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Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Fordham University School of Law
Amos Goodall practices in the fields of elder law, estate planning and administration, special needs advice and real estate law. He is a certified elder law attorney (CELA), a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (www.actec.org) a member of the Special Needs Alliance (www.specialneedsalliance.org), and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org). He has been given the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell for more than the past twenty years, listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia magazine since the beginnig of that classification and has been listed in Best…
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
David A. Ody has practiced in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 37 years, including 30 years in Huntingdon County. Since entering private practice, David has concentrated his work in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning, and Probate. David has represented clients throughout the United States and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, including cases against insurance companies, major corporations, and the government. He is admitted in all courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of…
Attorney Jeremiah D. Runkle was born and raised in Snyder and Union Counties. Jeremiah graduated from Meadowbrook Christian School in Milton, PA and then completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Messiah College. Following college, Jeremiah worked in business management for a group of small businesses near Harrisburg, PA. In that capacity, he gained wide exposure to financial, human resource and property management before deciding to attend law school at night at Widener University School of Law. Jeremiah graduated from Widener in 2008 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October of 2008. After nearly 10 years in…
Buying, selling, or renting property?
Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.
Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.
Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.
Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.
Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.