This event takes place on Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm and is presented by the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association. Join APA Maryland on Thursday, July 28th for a trolley tour of downtown Baltimore! The tour will take us through multiple downtown neighborhoods while highlighting the City’s role in the Revolutionary […]

Frederick L. Klein, a partner with DLA Piper LLP (US) in Washington, D.C., and Kevin L. Shepherd, a partner with Venable LLP in Baltimore, Maryland, contributed the following article that was first published in the May/June 2016 issue of Probate & Property, the bi-monthly magazine publication of the ABA’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law […]

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:  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 […]