Owner of construction company and Puget Sound properties involved in illegal production of marijuana sentenced to 6 years in prison | USAO-WDWA

Emily Parkin

Seattle – A 52-year-old Seattle-area man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 6 years in prison for his schemes involving the illegal manufacturing of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown.  Raymond Ng engaged in conspiracies to facilitate illegal marijuana grows in residential neighborhoods, and to launder […]

Bidens FY2023 Budget and Treasuries Green Book Released

Emily Parkin

On March 28, 2022, President Biden released his FY2023 budget (the “FY2023 Budget”), and the U.S. Treasury released the so-called “Green Book,” which provides details related to the revenue provisions in the FY2023 Budget. The revenue proposals in the FY2023 Budget rely on a baseline that generally presumes the enactment […]

Learn how real estate probate works

Emily Parkin

What you need to know about real estate probate When the owner of a home or other type of property passes away, their will typically dictates who will inherit the real estate or what will happen to it. Even if a property is handed down in someone’s will — and […]

What Is Fee Simple Defeasible?

Emily Parkin

In a real estate transaction, there are several ways to protect a seller’s interests — but not all of them carry the same legal weight. Fee simple is a legal term regarding property ownership. There are different types of fee simple ownership, one of which is fee simple defeasible. This […]

The Harlem investor in the Benjamin campaign finance scheme

Emily Parkin

Photo: Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock Lieutenant Governor Brian A. Benjamin resigned this afternoon, just hours after he was arrested and charged in Manhattan federal court with bribery, fraud, and falsification of records in connection with his unsuccessful 2021 run for New York City comptroller. The indictment accuses Benjamin of conspiring “to direct […]

What Is Fee Simple In Real Estate?

Emily Parkin

In real estate transactions you may hear the term “fee simple” used. Though it may sound anything but simple, it is actually not difficult to understand. Fee simple applies to ownership of land and is the dominant form of ownership in the United States. Most homes purchased in the U.S. […]