Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts. Legal news and articles for August 29 - 31, 2011

Florida justices suspend Tampa lawyer accused of spending client's $100000SEC considers changing exemption status for some REITsBHGR Welcomes Attorney Becky Rigo as New AssociateEight Williams Kastner Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America(R) ListCohen & Grigsby Reaffirms its Support of Arts Community in Pittsburgh, Extends ...Carissa Giebel column Know the ways to hold title to assetsNow lawyers move in to make a killing off Lansley's NHS reformsFDIC Objection Throws A Wrench Into Bank Of America's $8.5 Billion SettlementNapoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP Files Arbitration Claim Against David Lerner ...An Illegal Home Sale, According to Common LawGertner Mandel & Peslak Law Firm Named Corp Chair of Walk to Cure DiabetesEast Coast Construction Projects Try to Weather the Weekend's StormHuntingdon REIT plans to covert to corporate structureErdoğan vows equality for all non-Muslims in Turkish lawChris Driver Selected for Leadership Columbia County

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BNY Sued by Knights of Columbus for Mortgage Trust Role
BloombergAugust 16, 2011

(BK), targeted by New York for allegedly violating state law while representing mortgage-bond investors, was accused by Knights of Columbus of damaging its investment in mortgage securities. Knights of Columbus, a charitable organization that invested ...more »

BofA MBS settlement shocker: Grais removes case to federal court
Thomson Reuters News & InsightAugust 26, 2011

Grais & Ellsworth is asserting that because the proposed Countrywide MBS settlement will resolve the claims of investors in 530 trusts, it's a mass action under CAFA. But here's the thing: There's actually only one plaintiff in the proceeding before ...more »

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Florida justices suspend Tampa lawyer accused of spending client's $100000
Tampabay.comAugust 31, 2011

10 order to turn over all his clients, cases and trusts to other lawyers. Boruta, admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003, practiced real estate and land development law from an office at 402 Knights Run Ave. on Harbour Island, according to the Bar's ...more »

SEC considers changing exemption status for some REITs
Housing WireAugust 31, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission could close the exemption status real estate investment trusts have from the Investment Company Act when pooling and selling mortgage-backed securities. Passed in 1940, the Investment Company Act...more »

BHGR Welcomes Attorney Becky Rigo as New Associate
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Boulder-based BHGR was founded in 2001 and has grown to be the city's largest local law firm. With 29 attorneys representing clients throughout North America and beyond, BHGR's breadth of expertise includes practices related to business, construction, ...more »

Eight Williams Kastner Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America(R) List
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Sheryl J. Willert, Employment Law -- Management, Litigation -- Labor & Employment Jerry A. Creim, Real Estate Law Stanbery Foster, Jr., Litigation -- Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates P. Arley Harrel, Commercial Litigation Douglas A. Hofmann, ...more »

Cohen & Grigsby Reaffirms its Support of Arts Community in Pittsburgh, Extends ...
PR Newswire (press release)August 30, 2011

30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, has once again demonstrated its support of the arts and cultural pursuits in the greater Pittsburgh region by ...more »

Carissa Giebel column Know the ways to hold title to assets
Green Bay Press GazetteAugust 30, 2011

Revocable living trusts are most often the best way to hold title to assets for both single persons and married couples. Assets in a trust will avoid probate, which can be costly and lengthy. Unlike a will, which becomes part of the public probate, ...more »

Now lawyers move in to make a killing off Lansley's NHS reforms
The IndependentAugust 29, 2011

But yesterday lawyers suggested that the concession would have no practical effect as EU competition and procurement law will force trusts to consider the price and value of services when commissioning or face challenges in the courts. ...more »

FDIC Objection Throws A Wrench Into Bank Of America's $8.5 Billion Settlement
ForbesAugust 29, 2011

In October the group sent BofA a letter demanding that it repurchase the soured mortgage securities. “This is another important step we are taking in the interest of our shareholders to minimize the impact of future economic uncertainty and put legacy ...more »

Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP Files Arbitration Claim Against David Lerner ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 29, 2011

The beneficiary of the trust, like many other investors allegedly, was not made aware of these risks and now sues to recover the initial investment. The law offices of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP are available to represent defrauded David Lerner ...more »

An Illegal Home Sale, According to Common Law
Patch.comAugust 29, 2011

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is one of only three attorney generals in the country calling for the investigation of predatory lenders and trusts that profit from investing in subprime loans. On Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 4pm, ...more »

Gertner Mandel & Peslak Law Firm Named Corp Chair of Walk to Cure Diabetes
Asbury Park PressAugust 29, 2011

About Gertner Mandel & Peslak : Gertner Mandel & Peslak, with offices in Jackson and Wall townships, offers such legal services as real estate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, matrimonial law, land use and municipal law, ...more »

East Coast Construction Projects Try to Weather the Weekend's Storm
DigitalJournal.com (press release)August 29, 2011

“The first thing a contractor should do is check their contract documents to see if the hurricane is covered,” said Michael W. Siri, a construction attorney Maryland's Bowie & Jensen business law firm, with a renowned construction law practice. ...more »

Huntingdon REIT plans to covert to corporate structure
Winnipeg Free PressAugust 29, 2011

Changes to Canadian tax law have diminished or eliminated many of the advantages formerly held by trusts and Huntingdon said the switch would be better suited to the REIT's growth strategy, creating a more simplified business structure that would help ...more »

Erdoğan vows equality for all non-Muslims in Turkish law
Today's ZamanAugust 29, 2011

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who attended the iftar dinner hosted by representatives of non-Muslim communities with his family on Sunday, addressed around 160 different trusts and foundations with a speech that emphasized the importance of the ...more »

Chris Driver Selected for Leadership Columbia County
Insurance News Net (press release)August 29, 2011

... local governments, public authorities, public utilities, railroad companies, insurance companies, health care institutions and individuals. Hull Barrett is also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). ...more »

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