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Dominic Paul Lascara

Dominic Paul Lascara

Dominic P. Lascara, PLC
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law ...
  • Virginia
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Dominic P. Lascara is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Business Administration in 1981 from Old Dominion University. Dominic P. Lascara joined the law firm of Roy, Forehand, Laine and Dale, P.C. as an associate in the fall of 1986 after being admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He was admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1987. He became a partner of Roy, Larsen, Romm & Lascara, P. C. in 1992. In the spring of 2007, he made the choice to open a solo practice that would be his own expression of his commitment to serve his clients. His practice is primarily in the areas of residential and commercial real estate and refinancing, business and corporate law, contract law, wills, trusts and the probate of estates and elder law. Dominic P. Lascara serves his community as a member of the Great Bridge Kiwanis Club and was a distinguished Past-President and a recipient of the George F. Hixon Fellow Award. He also is an Introduction Leader for Landmark Education Corporation, a training and development company which offers cutting edge programs to individuals and businesses. He is a member of the Chesapeake Bar Association, Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League and a past member of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association and served on the Advisory Board of Directors for SouthTrust Bank before they merged with Wachovia Bank, N.A. in 2006. Dominic has represented the Chesapeake Public School Board on several real estate issues and has served as an attorney reviewing commercial loans for Central Fidelity Bank. He has also taught real estate contract seminars for the Tidewater Association of Realtors. Dominic is married to Shadi Lascara and the couple has two children, Michael and Danielle. They currently reside in Chesapeake.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Elder Law
    Probate Administration
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Professional Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Dominic P. Lascara, PLC
- Current
23 years experience with a legal practice focused primarily in most aspects of real estate law, business and corporate law, wills, trusts and estate, elder law. Formerly practiced in consumer bankruptcy from 1987 through 2006.
Alpha School of Real Estate
Taught Contract Pitfalls and Real Estate Pitfalls to Realtors for their continuing education requirements.
Owner/Attorney at Law
Roy, Larsen, Romm & Lascara, P.C.
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
J.D. | Juris Doctor
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Old Dominion University
B.S. | Business Administration
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude
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Affiliate Company of the Year Award
Hampton Road Realtors Assocation
George F. Hixon Fellow
Kiwanis Club of Great Bridge
Professional Associations
Kiwanis Club of Great Bridge
Distinguished Past President
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Chesapeake Bar Association
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Virginia State Bar
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AV Preeminent Rated
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5 Questions Answered
Q. Do proceeds from real estate go into an estate account or directly to beneficiaries/next of kin?
A: Unfortunately, I need more information to properly answer your questions. Was there a will? Is the estate being handled by an Executor or an Administrator? Does the fiduciary have power of sale over the real estate? Normally, if there are debts and claims owing by the estate, no probate assets should be paid to any beneficiaries until after a year the estate was opened and all known debts are paid. Creditors have up to one-year to file claims against the estate.
Q. I am trying to find the law/order on mortgage/promissary statute of limitations in the state of virginia
A: In Virginia, a deed of trust with a stated maturity date has a statute of limitations of 10 years from the maturity. If there is no maturity date, the statute of limitations is 20 years from the recordation date of the deed of trust, except for credit line deeds of trust. With a credit line deed of trust, the statute of limitations is 40 from the date the lien was created, if no maturity date is given. There is no statute of limitations on enforcement of federal deeds of trust unless specified in the deed of trust.
Q. Who can assist me with a quitclaim deed document?
A: Any attorney that practices in the area of real estate should be able to assist you. I have drafted many deeds being executed pursuant to a divorce or a settlement agreement. However, when both parties are on the title to the property, I have never used a "Quitclaim" deed, but instead I use a Deed of Bargain and Sale and when drafted pursuant to the divorce or settlement agreement the recording fees are exempt pursuant to Virginia Code Section 58.1-811.A.15. I don't like using a Quitclaim deed because basically the party conveying the property does so without any warranty of title. It's like saying "I don't know if I have any interest in this property, but whatever interest I have I give to you, but without any warranty. With a married couple who are both on title, they know that they both own the property. Feel free to call my office if you have any questions or need assistance with drafting the Deed. Dominic Lascara; 757-410-8355; ... Read More
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Dominic P. Lascara, PLC
652 Independence Parkway, Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Telephone: (757) 410-8355
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)