Posts tagged Elizabeth Whitman
Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction–Closing Preparation

During the time between the end of the due diligence inspection period and the closing, parties to a real estate transaction prepare for the closing, but they also must be sure that unexpected developments don't derail the transaction.

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Revenue Procedure 2019-38 and the Rental Real Estate Safe Harbor under Section 199A

On September 24, 2019, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2019-38, which provides a safe harbor under which income from rental real estate will be qualified business income under Section 199A.

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Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction–Due Diligence Inspection Period

Most real estate purchase contracts include a due diligence inspection period. Although there are certain inspections which every buyer should conduct, others will depend upon the age, location, and use of the property and the buyer's plans.

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Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction–Pre-Contract Period

The pre-contract period, when the parties negotiate contract terms and may share information is the important first stage in a real estate transaction.

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Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction – Parts of the Transaction

Real estate transactions can be broken into seven standard parts. Despite this, each transaction is as different as the parcel of real estate being purchased.

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Rent Control–Coming to a State Near You?

New York and other major metropolitan areas have had rent control laws for decades. Now some state legislatures are taking more control over the landlord-tenant relationship by passing state-wide rent control laws.

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Contractual "Truncation"or Shortening of Statutes of Limitation

Contractually shortened statutes of limitations are becoming more popular in real estate contracts to provide certainty and finality for the parties.

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Equal Pay–Are All Woodwinds the Same?

As women climb the corporate ladder, there are fewer identical positions they can use to compare their salaries with those received by male colleagues. When positions aren’t the same, there sometimes may be legitimate business reasons unrelated to employee sex for a pay differential. Unfortunately, the limited number of comparable jobs also can make it easier for an employer to engage in pay discrimination.

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