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Feb 19, 2019

In Deed

While most people know generally what a deed is, most do not know the different types of deeds that are used to convey real property. The distinctions are important because the type of deed used to transfer property determines the rights of the buyer and seller if something goes wrong after the sale. » Read More

Feb 15, 2019

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

One of the risks of operating a business open to the public is being sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for failing to remove physical barriers that make a business or building inaccessible to a person with disabilities. Complaints about ramps, sinks, seating, countertops, and the like are not unusual in these types of lawsuits. » Read More

Jan 14, 2019

Is Marital Real Estate Beyond a Creditor’s Reach in New Jersey?

Some people involved in litigation lose sight of the fact that obtaining a judgment against the person or company they are suing is the first step in obtaining justice. I often must remind people that the courts do not write checks in the amount of the judgment. » Read More

Sep 17, 2018

Care Needed When Allowing Property to Become an Artist’s Canvas

The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, or VARA, is a little known law that specifically recognizes the special rights of artists and seeks to protect the integrity of their work. While VARA applies only to certain limited and original edition works, it includes works placed on or incorporated into buildings. » Read More

Apr 11, 2018

Care Needed When Allowing Property to Become an Artist’s Canvas

The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, or VARA, is a little known law that specifically recognizes the special rights of artists and seeks to protect the integrity of their work. While VARA applies only to certain limited and original edition works, it includes works placed on or incorporated into buildings. » Read More

Mar 24, 2017

Transferring Real Estate with Negative Capital

It is common for real estate to be held in a limited liability company (LLC) for limited liability protection, management, privacy reasons, and for tax purposes.  Single member LLCs are generally disregarded for income tax purposes and multi-member real estate LLCs are generally taxed as partnerships, which allows for a flow-through and a single level of income taxation at the member level.  » Read More