Expert Analysis

How Retail Tenants Can Avoid Paying Rent Prematurely

When negotiating leases for spaces in shopping centers, retail tenants should ensure that the language specifies t... (more story)

Weisselberg's Perjury At Trial Spotlights Atty Ethics Issues

Former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg’s recent guilty plea for perjury in the New York attorney ge... (more story)

Climate Disclosure Mandates Demand A Big-Picture Approach

As carbon emissions disclosure requirements from the European Union, California and the U.S. Securities and Exchan... (more story)

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DC Circ. Mulls Jurisdiction In Fight Over Jewish Texts

The D.C. Circuit is set to decide whether a D.C. federal court can consider a Jewish group's allegations that Russia is illegally holding onto its long-lost sacred religious texts, after hearing arguments earl... (more story)

Wash. Justices Side With EB-5 Firm Over Arbitration Award

Washington's high court ruled on Thursday that the payment of an arbitration award does not resolve a case seeking to confirm that award, standing by a lower court's decision to enter a confirmation order on a... (more story)

The NorthBridge Parnters fund surpassed its original goal by about $150 million, raising nearly $950 million for the fund focused on infill industrial real estate assets. (iStock.com/bee32) 
Investment Firms Beat Target With $950M Logistics Fund

NorthBridge Partners LLC and Park Madison Partners LLC surpassed their target and raised almost $950 million for a fund focused on infill logistics assets, with an emphasis on coastal markets, the investment firms said.

REIT Hit With Suit By Ex-CEO Over Share Buyback Conflict

A real estate investment trust has been hit with a proposed class action by its former CEO alleging the company's insiders breached their fiduciary duties by failing to make a legitimate effort to repurchase c... (more story)

NJ Town Pays $5.5M To Exit Claims It Steered Deloitte HQ Deal

Morristown, New Jersey, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle claims that officials meddled in a project to relocate accounting firm Deloitte's headquarters to one town site in an attempt to direct the proj... (more story)

LA's COVID-19 Anti-Eviction Law A Taking, 9th Circ. Told

A Los Angeles landlord urged the Ninth Circuit during a Thursday hearing to revive his $100 million suit against the city over its COVID-19 anti-eviction moratorium, arguing the lower court erred when it found... (more story)

Dallas Developers Must Each Pay Bond In $400M Foreclosure

A Texas appeals court on Thursday ordered developers to cough up more money as they appeal a ruling in a roughly $400 million foreclosure case involving an upscale residential tower in Dallas, saying that each... (more story)

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Colo. Developer Sues Over Remodeling Impact Fees

A Colorado developer has accused Pitkin County's Board of Commissioners in Colorado federal court of wrongfully charging impact fees on the remodel of a residential property.

NY Appeals Court Nixes Chelsea Hotel Tenant's Rent Suit

A New York appeals court unanimously backed a lower court's ruling that denied a Chelsea Hotel tenant's bid for rent stabilization for his studio apartment.

The Boardwalk at Bricktown, if approved, could feature a tower rising over 1,900 feet, which would make it the country's tallest building. (Courtesy of AO Architects)
Okla. City Officials Clear Hurdle For Planned 1,900-Foot Tower

Oklahoma City Planning Commission members recommended approval for zoning Thursday to allow unlimited height on a site where a developer announced plans to build the tallest tower in the U.S., but not without ... (more story)

11th Circ. Says Insurer Owes Defense In Home Damage Suit

A general contractor's insurer must defend it against claims that it abandoned the construction site of a custom-built home, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday, rejecting the insurer's reliance on two exclusi... (more story)

Proskauer Adds Kirkland Partner For Tax, Estate Issues

Proskauer Rose LLP has added to its private client services department a partner from Kirkland & Ellis LLP who specializes in developing domestic and international tax and estate plans for clients with very hi... (more story)

Houston Atty Beats Real Estate Deal Malpractice Suit

In a split decision Thursday, a Houston attorney accused of malpractice was handed a win by the majority of a three-justice Lone Star State appellate panel that cleared her of negligence in connection with a 2... (more story)

Akerman Adds Another Real Estate Litigator In NYC Office

Akerman LLP has hired a litigator who focuses his practice on a range of real estate matters and is joining the firm's New York City office as a partner, the firm announced Wednesday.