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Richard Paul Zaretsky

Richard Paul Zaretsky

  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • Florida
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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
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  • Free Consultation
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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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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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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 209309
Member
- Current
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Certifications
BOARD CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE LAWYER
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Legal Answers
170 Questions Answered

Q. Hello, My property and house sold at a tax deed sale what happens to the mortgage on the house? I live in Florida.
A: great question - If there is still a mortgage on the house, the first thing that will happen is the person at the mortgage company that is supposed to monitor these things may be fired. Second is that the mortgage lien on the house is gone. You have no mortgage anymore - but neither do you own the house (unless it was YOU who bought the house at the tax deed sale, which raises more complex issues). Third is that you STILL owe the money on the mortgage note to the lender. If you have more questions - and I realize my answer may have raised more issues than you expected - contact a real estate attorney.
Q. Who may I sue in a new home construction sale, the builder or the seller?
A: Not enough information but enough to see you need an attorney to review the contract and the events leading up to entering into the contract. Based on that review it should be able to be determined if you have a chance to get damages, or if you already purchased it, have you waived rights to sue for these deviations.
Q. Can I get a refund on a cancelled vacation rental property?
A: This is a great question. And actually the answer is simple. Did the seller of the service perform? No. Did you prevent the seller from performing? No. Did you pay for a service and not receive it? Yes. You are entitled to a full refund. It gets more complicated when you ask for damages beyond the refund. Then the impossibility of legally performing on the part of the seller comes into play. But for just the refund, there is a clear cut case. The action probably needs to be brought in Florida as the location of the failure to perform.
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