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Masaschi suing partners in residential complex near UR

Rochester real estate developer Thomas Masaschi is suing his partners in a housing development near the University of Rochester, claiming they fabricated tales of fraud in order to deprive him of $5 million in equity sale proceeds. The complaint, filed ...

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For newest City Court judge, liberty and justice ‘go hand in hand’

Within the chambers of Rochester City Court Judge Thomas Rainbow Morse hangs the saying, “No snowflake falls in the wrong place.” Newly appointed City Court Judge Melissa Barrett, who quoted those words during her swearing-in ceremonies on Thursday afternoon at ...

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RazorSharks must pay former coach $76,000, court rules

The Rochester RazorSharks basketball team must pay former coach Chris Iversen $76,181 in back pay and damages, New York State Supreme Court Justice Ann Marie Taddeo ruled last week. The court granted a request for summary judgment in the lawsuit ...

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Opportunity Zones are just that for investors

The federal government has created a means though which investors can avoid paying capital gains taxes to … the federal government. By investing capital gains in projects within newly created Opportunity Zones, the tax liability on those funds can be ...

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Woods Oviatt Gilman planning move to Legacy Tower

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP has been granted a sales tax exemption on equipment, furniture and fixtures by Imagine Monroe, a step in the firm’s planned move to Legacy Tower (formerly Bausch & Lomb Tower). The county says Woods Oviatt Gilman ...

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Mechanic’s liens prompt foreclosure action on Top Capital project

The mortgage holder for the $18 million Chateau at Heritage Square senior living community in the Town of Sweden has filed suit to foreclose on the loan. S&T Bank of Indiana, Pa., filed papers in state Supreme Court in Monroe ...

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Tax foreclosure auctions now clearly identify houses on demolition list

The City of Rochester and Monroe County are now providing more direct information at their annual tax foreclosure auctions about homes scheduled for demolition. While city and county officials say a notice about impending demolition has always been available before ...

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Thomson Reuters closing in Rochester means 304 lost jobs

The closing of the Thomson Reuters legal services office in Rochester will leave all 304 employees without jobs by the time the shutdown is complete on Sept. 30. The Toronto-based, multifaceted media and information firm announced last week that Rochester ...

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Foreclosure order granted on DHD Ventures property in Buffalo

A judge has signed an order allowing for foreclosure proceedings to begin on a Buffalo-area apartment complex developed and owned by Buffalo State Ventures, a subsidiary of Rochester-based DHD Ventures. ACRES Capital, which helped broker two mortgages for the property ...

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Daughter continues realty tradition in Irondequoit

She had seen the bright yellow FOR SALE signs of Steven G. Walther Realtor & Associates all of her life. Who in Irondequoit hadn’t? Those unmistakable signs had been a staple of the neighborhood landscape in town for decades, starting in ...

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Closed sales plunge in Monroe, surrounding counties in September

Closed sales for September were significantly lower than a year ago in the Rochester area as home buyers continued to outnumber sellers on the residential real estate market. As the summer selling season came to an end, closed sales in ...

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Former RazorSharks coach seeks default judgment in back pay case

The attorney for former Rochester RazorSharks coach Chris Iversen has filed court papers seeking a default judgment in a lawsuit over unpaid back wages. Iversen sued the RazorSharks on Aug. 7, claiming he was not paid for the final nine ...

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