Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use


Title Insurance Reporter Published in Real Estate Finance Journal
April 22, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller’s, Peter McNamara’s and Matt Spero’s Winter issue of the Title Insurance Reporter was published in the Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

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The Title Reporter — Spring 2022
April 7, 2022 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A federal district court in Montana has ruled that a conveyance of property by policyholders under a title insurance policy to trusts was a voluntary conveyance to “a separate and distinct entity” and that,
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The Title Reporter — Winter 2022
January 10, 2022 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A Delaware trial court has ruled that plaintiffs suing a title insurer for breach of a title insurance policy would not be able to present damages evidence on lost wages, carrying costs, lost opportunity
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A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry
January 4, 2022 | Michael J. Heller | Peter P. McNamara | Matthew V. Spero | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller Peter McNamara and Matthew Spero published the article, “A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry,” in the Winter 2021 issue of Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss five recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

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The Title Reporter – Winter 2021
January 8, 2021 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a special warranty deed conveying real property limited the grantor’s liability for allegedly breaching the implied covenant of “seisin” – that is, the covenant that the
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Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update
October 15, 2020 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage

David Leno, Peter McNamara, Matthew Spero, and Michael Heller published the article “Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update” in Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes.

Courts have issued several important decisions recently in cases involving title insurance coverage and easement disputes. In this article, the authors discuss a New York court decision resolving whether a

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The Title Reporter — Fall 2020
October 7, 2020 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Welcome to the Fall 2020 issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry. This issue focuses on recent court decisions involving easements. It also discusses a factsheet released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on disclosures of title insurance costs.

We begin this issue of The Title Reporter with a discussion

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Hidden Benefits of the Paycheck Protection Program for Landlords and Tenants
March 31, 2020 | Scott L. Feuer | Marie A. Landsman | Amy L. Silver | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

With “stay at home” orders in effect throughout the United States, business has come to a virtual standstill in many markets, resulting in the closure of stores and offices, layoffs and furloughs of employees and other actions. As a result, nearly every commercial landlord and tenant is facing unprecedented challenges. Landlords and tenants alike are

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Proposed NY Bill to Offer Relief to Both Owners and Tenants
March 24, 2020 | Erez Glambosky | Jeremy B. Honig | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

On March 23, 2020, New York Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris introduced proposed legislation which, if adopted, would expand upon the unprecedented Executive Order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 20, 2020, imposing a 90-day moratorium on all residential and commercial evictions. The proposed bill is intended to provide financial support to residential and commercial tenants and

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Landlords: Take These Steps Now to Preserve Your Income
March 23, 2020 | Erez Glambosky | Jeremy B. Honig | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation

Local, state and federal governments have taken unprecedented measures to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), measures that will negatively impact the real estate industry in the state. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that will directly impact New York’s real estate industry.

On March 20, 2020, Gov. Cuomo issued

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