers. Most legal professionals understand the difference between void and voidable contracts: a voidable contract may be rescinded at the election of the aggrieved party or they may choose to continue to bind the opposing party to the contract […]

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