Commercial Leasing. Legal news and articles for September 30 - 30, 2011

The General Who Would Try KSM2011 Canastota Wall of Distinction honorees thrive in different environmentsKodak Hires Lawyers, Weighs Bankruptcy FilingLaw enforcement prepares for sex crimes that follow Super BowlThe Score: Fox Sports Takes Cut at Dodgers Over Media Rights DealREITs, Don't Fail Me NowLaw firm Lathrop & Gage consolidating officesKodak Hires Lawyers, Weighs Bankruptcy FilingFitch Affirms Philadelphia, PA Airport Rev Bonds at 'A'; Outlook StableBreezer Ventures adds experienced oil industry executives to its operation teamFlat commercial insurance rates may signal end of soft market: MarketScoutLaw firm renews Islandia leaseEconomic conditions testing commercial property appraisersKentucky Kingdom deal appears deadIndiana Cracks Down On Human Trafficking Before Superbowl

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A Call to Reform Wisconsin's Class-Action Statute
WisBarSeptember 1, 2011

The court found commonality requires only “a community of interest among [the class members] in the questions of law and fact involved in the general controversy, or in the kind and form of relief demanded and obtained by or against each individual ...more »

Remax Commercial Expands Global Real Estate Footprint
World Property ChannelSeptember 1, 2011

In 2010, Remax agents closed over $5.1 billion in investment sales and leasing transactions. Remax Commercial is ranked in National Real Estate Investor (NREI) magazine's Top 25 list of commercial brokerage networks.more »

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The General Who Would Try KSM
Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2011

In July of 1999, I met a young Army lawyer on a muddy farm field in southern Kosovo. His résumé (first in his class at West Point, Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law) suggested that Major Mark Martins had his pick of private-sector jobs. ...more »

2011 Canastota Wall of Distinction honorees thrive in different environments
Oneida DispatchSeptember 30, 2011

In 1984, she became an associate with the prestigious law firm of Hancock Estabrook LLP in Syracuse, where she has been a trial lawyer for 28 years. Callahan became a partner at Hancock Estabrook, a 60-attorney firm with 135 employees, in 1989. ...more »

Kodak Hires Lawyers, Weighs Bankruptcy Filing
OcalaSeptember 30, 2011

Bloomberg reported that Kodak was considering a bankruptcy. Investment firm Lazard, which is advising Kodak on its patent sale, declined to comment. James L. Wamsley III, a lawyer at Jones Day, also declined to comment.more »

Law enforcement prepares for sex crimes that follow Super Bowl
Evening News and TribuneSeptember 30, 2011

Now, Zoeller is working with the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault on training sessions meant to help law enforcement officials decipher the difference between a sex slave and a prostitute. The first event took place Friday at the Indiana State ...more »

The Score: Fox Sports Takes Cut at Dodgers Over Media Rights Deal
The Am Law DailySeptember 30, 2011

However, US district judge Charles Breyer wrote in his ruling in support of Antonick's claims that he was not aware of EA's alleged breach of contract and fraud until 2009. Breyer also writes that Antonick's claims of EA's misappropriation of ...more »

REITs, Don't Fail Me Now
Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2011

That is an opportunity, says Kevin Bedell, manager of the JP Morgan US Real Estate Fund. "It's a Goldilocks situation, with low interest rates but also strong demand and tight supply," he says. "And we've had a nice correction, so now prices are ...more »

Law firm Lathrop & Gage consolidating offices
STLtoday.comSeptember 30, 2011

The downtown office of law firm Lathrop & Gage is packing up today as the firm consolidates all of its local attorneys and staff to a single location in Clayton. Lathrop & Gage signed a 10-year lease for 30518 square feet of space on two floors at the ...more »

Kodak Hires Lawyers, Weighs Bankruptcy Filing
New York TimesSeptember 30, 2011

Eastman Kodak, the troubled camera-maker, is considering a possible filing for bankruptcy, according to a person briefed on the matter. The company has also hired law firm Jones Day to assist on a possible restructuring, according to two people close ...more »

Fitch Affirms Philadelphia, PA Airport Rev Bonds at 'A'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire (press release)September 30, 2011

The airport system's use and lease agreement is based on a residual methodology for setting fees and charges, which have resulted in sound financial operations. The rate setting structure has allowed the airport to consistently record strong debt ...more »

Breezer Ventures adds experienced oil industry executives to its operation team
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

He practiced commercial law and corporate law in Dallas and has worked with Mr. Taylor in oil and gas projects since 1995. Rick and Bill are the founders of Firecreek Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation involved in oil and gas discoveries and projects ...more »

Flat commercial insurance rates may signal end of soft market: MarketScout
Business InsuranceSeptember 30, 2011

The Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange found that workers compensation rates rose 2% while commercial property rate rose 1%. Professional liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary and crime pricing was flat. ...more »

Law firm renews Islandia lease
Long Island Business NewsSeptember 30, 2011

Rubin & Rothman, a law firm, has signed a long-term lease renewal for 32000 square feet at 1787-1777 Veterans Memorial Highway in Islandia. Scott Berfas and Brian Lee of Newmark Knight Frank in Melville represented the tenant and ...more »

Economic conditions testing commercial property appraisers
Inside Tucson BusinessSeptember 30, 2011

Cole, who sometimes testifies in bankruptcy court, said the appraisal process is extremely challenging now because there are so few sales. As a result, the focus has turned to "looking at the dynamics of the property as opposed to just a snapshot in ...more »

Kentucky Kingdom deal appears dead
Bizjournals.comSeptember 30, 2011

“Today, we are deeply disappointed that those negotiations have ended without an agreement,” Workman said in the statement. “We could not settle on lease terms that would be fiscally responsible for the Fair Board and financially viable for (Hart's ...more »

Indiana Cracks Down On Human Trafficking Before Superbowl
Indiana Public MediaSeptember 30, 2011

A major problem, he says, is differentiating commercial sex crimes that involve human trafficking from more standard prostitution. “I think the deficiencies are really that we look at prostitution where the prostitute is the criminal,” Zoeller said. ...more »

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