Who Can Be a Redevelope...

One of the questions that I am frequently asked is, “Who can develop property in a redevelopment area?” As discussed below, redevelopment can be done by anyone, subject to restrictions discussed below, and is not necessarily restricted to just large scale developers. A redeveloper is...

Charming Charlie’s the ...

On December 11, 2017, Charming Charlie Holdings, Inc. (“Charming Charlie”), the Houston–based fashion jewelry and accessories chain filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case in the United Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Charming Charlie has closed about 100 of its 360...

Executor’s Right to Use...

It is well accepted law that an Executor of an Estate may use Estate assets to defend any challenges levied against the Will and any provisions contained therein. So long as what is challenged is the Will itself or a provision therein, an Executor may hire an attorney to defendArticle...

A Look at President Tru...

Benjamin Franklin once famously said that, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” President Trump’s recent tax reform proposal is the administration’s attempt to alleviate one of these certainties of life. President Trump’s proposal, which was...

Construction Liens on L...

In general, a contractor or supplier is entitled to file a lien against a commercial property if they have performed work or provided materials pursuant to a written contract with the owner. These lien claims must be filed within 90 days of the last date of providing materials or...

Will the Judge Listen t...

Divorcing parents often ask whether a judge listen to a child’s preference in a custody dispute. The answer is maybe – it depends on many factors, including the age of the child. A Child’s Preference is One of the Statutory Factors Used to Determine Custody In determining an award...