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Glenn F. Meier

Construction, Corporate, Land Use & Zoning, Contract, Landlord-Tenant
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Bradley S. Rosenberg

Corporate, Business Organization, Land Use & Zoning, Divestitures, Real Estate
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Douglas R. Malan

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Land Use & Zoning, Wills, Contract
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Carol Kingman

Wills & Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning, Wills
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William Wray

Land Use & Zoning, Science, Technology & Internet, Litigation, Construction
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Thomas F. Kummer

Land Use & Zoning
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  46 Years

Leslie A. S. Godfrey

Land Use & Zoning, Science, Technology & Internet, Litigation
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Michael R. Mcnerny

Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Housing & Urban Development
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  5 Years

W. H. Allen Shelden

Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Commercial Real Estate, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

W Allen Shelden

Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
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LEGAL TERMS

VIEW ORDINANCE

A law adopted by some cities or towns with desirable vistas -- such as those in the mountains or overlooking the ocean -- that protects a property owner from ha... (more...)
A law adopted by some cities or towns with desirable vistas -- such as those in the mountains or overlooking the ocean -- that protects a property owner from having his or her view obstructed by growing trees. View ordinances don't cover buildings or other structures that may block views.

LIMITED EQUITY HOUSING

An arrangement designed to encourage low-and moderate-income families to purchase housing, in which the housing is offered at an extremely favorable price with ... (more...)
An arrangement designed to encourage low-and moderate-income families to purchase housing, in which the housing is offered at an extremely favorable price with a low down payment. The catch is that when the owner sells, she gets none of the profit if the market value of the unit has gone up. Any profit returns to the organization that built the home, which then resells the unit at an affordable price.

ARBITRATION

A non-court procedure for resolving disputes using one or more neutral third parties -- called the arbitrator or arbitration panel. Arbitration uses rules of ev... (more...)
A non-court procedure for resolving disputes using one or more neutral third parties -- called the arbitrator or arbitration panel. Arbitration uses rules of evidence and procedure that are less formal than those followed in trial courts, which usually leads to a faster, less-expensive resolution. There are many types of arbitration in common use: Binding arbitration is similar to a court proceeding in that the arbitrator has the power to impose a decision, although this is sometimes limited by agreement -- for example, in 'hi-lo arbitration' the parties may agree in advance to a maximum and minimum award. In non-binding arbitration, the arbitrator can recommend but not impose a decision. Many contracts -- including those imposed on customers by many financial and healthcare organizations -- require mandatory arbitration in the event of a dispute. This may be reasonable when the arbitrator really is neutral, but is justifiably criticized when the large company that writes the contract is able to influence the choice of the arbitrator.

DEBENTURE

A type of bond (an interest-bearing document that serves as evidence of a debt) that does not require security in the form of a mortgage or lien on a specific p... (more...)
A type of bond (an interest-bearing document that serves as evidence of a debt) that does not require security in the form of a mortgage or lien on a specific piece of property. Repayment of a debenture is guaranteed only by the general credit of the issuer. For example, a corporation may issue a secured bond that gives the bondholder a lien on the corporation's factory. But if it issues a debenture, the loan is not secured by any property at all. When a corporation issues debentures, the holders are considered creditors of the corporation and are entitled to payment before shareholders if the business folds.

INVEST

(1) To formally grant power or authority to someone. For example, when the President of the United States is inaugurated, he is invested with all the powers of ... (more...)
(1) To formally grant power or authority to someone. For example, when the President of the United States is inaugurated, he is invested with all the powers of that office. (2) To contribute money to a business venture, or to buy property or securities, with the intention and expectation of making a profit.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

A legal category of worker defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The key to the definition is that, unlike employees, independent contractors retain control ... (more...)
A legal category of worker defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The key to the definition is that, unlike employees, independent contractors retain control over how the work they are hired to do gets done; the person or company paying the independent contractor controls only the outcome--the product or service.

COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP

A way for married couples to hold title to property, available in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin. It allows one spouse's half-interest in comm... (more...)
A way for married couples to hold title to property, available in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin. It allows one spouse's half-interest in community property to pass to the surviving spouse without probate.

MORTGAGE

A loan in which the borrower puts up the title to real estate as security (collateral) for a loan. If the borrower doesn't pay back the debt on time, the lender... (more...)
A loan in which the borrower puts up the title to real estate as security (collateral) for a loan. If the borrower doesn't pay back the debt on time, the lender can foreclose on the real estate and have it sold to pay off the loan.

LIQUID ASSETS

Business property that can be quickly and easily converted into cash, such as stock, bank accounts and accounts receivable.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

City of Reno v. Citizens for Cold Springs

... We also consider whether the City violated a former provision in the Reno Municipal Code (RMC) by failing to make a sufficient finding about plans for water services and infrastructure before passing a zoning ordinance that corresponded with the proposed master-plan ...

Mesagate Hoa v. City of Fernley

... Here, although Mesagate's planning and zoning dispute is governed by NRS Chapter 278, not NRS Chapter 279 as in Hantges, NRS Chapter 278 includes a provision similar to one in NRS Chapter 279 recognizing and placing time limitations on actions "with respect to any ...

City of Oakland v. DESERT OUTDOOR ADVERTISING, INC.

... Instead, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code section 17206, Oakland filed suit, with the permission of the Alameda County District Attorney, seeking penalties for Desert Outdoor's violations of Oakland zoning ordinances. ...