Articles

Real Estate Marital Property

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTION PRESENTED When a party purchases real estate in New York by having a friend (who is married at the time of purchase) “buy” the property, such that the friend’s name is on the mortgage and title, but that party spent all the funds to acquire the property (held in constructive trust), … Continue reading “Real Estate Marital Property”

Duties of Lawyers to Recommend Against Risks in Real Estate Contract – New Jersey

Author: LegalEase Solutions QUESTIONS PRESENTED What are the duties of lawyers in the state of New Jersey to recommend against obvious and foreseeable risks in settlement ‘secured’ by the performance of a real estate contract? Must the advice of lawyers be documented? If so, in what form?   SHORT ANSWERS Generally, while representing clients, lawyers are … Continue reading “Duties of Lawyers to Recommend Against Risks in Real Estate Contract – New Jersey”

Minnesota Real Estate Research

Author: LegalEase Solutions INTRODUCTION Building A and Building B, both located at Minneapolis, Minnesota, are adjacent.  Both have storefronts at street level and residential apartments in the upper stories.  For at least the past 50 years, the residents of Building A have been able to exit their units by doors opening to a common deck … Continue reading “Minnesota Real Estate Research”

Like-Kind Exchanges in Michigan

Author: LegalEase Solutions  Introduction The Client sold real property lying in Michigan.  The proceeds of the sale were immediately held by Madison Exchange, LLC, pursuant to a Real Property Exchange Agreement.  Madison Exchange is acting as a § 1031 intermediary.  Specifically, Madison Exchange is in custody of $191,786.84 (consisting of $191,336.84 from the HUD-1 Statement … Continue reading “Like-Kind Exchanges in Michigan”

Duty of Seller to Disclose Lawsuit to Buyer – Michigan

Author: LegalEase Solutions Introduction  Woodlands Condominium Association has a pending lawsuit for defects in the construction and installation of common elements of the condominiumcomplex.  The association expects that individual co-owners may wish to sell their units during the pendency of the litigation. Question Presented  Are the selling co-owner or the Condominium Association required to disclose … Continue reading “Duty of Seller to Disclose Lawsuit to Buyer – Michigan”