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Do I Need Title Insurance?

Posted on April 14, 2014 in Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Representation

So you’re buying your first house? Be prepared to be hit with an avalanche of foreign terms, various fees and strange requirements. One of those various fees is for a policy of title insurance. Typically, you will be borrowing money from a lender to purchase your house, and thus, you have no option other than to buy a title insurance policy for the lender.

What You Should Do If You Suspect Malpractice

Posted on March 28, 2014 in Personal Injury, Personal Representation

Some of the most difficult cases to prosecute are medical malpractice and nursing home malpractice cases. The Virginia General Assembly have put in place some significant legal hurdles, which favor the medical profession in some way but result in the attorney carefully evaluating these cases early in the process. This is not always a bad thing.

Deferred Disposition in a Criminal Case

Posted on March 18, 2014 in Criminal Defense, Personal Representation

Don’t Blow a Second Chance
Sometimes a defense attorney is able to land her client a chance to have a charge dismissed or reduced by persuading the court or making an agreement with a prosecutor. The court generally wants something in exchange for this. Often a court will order a defendant to attend a class,

LLC v. Sole Proprietorship

Posted on March 13, 2014 in Commercial Representation, Corporate Law

Many people come to me with the same question: “I am in the process of starting a small business but I am not sure if it’s worth forming a separate entity for my business. What should I do?” There are several different types of business entities that can be created to protect both you and your business from any number of issues that may arise.

Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem

Posted on March 05, 2014 in General News

Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to Your Custody and Visitation Case
Virginia family courts frequently appoint Guardian Ad Litems in custody and visitation cases. When parents learn of the appointed guardian in their case, they have many common questions and concerns. For example:
Is he or she an investigator, an attorney,

No Haziness on Marijuana Laws in Virginia

Posted on February 26, 2014 in General News

What you do in Denver better stay in Denver!
Since 1996, 20 states and Washington, DC have passed laws that allow marijuana for some medical conditions. [1] In 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older under state law. So, are you wondering if bringing home some of that Mary Jane that you legally purchased and consumed in Denver on vacation could result in you being charged and prosecuted for possession of marijuana in Virginia?

Founding Partners Mary Owens and Sam Kaufman Named to 2013 Legal Elite

Posted on December 04, 2013 in General News

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (December 4, 2013) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that two of its founding partners, Mary Burkey Owens and Samuel J. Kaufman, have been selected by their peers to be included in Virginia Business magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite.
All licensed Virginia attorneys are eligible to vote for the Legal Elite,

Local Attorney Sam Kaufman Eyes Vacant School Board Seat

Posted on November 13, 2013 in General News

Sam Kaufman says he’s been on the side-lines long enough. A well-known attorney and adviser to county economic development efforts – and a former linebacker for the University of Richmond – Kaufman says he’s ready to enter the game: He’s submitting his resume to fill the vacated Midlothian District seat on the School Board.