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Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?

The construction industry is witness to some fascinating developments, particularly around trophy properties in prime US coastal cities. Within the US –and California particularly- we’re seeing a large number of reputable, experienced contractors banding together to pitch and win construction contracts on trophy properties. Companies that once ferociously competed have joined forces under Joint Venture … Continue Reading

(US) California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation in 2016

In a Law360.com article published on January 4th titled “California Real Estate Legislation and Regulation to Watch in 2016,” Andrew McIntyre of Law360 addresses the challenges facing the California real estate market in the new year. Here are the items on the 2016 legislative agenda: Proposition 13 Bay Area Housing Earthquake retrofitting San Francisco’s Proposition M Overall … Continue Reading

(US) “Rocket-Docket” Launches in New York: Implications for Real Estate Practice

This post was also written by Joshua Leventhal In an effort to expedite the litigation process, reduce court costs and to offer contracting parties an alternative to arbitration, the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division has adopted an “accelerated adjudication” rule, effective as of June 2, 2014, for all disputes exceeding $500,000. The “accelerated adjudication” … Continue Reading

(US) Are you selling Real Estate or Securities? How Condo/Hotel owners and developers can avoid problems

This post was written by Joe Marger and Leah Speckhard The Supreme Court’s refusal in February 2014 to hear the real estate driven Ninth Circuit case, Salameh v. Tarsadia, provided Condo-hotel owners and developers with relatively clear guidelines on how to avoid securities issues and/or litigation when selling Condominium units. The determination of what constitutes … Continue Reading
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