Although changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have been under consideration for some time in order to bridge the gap between premiums and expenditures, new rates for all NFIP-insured properties will go into effect on October 1, 2021 pursuant to a major overhaul of the NFIP referred to as “Risk Rating 2.0.”Read More

The government's suspension of residential evictions due to nonpayment of rent has crippled multifamily landlords who continue to incur taxes, insurance, maintenance fees and other expenses related to their properties. However, landlord stakeholders can consider the following options in an effort to minimize the...Read More

A review of the post-COVID effects plaguing the real estate market, and the expected trends we can prepare to watch unfold in the interim adjustment period.Read More

As the 2020 presidential and congressional elections approach, individuals should consider taking proactive steps in their wealth management by strategically aligning their financial goals with the incentives currently available.Read More

When considering real estate in your estate plan, it is important to determine the best form of ownership for each type of property, which may vary depending on the type of real estate you own.Read More

Estate planning is a team effort and the lineup of individuals and professionals that you choose for your team roster will determine the integrity of your plan for years to come.Read More

In order to retain the integrity of the plan and to ensure the titling of your assets is aligned with the plan you created with your attorney, you should consider reviewing your estate plan with a "yearly exam."Read More

Consider the following - A Chapter 11 bankruptcy case is filed. The landlord now has a tenant that is in bankruptcy. This is a disaster for the commercial landlord, right? Not necessarily.Read More

As commercial real estate deal flow has significantly decreased due to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19, there is no better time than the present for sellers of commercial real estate to plan in advance for the successful sale of their property.Read More

Global companies should take reasonable, risk-based steps to ensure that their processes and protocols are appropriately configured to screen relevant sanctions and customer information and to ensure compliance with U.S. sanctions.Read More

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