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Goldman buys real estate portfolio from Lehman
MSN MoneyNovember 1, 2011

The sale was previously approved by the bankruptcy court in August. The portfolio is comprised of 10 buildings representing 3 million square feet of space and 30 percent of all commercial real estate in Rosslyn, Va. Monday Properties, which originally ...more »

Carriage Horse Had Ulcer and Cracked Tooth Before Death, Necropsy Found
DNAinfoNovember 1, 2011

Animal rights advocates held a candlelight vigil for Charlie the carriage horse on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. (Marcus Pierno) MIDTOWN — Charlie the Central Park carriage horse, who dropped dead on his way to work in Midtown, was suffering from a ...more »

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Building Codes
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Shokrina Radpour Beering
Indianapolis Business JournalNovember 2, 2011

Sphere of influence: As one of the few women practicing real estate law, she is determined to make life easier for women who follow in her footsteps. She founded IndyCREW, an organization that promotes and supports women in commercial real estate. ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Threat of legal challenge to public pensions strike
People Management Magazine OnlineNovember 1, 2011

Martin Warren, practice group head, HR group and head of labour relations at law firm Eversheds, told PM that there was a precedent for legal challenges of this sort and that overtly politicised action against an employer was unlawful. ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Seven Branscomb PC Attorneys Named on “The Best Lawyers in America's 2012” List
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

We would like to congratulate each Branscomb PC attorney that was selected as Best Lawyers 'Lawyer of the Year' for 2012.” Branscomb PC is an 18-member business law firm with offices in Corpus Christi and Austin, Texas. The firm works collaboratively ...more »

Mechanic's Liens
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Judge rules on Glory to God Ministries foreclosure proceedings
The Desert SunNovember 1, 2011

Hopp also denied a motion by Orr Builders' attorney, Robert Gilliland, to enforce his client's mechanics' lien, which the attorney said supersedes the deed held by the church's original lender, Texas-based Happy State Bank. If the lien was enforced, ...more »

How New Deal Mortgage Policy Undermined Our Cities
ForbesNovember 1, 2011

A 2005 paper by Adam Gordon describes the effects of federal mortgage policy from the 1930s until the 1960s. Congress created the Federal Housing Administration in 1934, and gave it the power to provide mortgage insurance to housing lenders. ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Curtis High's Hall of Fame to induct 7
SILive.comNovember 6, 2011

She has taken a special interest in environmental issues, championing the State Green Building Construction Act and in reform legislation, authoring the Contract Disclosure Act. The late Antonio (Tony) P. Morelli, Class of 1942, was a Fire Department ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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ELMWOOD TERRACE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION
Leagle.comNovember 8, 2011

As for the rule challenge, the administrative law judge (ALJ) upheld the rule based on alternative holdings. We uphold the ALJ's determination that the rule is valid. However, we write to clarify that our affirmance should not be taken as approval of ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Latham & Watkins Announces New Partners, Counsel
Main JusticeNovember 7, 2011

She received a JD from New York University School of Law in 2001. William Reckler is a litigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, and securities litigation. He has notable expertise in conducting internal ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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Lenders Using Deficiency Judgments to Collect on Foreclosures
First Coast NewsNovember 2, 2011

"If they secure a deficiency judgment they can garnish or levy," he said. Garnish as in wages and levy personal property. Is there anything you can do? Both real estate experts said if you are served with a deficiency judgement, get legal help and ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Initiatives: Now for the clean-up
Jackson Clarion LedgerNovember 13, 2011

As expected, the initiatives to require voters to show a government identification to vote and to limit the use of eminent domain easily passed. Voter ID will now have to be considered by the US Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act. It should ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Solera Holdings, Inc. Announces Share Repurchase Program
PR Newswire (press release)November 14, 2011

... including, without limitation: our ability to repurchase shares, pay dividends or complete M&A transactions in future periods; the effects on our business of restrictive covenants in our debt facility and indenture, including covenants relating to ...more »

Foreclosure
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Hot races, cool voters in Lawrence
Eagle TribuneNovember 6, 2011

By Keith Eddings keddings@eagletribune.com LAWRENCE — Gaping potholes. Failing schools. Rising crime. Littered streets. Widespread foreclosures. Few jobs. And little money to fix any of it. Residents have plenty to say about the issues facing this ...more »

Title Litigation
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OC firms named among Best Lawyers and Law Firms
OC MetroNovember 8, 2011

The firm, which is dedicated to matters relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, debt and credit, is listed as a First Tier practice for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law for the metropolitan area of Orange County. ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 21, 2011

... environmental matters, legal matters, reliance on key personnel, unitholder liability, income taxes, the investment in the United States of America ("US"), US currency and RioCan's qualification as a real estate investment trust for tax purposes. ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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A Kirkwood Bar Owner Says Racial Slurs Were Painted On His Home
Patch.comNovember 6, 2011

The problem is that Kirkwood's designation, as an NC-3 district and city zoning regulations don't permit that. What's more, the rules of the Kirkwood Station Homeowners Association, by which the restaurant is governed, also prohibit it. ...more »

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