Building Codes. Legal news and articles for February 22 - 23, 2012

Law firm hosts talk on bankruptcy, foreclosure in AvonLegal Technicality: Woman Must Surrender Computer Hard DriveNo consensus on real estate dual agency, double-endingMinor Inconvenience Does Not Justify Rent Abatement, Panel SaysZipRealty GC Samantha Harnett is Co-opting the CompetitionLawyerly Lairs: The Real Homeowners of DC2709 Olive StreetCT REIA Announces February 2012 Fairfield County REIA Real Estate Deal or No ...Real Estate Removal: Brian Arrington and Carey Guthrie Split at Sotheby'sSAC's Cohen Hid $5.5M From Ex-Wife: LawyerHealth reform facts'The Player' Hideaway Two Bunch Palms Resort Sold to Hollywood Producers ...Hughes Watters Askanase Sponsors Bench-Bar Bankruptcy and TBA Bankers Legal ...Realty Income Names Michael D. McKee Non-Executive ChairmanMountain Law: Eminent domain: A vital tool that should be exercised carefully

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Buyer beware of the unknown
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Other differences when buying property in another state are contained in state-enacted legislation covering everything from building and urban planning through to owners corporations and other areas of real estate-related law.more »

George joins Lambert Leser as 'of counsel' member of firm
Midland Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

George has been practicing law in Midland for 40 years concentrating on real estate law, estate planning and business law. "We are excited and happy to have Barry join our team and look forward to his advice and counsel in the years to come.more »

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Law firm hosts talk on bankruptcy, foreclosure in Avon
Vail Daily NewsFebruary 23, 2012

AVON, Colorado — Feldmann Nagel LLC will be hosting its Lunch with the Lawyer series on bankruptcy and foreclosure Tuesday. The lunch will be held at the Vail Valley Partnership Offices in Avon. Lunch is included and starts at noon.more »

Legal Technicality: Woman Must Surrender Computer Hard Drive
NewsMax.comFebruary 23, 2012

The courts in that case noted that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent had found child pornography on the computer but couldn't access it later because of encryption, and turning over the unencrypted hard drive added nothing to the evidence ...more »

No consensus on real estate dual agency, double-ending
Inman.comFebruary 22, 2012

Consumer groups frown on it, calling it, at best, "nonsensical," at worst, "legalized fraud," but to the real estate industry, the practice of "double-ending" real estate deals, in some states referred to as dual agency, is a more nuanced practice ...more »

Minor Inconvenience Does Not Justify Rent Abatement, Panel Says
Law.comFebruary 22, 2012

In the landlord-tenant case, a 6-1 majority decided that while the "full abatement" of rent is a common law concept dating from feudal times, there are instances of "trifling" inconvenience for a tenant that do not warrant such a "draconian remedy.more »

ZipRealty GC Samantha Harnett is Co-opting the Competition
Corporate CounselFebruary 22, 2012

Now, it's also expanding its website for consumers and creating new customer relations management software that traditional real estate agents can license and use, turning the site's former competition into its newest customers. The top lawyer helping ...more »

Lawyerly Lairs: The Real Homeowners of DC
Above the LawFebruary 22, 2012

It makes sense that we focus on Gotham, since Above the Law is headquartered here. But we realize that other cities and states boast great real estate too (and not just the 3500-square-foot houses enjoyed by the average associate at a Texas law firm).more »

2709 Olive Street
Above the LawFebruary 22, 2012

It makes sense that we focus on Gotham, since Above the Law is headquartered here. But we realize that other cities and states boast great real estate too (and not just the 3500-square-foot houses enjoyed by the average associate at a Texas law firm).more »

CT REIA Announces February 2012 Fairfield County REIA Real Estate Deal or No ...
SBWire (press release)February 22, 2012

Laura's success in real estate has been featured in the book "Living The Law of Attraction". Her prior professional skills include marketing and fundraising. Ted Lanzaro CPA has been providing skilled and insightful business advice to real estate...more »

Real Estate Removal: Brian Arrington and Carey Guthrie Split at Sotheby's
Patch.comFebruary 22, 2012

In what is probably the biggest shake-up in local real estate since the Oman-Rattan split in 1988, Brian Arrington, owner and president of Pacific Sotheby's Realty, and Carey Guthrie, original manager and recruiter, parted ways Sunday after seven-plus ...more »

SAC's Cohen Hid $5.5M From Ex-Wife: Lawyer
BloombergFebruary 22, 2012

Howard Foster, a Chicago-based lawyer for Patricia Cohen, said Steven Cohen didn't include the money, which Foster said Steven received as part of a settlement of a real-estate dispute, on his 1989 financial statement. “The financial statement was ...more »

Health reform facts
The Keene SentinelFebruary 22, 2012

An email alarm arrived this week in the form of a chain-mail complaint about the health care reform law. The communication describes an allegedly surreptitious tax on real estate transactions that would be used to to help pay for the reform.more »

'The Player' Hideaway Two Bunch Palms Resort Sold to Hollywood Producers ...
Hollywood ReporterFebruary 22, 2012

Along with real estate investor Gidi Cohen, the 270-acre property was acquired by producers Steve Markoff and Donald Kushner and entrepreneur Elie Samaha — the trio who bought Grauman's Chinese Theatre last year. According to Coachella Valley real ...more »

Hughes Watters Askanase Sponsors Bench-Bar Bankruptcy and TBA Bankers Legal ...
Business Wire (press release)February 22, 2012

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hughes Watters Askanase LLP (www.hwa.com) is supporting The Center for American and International Law's Fifth Circuit Bench-Bar Bankruptcy Conference Feb. 22-24 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans as a major sponsor.more »

Realty Income Names Michael D. McKee Non-Executive Chairman
SunHerald.comFebruary 22, 2012

During his Board tenure, he has chaired our Governance and Compensation Committees, and his corporate, real estate and legal background provide him with the experience and skills to fill this important new role as Chairman. I look forward to working ...more »

Mountain Law: Eminent domain: A vital tool that should be exercised carefully
Summit Daily NewsFebruary 22, 2012

The law of eminent domain seeks to strike a balance between the competing interests of the larger community's welfare and individual private property rights. When used properly, it is a vital tool to promote growth, economic developments and public ...more »

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