Expert Analysis

Tips For Advising CRE Owners Affected By Houston Storms

As Houston residents begin the arduous process of recovery after this month's devastating storms, attorneys should... (more story)

Playing Music Makes Me A Better Lawyer

My deep and passionate involvement in playing, writing and producing music equipped me with skills — like creativi... (more story)

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)

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NC State Is Blocking Probe Of PCBs In Building, Court Told

North Carolina State University is trying to exploit the judicial process in order to destroy evidence of building contamination, a cancer-stricken professor told a state appeals court Tuesday in a bid to adva... (more story)

CBRE Wants Would-Be Property Buyer's Suit Trimmed

CBRE Inc. urged an Iowa federal court to toss a professional negligence claim in a real estate investment firm's $10.3 million suit over a failed Iowa property deal, arguing that, as a real estate brokerage, i... (more story)

Blackstone Real Estate has sold a $725 million sale of a Hawaii resort for $725 million, in a deal guided by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and Cades Schutte LLP. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
3 Firms Guide Blackstone's $768M Hawaii Resort Deal

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and Cades Schutte LLP guided Blackstone Real Estate's $725 million sale of a Hawaii resort and the simultaneous $43 million sale of an adjacent ... (more story)

Tremont Chicago Hotel Reaches Agreement With Lender

A defunct hotel near Chicago's commercial center has reached an agreement with its senior secured creditor, resolving its request to dismiss the case or lift the Chapter 11 automatic stay while reserving the r... (more story)

2nd Circ. Judge Weighs Sanctioning NYC In Rent Law Case

A Second Circuit judge on Wednesday pressed an attorney for New York City on why the city should not be sanctioned for bringing up a jurisdictional challenge to a landlord's suit over a pandemic-era guaranty l... (more story)

Gibson Dunn, Cleary Advise $120M Luxury Retail Buy

A Florida real estate investment firm has closed on $120 million in financing for its discount acquisition of a luxury retail building at 680 Madison Ave. in New York, in a transaction advised by Gibson Dunn &... (more story)

Law Firm Says Atty Can't Elude Malpractice Claims In RE Case

Chaitman LLP has urged a New Jersey state court to preserve its malpractice claims against a suspended solo attorney, arguing that discovery so far has shown that the attorney was deeply involved in guiding a ... (more story)

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Judge Won't Ban Rent Law Tweak Amid Landlords' Suit

A New York federal court refused to issue a preliminary ruling blocking enforcement of a December amendment to the state's rent stabilization laws, saying the landlords who filed suit failed to show the change... (more story)

Fla. Gov. Signs Bill Requiring Greater HOA Transparency

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Wednesday that requires homeowners' associations to give physical or digital copies of their rules and covenants to members.

A lab-scale prototype of MicroEra Power's THERMAplus thermal energy storage system, which uses a "phase change material" contained in an insulated tank. The final version will require only a single tank that can be tuned for heating or cooling needs and specific environmental conditions. (Credit: MicroEra Power)
MicroEra Power Plots New Phase For Thermal Energy Storage

As buildings are increasingly powered by renewable energy, Rochester, New York-based MicroEra Power is working on a thermal storage solution that it says offers many advantages over current lithium batteries. ... (more story)

Dream Finders Closes $412M Land Banking Deal After Buy

400 Capital Management LLC and affiliate Builder Capital said Wednesday that they have closed on a $412 million land banking deal with Dream Finders Homes to acquire more than 4,000 residential home sites in N... (more story)

Nestle Purina Sued Over Foul Odors At Denver Plant

Two Colorado residents hit Nestle Purina PetCare Co. with a proposed class action in federal court Tuesday, saying the company's pet food manufacturing facility emits gag-inducing odors that have disrupted liv... (more story)

Walker & Dunlop GC Departs As Deputy Fills Shoes For Now

The longtime top attorney for commercial real estate finance and advisory services firm Walker & Dunlop Inc. has left the company after nearly 14 years, and Walker & Dunlop's deputy general counsel is taking o... (more story)

Greenberg Traurig Gets 30-Year Tax Break From Saudi Arabia

Greenberg Traurig LLP is among the first law firms to get licensed as a regional headquarters, or RHQ, company in Saudi Arabia, allowing the firm to take advantage of a major tax break, the firm announced Tuesday.