201612.14
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Commercial lease–solar panels

We recently represented a landowner in central Ohio in negotiating and preparing a commercial lease where the tenant is a solar power company from California. The lease covers 330 acres over a 20-year term. The tenant will be installing solar panels that will generate electricity to be sold to electric power companies. Our client will…

201612.13
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Shortcuts in foreclosures create problems

Foreclosure actions can sometimes be complicated, but generally they’re straightforward cases where the bank should prevail—unless the bank’s counsel takes shortcuts. Here’s an example. After initiating a foreclosure action, a lender filed a motion for summary judgment, a means of obtaining judgement without the need of trial. The strategy should have worked but didn’t. Why…