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Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

09/05/2017   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a... Read More »

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Why a Leasehold Mortgage?

10/25/2016   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Developer wants to buy a prime parcel for shopping center construction. He approaches the landowner with a written offer to... Read More »

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To Guaranty or Not to Guaranty?

07/16/2013   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Real estate professionals often ask themselves this question when negotiating terms of a loan. The pros know the script well: The... Read More »

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Breaking Up Is So Very Hard To Do: The Importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

10/31/2012   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

“Make it easy on yourself”, the hit single by the Walker brothers, not only resonates with love struck couples, it... Read More »

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1031 Exchanges: 3 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

06/13/2012   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Unless Congress comes to terms with itself before year’s end, all indications point to rising income tax rates next year. One... Read More »