Providence Business News

When ‘coming home’ creates legal dilemmas 

Guest Column:
Frank A. Lombardi, Esq.
Posted 10/22/12 

 

 

Someone once said that, “Home is the place that you go where they have to take you in.”

Given today’s economy, those words are ringing true in Providence and beyond.

With the onset of the Great Recession, the world’s most powerful economy went into a deep and extended contraction and correction. As a result, millions of people have lost jobs and experienced a catastrophic loss of equity in their homes, if not an out-and-out loss through foreclosure or short sales. And so, scores of family members, both young and old, are coming home. (more…)

Read More

Providence Business News

OP-ED / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

E. Prov. condo case a reminder that developers must be timely

Posted 10/1/12
Submitted By Frank A. Lombardi, Esq.

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to an article by Patrick Anderson that ran in Providence Business News recently (“Twenty years on, court ruling changes condo law,” Sept. 10, 2012).

The article raises important issues, addresses timely topics, and is valuable to condominium-unit owners, bankers and developers. With this in mind, I would like to take the opportunity to clarify a few items. (more…)

Read More