The author focuses on the typical chronology of a residential real estate transaction, from the date the seller decides to sell the real estate by listing it with a broker to the date the transaction is completed and the deed of sale is recorded in the applicable recorder's office. Although the initial focus is on a residential real estate transaction, it also addresses issues applicable to commercial real estate transactions. This treatise also provides case analysis. Numerous simple hypotheticals throughout the text explain the more complicated theories and rules.
LexisNexis Digital (Access limited to NYLS community)
This one-volume guide explores the full range of legal issues unique to New York commercial mortgages, especially the mortgage recording tax, title insurance, construction loans, New York Lien Law, rental income and leases, defaults and acceleration, foreclosure and other remedies, New York choice of law and forum, usury, and lost notes. Other chapters address the closing process and language. It has sample language, model documents, and legal checklists, The book includes a statutory supplement with all relevant excerpts of the statutes.
Lexis (ID and password required)
Two-volume guide that provides step-by-step directions through complex commercial real estate transactions. It discusses issues that might arise including preliminary considerations, engineers' reports, roles of attorneys, brokers and accountants, ownership entity options, negotiation techniques; federal income tax considerations, environmental considerations, due diligence, contract of sale, ground leases, financing, pre-existing leases, leaseback transactions, title insurance, closing, and foreign ownership. The title includes a tables of cases and statutes.
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Desogned for the new lawyer, this book can guide you through the types of work that real estate lawyers do. It will focus on the documents you may have to draft, review, or revise; the due diligence, issues that may arise; and the ways in which you may have to resolve those issues. It will touch upon structural and planning matters and assumes that your primary concerns are the practical aspects of closing a deal.
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