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Richard Paul Zaretsky

Richard Paul Zaretsky

  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • Florida
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Education
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1975)
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Honors: PHI KAPPA PHI LEGAL HONORS CUM LAUDE
Activities: MANAGING EDITOR - DELAWARE JOURNAL OF CORPORATE LAW
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Syracuse University
B.A. (1972) | ECONOMICS
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Honors: DEANS LIST
Activities: ZETA BETA TAU
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Certifications
BOARD CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE LAWYER
Florida State Bar
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 209309
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Legal Answers
Q. Can a plat map be used as a road disclosure in closing documents, even though there is a abutting road disclosure
A: This transaction was apparently cancellable by you BEFORE the closing. But once you closed, you could not terminate the transfers. All the information was apparently available and in the title commitment you received and in the public records. You did not have the knowledge of what to look for and you had no one to advise you. That was your choice. The result is you were lacking a lot of information that was available to you - if you looked and understood what you were looking for. Key words in your mind weren't seen, but that does not mean the information was not there. Good luck on the new house and I hope it works out for you.
Q. We penned changes to florida disclosure form and haven’t signed. Broker says it can’t be changed. Only by lawyer
A: Florida real estate agents and brokers cannot change or even create other than the Florida Supreme Court approved forms. This does not prevent the parties themselves changing any form. So the agent is partially right in that the agent cannot modify the form - but you can as long as it is without the assistance of the agent or broker.
Q. My question is in regards to the real estate partition process.
A: Answer this Double NO. Homeowner obligations of maintenance and taxes end on issuance of the certificate of title usually at least 10 days after the auction. Mortgage and Note obligations don't end until after the lender is paid in full. And it depends also what obligation is being foreclosed and the auction price and how those monies get applied. See an attorney before it's too late to improve the outcome
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