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Perpetual Leases

Q: If my tenant’s lease contains an automatic renewal clause, does that mean I’m trapped in my lease forever? A: Probably not, but it depends on how the lease is worded. A landlord client came to me with a problem. He was stuck in a lease with...

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Q:  As a realtor, how do I know what I’m allowed to do myself, and what I need to hire an attorney to do? A: Real estate professionals often have questions about what might constitute the unlicensed practice of law – commonly known as UPL –...

Liquidated Damages and Your Listing Agreement

Q: Will the courts enforce the liquidated damages provision in my listing agreement? A: That depends on a few things. A liquidated damages provision in a listing agreement sets forth the amount of money both parties agree will be paid to the broker in the event that...

Attorney Spotlight: Hugo V. Alvarez

This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Business Litigation Practice Group Shareholder Hugo Alvarez. Hugo V. Alvarez has successfully worked on a large volume of cases with significant financial exposure. Fortune 500 companies, prominent real estate developers, municipalities, insurance companies, hotels, financial institutions, condominium/homeowner’s associations and...