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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Zoning – trust, but verify, authenticate & insure

Zoning plays a critical role throughout the life of a commercial development.  In terms of reviewing zoning status, the Reagan-adopted “trust, but verify” adage should come to mind.  Zoning, however, can be quite complex and the more appropriate proverb might be “trust, but verify, authenticate and insure.” As the term is generally used, “zoning” refers to the approved usage of ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Enhancing a title policy with endorsements

Although often overlooked, title policy endorsements are an integral part of a commercial real estate title insurance policy.  These optional add-ons greatly enhance the coverage and protection provided to an insured owner or lender. My law partners Molly Jeffcoat Moody and Ben Williams, the usual authors of this column, discussed in a prior column the differences in title certificates, title ...

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Evans Trial: Clear & convincing evidence of fraud?

By Amy McCullough MVT attorney Bill Brabec made an unspecified motion on which Judge Olack declined to render judgment until the end of the trial. Brabec said the Bank of Forest had failed to present clear and convincing evidence regarding the claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation. Evidence shows that “the title companies, when they issued a commitment, did not ...

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Evans trial: He worked for us, but he didn't really

By Amy McCullough Attorneys for Mississippi Valley Title, the Bank of Forest and Heritage Bank gave opening statements yesterday for the long-awaited Evans trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Judge Neil Olack will rule on the case. There is no jury, and proceedings will continue through Friday (March 4). The $40 million commercial rest estate ...

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