Monday, February 13, 2017

Real Property Special Edition- The Suffolk Lawyer 2017

2017 is all about change. With a new Republican administration in the White House and a Republican Congress we will experience many changes in statutes, regulations and public policy throughout 2017, which will affect real estate transactions, litigation and our counsel to our clients related thereto. Our clients will have changed perspective and ever-changing needs. While not all change is good, it’s healthy to accept change and embrace it, regardless of one’s personal politics.

As an attorney, change is an opportunity, and those of us who best navigate change will emerge as the leaders of our profession as new laws require new legal leaders. Yet, to leverage change we must first have a firm grasp of the current state of the law. This special section in The Suffolk Lawyer delves into what is, to what will be in real estate law. We address client management, complex niche transactions, litigation incident to transactions, solutions to the foreclosure crisis and we even shed some light on the new administration as it relates to housing.

In this edition Kenneth J. Landau, Esq. sets the tone by giving us a new take on the KISS Principle as it relates to real estate transactions in his article “Give Your Real Estate Clients (A) K.I.S.S.” Then, the team of Jordan Fensterman, Esq., Howard Fensterman, Esq., and Andrew Kasman, Esq. provides instruction to the practitioner on the crossroads of health law and real estate in “Nursing Home Transactions.” Thereafter, Dennis Valet, Esq. sheds some light on claims against real estate brokers that typically result from a case of buyer’s remorse in “Caveat Emptor and Why You Shouldn’t Sue That Real Estate Broker.” Next, past Real Property Committee Chair Irwin Izen, Esq. educates the bar on a recently enacted statute that charges the New York Mortgage Agency to both create and administer the New York Community Restoration Fund in “More Help for Distressed Homeowners.” Lastly, Sabine Franco, Esq. sheds some light on the nominated HUD Secretary, Ben Carson, in “Expectations for HUD.”

These articles are designed to ground us, educate us and inspire us. They are the foundation of what is today because without learning about today we cannot be prepared to leverage tomorrow. In my fifth year as the Special Section Editor for Real Property, I need to thank our Editor-in-Chief, Laura Lane, who has made this all possible. Thank you to Ms. Lane and to all our writers. I hope that you enjoy this edition.   Andrew Lieb, Esq. 

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