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Firm Blog

October 17, 2018

Industry News

Managing partner Kibongni Fondungallah is presenting at the 2018 Real Estate Institute on the Basics of Residential Foreclosure by Advertisement – A “How to do it” session. Partner attorney Samuel R. Coleman presented at the 2018 Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Fraud, and Landlord Tenant Law Workshop for the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association. His presentation covered issues relating […]

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March 16, 2018

Giving back to the community

The Academy Law Group was able to collaborate with The Salvation Army in St. Paul, MN to help distribute groceries to families in need. This experience was enriching to us and The Academy Law Group is fortunate to share in this experience.          

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December 5, 2017

“Living in America, The Law and You”

In 2017, Attorney Fondungallah represented The Academy Law Group, P.A. as one of the panelists at an annual event hosted by the IWL (Igbo Women League in Minnesota) – “Living in America, The Law and You.” The panel discussion helps to create awareness among immigrants about certain rights and resources available to them in the […]

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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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