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Marketable v. Insurable Title

Rick recently shared some thoughts on this issue with the Land Rush Now blog. “All marketable title is insurable, but not all insurable title is marketable,” says Rick Davis, an attorney who specializes in real estate law. A marketable title must be free of any issues regarding the chain of title, that is, the history...
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Do You Need a Lawyer at the Closing Table?

Rick Davis shares his thoughts on the need for lawyers at the real estate closing table in this article for MortgageLoan.com.  . . . Real estate attorney Rick Davis of Rick Davis Legal in Leawood, Kansas, said that attorneys provide a valuable service during closings. When hired by a buyer, their job is to study...
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Commercial Leasing Tips for First-time Restaurateurs

Rick Davis shares his thoughts on commercial leasing for restauranteurs in this article for Pizza Today.  . . . Just as importantly, you’ll want to find out who occupied the space before you — and why they left. “Look at why previous businesses failed in that same location, as well as the reputations of your neighbors,”...
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Photo of an eviction notices, which is the first step in the Missouri or Kansas eviction process and timeline

FAQ’s on Evictions

Do you represent landlords or tenants? Our firm focuses on representing landlords and property managers with residential evictions and defense of lawsuits brought by tenants.  Moreover, because of the potential for conflicts of interest to arise when representing both landlords and tenants, we do handle any cases for residential tenants.  If you are a tenant in...
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Seller Disclosure Omissions: The Seller

You recently moved into your new home. Prior to closing, you had an inspection performed and reviewed the Seller Disclosure. However, after the first rain storm you realize there are numerous leaks in the windows in the living room causing water to pour into the walls and the carpet. You hire someone to make the...
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Do you need a lawyer to form an LLC?

As a small business attorney, a question I often hear is — do I need a lawyer to form an LLC? The answer to this question is no.  Forming an LLC is an easy process that involves completing a simple form and paying a fee to the state. However, the better question is — how do I...
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How to Address Defects in Your Home

 Rick Davis talks about what to do when you discover issues with your home.
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How to Collect on an Unpaid Judgment

You went to court and obtained a judgment against a person that owes you money but you still haven’t received anything from the debtor. Why not? What do you need to do next? Despite popular belief, obtaining a judgment is not the end of the story when trying to collect from a debtor. The court has...
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