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Buying a Home? Caveat Emptor!

So, you’ve found your dream house, in your favorite neighborhood, nearest to your favorite pizza joint.  And, most importantly, it’s in your budget. Long story short – you’ve fallen in love with the house and all you can picture is you in that house, floating in the beautiful pool in the backyard.  But, wait. There’s lots to do first! At Ser & Associates, we regularly work with residential buyers at every stage of their real

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Negotiating a Commercial Lease? Follow These 5 Tips for Better Success!

Leasing a piece of property can be a stressful process particularly if you are trying to find the right space for your business. A lot of people think that there isn’t any room for negotiating rent, particularly when the landlord is the one calling all the shots. Well, think again! As a tenant, you have a right to negotiate to try and get better terms that will benefit you and your company. Here are some

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My General Counsel® – The Business Owner’s Way of Lawyering Up!

Typically, small to mid-size businesses deal with legal challenges as they arise, rather than working to avoid them in the first place.  In other words, they move forward with contracts without any legal representation whatsoever.  Enter into partnerships without the proper documentation to prevent disagreements in the future.   Sign long-term leases without proper protections for the business.  Or,  contracts that don’t allow the business owner to collect attorneys’ fees when the other side doesn’t pay. 

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Mediation vs. Litigation: The Pros and Cons

If you find yourself facing a legal dispute of any kind, then you’re sure to want to have it resolved as quickly and positively as possible. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why a legal dispute can go nowhere fast, turning more adversarial and more expensive by the day. Many people don’t know that there are several different conflict resolution options available to you in a legal dispute. Mediation and litigation are two of the most

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What to Expect at a Residential Real Estate Closing

So you’ve finally made it to the end of the road in your real estate transaction –  The Closing … Congratulations! You’re so close to completing your sale or purchase, and it’s nearly time to celebrate. But, before you get too comfortable, there are a few things you need to know about the closing process. “Closing” is the part of the real estate transaction where the buyer pays the sales price contracted for and receives

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