Monthly Archives: October 2013

Who is an ORIGINAL MORTGAGOR under TAX-PROPERTY 12-108(g)?

Jack Machen, Special Chief Solicitor for Baltimore City, contributed the following article that stems from the 2013 Advanced Real Property Institute Plenary Session “IDOTS Are Not Past Tense – Refinancings After July 1, 2013.” The 2013 revisions to Tax Property Article 12-108(g) allow commercial mortgages, including IDOTs, to be refinanced without incurring additional recordation tax […]

Further Discussion on Stormwater Fees Sponsored by the Environmental Law Section

The Environmental Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association is presenting a Breakfast Program on November 6, 2013. The subject is Maryland’s New Stormwater Remediation Fee (the “Rain Tax”): The framework, legal and environmental implications and selected case studies of ways to improve stormwater management and reduce the fees. The event takes place on […]

Plans to Build a Wal-Mart in Baltimore City Continue: The Court of Appeals Affirms Baltimore Circuit Court Ruling Against Neighbors’ Petition for Judicial Review of PUD Approval

Ajoke Agboola, currently a clerk for the Honorable Marcella A. Holland of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City who is interested in focusing on land use and real estate after her clerkship, contributed the following summary of Benn Ray, et al. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: The highly praised and criticized plan to […]

Bankruptcy Roadblocks to Real Estate Closings

The Advanced Real Property Institute takes place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Paul Rieger, of First American Title, is speaking at the event on Avoiding Bankruptcy Roadblocks – Issues to Spot In Advance of Closing. Paul posts this follow-up to his article, “Will Bankruptcy Tank Your Real Estate Closing,” published in the July/August Maryland Bar […]