Most of us have heard the terms “insurance fraud” and “securities fraud.” And we probably all know someone who has been a victim of one form of fraud or another. But what exactly is fraud?

There are many different types of fraud, including mail fraud, wire fraud, fraudu...

In almost any real estate transaction, the seller requires the purchaser to pay an initial deposit known as earnest money, which is typically held by a title company in an escrow account and subsequently applied to the purchase price at closing. However, not every tran...

When potential clients approach me to discuss their options for resolving legal disputes, filing a lawsuit is often foremost in their minds. As humans, we have a natural tendency to want justice. After all, why should we compromise if we’re in the right?

However, there...

Nevada’s Residential Seller’s Real Property Disclosure Form

Under Chapter 113 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (“NRS”), most sellers of residential property in Nevada are required to disclose defects to buyers at least 10 days prior to conveyance. To facilitate this, the...

One of the risks of owning property, doing business, or simply living and breathing in today’s world is that you’ll one day be sued and have a judgment entered against you. Don’t get lulled into believing that just because you’ve never been sued, you never will be. Mor...

Over the years, I’ve advised numerous clients about the risks and benefits of lawsuits. Many of my cautionary warnings focus on the emotional and financial toll that accompanies protracted litigation. Some matters take years to resolve, costing tens or even hundreds of...

Because real estate brokers typically work on a commission basis, disputes often arise as to whether they are entitled to compensation or not. In Nevada, a broker is only entitled to a commission if the broker was the “procuring cause” of the sale.

Certain guidelines ai...

Some home owners believe that they can build or do anything on their own property regardless of how it impacts their neighbors. After all, it’s their property, right?

While it ‘s true that the law provides property owners with broad latitude in that regard, it also gene...

Nevada is one of only nine community property states.  So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that community property is an area of law not widely understood.

Community property consists of all assets over which each spouse in a marriage has an equal and undivided 50% ownershi...

Whether tenants are entitled to a refund of all or a portion of their security deposit is often one of the more hotly contested issues with landlords. Although Nevada’s laws on point sometimes appear complex, here are a few basics governing residential security deposit...

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