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Using Mediation to Resolve Construction DisputesPosted on 09-27-2017

By: Leonard M. Kessler LenKesslerADR Using Mediation to Resolve Construction Disputes Construction projects often take years to complete, involve layers of contractors and subcontractors, and employ hundreds, if not thousands, of workers. Efficient conflict resolution is important in the construction... Read More

Taxation of New York City Real PropertyPosted on 06-07-2017

by Steven Tishco , Marcus & Pollack, LLP Introduction This article provides an overview of real estate taxation in New York City (the “City”) including (i) the process by which the City assesses real property, (ii) how property owners challenge the City’s assessments, (iii... Read More

The Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense in BankruptcyPosted on 06-07-2017

By: Nicholas C. Rigano , Esq. RIGANO LLC Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ( 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq. ) (CERCLA), current owners and operators of real property are strictly liable for costs to clean up environmental contamination regardless of whether... Read More

Real Estate Due Diligence in Corporate and M&A TransactionsPosted on 04-12-2017

By: Joseph M. Marger , Reed Smith LLP. In almost every asset purchase, stock purchase, and merger transaction (generally referred to in this article as M&A transactions), the purchaser will acquire an ownership or leasehold interest in at least one real estate asset. However, the real estate asset... Read More

Lender Liability Under Environmental Laws in Real Estate TransactionsPosted on 02-09-2017

By: Annemargaret Connolly and Matthew D. Morton , Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Why should real estate lenders and other secured creditors concern themselves with known and potential environmental liabilities and requirements associated with their loan portfolios? After all, environmental liabilities... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional Practice - Winter 2017Posted on 02-09-2017

FEDERAL COURT FAST TRACKS REVIEW OF RULING BLOCKING IMPLEMENTATION OF OVERTIME REGULATIONS THE FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS ISSUED A BRIEF order December 8 granting expedited review of a November 22 ruling by a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas preliminarily enjoining implementation... Read More

Understanding Real Estate Joint VenturesPosted on 09-13-2016

By: Thomas G. Maira , Reed Smith LLP. As funds raised in the 2006–2008 heyday of private equity reach the ends of their 10 year terms, there has been a surge of restructurings of those funds utilizing a stapled secondarystructure. The widely publicized $1.2 billion restructuring in March 2016... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional Practice - Fall 2016Posted on 09-13-2016

STUDY ON INJECTION WELL INDUCED EARTHQUAKES THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) RECENTLY released its short-term forecast for seismic activity. For the first time, it includes a discussion of “Induced Earthquakes.” The study, which comes after a significant hike in the incidence of earthquakes... Read More

Investing in U.S. Real Estate by Qualified Foreign Pension FundsPosted on 06-03-2016

By: Scott L. Semer , Torys LLP. FOR OVER 30 YEARS, NON-U.S. INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES who invest in U.S. real estate have been subject to tax both on operating income and gains realized upon exiting the investment. There have been limited exceptions, primarily for gains earned by shareholders holding... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional Practice - Summer 2016Posted on 06-03-2016

SEVENTEEN STATE “NEW ENERGY FUTURE” COALITION FORMED GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO AND 16 OTHER GOVERNORS signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future. The accord describes six shared goals, diversification of energy generation and expansion of clean energy sources, modernization... Read More

Introduction to Real Property 1031 ExchangesPosted on 03-11-2016

By: Spencer Compton , First American Title Insurance Company LEXIS PRACTICE ADVISOR RESEARCH PATH: Real Estate > Commercial Purchase and Sales > 1031 Exchanges > Practice Notes Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code provides that no gain or loss will be recognized when property held... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional Practice 2016Posted on 03-11-2016

HIGH-IMPACT EVENT TO GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM MORE LIKELY, PREDICT FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS ACCORDING TO ONE MEASURE, RECENT WORLD EVENTS have financial professionals unnerved. Forty-five percent of those surveyed by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) say the probability of a “high... Read More

A Briefing on Emerging Issues Impacting Transactional PracticePosted on 11-30-2015

ENERGY DEPARTMENT UNVEILS ROADMAP SEEKING TO DOUBLE U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY BY 2030 THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS UNVEILED A strategic plan laying out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers, and other stakeholders can use to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The strategies... Read More