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“Keeping it Real.” Of course, it’s a bit of a slang saying, but when it comes to securing marketable title for real estate, one must certainly be pragmatic and proactive in order to get the job done. That’s where the Keeping it Real, as in real estate, blog comes in!

This blog is intended to benefit real estate professionals, lenders, title insurance agents and underwriters, property managers, business owners and individuals dealing with real property issues. Topics will include new and changing legislation, court decisions of significance and real estate industry news, including trends and analysis from the legal perspective.

Please note that this blog is not intended to provide legal advice, and the discussions contained herein should not be applied to any fact-specific situation. Always consult an attorney directly to address any specific legal questions or needs you may have.

Meet the Editors

Keeping it Real is published by the members of Plunkett Cooney’s Real Estate Litigation and Title Insurance Practice Group and is edited by partner David Van Slyke and senior attorney Rhonda Stowers.

David Van Slyke PhotoDavid is the Co-leader of the firm's Real Estate Litigation and Title Insurance Practice Group. He has nearly 20 years of experience handling real estate matters in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia. David is a contributing editor to “Baldwin’s Ohio Practice, Ohio Real Estate Law.” His clients include mortgage-brokers/originators, real estate sellers and/or purchasers, loan servicers and some of the nation's leading title insurance providers.

Rhonda Stowers PhotoRhonda represents homeowners, lenders and mortgagors in real estate litigation involving such title-related claims as vesting, title-clearing and access, and boundary disputes. She also has expertise in the areas of judicial foreclosures and foreclosures by advertisement, deed drafting and enforcement, and residential leases. 

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