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Personal Jurisdiction Defenses May Protect Parent Entities

Law360 (March 5, 2018, 12:56 PM EST) -- Real estate investment trusts and other parent-level real estate companies typically form subsidiary partnerships and limited liability companies to own or manage real estate assets. Those subsidiaries are often formed in states other than the state in which the parent entity is formed. Parent entities, however, may wish to avoid litigation in states in which their subsidiaries are formed — for instance, doing so might limit liability, reputational harm or exposure to strategically disadvantageous jurisdictions.

A recent Delaware decision provides important guidance on whether such parent...
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