Property Taxes in Puerto Rico – Part 1 of 4

Real estate closings in Puerto Rico are distinctively unique in comparison to closings across most of the United States of America and other English speaking countries.  Many individuals are not aware, that there is an almost direct relationship or “connection” between the language spoken and the legal system followed in any given country.

Washington Supreme Court Rejects Legal Nonconforming Use Claim for King County Recycling Facility

Last week, the Washington Supreme Court decided another case dealing with the scope of the legal nonconforming use doctrine.  Legal nonconforming uses, commonly referred to as “grandfathered” uses, are generally recognized under Washington law, but a rather complex, fact-driven analysis is required to determine whether such a “grandfathered” use exists.