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Comprehensive State Law Comparison Tool for Researching State-Specific Real Estate Financing Security Instruments, and More!

August 23, 2022

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Are you working on a multi-jurisdictional real estate financing transaction? Are you researching whether specific states use mortgages or deeds of trust? Check out this practice note for a state law survey of security instrument types used with real estate financing. This practice note also links to our Practical Guidance State Law Comparison Tool that can be used to generate your own comprehensive survey comparing state laws on various legal topics.

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