Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Prohibition on Large Gatherings During Public Health Emergency for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mayor’s Order 2020-053 Click on Link:  https://bit.ly/3bEHKpl Disclaimer: “This announcement and the materials and notices provided, referenced, and/or made available on this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal, underwriting, or other advice. You should contact your attorney or underwriter to obtain advice with respect to any

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New Recordation/Transfer Tax Rate Increase on Commercial Properties and Comments to Revised Form FP-7/C

DCLTA Board members recently attended a joint meeting with AOBA (Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington), D.C.Recorder of Deeds Ida Williams, and Robert McKeon (Deputy Chief Counsel with OTR). The topic was the recently enacted Recordation and Transfer Taxes Amendment Act of 2019, which increases the recordation and transfer taxes applicable to commercial

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Commercial Real Estate Trends

By Nancy Landmark and James Thanasules Picture this: Four dogs running full speed, careening across the dog park. Suddenly, one turns left faster than the others could anticipate. The other dog owner’s and I watch on in awe as that unexpected left turn creates a giant dog pile consisting of two hounds, a collie and

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Drowning Consumers: How HOP Can Help you to Educate the Consumer!

By Patrick Harris and Elizabeth Wysong Berg “So, Phil, what do you do for a living?” It’s the dreaded question that comes up during every summer barbeque, cocktail party, and family gathering. A friend, family member, or new acquaintance asks what you do at your workplace. And, as always, you’re drowning. How in the world

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From eClosing to zClosing

By Ryan B. Peterson In 2007, the five largest mobile phone manufacturers ­– Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and LG – collectively controlled 90% of the industry’s global profits. That same year, Apple launched the first generation iPhone – at a time when it controlled just 4% market share of desktop operating systems and no

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It’s Not Official Unless It’s on Instagram

By Julie McConnell I met my best friend on Instagram. No seriously, it’s true. I subscribe to an online workout which is done (cue canned line) from the comfort of your own home. I essentially work out by myself with no class or trainer waiting on me to show up. Luckily for my undisciplined self,

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