Posts tagged Real Estate
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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What’s in Your Orchestra? Evaluating the "Bundle of Sticks" in Your Real Estate Transaction

Acquiring commercial real estate is a lot like an orchestra in that purchasing real estate consists of purchasing many more assets than meets the eye. When you buy commercial real estate, you know you are getting the land and buildings. Yet, as with an orchestra, there are leases, contracts, personal property and intellectual property, which also may be part of a real estate acquisition.

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Donations to Support the Arts and EB-5 Investments to Create US Jobs

Although I would like to say I donate to the arts for arts’ sake, when deciding how much to donate to the arts, I consider which level of donor benefits I might use. Some people donate to receive free tote bags or other promotional items. Others may like seeing their name printed in a program or posted on a donor wall. Likewise, it probably is the desire to obtain US permanent resident status, rather than an altruistic desire to create U.S. jobs, which motivates immigrant investors under the EB-5 visa program.

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Swapping Violins, Pokémon Go, and Trespassers

The conductor asked each first violinist to swap his/her violin with one of the second violinists’ instruments. The conductor then had the students play with the borrowed violins. This raises an interesting legal question: If one of a first violinist’s expensive instruments had been damaged, who would be responsible to pay for the repairs? A similar question currently is in front of courts where real estate owners have brought trespass suits against the developer of Pokémon Go.

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Fair Housing Act Turns 50 and Continues to Evolve

Musicians need to practice their instruments, both to learn music and to hone their craft. For those living next door, even professional musicians’ practice may not be “music to the ears.” As a result, it is not unheard of for professional musicians to find themselves in disputes with neighbors or landlords.

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