Building Codes. Legal news and articles for October 30 - 31, 2011

Law firm Kolesar & Leatham opens lobbying unitSome of those Making the Laws Are Corrupt, And Some of Those Enforcing the ...Daniel Decker Joins Health Care REIT, Inc. Board of DirectorsThompson & Knight Expands Real Estate and Banking PracticeLAW FIRM TAKES FULL FLOOR AT SARASOTA'S M&I BANK BUILDINGXinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. to Hold Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ...Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. to Hold Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ...Law firms announce mergerIRA Financial Group Introduces Flex Real Estate IRA product for Real Estate...Business peopleFlexing legal muscles pumps up land prices for transit projectSome condo owners face 'takeover'Notices of default could hit record low due to new Nevada lawThe National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp Attracts Commercial Real Estate ...E&O underwriters find some legal practice areas problematic

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Nashville People in Business
The TennesseanOctober 2, 2011

... creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy; Mary Taylor Gallagher for railroad law; Dan Haskell for government relations practice; Andra J. Hedrick for trusts and estates; Allen D. Lentz for corporate law; ...more »

From the Law Blog
Wall Street JournalOctober 10, 2011

Barry Richard, an attorney who represents the Florida Bar, told the Law Blog that the state has proposed a new set of ad regulations that, he said, comply with Judge Howard's ruling. Background sounds would be allowed, he said, and lawyers would be ...more »

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Law firm Kolesar & Leatham opens lobbying unit
Las Vegas Business PressOctober 31, 2011

Las Vegas-based business law firm Kolesar & Leatham has expanded into lobbying with the launch of Kolesar & Leatham Government Affairs. Republican lobbyist Robert Uithoven and Colliers International real estate broker Patrick ...more »

Some of those Making the Laws Are Corrupt, And Some of Those Enforcing the ...
Huffington Post (blog)October 31, 2011

Further, corruption within law enforcement agencies is particularly heinous and must be rooted out and severely punished. There are other cases pending alleging cops planted drugs on innocent people. Where this will all end up is mind-boggling. ...more »

Daniel Decker Joins Health Care REIT, Inc. Board of Directors
MarketWatch (press release)October 31, 2011

... environmental laws affecting the company's properties; changes in rules or practices governing the company's financial reporting; and legal and operational matters, including real estate investment trust qualification and key management personnel ...more »

Thompson & Knight Expands Real Estate and Banking Practice
Citybizlist (press release)October 31, 2011

Dallas -- The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Brian A. Bolton has joined the Firm as an Associate in its Real Estate and Banking Practice Group in Dallas. "We are delighted to welcome Brian to Thompson & Knight," ...more »

LAW FIRM TAKES FULL FLOOR AT SARASOTA'S M&I BANK BUILDING
RealEstateRama (press release)October 31, 2011

Sarasota, FL – October 31, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Sarasota-based law firm of Kirk-Pinkerton, PA signed a new lease at the M&I Bank Building in Sarasota for 10104 square feet, comprising the full sixth floor. ...more »

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. to Hold Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 31, 2011

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. ...more »

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. to Hold Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ...
Bradenton HeraldOctober 31, 2011

Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the ...more »

Law firms announce merger
Place North WestOctober 31, 2011

DAC Beachcroft works with clients in industry sectors including real estate, health and insurance. The new firm will have practice group and sector heads leading teams of legal experts across industry sectors. Based in Manchester, Sue Jenkins is sector ...more »

IRA Financial Group Introduces Flex Real Estate IRA product for Real Estate...
PR Web (press release)October 31, 2011

IRA Financial Group, the leading facilitator of self-directed IRAs with checkbook control, announces the launching of the Flex Real Estate IRA. The Flex Real Estate IRA solution was designed to serve as the self-directed retirement choice for real ...more »

Business people
Concord MonitorOctober 31, 2011

... DOUGLAS PATCH, energy law; EMILY GRAY RICE, legal malpractice law/defendants; GEORGE ROUSSOS, government relations practice/insurance law; RICHARD UCHIDA, real estate law/real estate litigation; and MARTHA VAN OOT, legal malpractice/law-defendants.more »

Flexing legal muscles pumps up land prices for transit project
Minneapolis Star TribuneOctober 31, 2011

MnDOT valued it and an adjacent piece of land needed temporarily during construction at $20900. But Peterson insisted that the construction work would depress the rental value of a sound studio in the building's basement, so he hired a lawyer. ...more »

Some condo owners face 'takeover'
Orlando SentinelOctober 30, 2011

Under Florida law, the majority ownership of a condominium — such as Karlin Real Estate in the Element's case — can dissolve the condo association and do one of two things: give owners of the remaining units a percentage share of the newly converted ...more »

Notices of default could hit record low due to new Nevada law
Reno Gazette-JournalOctober 30, 2011

"It's kind of like what happened in 2005 when they changed the bankruptcy laws. The second week of October just went completely crazy and thousands of bankruptcy cases were filed. Then once the law changed on Oct. 18, people stopped filing. ...more »

The National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp Attracts Commercial Real Estate ...
Benzinga (press release)October 30, 2011

Other top notch EB-5 speakers and guests include Joseph McCarthy, Principal of American Dream Fund and specialist in Immigration Law; David Hirson, a Partner & Immigration Attorney with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; Michael Gibson, ...more »

E&O underwriters find some legal practice areas problematic
Business InsuranceOctober 30, 2011

Law firms that specialize in real estate comprise another challenging area. This includes any firm that has been involved with credit default options and “robo-signing” of mortgage foreclosure documents, said Ms. Quarles. “What we're hearing from ...more »

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