American Land Title Association features Mike Sikora’s article

ALTA features Mike Sikora’s article about the new and improved Ohio Title Standards – now in the final stages of the Ohio State Bar Association’s approval process  https://www.alta.org/news/news.cfm?20181120-The-Docket-How-Specific-do-References-Need-to-be-to-Survive-a-Marketable-Title-Act

George Carr featured in Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal

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Marketable Title Act

How specific do references need to be in recorded real estate documents to survive Ohio’s Marketable Title Act?  Check out Mike Sikora’s article in the latest issue of OLTA Title Topics – November 2018 to learn more.  https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.olta.org/resource/resmgr/tt_archive/november_2018/olta_tt_november_2018.pdf

Incomplete Mortgage Legal Description Was Adequate to Impart Notice

CONVEYANCE NEWS

The most recent ALTA Title Insurance Law Newsletter covers a case handled by Sikora Law where the Court held that a metes and bounds description, though incomplete, was adequate to impart notice.  Click Here to Read Full Article

 

 

 

 

Fallout from Project Failure

Read Mike Sikora’s Article in this month’s Commercial Real Estate Happenings section of Properties Magazine.

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Liesel Schmader featured in Crain’s Real Estate Guest Blog

Running full steam ahead – and over a property right

A property owner may be able to obtain access to his or her land through an abutting property with repeated and unfettered use – unless the site involved belongs to a railroad.

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Ohio Appeals Court Holds Perfection Not Needed for Valid Mortgage

ALTA’s TitleNews Online published the following article written by Mike Sikora, which provides a review of a ruling by an Ohio appeals court that addressed multiple property issues, including what is needed for a mortgage to be valid.

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Massive Redevelopment Begins in Marble Cliff Quarry-Columbus

Sikora Law represented the lender that provided acquisition financing for the purchase of the property.   The transaction was challenging given the environmental issues, but Sikora Law helped the lender and borrower navigate through the challenges to get the deal to the finish line!

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Sikora Law Appellate Victory Summarized in ALTA Title Law Newsletter

Hat’s off to Bush Nielsen and the American Land Title Association for their excellent summary of our recent Ohio real estate title law appellate victory on reforming instruments.

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Dower is on its Death Bed?

A Real Estate Bill to abolish dower in Ohio was reported out of the House Civil Justice Committee yesterday afternoon.  The Ohio Land Title Association and Mike Sikora, on behalf of NAIOP Ohio, submitted expert testimony in support of the Bill.