• November 13, 2012

    Akin Gump Settles Finder's-Fee Case With Movie Producer

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP on Tuesday settled its lawsuit alleging the executive producer of the Kevin Spacey film “Father of Invention" failed to pay the firm more than $3 million in finder’s fees for film financing loans to Hollywood studios.

  • October 23, 2012

    Investment Advisers See Rise In State Enforcement, Jail Time

    The North American Securities Administrators Association said on Tuesday that it has tracked a sizeable uptick in state enforcement proceedings brought against investment adviser companies last year and a steep rise in prison time for those who run afoul of securities law.

  • September 18, 2012

    Sheppard Mullin Lands Allen Matkins Employment Pro

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has boosted its Orange County labor and employment practice with the addition of a former Allen Matkins partner specializing in counseling businesses on California and federal employment law, the firm said Tuesday.

  • September 14, 2012

    Sheppard Mullin Adds 2 Greenberg Traurig Immigration Pros

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has bolstered its immigration practice by adding two professionals from Greenberg Traurig LLP to its labor and employment practice in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the firm announced Friday.

  • September 6, 2012

    Fla. City Approves $133M Plan For 'Margaritaville' Resort

    Two Hollywood, Fla., agencies greenlighted a new $133 million financing plan on Wednesday night for the stalled Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort project, which will see private equity firm Starwood Capital Group come in to the development group.

  • August 16, 2012

    NYC Hotel Market Heats Up As Tourists Rush In

    New hotel projects are popping up all around New York as developers find creative ways to finance stalled projects and global chains eye the city for the first time. And with tourism booming in the city, experts say this trend shows no sign of letting up.

  • July 19, 2012

    New Philly Casino May Never Hit Financing Jackpot

    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board decided last week to keep the state's one remaining casino license in Philadelphia, inviting developers to submit bids for a project that some financing experts say may be troubled from the start.

  • June 14, 2012

    LA City Council Approves $67M Subsidy For Marriott Project

    Developers of a new 23-story Marriott hotel complex near the L.A. Live entertainment center in downtown Los Angeles will get a $67.3 million tax subsidy to help pay for the project, the L.A. City Council decided Wednesday.

  • June 13, 2012

    Chinese Investment Boom Lends Lifeline To US Hotel Projects

    Newly wealthy Chinese investors are at the front lines of reviving the U.S. hotel development market due to an exploding interest in EB-5, a little-known federal program that exchanges foreign investment for greencard visas, experts say.

  • March 28, 2012

    23-Story, $172M Marriott Tower Planned For Downtown LA

    Real estate developers Williams/Dame & Associates and American Life Inc. plan to break ground this spring on a $172 million, two-hotel tower in downtown Los Angeles, a larger and pricier project than previously had been projected for the Olympic Boulevard site, the team said Wednesday.

  • January 31, 2012

    Q&A With Miles & Stockbridge's Jeffrey Seibert

    There is a strong need for continued "public-private" development opportunities in order to encourage growth and build consumer confidence in the real estate industry, says Jeffrey Seibert, chairman of Miles & Stockbridge PC’s real estate practice group.

  • January 20, 2012

    Akin Gump Seeks Finder's Fees From Movie Producer

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP on Wednesday sued the executive producer of the Kevin Spacey film “Father of Invention” in California state court, claiming he failed to pay the firm millions of dollars in finder’s fees.

  • April 5, 2007

    Court Bats Down Contract Dispute Against Law Firm

    An appeals court has upheld that law firm Danna McKitrick PC cannot be sued for breaching its immigration services contract with former clients that are now represented by another law firm.