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Here’s a good one! One of the more recent scams is sentunsolicited to recent real estate purchasers after closing. Thesolicitation, which may come from something like "Secured DocumentServices" or "Record Retrieval Department," offers to provide thepurchaser with a copy of the deed to the property that was just purchased. Thesolicitation, which has an official looking appearance, states that this willprovide evidence that the property was indeed transferred to the letter'srecipient for a "processing fee" of approximately $87.
First of all, do you really question whether your closingattorney recorded your deed? If so,go to http://nhdeeds.com/ and look foryourself. Secondly, the solicitationitself is something of a confirmation that your deed was recorded, since thescammer gets your name and address from the records in the Registry of Deeds. Thirdly, if you are in a hurry, you can order your own copy from theRegister of Deeds for a dollar or two per page. Finally, a little patience will usually be rewarded when your closingattorney sends you your original deed shortly after recording.
Thinking of deeding the family homestead to the next generation as a quickand easy way to beat the tax man, avoid probate or save the property fromnursing home bills? Think again, and read more here.
I conduct a general practice, although my areas of concentration are those suggested by the navigation buttons located to the left. I have been practicing law in the North Country since moving to Littleton in 1970. I have been a sole practitioner since 1973. My office has been in my home since 1979.
I utilize the latest forms of technology, and do all of my work myself. Some clients might feel more comfortable with a large firm and the varied resources they can bring to bear on a particular problem; others prefer the personal involvement and the total confidentiality of my approach.
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I graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering magna cum laude, and received my law degree from Yale University in 1969.
In earlier years I served on the Littleton Planning Board, and I was elected to the school board in Littleton and moderator of the annual town meeting in the small town of Easton outside of Littleton.
I served as a director of The Littleton Savings Bank, later The Saver's Bank,northern New Hampshire's largest mortgage lender, from 1976-1990; for 26 years Iserved on the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners withresponsibility for writing, researching and grading the real estate question onthe semi-annual bar exam taken by all new lawyers seeking admission to the NewHampshire Bar; I have testified as an expert witness in real estate cases; and I built, operated and eventually sold theNorth Country's first FM radio station.
My longtime involvement in the community, my focus on real estate,my experience in starting, running and selling a local business, and my solidlegal training and extensive experience provide a valuable resource for my clients.
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Our politicians finally made permanent the estate taxexemption. It is $5.25 million per person this year and now is indexed forinflation so we do not have to play this game every year or two. Thisfinally removes the moving estate planning target for most people. You can readmy 2010 commentary archived here.
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A 3.8%Federal Sales Tax on All Real Estate?
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