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Commercial Real Estate Purchase Due Diligence Checklist January 16, 2019

DC Real Estate Due Diligence Checklist: 1. Verify address and legal description of property. Property in Washington, D.C. is designated by lot and square. 2. Determine if the state of the title of the acquisition is: fee simple, a leasehold estate, or both. a. If leasehold estate, review carefully to cover assignability, mortgage-ability, non-disturbance for… Read more »

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Corporate Dissolution January 14, 2019

Corporations often undertake a unique characteristic as a business entity – perpetual duration. Unlike joint ventures or partnerships that evaporate once the desired goal is achieved, or when a partner departs from the partnership, a corporation has the potential to outlive all of it’s creators, which presents its own set of benefits and challenges.

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Partnership Disputes & Partnership Breakup January 11, 2019

What to do when Business Partners Disagree On The Business? Partnership disputes can be a stressful time full of uncertainty and emotion. “How did we get here?” “Our partnership started off so strong, why is this happening?” These are two questions that I often hear from clients when confronting the prospect of deadlock between partners or… Read more »

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BUYING PROPERTY AS IS – BUYER BEWARE January 8, 2019

BUYING PROPERTY AS IS – BUYER BEWARE In every real estate transaction there is an implicit element of risk. If you are buying real estate, understanding how an AS-IS contract affects your rights can significantly impact the success of the transaction. For example, every special warranty deed carries with it some implied warranties that the seller… Read more »

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Estate Planning For Families With Young Children January 7, 2019

Estate Planning for Families With Young Children Many families with young children put off estate planning. If asked, they may say they are too busy, can’t afford it or the time isn’t right. As the parent of young children I understand that what elementary school to send your children to, deciding between ballet and gymnastics… Read more »

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Guide: What is a Legal Term Sheet January 5, 2019

A term sheet is the first material written document that is exchanged between a potential buyer and a potential seller in a transaction. While the term sheet can range in length and format, some conventions have been developed over time. This document provides the basic terms of the acquisition that the parties have agreed to,… Read more »

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Real Estate Fraud January 4, 2019

There is no such thing as “cheap” real estate in the District of Columbia. If you think you got a deal, you may have been taken for a ride.

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Estate Planning for Pets January 3, 2019

You cannot name your pet as a direct beneficiaries of your estate You can set up a trust for your pets that can pay for medical, food and other expenses If you have minor children, speak to your guardians about the pets joining the kids in the event that your guardian has custody of your… Read more »

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5 Tips for Negotiating Your Commercial Lease January 3, 2019

Having a favorable commercial lease is an important step to ensuring your businesses success. Negotiating favorable lease terms for your business gives your business the greatest chance of success.

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Family Law Attorney Wanted – Antonoplos & Associates January 1, 2019

Family Law Attorney The Antonoplos & Associates is looking to add a family law attorney to our growing family law legal team! The idea candidate will be a family law attorney that can collaborate with all our team members while working independently. Someone that truly loves representing their clients in family law matters and understands… Read more »

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