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Brian Xavier PendergraftThe Pendergraft Firm LLC
- Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Business Law
- District of Columbia, Maryland
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The Pendergraft Firm helps real estate investors and businesses with ABCDEF: Agreements, Business entity formation, Closings, Deeds, Evictions, and Foreclosure. For all of your real estate legal needs, it's as simple as ABC, work with me.
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
- Landlord Tenant
- Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Bar
- English: Spoken, Written
- The Pendergraft Firm LLC
- - Current
- Florida Coastal School of Law
- J.D. (2013) | Law
- Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
- B.S. (2010) | Philosophy & Religion
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- DC Bar Association
- - Current
- Maryland State Bar Association
- - Current
- Real Estate Ladies Rock The Rehab, Real Estate Ladies Rock The Rehap, Washington, DC
- Real Estate Ladies Rock!
- Real estate investing class for women. I spoke on joint venture agreements and LLCs for real estate investors.
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- The Pendergraft Firm, LLC
- The Pendergraft Firm LLC Law Blog
LLCs for real estate investors - The basics, pros, and cons
LLCs For Real Estate InvestorsJoint Venture Agreements For Real Estate Investors - Co-Wholesaling and Using Cash Partners
Joint Venture Agreements for Real Estate InvestorsHow To Start A LLC in Maryland By Attorney Brian Pendergraft
How to Start a LLC in Maryland
2 Questions Answered
- Q. My stepdad died 2009. Mother pays mortgage. Loan in stepdad name & deed in both. If mom dies, which kids gets property.
- A: The Bad Answer: Assuming the deed is a marital deed between your mom and stepdad, once your stepdad died the property was solely hers. If she dies without a will, then the property passes down to her heirs. This can be just you, or both you and your stepsibling if she adopted the stepchild. The Good Answer: Your mom could just do an estate plan to decide how her estate is divided when she dies to avoid fighting amongst heirs and to minimize expenses.
- Q. I purchased a foreclosed home at auction. I found that someone lives there. How do I evict them?
- A: You can still evict them. I would first attempt to evict "the owner and all occupants" using a forcible/entry and detainer action. If the person living on the property ends up being the former owner then congratulations! If the person living on the property is not the former owner, then they may have some defenses (tenants in foreclosure situations have certain notice requirements that may or may not have been met in your case but I don't know since I did not do the foreclosure), but they should still come to court. You can ask him or her who they are and go from there.
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