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Women in Law

DS News Black Book features Rose Marie Brook as a Top 25 Women of Law honoree

The Legal League Servicer Summit

Rose Marie Brook will be a participant on the “Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Best Practices” round table at the Legal League Servicer Summit

Keeping up with the CFPB

The Legal League 100 conducted a webinar Thursday afternoon to discuss changes in CFPB’s servicing rules. Three panelists joined in the discussion: Michelle Garcia Gilbert of Gilbert Garcia Group; Rose Marie Brook of Fabrizio & Brook, P.C.; and Stephen Hladik of Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP.

The Hurdles of Housing Inventory

It’s a shortage of skilled labor and higher development costs that are keeping construction starts low and housing inventory strapped, according to new data from Freddie Mac. According to the GSE, the number of open construction jobs has increased steadily since the housing crisis nearly a decade ago.

According to Freddie, the housing market has largely recovered since the Great Recession—with one holdout: inventory.

What is a lawyer’s role when you purchase a home?

For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest financial transaction — and the most complex — they will complete. Because of this, most people will have dozens of questions about the process.

How we help with the complexities of real estate law

Whenever you’re buying and selling real estate, you’re investing a terrific amount of capital in a tangible and valuable asset. This means that any mistakes made during the process can be highly detrimental, both in the short-term and the long-term. This is especially true for business owners, who need to keep a very close eye on assets, debts and the distribution of the cash the company has on hand. Below are a few areas in which we can help with these complex cases.

Dower is finally eliminated in Michigan

A wife’s dower interest in her husband’s real property has been recognized in Michigan since the time of its statehood in 1857. On December 27, 2016 the Michigan legislature presented a package of bills to Governor Synder eliminating dower in Michigan except for a widow whose husband died before the bills’ effective date.