Incomplete Mortgage Legal Description Was Adequate to Impart Notice


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

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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.


Congress Preserves Important Federal Historic Tax Credits impacting Commercial Real Estate in Ohio

Preservation of federal historic tax credits will be good for Ohio cities … and businesses.   Ohio has many beautiful historic buildings that now stand a better chance of being preserved and rehabilitated.  Mike Sikora and Rick Craven, the Governmental Affairs Chairs for the two largest NAIOP Chapters in Ohio, are heavily involved in advocacy efforts that affect the commercial real estate industry in Ohio.

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Cleveland Give Back to Justice 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner honors our own George Carr, former Chair of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Committee, for his outstanding leadership as a mentor and his continual community service work.

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2017 NAIOP Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Mike Sikora who was presented with the Past President’s Award at the 2017 NAIOP Annual Meeting & Holiday Party held on December 6th in Downtown Cleveland.

In 2016, while Mike was serving as Chapter President, NAIOP Northern Ohio won NAIOP Chapter of the Year.