Expert Analysis

What's New In Kentucky's Financial Services Overhaul

Kentucky's H.B. 726 will go into effect in July and brings with it some significant restructuring to the Kentucky ... (more story)

How Real Estate Cos. Can Protect Their IP In The Metaverse

The rise of virtual and augmented reality creates new intellectual property challenges and opportunities for real ... (more story)

A Comparison Of FDIC, OCC Proposed Merger Approaches

Max Bonici and Connor Webb at Venable take a closer look at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s and Office of th... (more story)

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Goldman Family Battles Over Evidence In Property Biz Suit

Relatives of Jane Goldman, an heiress of Sol Goldman's New York City property empire, argued that a contract she has said establishes her authority over the family's real estate business is of "dubious origin."

Tribe Says Enbridge's Trespass Concern Wasted Court's Time

A Wisconsin tribe has told the Seventh Circuit that Enbridge Energy wasted the court's time raising concerns that an old tribal trespass ordinance could cost the company millions in fines, saying it has nothin... (more story)

The dispute centers on properties spanning more than 101,000 square feet and housing 40 loft-style apartments in mixed-use buildings in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
Lender Says Ch. 11 Triggers Payment Obligation for NYC Lofts

A lender filed suit against Rudy Gabsi, CEO of Israeli investment firm Leny Group, alleging Gabsi is on the hook for $82 million after a borrower tied to the firm thwarted a foreclosure sale involving New York... (more story)

Apartment Co. Says Insurer Owes Millions For Hail Damage

The owners of an apartment building blamed an insurer for breaching its contract in Kansas federal court Tuesday, alleging the carrier failed to cover over $13 million in wind, hail and water damages and under... (more story)

Jones Day, King & Spading Rep Blackstone, Bank's $1B Deal

Blackstone has bought a $1 billion senior mortgage loan portfolio from Deutsche Pfandbriefbank after the German bank revealed plans to offload it, with the all-cash transaction shaped by Jones Day and King & Spalding LLP. 

Simpson Thacher Hires US Treasury Alum From Blackstone

An experienced fund transactions attorney has moved from an in-house role at Blackstone to private practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, the firm said Tuesday.

NY AG Sues Over Illegal Long Island Wetland Construction

New York prosecutors on Friday sued to force a contractor to pay nearly $600,000 and restore a Long Island wetland area the company has been using as a storage site after illegally clearing vegetation and buil... (more story)

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Pittsburgh Agency Sues Over Utility Acces On $100M Complex

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority sued a developer and other city officials to maintain its ability to service a water and sewer main underneath a $100 million apartment complex after a city attorney's ... (more story)

Ex-Florida Atty Accused Of Failing To Deliver Condo Proceeds

A disbarred attorney was sued in Florida state court by a client who alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in a Miami Beach condominium foreclosure action, saying he misappropriated more than $68,000 in proceeds.

The U.S. Supreme Court won't take up a case from Alaska in which a homeowners association challenged a Ninth Circuit decision giving a railroad control of an easement cutting into an airstrip. (Francis Chung/Politico via AP Images)
High Court Won't Hear Pilot HOA's Rail Easement Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a request from an Alaska homeowners association made up of pilots to review a Ninth Circuit decision giving a railroad control of an easement cutting into an airstri... (more story)

High Court Urged To Review NY Rent Law Challenge

Four interested third parties have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a suit challenging two 2019 changes to New York rental laws, arguing that high court intervention is needed to protect property rights ... (more story)

Conn., Property Owners Say Town Is Wrong On Housing Law

Connecticut's Department of Housing and several property owners in New Canaan are taking issue with the town's arguments in a bid to pause its lawsuit challenging the state's denial of affordable housing credi... (more story)

Realtors Want Case Over 'Cooperation' Rule To Stay Dismissed

The National Association of Realtors urged a California federal court not to reconsider dismissing a case targeting rules that prevent real estate agents from listing properties outside their affiliated networ... (more story)

Insurer's Coverage Suit Premature, Ga. Apt. Complex Says

An apartment complex facing negligence claims over a shooting told a Georgia federal court that its insurer's suit seeking to avoid coverage must be tossed, arguing that without any factual findings in the und... (more story)