Monte L. Schatz and his spouse Mary Jo attended Mercy High School’s annual fundraiser, Fiesta 2018. This year’s theme was “Mercy, the Good Standard.” The event was held at the La Vista Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, February 17th.
Mary E. Vandenack contributed to an article in the Midlands Business Journal. “Preparation, collaboration help for a...Read More
Commercial real estate transactions occur regularly, but most real estate regulations and statutory protections apply in residential real estate, and not commercial real estate. For example, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) provides guidance and consistency for residential transactions to ensure both buyers and sellers operate on equal footing. However, it is presumed...Read More
Commercial real estate transactions are often complex and usually require more time to close than residential real estate transactions. The differences between a residential and commercial real estate purchase include the responsibilities of the buyer and seller. In a residential real estate transaction, the agents and lenders are subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)....Read More
Sanitary and Improvement Districts (SIDs) provide a unique economic advantage to developers and a potential long-term investment opportunity for the local government. A SID is formed when a developer receives tax-exempt government financing (warrants and bonds) from the city, which covers the original expenses of a new community. These items include sewers, electrical systems, common grounds,...Read More
What Is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property is a general term that refers to creations of the mind and human intelligence. The term intellectual property includes inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names, images, product packaging and other elements that are used to in commerce to promote a product or service. Intellectual property can be a manufacturing...Read More