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Michael W. Tighe

Title Insurance, Real Estate, Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Traffic
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  57 Years

Richard C. Detwiler

Eminent Domain, Litigation, Workers' Compensation, Insurance, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Catharine Garbee Griffin

Construction, Real Estate, Products Liability, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Samuel M. Mokeba

Construction, Immigration, Insurance, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years
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Andrew C. English

Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Business Organization, Lending
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

Ralph C. Robinson

Commercial Leasing, Construction, Litigation, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  56 Years

LeRoy F. Laney

Foreclosure, Government Contract, Government Agencies, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  30 Years

Christy E. Mahon

Construction, Transportation & Shipping, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  23 Years

J. Carolyn Stringer

Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy & Debt
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Cantzon Foster

Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law

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LEGAL TERMS

ESTATE

Generally, all the property you own when you die.

HOMESTEAD

(1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land. (2) Real estate which is not subject to the claims of creditors... (more...)
(1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land. (2) Real estate which is not subject to the claims of creditors as long as it is occupied as a home by the head of the household. After the head of the family dies, homestead laws often allow the surviving spouse or minor children to live on the property for as long as they choose. (3) Land acquired out of the public lands of the United States. The term 'homesteaders' refers to people who got their land by settling it and making it productive, rather than purchasing it outright.

ESCHEAT

The forfeit of all property to the state when a person dies without heirs.

FORFEITURE

The loss of property or a privilege due to breaking a law. For example, a landlord may forfeit his or her property to the federal or state government if the lan... (more...)
The loss of property or a privilege due to breaking a law. For example, a landlord may forfeit his or her property to the federal or state government if the landlord knows it is a drug-dealing site but fails to stop the illegal activity. Or, you may have to forfeit your driver's license if you commit too many moving violations or are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

GROSS LEASE

A commercial real estate lease in which the tenant pays a fixed amount of rent per month or year, regardless of the landlord's operating costs, such as maintena... (more...)
A commercial real estate lease in which the tenant pays a fixed amount of rent per month or year, regardless of the landlord's operating costs, such as maintenance, taxes and insurance. A gross lease closely resembles the typical residential lease. The tenant may agree to a 'gross lease with stops,' meaning that the tenant will pitch in if the landlord's operating costs rise above a certain level. In real estate lingo, the point when the tenant starts to contribute is called the 'stop level,' because that's where the landlord's share of the costs stops.

LANDLORD

The owner of any real estate, such as a house, apartment building or land, that is leased or rented to another person, called the tenant.

ASSIGNEE

A person to whom a property right is transferred. For example, an assignee may take over a lease from a tenant who wants to permanently move out before the leas... (more...)
A person to whom a property right is transferred. For example, an assignee may take over a lease from a tenant who wants to permanently move out before the lease expires. The assignee takes control of the property and assumes all the legal rights and responsibilities of the tenant, including payment of rent. However, the original tenant remains legally responsible if the assignee fails to pay the rent.

TENANCY IN COMMON

A way two or more people can own property together. Each can leave his or her interest upon death to beneficiaries of his choosing instead of to the other owner... (more...)
A way two or more people can own property together. Each can leave his or her interest upon death to beneficiaries of his choosing instead of to the other owners, as is required with joint tenancy. In some states, two people are presumed to own property as tenants in common unless they've agreed otherwise in writing.

CONSIDERATION

The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one for... (more...)
The basis of a contract. Consideration is a benefit or right for which the parties to a contract must bargain; the contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration for another. Consideration may be a promise to perform a certain act -- for example, a promise to fix a leaky roof -- or a promise not to do something, such as build a second story on a house that will block the neighbor's view. Whatever its particulars, consideration must be something of value to the people who are making the contract.