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HARP – On This . . .  is a commercial real estate and business thoughtboard designed to express and explore best practice solutions to challenges faced by commercial real estate investors, developers and other stakeholders in the commercial real estate industry.

Because of the decentralization and diversity of commercial real estate industry participants, the vast majority of which are also business owners, investors and managers, HARP – On This . . . also explores best practice solutions for private sector business owners. The challenges faced by business owners not involved directly in the commercial real estate industry are, in many respects, substantially similar, if not identical, to those faced by commercial real estate industry owners and investors.

Conceived as an interactive “thoughtboard“, HARP – On This . . . invites input from industry thought-leaders  to develop pratical, best practice solutions to challenges faced by the commercial real estate industry and privately onwed businesses. Input from industry thought-leaders is welcomed and encouraged.

HARP – On This . . . is moderated by Chicago, Illinois based attorney R. Kymn Harp, who has actively represented commercial real estate investors, developers and lenders, and private business owners, since 1978. Kymn [pronouned “kim”] Harp is a managing member of Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd., a Chicago, Illinois headquartered law firm concentrating its practice on the representation of commercial real estate industry stakeholders (including investors, developers, lenders, municipalities and others), family owned and middle market businesses, and high net worth individuals. Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd. has a number of highly talented attorneys with diverse practice areas and clientele. Each speaks with his or her own voice, from his or her own practice perspective.

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R. Kymn Harp
Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.

Kymn Harp focuses his practice primarily on representation of commercial real estate investors and developers, and privately owned businesses.  Consequently, Harp’s solutions are typically conceived and designed to advance the best interests of commercial real estate investors and developers, and private business owners, rather than other industry stakeholders. Harp’s solutions are refined through active interaction with attorneys and industry leaders, both inside his law firm, and out.

R. Kymn Harp is licensed to practice law only in Illinois and Indiana (and New Mexico, though Harp has placed his New Mexico law license on “inactive” status at the present time). The vast preponderance of Harp’s clients are Illinois based, or actively conduct businesses in, or own commercial or industrial real estate  in, the State of Illinois.  Consequently, since Harp’s solutions derive predomantly from practical, real life challenges faced by his clients, the focus of many of Harp’s posts will be Illinois. Comments and commentary from attorneys and thought leaders from other jurisdictions is welcomed and encouraged to maximize the universal value of HARP – On This. . . as a site to promote practical, best practice solutions for commonly experienced challenges facing the commercial real estate industry and privately owned businesses.

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DisclaimerOpinions, proposed solutions and other posts on the HARP – On This . . .   thoughtboard are not intended as legal advice, and may not be relied upon as such. Analysis of all specific facts, circumstances and objectives, and utilization of appropriate due diligence standards, to devise a legally appropriate solution to any given challenge is a must. CONSULT YOUR LEGAL COUNSEL before adopting any of the recommendations or solutions contained in any post or comment appearing on this thoughtboard.

In compliance with IRS Circular 230, users of the HARP – On This . . . thoughtboard are informed that any U.S. federal tax advice set forth in the posts or comments on this site are not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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