Blank Rome LLP announced Thursday it is expanding its corporate group by adding as partner to its Los Angeles office a former Carlsmith Ball LLP partner, whose career as adviser encompasses international and cross-border transactional issues across a myriad of industries.
The Ninth Circuit has declined to rehear its recent decision affirming a nearly $35 million judgment against a husband and wife who bilked investors out of millions in an EB-5 visa scheme related to a cancer treatment center they never built.
A New York state judge has declined to pare Ambac Assurance Corp.'s long-running lawsuit over a slew of pre-crisis, Countrywide-sponsored residential mortgage-backed securitizations that it insured and expects to pay out about $2 billion in claims on all told, denying bids that sought, among other things, to ditch Ambac's fraud claim and split the case up for trial.
A group of seven Kay & Merkle attorneys, including the firm's two founders, rang in the new year by joining Arent Fox LLP’s fast-growing San Francisco office, bolstering its real estate, automotive and sports practices, the firm announced Thursday.
Litigation funder White Lilly LLC has sued New York law firm Balestriere Fariello and its managing partner, accusing them of misappropriating $1.4 million in disputed settlement funds and fraudulently inducing it to fund "unwinnable" litigation and arbitration proceedings involving a Mexican resort project.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP on Thursday unveiled roughly $61.9 million in joint venture equity that will be put toward the development of a luxury multihousing project in Chicago’s West Loop made up of a pair of 17-story towers.
Florida law firm Gunster announced Wednesday that it has lured a veteran attorney from GrayRobinson PA to join its corporate practice.
A real estate investor notched a partial victory Thursday against convicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein over claims he bilked various parties out of millions of dollars, with a New Jersey federal judge ruling in the victim’s favor on fraud and related counts but denying him a win on racketeering counts.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill that will expand the state’s occupancy tax to include short-term rentals and require operators to register with the state, in the first such statewide legislation in the country.
A New York federal court on Thursday blocked a New York City ordinance that would require short-term rental platforms to hand over hosts' personal information after Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway.com Inc. said the data collection is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Real estate investment firm Gencom Platform LLC said Thursday it has acquired two resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida, at a purchase price of $100 million, with global hospitality company Benchmark tapped to manage the properties located on the resort island off the coast of St. Petersburg in Tampa Bay.
Florida East Coast Industries has reportedly sold a 10.67-acre Florida site for roughly $14 million, Onni Group is said to be paying $630 million for a Los Angeles office campus and Transamerica Life Insurance has reportedly sold a Florida office campus for $33 million.
A pair of Iranian-American siblings have won a $34.5 million judgment in a California court against a family friend who was hired to reclaim and sell properties their parents abandoned in Iran when fleeing the Islamic Revolution but kept profits and properties for himself.
A Minnesota federal judge on Wednesday paused a proposed class action alleging that Weyerhaeuser Co. made defective joists that gave off formaldehyde in homes for settlement talks.
Delshah Capital has reportedly scored $102.5 million in financing for a Brooklyn rental tower project, Realterm Logistics is said to have dropped $115 million on a Bronx warehouse, and Frisbie Group has reportedly sold retail, restaurant and parking components of a Florida project for $20 million.
A Tenth Circuit panel on Wednesday refused to rehear an Oklahoma landowner’s appeal of a decision to dismiss his lawsuit accusing the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs of illegally letting an energy exploration company drill on his land without conducting an environmental review.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP represented The Blackstone Group LP in connection with its €500 million ($567.2 million) refinancing of Germany’s largest office building and an adjacent parking facility, the law firm told Law360 on Wednesday.
An estate attorney with a history of criminal and civil offenses, including a money laundering scheme that also netted criminal charges against his father, has agreed to forfeit his license to practice law in New Jersey, according to an order made public Wednesday.
A Colorado federal magistrate judge has partly granted a sanctions motion brought by timeshare owners against Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp., saying the company made a mistake when it failed to hand over key evidence in the mass action claiming it caused the owners' property values to plummet.
Sidley Austin LLP on Monday announced that a specialist in collateralized loan obligations has joined the firm’s global finance practice as a partner in New York City after nearly three decades at Clifford Chance LLP.
In Illinois, purchasing all the units in a condo building requires understanding some uncommon real estate issues, including compliance with Section 15 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, and the relationship between the unit owners and the existing condominium association, say Daniel Bronson and Courtney Mayster of Much Shelist PC.
Permitting jurors to submit written questions, or even to pose questions orally to witnesses on the stand, advances several important goals and promotes both fairness and efficiency, says Matthew Wright of McCarter & English LLP.
The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing has cast doubt on arbitration clauses in attorney engagement agreements, jeopardizing the efficient resolution of malpractice claims and fee disputes, say Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.
Recent amendments to California's Proposition 65 changed the nature and content of chemical exposure warnings required for many products, substances and locations. Meanwhile, the plaintiffs bar is stepping up its attempts to target Prop 65 violators, says Anne Marie Ellis of Buchalter PC.
Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.
Amazon recently concluded a 14-month bidding war among 238 cities, each hoping to secure an economic boost. The vicious cycle of offering costly public subsidies to corporate giants can be broken by adopting specific cultural and legal reforms, say Ann Philpot and Michael Farren of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Pop-up locations are a fun and effective way to engage new clients and increase brand awareness while keeping overhead costs low. These temporary retail stores involve both customary and unique legal issues for retailers to consider when structuring a pop-up campaign, say attorneys at Perkins Coie LLP.
Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.
The decisions that are made as investments are structured, financed and executed — and later when they are sold — have a major impact on how much federal tax is paid under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act blocker investment structure, says Brad Wagner of Wagner Duys & Wood LLP.