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Why You Need More Than Just a Certificate of Insurance
Apr 03, 2014
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It is common practice for entities such as owners, contractors and design professionals to contractually require another party to provide insurance. The most common method of providing information related to this requirement is through a certificate...
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Be Prepared for "Call Before You Dig" Law Changes
Apr 03, 2013
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Washington enacted its Underground Utilities Act, known as the “Call Before You Dig” law, in 1984, and now every state in the nation has enacted a similar law. The law, in all states, generally provides that anyone excavating must call the 811 utilit...
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Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents: Borrower Be Aware
Sep 28, 2012
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Documentation on real estate loan transactions has grown exponentially over the years. The days when a borrower would sign a one-page promissory note and a two- or three-page deed of trust are long gone. Today, commercial real estate loan documentati...
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Goodwill Can Be Exchanged if Treated as Real Estate
Jan 06, 2012
When attempting to exchange a business, exchanging the goodwill component is often a dead end. Goodwill of two different businesses may never be of like kind. Treas Reg § 1.1031(a)-2(c)(2). Goodwill associated with real estate, however, can generally...
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