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Ballard Spahr LLP: Buildings on Ground Leases Subject to Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ups the Ante for Taxing Improvements
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by Philip B. Korb and Benjamin V. Sanchez The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that even where a landlord merely ground leases land to a tenant who builds a building on it-and the landlord collects rent only on the land-the value of that building... Read More

New Pennsylvania Permit Extension Act Extends Life of Permits to 2016
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by the Zoning and Land Use Group Pennsylvania has enacted an important amendment to the Permit Extension Act that will extend the life of certain zoning and land-use permits and approvals to July 2016. Embedded in a finance bill (S.B. 1263, Act... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Pennsylvania Court Digs New Ground for Excavator's Lien Claim: Firmer Foundation or Deeper Hole?
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

Particularly with the recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (49 P.S. § 1101-1902, the "Lien Law"), any appellate decision construing the meaning of the Lien Law and its original and amended language can be... Read More