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Notice Of Pendency Not Properly Filed By Adjoining Owners

By Mike Berey on February 27, 2019

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County, granted the application the Petitioner had submitted to the Town of East Hampton’s Zoning Board for approval of a subdivision map and directed the Zoning Board to grant final approval. Intervenors opposed the application, filed a notice of pendency against the subject property, and moved for a corrected...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate

Mortgage Foreclosures / Appointing An Administrator For A Deceased Mortgagor

By Mike Berey on February 5, 2019

The Defendant-mortgagor died in 2009; a mortgage foreclosure was commenced in 2016. No representative was substituted for the decedent in the foreclosure. The foreclosing Plaintiff’s motion to vacate the foreclosure sale, the Order of Reference and the notice of pendency was granted by the Supreme Court, Queens County, which also vacated all...

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Topics: foreclosure

Religious Status Of Property Owner Considered

By Mike Berey on January 29, 2019

A survey showed that a building under construction encroached up to 3.75 inches onto the Plaintiff Church’s property. Justice Modica of the Supreme Court, Queens County, serving as an Emergency Justice, held that the encroachments were not de minimis under the circumstances. The Court issued a temporary restraining order, pending a hearing on...

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Topics: CRE trends, CRE

Fraud In The Inducement

By Mike Berey on January 15, 2019

Plaintiffs sought to recover their property, alleging that they had conveyed their property to the Defendant based on the misrepresentation that the Defendant would assist them in effectuating a short sale to relieve them from a defaulted mortgage debt. The Plaintiffs asserted causes of action for deed reversion, quiet title, unjust enrichment,...

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Topics: Fraud, CRE

Digital Disruption In Commercial Real Estate      How We Live: On The Road

By Linda J. Isaacson on January 3, 2019

This is the second in a series of vignettes discussing the disruptors remaking commercial real estate and impacting how we live, work, play, invest and build.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, digital disruption, CRE Technology

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”)

By Mike Berey on December 20, 2018

 FinCEN has issued Geographic Targeting Orders (“GTOs”) requiring certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay all cash for high-end residential real estate in New York City, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida, Bexar County, Texas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco,...

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