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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 16, 2018

Using Your Security Deposit for Rent

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Can You Use Your Security Deposit as Last Month’s Rent? Find the Answer Here. It opens, Can you use your security deposit as last month’s rent? This question is common among tenants vacating their apartments, and for very good reason: … Continue reading

January 13, 2017

Trust for Trump

By David Reiss

US News & World Report quoted me in Here’s What We Know About Donald Trump’s Trust Fund. It opens, With all the talk about how Donald Trump will be handling his vast business empire as he assumes the presidency, some … Continue reading

September 2, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

On the Cyclicity of Regional House Prices: New Evidence for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Michael André Flor & Torben Klarl, CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5471. How Mortgage Finance Affects the Urban Landscape, Sewin Chan, Andrew Haughwout & Joseph S. … Continue reading

August 31, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Thornburg Mortgage Inc. Ch. 11 trustee wins $45 million against RBC Capital Markets LLC for seizing and miscalculating the value of some mortgage-backed securities from Thornburg in 2007. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. will not be liable for $38 million … Continue reading

July 31, 2015

Rapid Growth for Property Managers

By David Reiss

Buildium.com quoted me in Can Rapid Growth Endanger Your Business? It reads, in part, For property managers, the prospect of rapid growth can be thrilling. You lease the units in your first building, fill vacancies quickly, add services that let you charge … Continue reading