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Rick Davis

Rick Davis

Focused on Real Estate, Focused on our Clients
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Construction Law
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Summary

Focused on REAL ESTATE. Focused on OUR CLIENTS. Whether you are a homeowner, investor, contractor, real estate agent, broker, home buyer or seller, landlord or property management company, I can help. With clients that range from large national companies to individual home buyers, my unique experience addressing legal issues facing the real estate industry will put you in the best position to ensure your matter is handled effectively and efficiently.

Representative Matters

-Seller Disclosure Disputes
-Contractor Disputes
-Real Estate Agent Malpractice
-Mortgage Foreclosure
-Home Owner Association Disputes
-Deed Restriction Litigation
-Quiet Title Actions
-Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosures
-Title/Ownership Disputes
-Insurance Claims

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 15-minute phone consultation to review situation and services offered by our firm. Additional consultations and/or consultations involving substantive advise are charged at our standard rates.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Missouri
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Rick Davis Legal
- Current
Partner
Greenstein & Associates
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Greenstein & Associates is a full service law firm located in Palm Beach County Florida. As managing partner, Rick was responsible for overseeing the operation of the law firm that during his tenure featured over 25 attorneys, making it one of the fifty largest law firms in South Florida.
Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude; Top Grade awards in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I & II, Criminal Law, Torts, and Civil Procedure
Activities: Managing Editor of Washburn Law Journal
University of Kansas
B.A.
Awards
AV-Rating
Martindale Hubbel
AV-Rating
Martindale Hubbel
Best Real Estate Law Firms in Kansas City
expertise.com
Professional Associations
State Bar of Kansas # 25671
Member
Current
Missouri Bar Association
Member
Current
Speaking Engagements
Public Forum on Aging Issues, Lawrence Kansas Public Library
Douglas County Association on Aging
Candidate Forum on issues for the elderly population
The CFPB and Practical Tips for your Practice, Palm Beach County Bar Association Offices
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Practical Tips and Advise on Complying with the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) Regulations.
Commercial Leasing, Paradise Grill
Johnson County Business Networking
Practical Tips and Advise on Commercial Leasing for Entrepreneurs.
Certifications
Title Insurance Producer License (Inactive)
State of Missouri
Real Estate Agent License (inactive)
State of Florida
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. Can I limit my liability as cosigner in a multi-tenant lease, with an addendum stating liability limits in dollar value?
A: Yes, if both parties agree you can draft an addendum to provide that you are guaranteeing only a portion of the total rent. As long as both parties sign it, it would be enforceable to limit your liability. *Please be advised that this answer is for information or educational purposes only and is intended to be general information, not specific advise in your situation the response is based only upon the limited information you provided in the question. For detailed advise about your specific situation, I would recommend that you schedule a time to speak with an attorney.*
Q. How easy or hard will it be to break a verbal contract involving the sale of some property
A: Generally, speaking a contract for the sale of real property must be in writing. There are very limited exceptions to this rule and they usually involve when a party has moved into the home and started making payments in accordance with a verbal agreement. I would also caution that it does not require a formal contract for an agreement for the sale of real property to be in writing. If you sent emails memorializing the terms or wrote basic terms down on a napkin, that may be enough to constitute a written agreement. *Please be advised that this answer is for information or educational purposes only and is intended to be general information, not specific advise in your situation the response is based only upon the limited information you provided in the question. For detailed advise about your specific situation, I would recommend that you schedule a time to speak with an attorney.*
Q. How long will it take me to register my new business as an LLC?
A: Registering an LLC only takes a few minutes and can be completed online. With that being said, if you have more than one owner in your business, you will likely want an operating agreement, which will take some time to draft depending on your specific needs. If you are going through an attorney, the other variable is the attorney's schedule, which could effect the timeline.
Q. 40 year lease states lessee can buy land for 25K. (value 40 years ago). They want to buy but it's worth 225K (39th year)
A: If the lease specifically says they can buy it at a set price, you are probably stuck. With that being said, an attorney can not really answer that question without looking at the document. I would recommend you have an attorney review the contract and provide you an opinion. It is going to cost you a couple hundred dollars, but that is a small price to pay to find out if you can keep from losing $200,000 in property value.
Q. Can use a picture of my work thru one company and use it for my own company website.
A: Who took the picture? When was it taken. If you did not take the picture than you can not use it without permission. If you did take the picture, but took it as an employee of the other company, they likely also have the rights to the picture as "employee work product." You would be best to take another picture to use on your website as then you do not have to worry about any issues.
Q. If a Homeowners Association owns a street because the city will not accept it, does the HOA also own utility lines?
A: Generally speaking, the Utility Company would own the utility lines and there would be an easement over the street allow them to run and maintain the line.
Q. How to obtain car title or court order for a car i just purchased?
A: The only way to obtain a title if he doesn't provide one is to file a quiet title suit. A quiet title suit is a legal proceeding where you ask the court to declare you the owner of the vehicle. Kansas legal services has a guide on how to file these suits. Here is a link to that information: http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/sites/kansaslegalservices.org/files/Quiet%20Title%20Packet.pdf. You can also hire an attorney to assist with the quiet title. As to the cost it is hard to know what he will have to pay as he may have penalties if he did not title it upon taking ownership. He would not need to drive to Topeka as it could be handled at the DMV in his county.
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Santa Fe Building
8826 Santa Fe Dr, Ste 100
Overland Park, KS 66212
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Telephone: (913) 294-7879
Fax: (913) 426-9126