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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

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Building Codes
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Seyfarth Shaw National Labor & Employment Chair Lisa Damon Named "Employment ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

Damon was a founding partner of Seyfarth's Boston office and has overseen its growth from seven lawyers to more than 80, with practice groups in real estate, corporate, and litigation, as well as labor & employment. An ABA Journal article, "Legal...more »

Industrial Development Issues
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Pacific Industrial <7250.T>-2011/12 div forecast
ReutersFebruary 3, 2012

Feb 3 (Reuters) - PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO LTD PARENT-ONLY EARNINGS ESTIMATES (in billions of yen unless specified) Full year to Full year to March 31,2012 March 31,2012 LATEST PREVIOUS FORECAST FORECAST Annual div 10.00 yen -Q2 div 5.00 yen 5.00 yen NOTE ...more »

Commercial Real Estate
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Evan Feldman Joins Wagonheim Law
Citybizlist (press release)February 6, 2012

BALTIMORE - Wagonheim Law, a Baltimore-based commercial, real estate, and construction law firm, announced today the hiring of Evan Feldman as the firm's 8th attorney. Feldman joins Wagonheim Law after nine years of solo practice.more »

Mortgage lending tightens for self-employed, immigrants
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2012

By Susan Pigg | 2012/02/01 00:00:00 It's going to be tougher for the self employed, new immigrants and higher-risk borrowers to get a mortgage as concerns continue to mount over the state of Canada's housing market. CIBC's wholesale mortgage arm, ...more »

Reits And Limited Partnerships
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Plan Nord offers flow-through partnership opportunities
Montreal GazetteFebruary 4, 2012

More commonly, however, they are offered in flow-through limited partnerships such as those managed by Matrix Asset Management, Front Street Capital or Pathway Asset Management, and available through most investment dealers. These limited partnerships...more »

Construction Contracts & Disputes, Boundaries
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Medical Marijuana Law Challenged In Rogue River, Ore.
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

When police knocked on Josh Brewer's door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation's most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed.more »

Residential Real Estate
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International Tax Specialist, Demetri Yatrakis, Joins WeiserMazars LLP's Real ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

In addition, Mr. Yatrakis has extensive experience advising investors on issues related to inbound and real estate investments, including the application of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act ("FIRPTA") and of the US withholding rules.more »

Construction Litigation
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VY decision could have far-reaching ramifications
Brattleboro ReformerFebruary 3, 2012

In that case, which was decided in 1983, California refused to allow the construction of a new nuclear power plant because there was no adequate plans to deal with high-level nuclear waste. The state's resource commission had ruled that a new power ...more »

Restrictive Covenant Injunctions
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ARNewsline Report 1999 -- Feb 3 2012:
eHam.netFebruary 3, 2012

(Southgate) RADIO LAW: MEDICAL IMPLANT DEVICES COMING TO 70CM ON FEB. 27 Monday, February 27th is the date when medical monitoring and control devices previously approved by the FCC could start showing up in various segments of the 70 centimeter band.more »

Eminent Domain
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Woman may lose home to Cape road project
WZVN-TVFebruary 8, 2012

The city and the county are considering the homes by eminent domain to make way for the re-alignment of Littleton Road at Kismet Parkway. Rhea Buckley found out her home is one of four that the City of Cape Coral could take her northeast Cape Coral ...more »

Title Litigation
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Rockville doubles contract with law firm to $1M
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

16, for legal services involving the city's bonds, employment and benefits, code enforcement, Rockville Town Square operations and the Town Square garage lease and litigation. Rockville City Attorney Debra Yerg Daniel said the contract with Venable is ...more »

Foreclosure
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County administrator to Forbes magazine after area's low ranking: !@#$%&*!
Palm Beach PostFebruary 9, 2012

Forbes surveyed 200 of the nation's largest metro areas, ranking them on violent crime, unemployment rates, foreclosures, income and property taxes, home prices and political corruption. Less weighty components included commute times, weather and how ...more »

Zoning Regulations, Land Use
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Legal battle over swing sets in Wallingford nears resolution
Meriden Record-JournalFebruary 2, 2012

In exchange for allowing a higher-density development, the regulations set aside a large percentage of shared open space on which residents cannot build personal structures. Permitted uses, according to the zoning regulations, are limited to private ...more »

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