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Right of Access to Public Roads: A Primer
A property owner’s right of access to an abutting public road is one of the more legally arcane sticks in the so-called “bundle of sticks” that constitute property rights. Known as a “common-law right of access,” the legal framework has developed via...
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Revisit a Lease Form with Lessons from the Pandemic in Mind
This was originally published in The Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon. COVID-19 affected businesses of all kinds, but few more completely than commercial landlords. The early months of the pandemic saw landlords and tenants alike carefully scrutiniz...
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Oregon Governor Issues Executive Order Related to Foreclosure Moratorium
On December 17, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order related to Oregon’s foreclosure moratorium (HB 4204). Under Executive Order 20-67 (EO 20-67), Governor Brown determined that a state of emergency continues to exists in the State of...
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Insurance Coverage Can Help Businesses Impacted by Wildfires or Hurricanes
Many Northwest businesses are being impacted by the wildfires close to home, and also by the hurricanes that have or will hit Texas, Florida and other Gulf states. Can commercial insurance help to mitigate losses from these natural disasters? In many...
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$55M to COVID-19-Impacted Tenants for Rent Relief
On Friday, June 5, a bipartisan committee of the Oregon Legislature unanimously made a series of decisions about how to spend $247 million in federal coronavirus relief as part of the CARES Act. The largest single element of the package is $55 milli...
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CARES Act Provides Relief for Federally Backed Property Loans and Renters
On March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to address the COVID-19 emergency. Although the CARES Act is still subject to final approval by the House of Representatives and being signed by...
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