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Nellie T Schulz

Nellie T Schulz

Sophisticated, Friendly Business and Real Estate Practice
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Mrs. Schulz is a highly talented and friendly attorney who enjoys providing superior legal advice in the areas of Real Property (commercial and residential) and Business (including contracts of all kinds). Her fees are designed to be affordable for all clients.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Free Consultation
    I provide free phone consultations for up to 20 minutes to potential clients. Note: An attorney/client relationship does not begin until you have agreed to in writing.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Clarity and mutual understanding are the cornerstones of a successful attorney/client relationship. That is why I spell out in writing (by way of an engagement agreement signed by both of us) the work I will do for you and the total cost. An earned, non-refundable retainer is required before beginning any work for you. I most often work on a flat fee basis as contained in the engagement letter - so there no surprise charges. Also, I accept payment through Venmo and Zelle.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 46262
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Nellie T. Schulz, Esquire
- Current
Senior Attorney
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Real Estate Group.
Corporate Counsel
GMAC Mortgage Company
Secondary mortgage market
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
General Counsel in charge of every aspect of the company's real estate holdings and mortgage lending activities, as well as its insurance companies.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Real Estate Group and Business & Finance Department
Real Estate, Mortgage Origination, and Business & Finance Attorney
Thacher Proffitt & Wood
Represented major US and foreign commercial banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; and pension funds in their real estate lending and commercial mortgage securitizations: ? Loan originations (permanent, construction, interim, and mini-perms) for commercial properties, including regional malls, strip centers, office buildings, hotels, residential complexes - Mortgage-backed securities (commercial mortgages); whole and bulk loan sales, purchases, pledges and financings; mortgage loan participation agreements and syndications; servicing and master servicing agreements -Represented major financial institution in the first issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities. These were in the form of pass-through certificates. - Primary drafter of first Mortgage Pooling and Servicing Agreement for Commercial Mortgages, which become the standard for the industry.
Villanova University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Columbia University
B.A. (1976) | History
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Excellence in Writing: Law
The Scriveners Society
The Society recognizes persons with particularly excellent skills in writing.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 46262
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Articles & Publications
Ladner's "On Conveyancing in Pennsylvania", Revised 4th Edition
George T. Bisel Company
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. Hi how can I find out if my home has a lien on it
A: Your mortgage company will not lend you the purchase price to buy the house unless it obtains an acceptable Mortgagee's Title Insurance Policy. This type of title policy insures the lender of the lien position of the mortgage on the house and will (absent unusual circumstances) require that the the mortgage is a first lien on the house. The title insurance company will perform an extensive search of the many places where liens and other title matters (such as easements and restrictions) against the house could exist, including searches of: the Department of Records (the name Philadelphia gives what other counties call the Office of the Reorder of Deeds); the prothonotary's office (where liens such as mechanics liens may be found); the records of Pennsylvania's Secretary of State (where Uniform Commercial Code liens (called "UCC-1 security interests") are filed; the records of the Orphan's Court; the Bankruptcy Court; will perform judgement and property and school tax lien searches; will make sure the legal description of the property is correct; and also review the actual deed for accuracy. and to make sure it is executed and acknowledged so as to be acceptable for recording. And the good news is that after the title company does all this work, they will be willing to issue to you, the buyer, an Owner's Title Insurance Policy, insuring that, once the deed is properly recorded (a task which the title company will perform), that you own the house, subject only to the exceptions raised in the Owner's Policy -- and the cost of issuing the Owner's Policy is at a much lower cost (called a simultaneous issue rate) than that charged the lender. So, to answer your question, if there s a tax lien filed against the house, the lender and its title company will let you know and will not provide you any funds to purchase the property until the liens are paid off.
Q. I have someone living in my house and they are 2 months behind in rent. If we never wrote a lease what do I do
A: There is no requirement that oral leases be in writing (except if their term is for more than 3 years and except for lot leases in a manufactured home community). When a tenant fails to pay rent under an oral lease and the landlord wants to have the tenant evicted, the landlord must first provide to tenant a written "Notice to Quit". The Notice to Quit must include the name of the landlord; name of the tenant; address of the rental property; that tenant is in default because tenant failed to pay the rent for the months of _____ and ______; the amount of monthly rent; the total amount of rent which has not been paid; the method and location to make payment; the specific date by which the tenant must move out or pay rent due; and a statement that the landlord may pursue legal action if the tenant does not meet the demand of the Notice to Quit. In the case of nonpayment of rent, the specific date should be the date which is 10 days from the date the notice is provided to tenant. The 10 days starts the day after it is provided to the tenant. DO NOT MAIL the Notice! It must be either: delivered to the tenant in person or by securing or posting the Notice to Quit in a visible location on the rental property. If by the end of the 10th day, the tenant has not paid the full amount of all the rent due, the only way to force the tenant to move out is by the landlord's filing a landlord and tenant complaint, also known as an eviction lawsuit, in court the magisterial district where the rental property is located. Assuming you win, the court has the power to force the tenant to move by a court order.
Q. May,I file for these patents upon expiration?
A: You should redirect your question to Patents.
Q. Are there any fines associated with an open or lidless dumpster?
A: You don't say who issued you a fine, whether a fine was issued or where the dumpster was located. My guess is that if your local township issued the fine, you need to contact them to find out what the rules are regarding lids on dumpsters.
Q. Filled for bankruptcy on April 42019 only to discover recently that the bank took my house at sheriff sale on April 5
A: Your question should be redirected to the Bankrupty category.
Q. The deeds and property histories say that i own a house. The improperly placed lot lines say i dont own a house.
A: If you are facing a criminal trespass charge, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately and/or get a court appointed criminal defense attorney. You should change the category of your question to "Criminal Law." Once the criminal action is taken care of, you should consult with a local real estate attorney who is familiar with boundary disputes, to help you resolve your problems with title.
Q. My fathers estate was settled after two years. We subsequently received a bill. Are the heirs liable to pay?
A: You should change the category of your question to Estate Law and/or Litigation. This is not really a real estate question.
Q. Are non-shareholders allow to attend shareholders meeting where budgets and other pertinent information are discussed.
A: Assuming you are talking about a business corporation, your question would be governed by the Business Corporation Law of 1988 (the “Act”), found in Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 1101, et seq. and by the corporation’s bylaws. Under § 1709 of the Act, entitled “Conduct of shareholders meeting”, it says that, except as provided in the corporation’s bylaws “only those who have received proper notice of the meeting are permitted to attend”. Certain non-members, such as the company’s General Counsel, officers and other professionals or experts who have received notice of the meeting, often attend as fact witnesses. If you are not a shareholder of the corporation or have not received formal notice of the meeting required by the Act, you have no right to attend a business corporation's shareholders meeting.
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