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Feb 16, 2016

Negotiating Tips for Face to Face Encounters

Negotiation is a fact of life. In a very real sense, we are all negotiators. Inevitably, our own needs and concerns bump up against the needs and concerns of those around us and we bargain in order to reconcile our needs/concerns with those of others.

That said, some people are clearly better at negotiating than others. Some people just seem to have a special talent for knowing just what to say at just the right … Read more

Feb 1, 2016

Do You Need an Anthropologist to Read a Quit Claim Deed? Perhaps in Oregon You Do

Surprisingly, a recorded deed of title may not be proof of ownership to real property in Oregon depending, among other things, on the cultural idiosyncrasies of the transferor and transferee as disclosed by the expert testimony of an anthropologist. At least that’s the upshot of the recent holding by the Oregon Court of Appeals in Hughes v. Ephrem, 275 Or. App. 477 (2015).

In Hughes the plaintiff obtained a judgment against its debtor and … Read more