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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)

How Real Estate Cos. Can Protect Their IP In The Metaverse

The rise of virtual and augmented reality creates new intellectual property challenges and opportunities for real ... (more story)

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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)

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)

According to the suit, an agreement between a tenant and landlord of Seattle's Federal Reserve Building had both parties promising to pay for building improvements. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Landlord Affiliates Fight To Skip $6.8M Renovation Suit

Three entities tied to Martin Selig Real Estate have asked a Washington state court to drop them from a tenant's $6.8 million lawsuit alleging they are on the hook for a fourth affiliate's contractual obligati... (more story)

8th Circ. Backs Ark. Landowners' Jury Win In Flooding Suit

The Eighth Circuit has upheld a group of Arkansas landowners' nearly $350,000 jury win in their lawsuit accusing Lawrence County of building a bridge that caused flooding that damaged their crops.

Ross Stores Plans $450M Distribution Center In NC

Retail chain Ross Stores Inc. will invest $450 million to build a regional distribution center in North Carolina's Randolph County that's expected to be partially funded by a local grant, according to an annou... (more story)

NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Kriss & Feuerstein and BakerHostetler were among the law firms that guided the largest New York City real estate deals that hit public records last week, a slow period that saw only four transactions at or above $15 million.

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)

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Ex-Freddie Mac Appraisal Chief Talks Bias And Sizing-Up Risk

As regulators tackle bias in single-family housing, Martin Skolnik, who served as chief appraiser for Freddie Mac multifamily for 13 years, suggests applying the same scrutiny to multifamily appraisals.

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.

The U.S. Supreme Court won't take up a case from Alaska in which a homeowners association challenged a Ninth Circuit decision giving a railroad control of an easement cutting into an airstrip. (Francis Chung/Politico via AP Images)
High Court Won't Hear Pilot HOA's Rail Easement Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a request from an Alaska homeowners association made up of pilots to review a Ninth Circuit decision giving a railroad control of an easement cutting into an airstri... (more story)

Goldman Family Battles Over Evidence In Property Biz Suit

Relatives of Jane Goldman, an heiress of Sol Goldman's New York City property empire, argued that a contract she has said establishes her authority over the family's real estate business is of "dubious origin."

Pittsburgh Agency Sues Over Utility Acces On $100M Complex

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority sued a developer and other city officials to maintain its ability to service a water and sewer main underneath a $100 million apartment complex after a city attorney's ... (more story)

Ex-Florida Atty Accused Of Failing To Deliver Condo Proceeds

A disbarred attorney was sued in Florida state court by a client who alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in a Miami Beach condominium foreclosure action, saying he misappropriated more than $68,000 in proceeds.

High Court Urged To Review NY Rent Law Challenge

Four interested third parties have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a suit challenging two 2019 changes to New York rental laws, arguing that high court intervention is needed to protect property rights ... (more story)