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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 »

Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

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Building Codes
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HunterMaclean receives 21 'first tier' awards from U.S. News & World Report
Savannah Morning NewsNovember 1, 2011

In the survey, HunterMaclean was recognized with first-tier rankings in the following categories: commercial litigation, construction law, employee benefits (ERISA) law, employment law – management, environmental law, health care law, immigration law, ...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Mineworkers Union of Zambia refuse to entirely blame the Chinese-owned mining ...
Lusaka TimesNovember 5, 2011

Mr Munyenyembe said investors must work hand in hand with their workers to promote industrial harmony. “We want the Chinese and other investors in the mining industry to respect the labour laws, to respect rights of their workers. ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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A 'perfect storm' for estate planning
InvestmentNewsNovember 6, 2011

The opportunity comes from the fact that Congress also unified the gift and estate tax laws, the result being that individuals can make a gift of up to $5 million during their lifetime — or at death — tax-free. Given that the estate tax rules have ...more »

Small rate move would spell mortgage trouble for some Canadians
Globe and MailNovember 9, 2011

A “sizeable minority” of Canadian mortgage holders would be unable to make their payments if interest rates were to increase as little as 1 per cent, according to a survey by the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals. ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. Announces Offering of Additional Senior Notes ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 16, 2011

For more information, visit the Partnership's website at or contact Atlas Energy, LP is a master limited partnership which owns and operates the general partner of Atlas Pipeline Partners, ...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 14, 2011

Our specific global expertise is in law enforcement training and support, security services, base and logistics operations, intelligence training, rule of law development, construction management, platform services and operations, and linguist services ...more »

Residential Real Estate
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HUD Homes: Another Source of Great Potential Values for Homeowners and Investors
Examiner.comNovember 7, 2011

If a person is employed full time in one of these vocations, he or she may get a discount of 50% off the list price of the home, but that person must not own any other residential real estate and he or she must make the HUD home his or her sole ...more »

Construction Litigation
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Collective bargaining cases aired at Missouri Supreme Court
STLtoday.comNovember 3, 2011

"I think you do have to hold employers to making an honest attempt to reach an agreement," said attorney George O. Suggs, representing the teachers' union. "What you can't do is to take steps to make sure that you don't agree. ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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Jason D'Cruz Elected Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Citybizlist (press release)November 1, 2011

The annual installation of Fellows will take place in Seattle on November 5 during the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Section's CLE Conference. Mr. D'Cruz practices in the areas of employment law, executive compensation and restrictive covenant...more »

Eminent Domain
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Opponents of regulatory takings legislation predict 'avalanche' of lawsuits
Lewiston Sun JournalNovember 21, 2011

... in land-use law at Pierce Atwood. "She (Connors) is a takings attorney. If there's going to be any beneficiaries to this, it's going to be attorneys at Pierce Atwood and her," Pete Didisheim with the Natural Resources Council of Maine said. ...more »

Title Litigation
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Hiring of lawyers is rising slowly, survey shows
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 1, 2011

Lawyers responding to the Robert Half survey said they expected general business and commercial law and litigation to experience the greatest growth over the next three years, followed by health care and labor and employment. ...more »

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Residents of Carl have Much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving
Patch.comNovember 22, 2011

As the battle to right the national economy wages on and the worldwide media relays the news of increasing unemployment and rising foreclosure rates across the United States, the residents of the small town of Carl have much to be thankful for leading ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Historical Preservation Draws Crowd To Pittsford Meeting
13WHAM-TVNovember 2, 2011

To address this concern, Pittsford's town board is proposing a host of changes to zoning regulations including codes that consider surrounding homes (context-based zoning) and a defined set of standards from which developers and homeowners can work off ...more »

Hotel Reit Practice
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Dundee International REIT September 30, 2011 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 11, 2011

This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are ...more »


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