The following article was provided by William O’Connell, Maryland State Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company. The Maryland Land Title Association (MLTA) saw a gap in the state’s laws when it came to quiet title actions.  As result, the MLTA proposed legislation to create a statutory process for completing such actions.  With the support of […]

The following information was compiled from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau web site. On May 2, 2016, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a new rule that makes a number of procedural and technical amendments to Regulations J and L, which implement the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”), and removed some procedural […]

Christopher Naughten, Vice President and Senior Commercial Counsel of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company’s National Commercial Services office in Washington, D.C. compiled this summary from his webinar presentation, which can be found at:  http://www.dcncs.fntic.com.  Chris is member of the Real Property Section of the Maryland Bar. This article is designed to provide a short summary […]

Ed Levin of Gordon Feinblatt LLC wrote the following article, a version of which was published in the January/February 2016 issue of Probate & Property. The term “knowledge” is used in affidavits, applications, representations, warranties, third-party opinion letters, and in other legal contexts to indicate that statements are not guaranteed to be true but are correct based […]

Robert J. Shannon wrote the following article. Robert was admitted to the Maryland Bar in June of 2014. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in December of 2013 and summa cum laude from Towson University in May of 2011. As a result of the Maryland Court of Appeals’ decision in […]

This year’s Advanced Real Property Institute takes place from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel. Sign up soon, as space is limited, and last year’s ARPI sold out. Registration and more information is available here. Some of the topics and speakers include: You Can’t […]

This article was written by Robert S. Tanenbaum, an associate with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Tanenbaum counsels commercial landlords and tenants on litigation avoidance and litigates business and real estate disputes in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Eastern seaboard.   Many commercial leases contain an expansive […]

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