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Senate panel in Md. takes up foreclosure bills

An influential Maryland Senate committee heard testimony from homeowners’ and lenders’ attorneys Wednesday on three bills intended to make it easier for borrowers facing foreclosure to discover who owns their loans before it is too late.

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Conference panel discusses shifting duties for real estate lawyers

Commercial real estate deal documents have grown, more tenants are asking for lease amendments and attorneys for the industry are modifying their billing practices. Those trends were topics of group discussions today at an International Council of Shopping Centers conference ...

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Estate trust strategy may save taxes on asset gains

Wealthy individuals who would rather give money to their children than the government may have a limited opportunity to put some assets in trusts that let them transfer wealth tax-free. Grantor-retained annuity trusts, known as GRATs, or irrevocable, intentionally defective ...

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Contracts: Real Estate – Preemptive Right – Rule Against Perpetuities

Hensley-O’Neal v. Metropolitan National Bank (MLW No. 59834/Case No. SD29506 – 8 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Bates, P.J.) Where plaintiff brought an action against a bank to enforce a preemptive right to purchase real estate, the agreement ...

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Six of Missouri’s largest firms named to Midwest real estate ranking

Six MOney 20 law firms are on the Midwest Real Estate News’ ranking of the firms with the largest real estate practices in the region, with St. Louis-based Thompson Coburn in the No. 2 slot. The rankings from the Best ...

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