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Hear No Hardship

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

I'm not a member of a book club, so I don't know if it's de rigueur for literary associations to throw back a few cocktails and to unsheath verbal knives at holiday get-togethers. If it is, then I was in the presence of a masterful group of readers.

May I Practice Law... On You?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.11.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Is the counselor fresh from 15 years of seeking property tax reductions for shopping centers any more qualified to represent a home buyer than a fresh-faced law graduate? Probably not, but only one of them is claiming "I have been focused on property law since 1997."

Middle Class Masquerade

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

The home seller sobbed when she heard her real estate transaction fell through. "I've got to get out of here," she let me know for the umpteenth time. "I can't keep pretending to be middle class."

Distressed Domiciles

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

If all that remains after foreclosures are distressed properties, the human toll taken by our economic downturn will continue to be largely ignored.