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By: Jerred Blanchard Baker & McKenzie LLP
On December 20, 2017, for the first time in 30 years, Congress passed major tax legislation in the form of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Pub. Law No. 115-97 (Act), signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 22, 2017. The...
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...
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...
By: Jessica L. Kerner
IN 2007, A HOTEL ROOM SHORTAGE IN SAN FRANCISCO prompted two roommates to create a website to rent out air mattresses in their apartment. Less than eight years later, the company they founded, Airbnb, has been valued at more than $25 billion. 1 The success of Airbnb is mirrored...