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European venture deals hit 11-year low
Financial NewsNovember 1, 2011

European venture capital investment has fallen to its lowest quarterly level since the dot-com crash, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, despite hopes that the region's venture industry is set for a growth spurt. The number of venture deals in the ...more »

Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

Real Estate Law News and Stories

Building Codes
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Padua Law Firm in Houston Solved Complex Commercial Real Estate Issue
Newswire Today (press release)November 7, 2011

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Houston, TX, United States, 11/07/2011 - Alejandro L. Padua, Esq., of Padua Law Firm in Houston, with his excellent drafting of real estate related contracts and related lawyering solved complex Fernandez family commercial...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy Law Firm Carries on a Tradition of Excellence (press release)November 8, 2011

... automobile accidents, truck accidents, train accidents, industrial accidents, defective products and medical malpractice. The law firm was founded in 1946 by Raoul D. Magana (1911-2007), who began his practice as an attorney protecting the legal...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Dual agency and 'double-dipping' still risky business
Inman.comNovember 1, 2011

Despite more than two decades of tinkering with the laws, regulations, customs and practices governing Realtor-client relationships, real estate brokers still view agency issues as their single greatest potential legal liability. ...more »

Court Hits Wells Over Mortgages
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

The Illinois lawsuit is the latest headache for the nation's largest banks, which are continuing to negotiate with state and federal officials over a settlement to their investigation of foreclosure practices. The procedural ruling comes three months ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Low Return
The American LawyerNovember 1, 2011

Financial incentives are The Am Law 200's favorite motivational tools, but their value is limited, and they carry risks. Patrick J. McKenna and Edwin B. Reeser All Articles Every year, firm leaders devote vast energy to pursuing the perfect blend of ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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DigitalGlobe Reports Third Quarter Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Included in third quarter revenue is $6.4 million of amortized revenue related to NextView, the predecessor to the EnhancedView contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Not included in third quarter revenue is $23.2 million of ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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New law will let Cubans buy and sell real estate
Southeast MissourianNovember 7, 2011

The new law requires that all real estate transactions be made through Cuban bank accounts so that they can be better regulated, and it sets a tax rate of 8 percent of the assessed value -- split equally by buyer and seller. There is no mention of any ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Your View: Attorney general misrepresents three prevailing wage cases
SouthCoastToday.comNovember 5, 2011

We run good, honest companies that build quality construction projects for our customers. We pay our employees competitive wages and benefits, provide them career training and advancement, and go to great lengths to provide them a safe working ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Aon Appoints Manwaring to Lead Legal Indemnity Practice
Insurance JournalNovember 7, 2011

Manwaring has more than 10 years of specialist experience dealing with a wide range of legal indemnity risks, including rights of light, defective title, restrictive covenants, access and rights of way, service easements and lost documents. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Battle Red Radio: Eminent Domain (9 P.M. CT)
Battle Red Blog (blog)November 2, 2011

by riversmccown on Nov 1, 2011 7:03 PM CDT in Battle Red Radio Did you know that the Houston Texans are 3-0 in their division? It took just seven games to match the number of division wins they had last season. Oh, and a really crappy division. ...more »

Title Litigation
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Practical Law Company and Dorsey & Whitney to Present Free Webinar, "Document ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 4, 2011

During this one-hour presentation, Dorsey & Whitney litigation partner Steven R. Schoenfeld and Melissa Lorenzo, Editor, PLC Litigation, will also address the impact of cloud computing on document retention policies, compliance pitfalls and the ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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CANMARC reacts to unsolicited bid
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 28, 2011

The REIT, except as required by applicable securities legislation, does not undertake to update any such forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information about these assumptions and ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Commissioners want faster zoning updates
So Md NewsNovember 4, 2011

While it may be more complicated to look at individual requests outside of the big picture of the master plan or zoning ordinance updates, Johnston said it could help maximize the potential for innovative solutions and flexible regulations and allows ...more »


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