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Bankruptcy Issues for Landlords, Contractors, and Real Estate Buyers – Part 2: Claims and Claimants

By Bradley S. Dornish and Jack P. Bock, III

As real estate lawyers, we run into questions involving bankruptcy of our landlord clients’ tenants, of our contractor clients’ customers, and of the owners of real estate our clients want to buy. In this series of articles, we will attempt to address some of the issues faced by those clients in each of those situations, and some of the peculiarities which come up when the state and federal laws involved don’t mesh well. Click here to read more »

Bankruptcy Issues for Landlords, Contractors, and Real Estate Buyers – Part 1: The Automatic Stay

By Bradley S. Dornish and Jack P. Bock, III

As real estate lawyers, we run into questions involving bankruptcy of our landlord clients’ tenants, of our contractor clients’ customers, and of the owners of real estate our clients want to buy. In this series of articles, we will attempt to address some of the issues faced by those clients in each of those situations, and some of the peculiarities which come up when the state and federal laws involved don’t mesh well. Click here to read more »

Service Animals for Tenants with Disabilities: When Landlords and Condominium Associations Must Waive “No Pets” Rules

By Bradley S. Dornish, Esq.

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that substantially more than half of all households in America own either a dog or a cat. Many of those who own pets consider them to be members of the family, and dogs didn’t get the name “man’s best friend” for nothing. Pets teach children responsibility for other living animals, provide companionship, security and affection. Click here to read more »

Three Years of the Western PA Mortgage Fraud Task Force

By Bradley S. Dornish, Esq.

Just when I started thinking the Western Pennsylvania Mortgage Fraud Task Force was slowing down, since I hadn’t seen any press releases in a while, the Department of Justice announced that the task force was going strong on its third anniversary. The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of PA, David Hickton, announced the filing of charges against 14 individuals in seven different mortgage fraud schemes on February 4, the anniversary of the formation of the task force. Click here to read more »

Cutting the Pie — Real Estate Partition Actions in Pennsylvania

By Bradley S. Dornish, Esq.

When more than one person owns an interest in Pennsylvania real estate, and the owners can’t agree on the management or sale of the property, a special type of equity proceeding called Partition Action is the way to resolve the issues in court. In my practice, I see these situations arising when two or more individuals own property together for a variety of reasons. Click here to read more »