Building Codes. Legal news and articles for November 29 - 30, 2011

Complex future looms for Stuy TownFive Key Steps To Preserving And Growing Your Franchise: The Legal and ...New York Law School Announces Partnership with the Center for Justice and ...Lawyer on the lamSenate considers new legal deadline for DoD auditsALM's Law Journal Press Announces Publication of New Book on Legal and ...Summary Judgments for Nov. 30Mountain Law: Risks with buying bank-owned real estateBrookstone Law PC: Banks' Increasing California Foreclosures Means Decreasing ...Bakersfield real estate agents reach settlement over payTrump: I could enter presidential race in MayBoyland Back in Legal Jeopardy Over Alleged BribesFortress Loses Bid To Chase Dreier DollarsState not keen on doing away with ULC restrictionsEmpire State Building on Track for IPO

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Oaktree Joins With Woodridge to Buy Fairmont Orchid Luxury Hotel in Hawaii
BloombergNovember 1, 2011

Howard Marks's Oaktree Capital Management LP and real estate developer Woodridge Capital Partners LLC purchased the Fairmont Orchid luxury hotel in Hawaii, the companies' law firm said today. ...more »

Real estate lawyer Michael Eddings closes firm amid audit
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerNovember 2, 2011

“Audits for real estate law practices are very common and routine,” he added, saying he'd discuss the matter after the audit is complete. Carrie Navarifar, a First American spokeswoman, said the company does not comment on “internal matters. ...more »

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Complex future looms for Stuy Town
Crain's New York BusinessNovember 30, 2011

While the company owns residential real estate outside New York City, it doesn't hold any here. Lately, the company has been best known as owning Zuccotti Park, until very recently the home of the Occupy Wall Street Protests. ...more »

Five Key Steps To Preserving And Growing Your Franchise: The Legal and ...
FINalternativesNovember 30, 2011

With a suite of products that includes a database of all US federal laws that apply to investment advisers, an intuitive update system, and a series of tools and templates that simplify the creation and maintenance of a compliance program, RFG's system ...more »

New York Law School Announces Partnership with the Center for Justice and ...
PR Web (press release)November 30, 2011

New York Law School's renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School's strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and ...more »

Lawyer on the lam
Real Estate WeeklyNovember 30, 2011

A lawyer from the white shoe law firm Crowell & Moring is facing extradition from Hong Kong amidst allegations that he embezzled $2.5 million from a New York real estate investor. Douglas R. Arntsen, a counsel at the global firm, ...more »

Senate considers new legal deadline for DoD audits
FederalNewsRadio.comNovember 30, 2011

Under current law, DoD has to be audit-ready by the close of business on Sept. 30, 2017. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told the department he wants to be ready for a partial audit by 2014. And as the Senate debates its version of the ...more »

ALM's Law Journal Press Announces Publication of New Book on Legal and ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

Law Journal Press, a division of ALM, publishes more than 130 books, in print and in digital online and mobile formats, on a broad range of legal and business topics. Written by leading lawyers and experts and updated regularly, Law Journal Press ...more »

Summary Judgments for Nov. 30
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 30, 2011

Large law firms in Philadelphia's mid-Atlantic district are feeling confident enough to shop for trophy office space, which has helped the nonresidential real estate market there. And the Dallas Fed said that while most prices are stable or falling, ...more »

Mountain Law: Risks with buying bank-owned real estate
Summit Daily NewsNovember 30, 2011

The title company will issue the policy on standard “ALTA” forms (that are generally acceptable to real estate practitioners) and agree to provide “extended coverage” for common title risks such as unrecorded easements, mechanics' liens, ...more »

Brookstone Law PC: Banks' Increasing California Foreclosures Means Decreasing ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 30, 2011

... Fla., Brookstone Law, PC is a law firm comprised of attorneys with experience and success in business, corporate and personal finance, employment, entertainment and media, art and museum, intellectual property and real estate law. ...more »

Bakersfield real estate agents reach settlement over pay
Bakersfield CalifornianNovember 30, 2011

The state has reached a settlement of more than half a million dollars related to a real estate company's failure to pay four Bakersfield agents minimum wage and overtime pay. ...more »

Trump: I could enter presidential race in May
CBS NewsNovember 29, 2011

Real estate mogul and television host Donald Trump told Hotsheet Tuesday that he may enter the presidential race as an independent in May if "the right person doesn't get nominated" by the Republican party. "Come May, when the Celebrity Apprentice is ...more »

Boyland Back in Legal Jeopardy Over Alleged Bribes
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 29, 2011

Initially, Boyland received about $7200 in two separate payments to secure leases and permits on grounds controlled by the New York City Housing Preservation and Development, according to the affidavit. He told the men that they had that agency “locked ...more »

Fortress Loses Bid To Chase Dreier Dollars
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 29, 2011

Fortress had alleged that Dechert failed to fully investigate Dreier's claims that New York real-estate firm Solow Realty would serve as a guarantor in a $50 million loan transaction in 2008. After Dreier's fraud came to light in late 2008, ...more »

State not keen on doing away with ULC restrictions
Hindustan TimesNovember 29, 2011

The state government has sought legal opinion from the advocate general on the request made by seeking exemptions from ULC approvals since the law was repealed. Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), body of real estate developers, ...more »

Empire State Building on Track for IPO
New York TimesNovember 29, 2011

Each of the buildings that will be placed into the real estate company has separate owners with multiple partners, a legacy of the real estate syndication model pioneered Lawrence A. Wein, Peter Malkin's father-in-law, and Harry B. Helmsley. ...more »

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