Mortgages and Deeds When it Comes to Cohabitation
I have received many questions over the years about boyfriends/girlfriends on the mortgage, but not on the deed or vice versa. There seems to be a bit of a confusion about this situation. This week, I received a call from a potential client who ended up hiring us and he and his ex-girlfriend own a […]June 26, 2020
Can you Digitally Sign a Power of Attorney in Nevada?
By Timothy Wiseman A power of attorney is a document which gives one person the authority to make certain decisions and sign certain documents on behalf of another person. They are used in a variety of situations including powers of attorney for financial matters or for healthcare matters and they are commonly used to facilitate […]June 3, 2020
What is Chain of Title?
What is Chain of Title? The easiest way to discuss chain of title is to talk about your own home, for those homeowners out there. It’s probably easiest to explain chain of title when we’re talking about our personal residence. The chain of title is essentially what is publicly recorded on your property. It’s everything […]May 22, 2020
What is Quiet Title?
What is “quiet title”? Why do you have to do it? When we talk about quiet title, it has to do with real estate and as you may know, we do a lot of real estate related litigation and transactions at our firm, so this comes up quite frequently and we’ve litigated hundreds of quiet […]May 8, 2020
Landlord Maintenance and Unpaid Rent During COVID-19
There are many uncertainties surfacing during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main areas of concern for Landlords and Tenants alike is how to fulfill their contractual obligations while navigating the very real impacts of C-19. If you are a Tenant, you may be wondering if you need to pay rent – the answer is […]April 8, 2020
Does the novel coronavirus allow a commercial tenant to avoid paying rent — or terminate a lease — without penalty in Nevada?
The novel coronavirus is impacting life throughout much of the world right now. Nevada’s Governor Sisolak declared a state of emergency on March 12, 2020. As part of that, the Governor began taking other administrative steps in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease. On March 29, […]April 7, 2020
Attorney Liens in California vs. Attorney Liens in Nevada
Attorney liens are completely different in California than they are in Nevada. In Nevada and most states, attorney liens are generally creatures of statute. In California, they are entirely governed by contract with case law and ethical rules providing some limits, generally in a client’s favor. See e.g. Carroll v. Interstate Brands Corp., 99 Cal. App. 4th […]March 31, 2020
The Importance of Getting it in Writing
I am often asked “What if I didn’t get an agreement in writing?” This comes up very, very frequently in my practice because we do a lot of litigation. Here is a simple example: you come in and you say ”Somebody sold me a lawn mower on Craigslist and told me that it was going […]March 6, 2020
Legal Discussions in Mortgage Lending with Alderus Mortgage
This is part of an interview between Sarah Morris and Shaké Ajamian and Coby Baker of Alderus Mortgage, transcribed from an episode of Around the Gavel by Morris Law Center. Can you just tell me a little bit about how Alderus got started? 15 years ago I was doing practice management and decided to move […]February 21, 2020
How to Attack a Series LLC
What is a Series LLC? In Nevada a series limited liability company, or series LLC, is a form of a limited liability company that provides liability protection across multiple “series” each of which is theoretically protected from liability arising from the other series. For both a traditional LLC and a series LLC, the total cost […]January 27, 2020