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Fowler White Boggs’ Shari Olefson on CNBC to talk about foreclosures

July 30th, 2009 No comments

cnbcShari Olefson, a real estate attorney, and Stephen Moore, of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, debate whether we need President Obama’s loan modification program

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Tampa attorney Steve Yerrid talks health care reform on CNBC Reports

July 29th, 2009 No comments

cnbcTaking aim at tort lawyers

Why we haven’t heard about tort reform, with Steven Yerrid, trial attorney and CNBC’s Dennis Kneale.

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Fowler White Boggs’ Jason Liu in this week’s Tampa Bay Business Journal

July 27th, 2009 No comments

tbbj1Asian lift: international business stirring in Bay area law firms

Asian investors and businesses, particularly those from mainland China and Taiwan, are creating a bonanza of legal work for some multi-lingual Bay area lawyers.

For Jason Liu, it’s a matter of drawing on his personal experiences and those of his family to extend a legal hand to others faced with the maze of immigration issues, business customs and legal complexities involved in doing business in the United States.

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Forbes column by Fowler White Boggs attorney Shari Olefson

July 22nd, 2009 No comments

forbesForeclosure loses its stigma

Had you asked Americans three years ago if they or anyone they knew had ever been through a foreclosure, the response in most cases would have been an uncomfortable, even defiant, “No.” The word conjured up all kinds of social stigmas, and most people considered losing a property to foreclosure to be irresponsible and, by association, un-American.

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Tampa Tribune story on looming commercial foreclosures

July 22nd, 2009 No comments

tampatribuneNext collapse may be worse

The weakening commercial real estate market is braced for a bust that experts say could cause even more damage to the local economy than the housing meltdown.

“Any projects built in the last five years, especially those built near new residential developments, are at risk,” said Shari Olefson, a Tampa real estate lawyer with Fowler, White and Boggs. “I’m hearing from a lot of owners who just want to walk away, just as homeowners are turning over the keys.”

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