Commercial Real Estate. Legal news and articles for September 28 - 30, 2011

A turnaround in commercial real estate?Real Estate Investment Trusts Outlook - Oct. 2011Economic conditions testing commercial property appraisersBallard Spahr rolls out real estate recovery groupBallard Spahr launching new groupBack in the SaddlePipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 9.30.11MetLife Provides $250M for Washington SquareCommercial transaction lawyer deals in University ParkMetLife Closes $250M Loan on Washington SquarePERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Best LawyersThe American Lawyer Publishes Global 100 Survey, Finds Past Data Questions ...Eighty-Two Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012Largest US Corporations Spread the Work Around to Hundreds of Law Firms ...Economic Woes Won't Deter Slow Job Growth

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Eugene Giscombe
New York TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Q Giscombe Realty is involved in many areas of commercial real estate. Which is its main focus? A We spend a good portion of our time managing other people's commercial real estate properties, and then leasing and sales are our other area of expertise. ...more »

Imposing VAT on corporate reorganization
BusinessWorld OnlineSeptember 4, 2011

Republic Act (RA) No. 7716 (which, in 1994, first imposed VAT on the sale of real property held primarily for sale to customers or for lease in the course of trade or business) introduced the said definition, and this has been reenacted substantially ...more »

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A turnaround in commercial real estate?
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)September 30, 2011

Talk of an impending recession aside, can a recovery in commercial real estate be far behind if a Center City law firm that for the past few years has been touting its distressed real estate practice announces that it has established a new “real estate ...more »

Real Estate Investment Trusts Outlook - Oct. 2011
Zacks.comSeptember 30, 2011

Solid dividend payouts are arguably the biggest enticement for REIT investors, as US law requires REITs to distribute 90% of their annual taxable income in the form of dividends to shareholders. The dividend yield for the FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index by ...more »

Economic conditions testing commercial property appraisers
Inside Tucson BusinessSeptember 30, 2011

Cole, who sometimes testifies in bankruptcy court, said the appraisal process is extremely challenging now because there are so few sales. As a result, the focus has turned to "looking at the dynamics of the property as opposed to just a snapshot in ...more »

Ballard Spahr rolls out real estate recovery group
Housing WireSeptember 30, 2011

Law firm Ballard Spahr is rolling out a Commercial Real Estate Recovery Group, using its background in handling distressed real estate to focus on emerging lending opportunities in the commercial real estate space and financial markets ...more »

Ballard Spahr launching new group
Bizjournals.comSeptember 30, 2011

Ballard Spahr LLP is launching a commercial real estate recovery group to advise clients on financing and real estate investment matters. The group is an outgrowth of the law firm's “Distressed Real Estate Initiative” which it launched in 2008, ...more »

Back in the Saddle
Gulf Coast Business ReviewSeptember 30, 2011

International diversification has helped Florida-based companies and the law firms who served them survive the real estate collapse. Fowler White has grown its international tax, immigration and corporate law practices in recent years in what Law coins ...more »

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 9.30.11
RichmondBizSenseSeptember 30, 2011

DB Real Estate Assets, LLC leased 1765 square feet at Rutland Commons in Hanover. Astyra Corporation leased 5500 square feet at 411 E Franklin Street in Richmond. Labor Ready leased 2400 square feet at Midlothian Crossing- 8531 Midlothian Turnpike in ...more »

MetLife Provides $250M for Washington Square
GlobeSt.comSeptember 30, 2011

Join the thousands of real estate professionals that subscribe to the Washington, DC AM Alert. Each and every morning, we deliver the important stories, data, analysis…as well as the opinions and insights of industry thought leaders to ...more »

Commercial transaction lawyer deals in University Park
BlockshopperSeptember 30, 2011

Mr. Gannon is a partner with the law firm, Sims Moore Hill & Gannon, LLP in Hillsboro, where his practice focuses on commercial transactions, commercial lending and general business law, as well as real estate, oil and gas law and probate and estate ...more »

MetLife Closes $250M Loan on Washington Square
Citybizlist Real EstateSeptember 29, 2011

Brian Casey, Steve Taylor and Linda Lyon of MetLife's Washington, DC office worked on the $250 million loan transaction. MetLife oversees a real estate portfolio of over $60 billion and has a nearly $40 billion commercial mortgage portfolio.more »

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly lawyers, practices recognized by Best Lawyers
West Virginia RecordSeptember 29, 2011

Nationwide, Jackson Kelly was top-listed in workers' compensation law. In addition, Jackson Kelly was the only firm in West Virginia top-listed in administrative/regulatory law, criminal defense: white-collar, environmental law, information technology ...more »

The American Lawyer Publishes Global 100 Survey, Finds Past Data Questions ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 29, 2011

ALM, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, Law Technology News, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum are trademarks or registered trademarks of ALM Media Properties, ...more »

Eighty-Two Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
Sacramento BeeSeptember 29, 2011

... Real Estate Law R. Patrick Vance—Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Commercial Richard P. Wolfe—Corporate Law, International Trade & Finance Law, Securities & Capital Markets Law, ...more »

Largest US Corporations Spread the Work Around to Hundreds of Law Firms ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 28, 2011

Morgan, Lewis topped this year's survey, which is based on how many times a law firm is mentioned as a firm that is retained by a Fortune 100 company for various litigation services. Morgan, Lewis was followed by DLA Piper, Fish & Richardson, ...more »

Economic Woes Won't Deter Slow Job Growth
GlobeSt.comSeptember 28, 2011

Finally, he says, there is a growing market for real estate leaders who can develop business and strategy within business line verticals such as positions within healthcare, law, technology, entertainment, and media industries. ...more »

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