Robert Sorin of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP steered Google’s continued New York City expansion through the multibillion-dollar acquisition of Chelsea Market, while securing new leases for two major Manhattan building projects in the Hudson Yards and One Vanderbilt, counting him among one of Law360’s Real Estate MVPs.
The Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court decision to toss a habeas corpus petition filed by seven members of the Bishop Paiute Indian Tribe under the Indian Civil Rights Act, saying the court doesn't have jurisdiction over an eviction and trespass dispute connected with a tribal casino project.
The interest that businesses pay on loans but cannot be deducted under last year's federal tax overhaul may be carried forward to future years under regulations that the U.S. Department of the Treasury proposed Monday.
The sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, GIC, on Monday said it will join forces with Australian real estate investment trust Dexus on a new AU$2 billion ($1.4 billion) joint venture trust targeting logistics properties in Australia.
Cozen O'Connor has added as counsel to its real estate practice group in Philadelphia a seasoned Pennsylvania-based lawyer who will rely on her commercial real estate and hospitality expertise to advise clients in matters including acquisitions, construction, debt structuring and business strategies, the law firm said.
Dubai-headquartered real estate classified platform Property Finder said Monday that investors poured in $120 million for its latest funding round, as the company looks to improve existing capabilities in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2018 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
Six states have urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to toss a Crow tribe member’s conviction for elk hunting in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, saying a circuit court has already ruled the tribe’s treaty hunting right has ended and revisiting the issue would invite litigation losers to try to revive their claims.
Brad Pitt, looking to escape a lawsuit claiming his Make It Right Foundation built shoddy homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, told a Louisiana federal court Tuesday that the proposed class of homeowners haven’t shown he personally wronged any of them.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has reportedly paid $31.12 million for a Miami warehouse, Ralph Lauren is said to be taking another 350,000 square feet in New York, and Greenroad Capital has reportedly dropped $26.7 million on two New York multifamily properties.
Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC has added as counsel to its commercial real estate practice group in New Jersey a seasoned attorney from Watson Farley & Williams LLP with a record of handling deals involving luxury hotels, office developments and other properties.
U.S. Bank National Association urged a New York federal court Tuesday to dismiss a suit over a “paltry” settlement the bank reached as trustee of mortgage-backed securities that were allegedly backed by bad Countrywide loans, saying any injury hinges on court approval of the deal.
Arent Fox LLP represented real estate investment trust RLJ Lodging Trust in connection with its $85 million loan for one or more commercial condo units at a hotel on Broadway in Manhattan, according to records made public in New York on Wednesday.
A California jury awarded $5.56 million in compensatory damages Monday after finding a squalid mobile home park in Long Beach liable for fraud and elder abuse, attorneys for the residents said.
A California federal judge ordered a group of companies and two individuals Monday to pay back a total of $25.8 million the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said they fraudulently raised from Chinese investors looking to get green cards through the EB-5 visa program.
Convicted former Vereit Inc. executive Brian Block angled for a retrial on Tuesday, attacking the credibility of a government cooperator who was offered part of another witness’ whistleblower payout — a fact Block says prosecutors withheld.
Noting an "only slightly better than negligible" chance of success on appeal and low chance of irreparable injury to noteholders appealing, a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday declined to put on hold his confirmation of the Woodbridge Group of Cos. LLC's Chapter 11.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to review a ruling against the owners of the Minnesota Vikings on racketeering and other claims by former partners in a real estate project.
Palmcorp Development has reportedly landed nearly $14 million in financing for a project to build single-family homes in Miami, Wells and Goldman are said to have loaned a combined $156 million for a New York retail and residential building, and Redwood Partners has reportedly bought a Long Beach, California, office campus for $60.5 million.
The U.S. Tax Court should not dismiss more than $10 million in accuracy-related penalties against the owners of the historic Palmolive Building in Chicago for misstating the value of the skyscraper's donated easement, and the court must examine the company's intent, the IRS said in a recent filing.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
A recently introduced bill that would create a new authority over mortgage loan servicers that handle loans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac likely has no chance of passage in the short term. But these entities should keep an eye on the potential federal extension of so-called safety and soundness principles, say Laurence Platt and Michael McElroy of Mayer Brown LLP.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
In Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew, the Seventh Circuit recently held that landlords can be held liable under the Fair Housing Act if they are aware of discriminatory harassment toward their tenants and do nothing to stop it. Just as importantly, the court recognized that the FHA prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, say attorneys at the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes PC.
For Florida practitioners who experienced the foreclosure crisis that swept through the state beginning in 2008, the recent uptick in foreclosure filings may feel ominous. However, Florida's foreclosure jurisprudence has evolved at an incredible pace, capable of expediting the process tremendously if another crisis arises, says Victor Petrescu of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider & Grossman LLP.
The New Jersey Appellate Division's reversal in Torah v. Aryeh should serve as a warning for trial judges faced with proceedings arising from an arbitration award. When statutes are involved, their language must be strictly followed, and although arbitration is preferred to litigation, it cannot be coerced or compelled, say Lawrence Shapiro and Nicole Miller of Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC.
Interest paid by a blocker foreign corporation is generally subject to the U.S. withholding tax regime. However, there are two exceptions to the rule, says Brad Wagner of Wagner Duys & Wood LLLP.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
In 2016, Hurricane Matthew was an extraordinary event that caused the Carolinas' departments of insurance to provide additional safeguards for insureds. The impact of Hurricane Florence will likely compel North and South Carolina to take the same actions again, say Patrick Aul and Stephen Pate of Cozen O'Connor.