Commercial Real Estate. Legal news and articles for November 21 - 24, 2015

Study shows very different paths, lives for Mexican, Asian immigrantsPhoenix picks condos for 100-year-old 'Psycho' buildingJury Hears Closing Arguments in Sheldon Silver Corruption TrialNew Scottsdale complex sells for $88MNew home permits in Phoenix show robust growth; price gains much more modestJohn Zuccotti, of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Dies at 78Denice Gierach, Estate Planning Attorney In Naperville, Announces Merger ...Submission: Bruin seeks UCLA legal help following litigation from SJP leadersPeople in the NewsAt End of Sheldon Silver's Corruption Trial, the 'Law Guys' Take OverIt's the incredible shrinking officeIlissa Samplin, Michael BehrGreat deal or grave scam?: Hilton Head family says lawyer who committed ...When the Noisy Neighbor is a ChurchOffice workspace shrinking as companies add staff

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NY Real-Estate Lobbyist Explains Call With Assemblyman Sheldon Silver
Wall Street JournalNovember 14, 2015

The lobbyist was worried, he said, about the potential political and legal consequences of the fact that Mr. Silver was “representing” a large real-estate company that was lobbying the state through Mr. Meara and others on a variety of legislation ...more »

Mile High Comics plans HQ sale, thanks legal pot for real estate value
The Denver PostNovember 11, 2015

In part because outdoor marijuana cultivation is illegal in Colorado, cannabis businesses occupy 3.7 million square feet of industrial space in Denver — and one in 11 industrial buildings in central Denver, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE.more »

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Study shows very different paths, lives for Mexican, Asian immigrants
Phoenix Business JournalNovember 24, 2015

The median household income for Asian immigrants is $69,000 compared to $36,000 for Mexican immigrants. Immigrant household as a whole make $48,000 per year. Mike Sunnucks writes about residential and commercial real estate, government, law, ...more »

Phoenix picks condos for 100-year-old 'Psycho' building
Phoenix Business JournalNovember 24, 2015

The deal must still be approved by the Phoenix City Council and Crescent has to buy the property. Beer said construction could start during the second half of next year. Mike Sunnucks writes about residential and commercial real estate, government, law...more »

Jury Hears Closing Arguments in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial
New York TimesNovember 23, 2015

Steven F. Molo, a lawyer for Mr. Silver, began his summation after the court's lunch break, declaring: “Sheldon Silver did not sell his office. There was no quid pro quo. He is not guilty.” Mr. Molo is expected to argue for several hours that the ...more »

New Scottsdale complex sells for $88M
Phoenix Business JournalNovember 23, 2015

The Pillar at Scottsdale has 539 units. The seller in that deal was Seattle-based Private Portfolio Group. Mike Sunnucks writes about residential and commercial real estate, government, law, sports business and workplace issues. Tyler Anderson Enlarge.more »

New home permits in Phoenix show robust growth; price gains much more modest
Phoenix Business JournalNovember 23, 2015

... up 3.9 percent from a year ago. The median price for an existing home is $200,000, a flat 0.7 percent gain from 12 months ago. Mike Sunnucks writes about residential and commercial real estate, government, law, sports business and workplace issues.more »

John Zuccotti, of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Dies at 78
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessNovember 23, 2015

In a career spanning more than five decades, Zuccotti held key leadership positions in commercial real estate and New York City government, according to a biography provided by Baldev. He oversaw the World Financial Center development in lower ...more »

Denice Gierach, Estate Planning Attorney In Naperville, Announces Merger ...
EIN News (press release)November 23, 2015

Combs brings experience in the fields of business law, estate planning, residential and commercial real estate, and prenuptial agreements. She continues to focus on these practice areas as a business lawyer in Naperville at The Gierach Law Firm.more »

Submission: Bruin seeks UCLA legal help following litigation from SJP leaders
Daily BruinNovember 23, 2015

This “litigation first” strategy sets a dangerous precedent where if a student engages in an act that SJP doesn't approve of, he or she will be subjected to legal intimidation. Secondly, because SJP filed a legal complaint and invoked my name, I have ...more »

People in the News
Philly.comNovember 23, 2015

Avison Young, a Toronto-based commercial real estate services firm, has hired Jacy Bracaliello as director of business development. She was in ... Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg has hired Gaetano Piccirilli as a partner in the litigation department ...more »

At End of Sheldon Silver's Corruption Trial, the 'Law Guys' Take Over
New York TimesNovember 23, 2015

Prosecutors have alleged that Mr. Silver obtained nearly $4 million in illicit fees in return for taking official actions that benefited Dr. Robert N. Taub, a cancer specialist at Columbia University, as well as two real estate development firms. In ...more »

It's the incredible shrinking office
Dubuque Telegraph HeraldNovember 22, 2015

Jay Epstien, co-chair of DLA Piper's global real estate practice, said that a "sea change in law firm space design" meant "God forbid, for some of our lawyers, actually open space, collaborative space, we'll see if we get there, we'll see." The less ...more »

Ilissa Samplin, Michael Behr
New York TimesNovember 22, 2015

The bride, 29, is a litigation associate in the New York office of the Los Angeles law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth. Her father is the chief financial officer of the Cotswold Group, a commercial real estate ...more »

Great deal or grave scam?: Hilton Head family says lawyer who committed ...
Island PacketNovember 22, 2015

For generations the Allen family has owned 38 acres of valuable waterfront property on Hilton Head Island. But now some of the land's heirs fear the land -- worth millions of dollars -- could be sold out from under them because of the tactics of their ...more »

When the Noisy Neighbor is a Church
New York TimesNovember 21, 2015

Your friend needs the support of her neighbors, who should be equally concerned about the health and safety risk at the corner. Her local City Council member or community board could press the Buildings Department to move more swiftly or could find out ...more »

Office workspace shrinking as companies add staff
The ColumbianNovember 21, 2015

Jay Epstien, co-chair of DLA Piper's global real estate practice, said that a “sea change in law firm space design” meant “God forbid, for some of our lawyers, actually open space, collaborative space … we'll see if we get there, we'll see.” Even ...more »

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