We talked in our last piece about the parties to a lease, and the nuances of that requirement. Today, as promised in our last post, we discuss the “leased premises”. A lease is a contract. It is a contract in which the lessor (think, landlord or tenant/sublandlord) grants […]
Mike represents public companies and smaller, privately-owned businesses and local governments in federal and state court litigation, as well as in land use and real estate development and entitlement negotiations, processes, and disputes. Mike has experience litigating throughout the United States but focuses his practice on land use, real estate and local government issues and solutions in North Carolina.
N.C. Court of Appeals: Absent Notice to the Federal Government, Foreclosure for Unpaid Local Taxes Won’t Extinguish Federal Tax Lien
North Carolina is a “pure race” state, for real estate title purposes. That is, “first to record an interest in land holds an interest superior to all other purchases for value, regardless of actual or constructive notice as to other, unrecorded conveyances.” Rowe v. Walker, 114 N.C. App. 36, […]
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C.—Womble Carlyle attorney John Cooke will be a presenter at the North Carolina Association of DSS Attorneys 2016 Annual Summer Conference. The conference takes place July 7th-9th in Wrightsville Beach. Cooke will discuss “Representing the Local Government Decision Maker in Quasi-Judicial Proceedings.” In addition, Womble Carlyle […]
A lease is a contract. It is a contract in which the lessor (think, landlord or tenant/sublandlord) grants to another person or entity, called the lessee (think, tenant/sublandlord or subtenant), the right to possess and use a definite portion of land and/or a structure for a definite term […]
Three-Judge Panel Invalidates State’s Efforts to Spay/Neuter Town’s Planning and Development Regulation Powers
Today, a three judge panel of the North Carolina state court declared unconstitutional a State law that blocks a municipality — one municipality — from exercising its power to create an extraterritorial planning jurisdiction, or “ETJ”. Thanks to my colleague Laura DeVivo (author of the incredible Keeping Up With […]