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DEFENSE OF SERIAL ARIZONA ADA LAWSUITS UPDATE

In an update of a blog posted August 29, 2016, I can report the following on the progress of these lawsuits. This office represents a number of property owners who have been targets of litigation by Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation, Inc. (“AID”) for the property owners’ alleged violations of federal and Arizona American …

REAL ESTATE DECISIONS, CHOICES AND OPTIONS – PART II

We’ve been discussing options that commonly arise in real estate leases and purchase transactions.  Previously we dealt with option negotiation strategies. AFTER THE OPTION IS NEGOTIATED After the option is negotiated and time for the exercise of the option arises, the tenant can use the exercise of the option as a bargaining chip. Landlords generally …

June 2011 Attorney Spotlight

Lat Celmins, one of the firm’s founders, specializes in real estate law, complex commercial litigation, transportation matters, municipal law, general commercial law and corporate law. Lat graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan in 1965 and received his Law Degree cum laude from Wayne State University in 1969. He is …

Real Estate: His, Hers or Mine – Part VI

PART SIX: BENEFICIARY DEEDS Several years ago, the State of Arizona created a beneficiary deed ownership. Under a beneficiary deed, the owner of the property remains the owner of the property, and a designated beneficiary will only take the property upon the death of an owner. The beneficiary named in the deed does not have …