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Contemporary Real Estate Law

C. Kerry Fields, C. Kevin Fields


  • ISBN: 9781454816423

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    Contemporary Real Estate Law contains all the traditional topics in a real estate law as well as the fresh, current information needed by real estate practitioners, brokers, investors, developers, homeowners and anyone interested in the dynamic field of real estate. Coverage of many subjects sets this text apart: solar and wind energy rights, agency, property management, real estate valuation, real property insurance, defaults and foreclosures, Federal Consumer Mortgage Protection Programs, public control of real estate and historic preservation acts, and bankruptcy and real estate transactions―the current forum for deals. Accessible writing style combined with thoughtful pedagogy make this text ideal for undergraduate students. Features include chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries; introductory scenarios to prompt class discussion; marginal definitions; legal terms in bolded text; and Key Terms, Concepts and problems at the end of each chapter for review. Contemporary Real Estate Law features the best and most current cases on each topic from courts across the United States. Many case-based examples throughout the text ensure students can apply the principles they learn. Management Applications challenge students to apply the law to real world settings, and “Focus on Ethics” sections highlight managerial decisions. Time-tested real estate forms and practice tips are provided to stimulate class discussion, and a critical thinking writing assignment based upon a set of facts rounds out each chapter. The companion website provides sample student questions with answers along with internet and blog exercises.

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    Page Count 704
    Published 06/21/2013
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    Summary of Contents

    Part I. Property Interests

    Ch. 1. Introduction to Real Estate Law

    Ch. 2. Rights Related to Real Property

    Ch. 3. Real Property Interests and Estates

    Ch. 4. Easements and Other Nonpossessory Rights

    Ch. 5. Agency and Real Estate Brokers

    Ch. 6. Contract Law

    Part II. Transaction Financing, Title and Foreclosures

    Ch. 7. Land Descriptions

    Ch. 8. Financing and Valuation of Real Estate

    Ch. 9. Escrows, Deeds, Title Assurance, and Closing

    Ch. 10. Insuring Real Property

    Ch. 11. Defaults, Workouts, and Foreclosures

    Ch. 12. Bankruptcy and Real Estate Transactions

    Part III. Owning and Operating Real Estate

    Ch. 13. Forms of Ownership and Holding Title

    Ch. 14. Residential and Commercial Leases

    Ch. 15. Common Interest Communities

    Ch. 16. Transfer by Operation of Law

    Ch. 17. Construction Law and Liens

    Part IV. Special Topics

    Ch. 18. Land Use and Taxation

    Ch. 19. Environmental Law and Liabilities

  • Author Information

    Kevin C. Fields

    Kevin Fields teaches business law and real estate law to Marshall's undergraduates. Professor Fields is a practicing attorney specializing in business litigation and representing clients in business and real estate transactions. He has tried real estate, employment and real estate business cases in state and federal courts and administrative forums. He is also a licensed California broker. In 2012 he received Gamma Sigma Alpha's Professor of the Year Award. He is a co-author of Contemporary Real Estate Law, a real estate law textbook for undergraduate and graduate business schools scheduled for national release in 2013.

    C. Kerry Fields

    C. Kerry Fields is a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he teaches courses in employment law and in business law. He is also a practicing attorney who has represented employers in administrative forums and federal and state courts with respect to employment and discrimination claims and has tried many cases to verdict in the state and federal courts. When he is not teaching, he spends his law practice time assisting business managers in identifying and solving business problems. He has received a number of teaching awards and is a frequent media commentator on issues in employment law and business ethics. Professor Fields received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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