Category: The Business of Law

Do you need a license to manage your own real estate? If it isn’t all yours, you might

You can manage your own real estate without a license. But what if you own it through a limited liability company, or a family trust, or as tenants in common with others? Last month the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the Real Estate Agency’s determination that if you’re receiving compensation for managing the property, you might be violating the law.  Read our article on LinkedIn for more:

Alterman Law Group attends the Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section meeting in Puerto Rico

Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much has been repaired. Much work remains. The Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section of the American Bar Association was proud to support the recovery efforts by bringing our Fall Leadership meeting to San Juan this month.

Alterman Law Group contributed, in a small way, by sending our entire legal team to the conference. (That’s less grand than it sounds: our firm has two lawyers.)  The Puerto Rican people were as warm and inviting as the sandy beaches and the restaurants of San Juan, and they hope that their fellow Americans will again come to visit and enjoy the island.

Customer service begins with the phone call

For nearly 10 years Ruby Receptionists has been answering my business calls and handling my law office’s messages. I was surprised and very pleased this month to be asked to speak on camera about why I like and appreciate Ruby. Every call to our main line during business hours is answered by a friendly — and live — voice.

Dean Alterman talks with Ruby Receptionists
Dean Alterman tells Ruby Receptionists why Alterman Law Group is so pleased with Ruby’s services

Why do we have the real people at Ruby answer our firm’s phones? It’s a way to show respect for our clients. No one’s ever raved to me about their great experience calling a bank or an airline and getting only a recorded voice that says “Listen carefully, because our options have recently changed,” and then gives them the standard message to press 1 for an employee directory or 2 for more options.