REAL ESTATE LAW UPDATE: June 2015
How Does the Homestead Exemption Work, and
Should It Allow You to Not Pay Your Homeowners’ Association Assessments?

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Most homeowners have probably at least heard of the homestead exemption. Many probably don’t fully understand how it works, however. The homestead exemption protects up to $150,000 of equity in your home from the claims of creditors (with some important exceptions that I will discuss in a moment). What do I mean when I say that […]

Paul M. Tilley

Paul Tilley
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Paul M. Tilley is an Associate in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy, PC, and a member of the Natural Resources Practice Group. His primary practice areas include public lands, mining law, natural resources and environmental law, water law, and general real estate matters.  He has experience advising clients on the development […]

Steven J. Itkin

Steve Itkin
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STEVEN J. ITKIN is a Shareholder in the Tucson office of the firm.  He has represented lenders in the areas of secured and unsecured creditors’ remedies for over 25 years.  Mr. Itkin’s clients include national, regional and local financial institutions as well as individual lenders and debt acquisition companies.  His areas of practice include lien enforcement […]

Kathryn B. Nelson

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KATHRYN B. NELSON is a shareholder in the Tucson office.  She represents individuals, businesses, banks, and non-profit organizations involved in real estate, commercial finance, natural resource and other business transactions ranging from purchases, sales and leasing to commercial loans and financing. Ms. Nelson’s practice is concentrated in representing financial institutions and borrowers in real estate secured […]

Richard M. Yetwin

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RICHARD M. YETWIN is Of Counsel to DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy and has been an attorney since 1972. Although in the past he has been actively involved in litigation, his current practice covers a broad range of civil matters with emphasis in corporate and real estate transactional work, and limited school law issues. Mr. Yetwin […]

Michael R. Urman

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MICHAEL R. URMAN is a Shareholder in the Tucson office. He maintains a general civil practice including representation of financial institutions, including foreclosures, receiverships and pursuit of other remedies in lending contexts; all aspects of real estate acquisition, financing, development and management; general business and corporate representation, including negotiation and documentation of workouts of troubled loan […]

Spencer A. Smith

Spencer Smith
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SPENCER A. SMITH is a Shareholder in the Tucson office. He practices primarily in the areas of construction, real estate, natural resources and water law, representing a number of municipalities, counties, contractors, design professionals and school districts. Mr. Smith’s practice includes the drafting and negotiation of documents utilized to secure professional services for the planning, programming […]

Nathan B. Hannah

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NATHAN B. HANNAH is a Shareholder in the Tucson office.  He practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, uncontested estate and trust administrations, and real estate and commercial transactions. Mr. Hannah has been writing wills and trusts and assisting in the administration of estates and trusts for over twenty-five years.  He has drafted contracts and […]