Landlord seeking Lawyer

By Robyn Latman, Esq.    Are you a Landlord?  You need a lawyer.  Not just any lawyer.  You need a lawyer who gets you, who gets what you need, and who knows how to get that for you. Let me explain.  Last week, I attended a meeting for Real Estate Investors.  This was my first… Read more »

Underground Storage (Fuel) Tanks

One of the biggest concerns purchasers of real estate in New Jersey have (from both a residential and commercial perspective) are environmental issues.  Part of this stems from health concerns, and part of it stems from remediation costs concerns.  While the potential environmental issues that can occur are vast, for purposes of this blog we… Read more »

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a legal document that you should set up long before you ever need it. In it you empower an individual to act on your behalf during your lifetime. The trusted individual is known as your agent. The powers given to your agent become void upon your death. Whatever powers… Read more »

HOW OWNING A PROPERTY CAN IMPACT YOUR ABILITY TO GET A LOAN TO PURCHASE ANOTHER PROPERTY

One of the things that I’ve learned from the media, periodicals, and people I have spoken to is the key to a successful financial future is diversification. Diversification, however, does not only mean diversifying within the stock market itself, or having stocks, bonds, and mutual funds in your portfolio. It also can mean owning real… Read more »

Due Diligence: Why it’s important

Many times I am asked by a client buying a business to review a contract and not make many changes. The client’s reasoning is the business terms are great and he/she wants to close quickly. While I can certainly appreciate the value of getting a good deal, the best way for a buyer to decide… Read more »

Landlord won’t make any changes

Being a real estate attorney for many years and having “geekishly” enjoyed commercial leasing, I have had the pleasure of representing many commercial landlords and tenants. For purposes of this article, I want to focus on something that I often hear from the tenants that I represent. Many times a tenant will approach me and… Read more »

One Size Does Not Fit All

Have you ever heard the expression one size fits all? If so what did you think? Did you think wow that’s amazing or did you wonder how can that be? Speaking for myself, whenever I heard the expression I thought, well that may be so, but it would fit a whole lot better if it… Read more »

To Marry or Not to Marry, That is the Question – The Fiancé Visa (K-1) or Spousal Visa (K-3)

You are a U.S. citizen happily in love with your fiancé who lives abroad.  Wedding bells are ringing in your ear and you are dreaming of starting your life together – in the United States.  You plan a wedding in the United States, your fiancé’s visitor visa (B2 visa) is obtained, invitations sent, family’s plane tickets are purchased for the… Read more »

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