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Waiver Not A Consent To Further Expansion Of Zoning Lots

By Mike Berey on July 29, 2021

The ground lessee of tax Block 248 Lot 76 in New York County and its mortgagee, the Plaintiffs, objected to the expansion of a zoning lot which included tax lots 15 and 76.  The Plaintiffs had each executed a Waiver of Declaration of Zoning Lot when those tax lots 15 and 76 were combined into a single zoning lot. The Plaintiffs asserted that...

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Topics: CRE land zoning

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: At Home

By First American NCS on November 5, 2018

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

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