A Nebraska District Court recently held that a jury trial waiver provision in an escrow agreement was enforceable.  In DAB Incorporated v. Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., a real estate purchase agreement incorporated the terms of an escrow agreement.  A term of the escrow agreement was, in short, that the contracting parties agreed to waive their right […]

A recent Georgia case discussed the limited scope of liability for a title insurance underwriter under a closing protection letter.  In Nutter & Company v. Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Nutter & Company extended 11 reverse mortgages to various borrowers.  A closing protection letter was issued to a lender in each transaction.  Under the […]

Chris Taravella recently obtained a dismissal of a case against a Wyoming architect after a worker was seriously injured in an accident on a job site.  The Wyoming District Court granted the firm’s motion to dismiss all claims against the architect, holding that the architect had no duty to supervise work site safety.  

The 10th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado’s ruling in favor of a Montgomery Little client that a criminal restitution debt is not dischargable in bankruptcy.  The panel followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelly v. Robinson and held that section 523(a)(7) of the Bankruptcy Code […]

Nate Osborn Presents on Boundary Disputes

Nate Osborn recently presented on legal issues involving property boundary disputes at the HalfMoon Education Seminar, “Boundaries and Easements.”

In February 2017, Nate Osborn presented “Upcoming TRID Changes: Now What?” to a national audience on behalf of the National Business Institute.  In March 2017, Mr. Osborn then again presented to a national audience in an “Advanced Real Estate Transactions” webinar for the National Business Institute.

Fred Skillern Retirement

Fred Skillern has retired from Montgomery Little & Soran and private practice. Fred joins JAMS, a provider of mediation and arbitration services. He will serve JAMS as a mediator and arbitrator in a variety of disputes including real estate and business transactions. He will continue to teach at the University of Denver, Sturm College of […]

Staying Professional by Michael L. McCormick

Montgomery Little & Soran, PC attorney Michael R. McCormick’s article, Staying Professional ~ By Michael R. McCormick was published in the Denver Bar Association Docket on April 28, 2016.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

In a recent case decided by the Colorado Court of Appeals, and argued by Fred Skillern, the court affirmed the trial judge’s ruling in our client’s favor that a tax deed issued to a surface owner of land for which our client owned a portion of the underlying mineral rights was both voidable and void […]

David Little Receives Award of Merit

On January 8, 2016, David Little received the Award of Merit from the Colorado Bar Association. This recognition, the CBA’s highest award, is given to a member of the association for outstanding service to the association, contribution to the legal profession, the advancement of the administration of justice, and personal service to the community. Dave […]