Whether your company is tackling a corporate, real estate, employment and/or business litigation issue, we will help you navigate the legal minefield and assist you in finding a solution that best fits your unique business needs.
Simply put, we serve real clients using our real experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Not only do we assist our clients in real estate transactions, we are equipped to handle your case in court when a legal dispute arises involving a real estate transaction.
With the ongoing revitalization of downtown marked by the opening of the Global Center for Health Innovation & Convention Center, the redevelopment of the Flats East Bank, Euclid Avenue Retail District and Public Square, the hosting of the Republican National Convention, and a professional basketball championship, our decision to keep our office downtown was a simple one. We wanted to be part of the action.
On April 6, 2017, the amendment to Ohio’s curative statute, R.C. §5301.07, takes effect. Among other things, this amendment reduces the time period during which a defect in any recorded instrument is cured from 21 years (under the old version of the statute) to 4 years. Examples of title defects include: (1) the instrument was not properly witnessed; (2) the instrument contained no certificate of acknowledgement; (3) the certificate of acknowledgement was defective in some respect; or (4) the name of the person with an interest in the real property does not appear in the granting clause of the instrument, but the person signed the instrument without limitation. With some limited exceptions, this amendment will apply retroactively. For buyers and sellers of real property in Ohio and the title insurance companies who underwrite such transactions, this amendment marks a huge victory. For more information on this law or any real property legal issue, contact Attorney Laura L. Volpini at 216-367-5665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective April 6, 2017, the amendment to Ohio’s “good funds” law, R.C. 1349.21, will take effect. As a result, all down payments and/or funds to be distributed in real property transactions must be deposited with the escrow agent via wire transfer only, provided that the amount deposited is in excess of $1,000. After April 6, 2017, personal or cashier’s checks for these transactions are prohibited. In other words, expect closing delays.
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If you are getting divorced or legally separated and are currently covered under the health insurance plan offered by your ex-spouse’s employer, you will be eligible to keep your group health insurance under COBRA for up to 36 months after your divorce and/or legal separation if the employer has over 20 employees. In order to exercise this coverage, you have to notify the health care plan administrator of your ex-spouse’s employer within 60 days of your divorce/legal separation. The employer then has 14 days to send you the applicable paperwork for how to elect to continue health insurance coverage under COBRA. NOTE – Your ex-spouse’s employer has no duty to inform you. You have to contact them. Failure to contact the employer within the 60-day period is deemed to be a waiver of COBRA coverage.
Effective September 28, 2016, R.C. Sec. 2308.01, et seq. allows a lender on a residential mortgage loan in default to file a motion with the Court to expedite the foreclosure if, and only if, the property is vacant and abandoned. The goal of this new foreclosure law is to cure the zombie foreclosure crisis in Ohio.
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Laura Volpini manages a boutique law firm, so she knows firsthand the challenges lawyers with small practices face in handling complex cases. Small law firms often don’t have the money or time to hire full-time associates to help…
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