Author Archives: Gwendolyn Allen


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 […]

By the Way, What About the Post-Closing Credit Enhancement?

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 […]

With wide support, the Maryland Land Title Association’s Quiet Title bill becomes 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 […]

New Rule on the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

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 […]

New Features in 2016 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys

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 […]

“Best” Is Not Always Best When It Comes to Knowledge

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 […]

Don’t Miss this Year’s Advanced Real Property Institute!

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 […]