Commercial Real Estate. Legal news and articles for October 20 - 23, 2011

The TickerWho's 'On the Move' in the Cleveland area?Lawyer couple trades Sunset Park 4BDHonors and Officers (October 22, 2011)FirstCity Bank Pres. Enters Guilty PleasBattling billionaires: Icahn's trial v. NY developer MackloweReal estate review: Santa Fe Walmart, Murphy's Law and home pricesCooley Law among schools making real estate dealsTenants capitalize on office vacanciesBusiness lease study raises worries about new taxEastern Bergen Realtors provides continuing education for membersAttorneys defend deed tax claims in DC Council testimonyCORRECTING and REPLACING Bloomberg Gathers Real Estate Market Movers for ...Regional Lenders Lend More, Reserve Less but Low Rates WeighALM's New Litigation Summit and Exposition to Unravel the Litigation Maze

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US top court rejects Blackstone IPO lawsuit appeal
The GuardianOctober 3, 2011

... failed to properly disclose a $331 million investment in FGIC, a bond insurer hurt by subprime mortgages; a $3.1 billion investment in Freescale Semiconductor Inc, which would lose a key contract; and some commercial real estate investments. ...more »

Goodwin Procter Names 17 New Partners
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Michael T. Jones (Boston, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement). Jones represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of regulatory, civil and criminal investigations by the Securities & Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, ...more »

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The Ticker
Boston HeraldOctober 23, 2011

TD Bank has hired Elisabeth Johnson as vice president, portfolio manager in commercial real estate, based in Springfield. Boston's Margulies Perruzzi Architects has promoted Christine Law Pestana and Derek D'Amico to senior associate and Nathan Turner ...more »

Who's 'On the Move' in the Cleveland area?
Plain DealerOctober 22, 2011

S. Colin Petry was named a retail sales specialist for the Beachwood commercial real estate brokers. Society for American Baseball Research: Todd Lebowitz was elected secretary. Lebowitz is a partner with the Cleveland office of the law firm Baker ...more »

Lawyer couple trades Sunset Park 4BD
BlockshopperOctober 22, 2011

Mr. Conroy is an associate at the St. Petersburg office of the law firm Englander Fischer. The areas of his practice include commercial real estate, business and banking law and commercial transactions. He earned his undergraduate degree in political ...more »

Honors and Officers (October 22, 2011)
In-ForumOctober 22, 2011

Hoy is a trial lawyer and practices in personal injury, commercial and construction litigation, and criminal defense. Neugebauer practices in municipal law and municipal bonding, and Rosenvold practices in estate planning, probate and real estate law. ...more »

FirstCity Bank Pres. Enters Guilty Pleas
Patch.comOctober 21, 2011

Mark A. Conner, whose positions with the bank included vice chairman, acting chairman, president and CEO, also pleaded guilty to perjury in connection with a personal bankruptcy filing earlier this year. Today's development comes seven months after ...more »

Battling billionaires: Icahn's trial v. NY developer Macklowe
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 21, 2011

Willkie, which had drafted the contract Icahn claimed Macklowe had breached, had advised the developer throughout the failed joint bid for Reckson in 2006. The law firm and its client both believed they'd done nothing wrong. The trial was their chance ...more »

Real estate review: Santa Fe Walmart, Murphy's Law and home prices
New Mexico Business WeeklyOctober 21, 2011

Santa Fe's future commercial real estate development along the southern end of Cerrillos Road took a major step forward last week with the opening of a 140000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter at 5701 Herrera Road. Major new projects will most likely ...more »

Cooley Law among schools making real estate deals
Tampa Bay Business JournalOctober 21, 2011

In September the school added an undeveloped 4.5-acre parcel abutting the east for just under $1.5 million. Mark Holan's beats include commercial real estate, transportation and ports, and economic development.more »

Tenants capitalize on office vacancies
Sacramento Business JournalOctober 21, 2011

CBRE , the region's largest commercial real estate broker, reported office vacancy at 23.4 percent, the highest for nongovernment and nonmedical buildings since the firm started tracking rates in the 1980s. A stable market is considered to be about 10 ...more »

Business lease study raises worries about new tax
Tampabay.comOctober 21, 2011

In other words, the state gets $60 for a $1000-a-month commercial lease. Local governments often add 1 or 2 percent to the tax on leases. In most cases, building owners make the improvements and then amortize the expense over the life of the lease, ...more »

Eastern Bergen Realtors provides continuing education for members
NorthJersey.comOctober 20, 2011

The State of New Jersey recently adopted a law requiring all real estate licensees to complete a minimum 12 hours of continuing education every two years. The topics are wide ranging and comprehensive, including: Ethics, Disclosure, Real Estate...more »

Attorneys defend deed tax claims in DC Council testimony
Washington Post (blog)October 20, 2011

With associate James V. Stanton, Mitchell explained how his fellow real-estate lawyers reacted to a tax law passed in 2001, switching to a particular type of legal instrument that the city doesn't levy taxes on. He held up documents from four property...more »

CORRECTING and REPLACING Bloomberg Gathers Real Estate Market Movers for ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 20, 2011

With this in mind, Bloomberg LINK will convene the most experienced voices in commercial real estate to provide strategies and advice on how to survive the current economic downturn and navigate through 2012 at the Bloomberg Commercial Real Estate...more »

Regional Lenders Lend More, Reserve Less but Low Rates Weigh
Wall Street JournalOctober 20, 2011

Winston-Salem, NC-based BB&T has angled for commercial and industrial customers, while at the same time reducing its exposure to higher-risk commercial real estate loans. In the third quarter, BB&T's total loans and leases edged up 0.9% from a year ...more »

ALM's New Litigation Summit and Exposition to Unravel the Litigation Maze
MarketWatch (press release)October 20, 2011

We'll do so by offering attendees an opportunity to understand how to develop successful commercial litigation management strategies from business, legal, regulatory and technology perspectives." Many of the sessions are eligible for CLE credit. ...more »

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