Michael Orcutt, a Partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, was selected by the Coalition of Arizona Appraisers to provide testimony before the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee on a bill sponsored by Senator Kate Brophy McGee that would create a statute of limitations specific to appraisers, appraisal management companies, and mortgage brokers. Mr. Orcutt testified in favor of this bill on February 15, 2018, and after his testimony the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill. Senator Brophy McGee has asked Mr. Orcutt to continue his involvement and work with her as a primary supporter of this bill as it progresses.
Mr. Orcutt is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular emphasis on real estate, construction, and insurance matters. He has written several published articles and is the co-author of the Real Estate Broker Liability chapter of the Arizona Tort Law Handbook published by the State Bar.
Founded in 1985, the Lipson Neilson law firm has grown from three founding members to thirty-four attorneys located in three states, Arizona, Nevada, and Michigan. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. You can learn more at www.lipsonneilson.com.
Contact: Michael Orcutt
David G. Michael, an attorney specializing in Real Estate law at Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., has been selected by the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee to moderate a panel of industry experts during a seminar titled “Planting City Roots: Advising the Urban Agriculture Enterprise.”
Held on June 22, 2017, this seminar provided attendees with an interactive discussion of the challenges faced by urban agriculture enterprises, as well as the legal and business issues that need to be addressed by these enterprises.
Topics of discussion included:
- The case for welcoming agriculture to urban neighborhoods and communities.
- The legal and public policy issues facing urban agriculture enterprises large and small.
- Agrihoods: The latest trends in urban revitalization, from farm-to-table.
- Regulating medical marijuana growers under the revised Medical Marijuana Act.
David G. Michael practices law in many different areas including commercial litigation, real estate transactions, and commercial leasing. He also works with landlord-tenant and condominium law and litigation. David is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, where he is a contributor to LACHES Magazine and he stands as the Real Estate Committee Vice-Chair. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan in the Information Technology Law and Real Property Law sections.
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. is an AV rated law firm with offices in Michigan, Nevada and Arizona. To learn more about the firm and its attorneys please visit www.lipsonneilson.com.
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David Michael, an attorney at Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., and the immediate Past-Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee, will be one of two featured speakers during the upcoming “Practical Knowledge Seminar on Real Estate Law.” This seminar will be conducted at 6:00pm on October 13, 2016 at the Oakland County Bar Association in Bloomfield Hills. Part of the OCBA U Practical Knowledge series, this seminar will provide new lawyers with insight into the nuts-and-bolts of real estate law in Michigan.
David Michael specializes in all aspects of real estate law and litigation and remains active in the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee. Most recently, Mr. Michael co-authored an article for the journal Laches titled “Avoiding the Abyss: Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate” and—along with co-authors Brian Considine, Nicholas Maloof and moderator Philip Grashoff—presented a seminar of the same name on June 15, 2016, at Cooley Law School.
Contact: David Michael
Dax Watson, Managing Partner of the Phoenix office of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C., was the only attorney on a panel of real estate industry professionals that spoke at the Solutions Q2 Industry News and Market Update event held April 21, 2016 at the University of Phoenix. Presented by Solutions Real Estate, this event provided attendees with the latest news and updates pertaining to the real estate industry.
Dax Watson focuses his law practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis in real estate matters and professional liability defense. His clients include professionals in the fields of real estate, law, accounting, architecture, and engineering. Dax is also an experienced mediator that conducts private mediations and settlement conferences for all types of civil disputes, with a focus on real estate and commercial litigation disputes.
Appointed by the Maricopa County Superior Court to act as a Judge Pro Tempore, Dax conducts Court-appointed settlement conferences as a Settlement Judge and also serves as a “fill-in” Judge on civil matters and short trials. He regularly appears and represents clients in regulatory matters before the Arizona Department of Real Estate and other state and federal agencies. To learn more please visit www.lipsonneilson.com.
Contact: Dax Watson