19 11, 2017

Zoning, Nuisance, and Barking Dogs

One barking dog is private nuisance, many is a public one.  Under either circumstance, counties and cities have remedies for these problems.  Complaints are made to the Code Enforcement of the local government, and to Animal Control.  If there are questions on licensing of animals, the auditor of each county may be source to challenge […]

10 07, 2017

Judicial Foreclosure and Nonjudicial Foreclosure: the Differences

By Thomas L. Dickson, Esq. Used together, a promissory note and a deed of trust embody the most common type of mortgage. The deed of trust is recorded on the borrower’s title securing the note and prioritizing the loan’s position on title. There are only two ways to foreclose on this mortgage: judicially and nonjudicially. Judicial […]

6 06, 2017

Real Property and “Grandfather Rights” aka Nonconforming Use

By Thomas L. Dickson, Esq. We often hear the expression, “grandfather rights,” when someone’s property is not affected by a land use change while nearly everyone else’s is. In legal parlance, land use attorneys know the term is “Nonconforming Use,” defined as a use “existing lawfully before the rezone of the surrounding area and continues […]

22 01, 2015

Examples of Benefits of an LLC

When you start a business, you have many choices when it comes to the legal formation of your company. One type of legal business entity that is particularly common in modern times if the limited liability company, or LLC. The following are some reasons why many new business owners are choosing an LLC over other […]