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News for Real Estate Investors and Landlords — HB4

Representing Self in Court

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Many of you could capably handle your own evictions, uncontested quiet title lawsuits, and similar things. But, because your property is in the name of an LLC or corporation, you must hire a lawyer to represent you in court.  Alabama HB4 would change that, if it is passed. Under the proposed law, single-member corporations, business entities with only one owner, and LLCs with five or fewer members, could represent themselves. Currently, because these legal entities are technically "persons" separate from their owners, if the owner appeared in court, it would be the unauthorized practice of law on behalf of a...

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