Unregistered Ground Rents Extinguished

Goldstein & Levy, P.A., General Counsel Legal Bulletin December 5, 2011 | Are Unregistered Ground Rents Extinguished After September 30, 2010? On May 8, 2010, Governor O’Malley signed into law Chapter 290, HB 580 entitled “Ground Rents – Registry of Properties Subject to Ground Leases” (the “Act”) which provides for the creation of an on-line…

Fraud Scam With A Smartphone

Goldstein & Levy, P.A., General Counsel Legal Bulletin September 27, 2011 | Fraud Scam With A Smartphone We would like to alert you to a new fraud scam involving an emerging technology that enables individuals to deposit checks via a “Smartphone.” Many banks and other online payment sites like PayPal are offering downloadable applications for…

FTC Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule Impacts Many Real Estate Professionals

Goldstein & Levy, P.A., General Counsel Legal Bulletin February 28, 2011 | FTC Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule Impacts Many Real Estate Professionals On January 31, 2011 the FTC’s Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule (the, “Rule”) took effect. The Rule is designed to protect financially distressed homeowners from mortgage relief scams that have…