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Rick Davis Named Fellow of Construction Lawyers Society of America

Kansas City attorney Rick Davis, of the Levy Craig Law Firm, has been selected as an Associate Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.  Rick is an attorney who practices exclusively in the areas of real estate and construction law.  Rick is a member of the council for the American Bar Association Real Property,...
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The American Bar Foundation log. Rick was selected for inclusion in the American Bar Foundation in 2017.

Rick Davis named American Bar Foundation Fellow

We are excited to share that Rick Davis has been selected as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in recognition of his outstanding achievement and dedication to the welfare of the community and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Established in 1955, Fellows encourage and support the research program of the ABF.   Membership...
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How to find an attorney?

Rick recently shared some thoughts on how to find an attorney for a blog post published on, titled “Need Legal Advice? 11 Experts Reveal How to Find the Right Small Business Lawyer”
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Questions you Should Ask Before Hiring an Attorney for your FSBO Transaction

Excerpt from including comments from Rick Davis regarding some of the questions you should ask before hiring an attorney for your FSBO transaction. Selling your own home puts more of the sale price in your pocket, but you don’t want to scrimp when finding a professional to handle the property transfer. Choosing the right...
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Basic Rules of Seller Disclosure

Excerpt for a story on the basic rules of seller disclosure with comments from Rick Davis regarding the advantage to disclosing everything prior to the sale. Seller disclosure is a tricky maze to navigate. If you’ve recently decided to put your home on the market, you might feel hesitant to reveal problems (minor though they might be) which could...
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Nightmares You Might Need to Disclose to Buyers

Excerpt from a story on the nightmares you might need to disclosure to buyers.  This story includes thoughts from Rick Davis on the need to disclose the fact a home is a former meth lab in either Kansas or Missouri. If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you probably know that the seller...
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Rick Davis Receives Highest Martindale-Hubble Peer Rating

We are excited to share that Rick Davis recently received Martindale-Hubbel’s AV-Rating, which is the highest recognition available from the prestigous lawyer directory and peer rating service. For over a century, Martindale-Hubbell has been relied upon as one of the most reliable and authoritative lawyer raiting service. Starting as a printed book, Martindale-Hubbell’s directory is...
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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  . . . 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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