Monthly Archives: January 2014

Recent Developments in Green Buildings and LEED v4: Topic for the February Meeting of the Commercial Real Estate Attorney’s Discussion Group

The Real Property Section’s monthly Commercial Real Estate Attorney’s Discussion Group will host a program on “Recent Developments in Green Buildings and LEED v4” on Tuesday, February 11, in the Sky Lobby Conference Room on the 4th Floor of the Venable’s Baltimore office, 750 E. Pratt Street. Speakers will include Susan Dorn, General Counsel, U.S. […]

Important Changes to the Maryland Mortgage Lender Law

Lynne T. Krause, attorney and founding partner of Krause & Ferris in Annapolis, provided the following report on changes to licensing requirements under the Maryland Mortgage Lender Law: During the 2012 Maryland General Assembly session, a little-noticed piece of legislation repealed the exemption from licensing in the Maryland Mortgage Lender Law (“MMLL”) for a mortgage […]

A summary of the Court of Appeals Decision in Deutsche Bank v. Brock

Alex Mitchel, a third-year evening student at Maryland Carey Law, provided the following summary of the recent opinion from the Court of Appeals on Deutsche Bank v. Brock: In Deutsche Bank v. Brock, the Maryland Court of Appeals unequivocally upheld a key procedural fixture of the secondary market for residential mortgages. In doing so, the […]

A Free Webinar on New Standards for the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process: Strategies for Implementing ASTM 1527-13

On December 30, 2013, the EPA amended in the Federal Register its All Appropriate Inquiries (“AAI”) rule to reference ASTM E 1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process and makes clear that persons conducting inquiries may use the procedures included in the standard to comply with the AAI Rule as […]