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Law Trends & News

Practice Area Newsletter

American Bar Association - Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice

March 2008

Vol. 4, No. 2

Chair's Note

Dear Division Member:

Below is the second issue of Law Trends for the 2007–08 bar year. As always, this is a very exciting issue, and I am very happy to present it to you. As with prior issues, this e-newsletter includes articles, checklists, and other valuable practice information and practical tips, all from each of our substantive practice areas in the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. This issue also highlights some emerging areas, some interesting checklists, and much more.

With this issue, Law Trends is now in its fourth year. We hope you agree that with each edition, Law Trends continues to provide meaningful articles for each of you and continues to improve. We trust that this edition, like the others, continues to be helpful to you in your daily practice. I encourage you to take just a few moments to read the list of articles included below. Of course, it is yours to download and keep as a reference for the future. And, as in the past, you can either download specific articles, or you may download the entire newsletter by clicking the PDF PDF link.

There are many Division members integrally involved in putting this e-newsletter together. Their hard work and dedication are certainly present. I thank them for producing this issue for the Division.

I hope each of you enjoys this issue of Law Trends. The publication will continue quarterly, and we hope you continue to find it a source of valuable information. If you are interested in either writing an article or participating in the production of the newsletter, please contact Jim Schwartz at

I hope to see you at the GP|Solo Spring Meeting in New Orleans!

Best regards,

Keith B. McLennan
Chair, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

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 Vincent DePillis is a founding member of Real Property Law Group, PLLC, a Seattle law firm with a practice limited to commercial real estate transactions and financing. He has a wealth of experience in working on complex, mixed-use developments, often involving condominium structures. He enjoys the challenge of working with unusual sites and negotiating business solutions.

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GP|Solo Division Chair Keith B. McLennan
Practice Area Division Director Jennifer Rymell
Law Trends & News Editor James Schwartz
Assistant Editors Kathleen Hopkins, Jane Kow, Scott Laufenberg, William Schwab
Practice Area Group Coordinators Lloyd Cohen, Richard DeMichele, Henry DeWoskin, Kenneth Vercammen, Randi Whitehead
practice area group newsletter editors James Menton, Joan Swartz, Kenneth Vercammen, Randi Whitehead, David Wolfe

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