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The Emerging Landlord and Cannabis Tenant Relationship – A Starting Point for Michigan Landlords

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Successfully leasing real estate to cannabis businesses starts with an understanding of this evolving new industry in Michigan. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Cannabis, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate

Enforcing an Unsigned Guaranty – the Leading Object Rule

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Ohio Court of Appeals cites “leading object rule” in reversing trial court’s decision in case involving unsigned contract. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Loans, Contracts

Title Curative Treatment Tops Firm’s List of FAQs

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Based on frequency of client inquiries, firm to focus on title curative issues related to Michigan real estate. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

The Text That Did Not Bark

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Creating a failure to pay record can help prove your case when the other party reneges in a real estate transaction.   Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Liability, Commercial Loans, Commercial Real Estate, Contracts, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages

Does a Borrower’s Spouse Need to Sign a Commercial Mortgage in Ohio?

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Out-of-state lenders must consider the dower rights of a borrower’s spouse when participating in Ohio real property transactions. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Loans, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages

Proceed With Caution When Considering CMBS Loans

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CMBS loans are still popular sources of financing for commercial real estate investors despite their challenges. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Loans, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages

Delinquent Taxpayer Beware: A Deal May Not Be A Deal

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Without this type of agreement, even the late great Monty Hall wouldn’t be able to make a deal to keep the county from selling your property for back taxes. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate

Could Time-Barred Debts Secured by Mortgages Rise from the Grave?

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Like a horror movie scene, this Ohio Supreme Court ruling could “resurrect from the dead” time-barred debts secured by mortgages. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages

3 Tax Traps to Avoid When Buying Commercial Property

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Perform your due diligence before purchasing commercial property to avoid these three tax traps. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Business Risk Management, Commercial Real Estate, Contracts, Real Estate

7 Things to Check Before Listing with AIRBNB

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Ohio state and local law can create traps for owners who are home sharing. Do you know how to avoid legal pitfalls in your community? Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Liability, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Residential Liability
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