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Real Estate Lawyers Guide to a Residential Real Estate Transaction – Part II – Where to Buy

Where to buy your house?  There are some obvious consideration, such as distance from your job, family and friends.  But in order to start your home search, generally you will need to narrow down your choices of locations. Judge Richard Speers, who was a bankruptcy judge in Toledo for decades, told me when I was […]

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Real Estate Lawyers Guide to a Residential Real Estate Transaction – Part I – Before you Buy

Buying a home is a big decision and will requiring some planning on your part, especially if you are a first time home buyer. The place you need to start, before you consider where to buy or how many bedrooms is you need to answer the question, how are you going to pay for the […]

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Real Estate Lawyers Guide to a Residential Real Estate Transaction – Introduction

I have noticed there is a lot of information published about the subject of buying or selling a house, but very little of it comes from the a lawyers prospective.   In fact most of the information is provided by someone selling services (lenders, realtors, zillow, ect), which is fine, provided you understand the source of […]

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The day I argued a case to Sandra Day O’Conner

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner announced that she has dementia, and is likely suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.  In a wonderfully written letter, she encourages others to pick up her efforts to teach civics to students in America. I once argued a case to Sandra Day O’Conner.  In 2009, after her retirement from the […]

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Pat E. Morganstern-Clarren Seminar

I have accepted an invitation to speak as a panelist at the First Annual Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren seminar being held on December 6, 2018 at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar offices in One Cleveland Center. I will be on a panel with Rob Barr and Christopher Kennedy, speaking about the intersection of Real Estate and Bankruptcy […]

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