Commercial Real Estate. Legal news and articles for October 23 - 30, 2015

Brokerage says downtown law firms facing shortage of top office spaceReal estate investor, medical business owner get prison time over bankruptcy...Firms Eye Fringe Markets As Real Estate Costs SkyrocketBrian Noonan Full Show October 25, 2015: Zombie Squirrel, Michael Jordan ...Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral MovesArt Collectors Find Safe Harbor in Delaware's Tax LawsBusiness calendarComplex money deals spawned Liberty CenterAchieversJeanne LeSaffre, Mitchell St. Peter3 counties in Western Pennsylvania hope to avoid pitfalls in reassessmentsTexas legislators to tackle growing concerns over state's property tax processMy Dark California DreamCorrected Version: Day Pitney Announces Acquisition of Florida Law FirmDisbarred attorney accused of stealing $75K at real estate closing

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Bryan Cave Names New Office Managing Partner
Law Week ColoradoOctober 6, 2015

... office managing partner duties. Miller's legal practice involves business litigation and resolving complex problems. After the transition, Miller will focus on driving the firm's core strategic practices, which include food and agribusiness, real...more »

Brokerage says downtown law firms facing shortage of top office space
Sacramento Business JournalOctober 30, 2015

But firms are making other changes to keep in touch with workplace trends, such as pooled support staff and lunch rooms that have direct sunlight. The need to keep and attract top talent fuels those moves, he said. Ben van der Meer covers real estate, ...more »

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Brokerage says downtown law firms facing shortage of top office space
Sacramento Business JournalOctober 30, 2015

But firms are making other changes to keep in touch with workplace trends, such as pooled support staff and lunch rooms that have direct sunlight. The need to keep and attract top talent fuels those moves, he said. Ben van der Meer covers real estate, ...more »

Real estate investor, medical business owner get prison time over bankruptcy...
Phoenix Business JournalOctober 29, 2015

A Phoenix real estate investor and medical supply business owner from Cave Creek have been sentenced to prison in two separate white-collar crime cases. Liliana Stoianova, 54 of Phoenix, received a 10-month prison term and $30,000 fine after pleading ...more »

Firms Eye Fringe Markets As Real Estate Costs Skyrocket
Law360 (subscription)October 27, 2015

Law360, New York (October 27, 2015, 5:38 PM ET) -- Limited supply in the commercial real estate market has law firms not only battling for clients but for sought-after premium office space as well, a phenomenon a new report says could prompt a law...more »

Brian Noonan Full Show October 25, 2015: Zombie Squirrel, Michael Jordan ...
WGN RadioOctober 26, 2015

Michael Jordan real estate agent releases two commercials to sell Michael Jordan's mansion. Brian feels the commercials are mocking other homes ... crappy Halloween candy — or to the rat pit you go. Karen Conti joins Brian to give legal advice to ...more »

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves
The American LawyerOctober 26, 2015

Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner JAMES ROTHWELL, a capital markets and equity derivatives expert, left the firm's New York office this month to become head of legal at hedge fund Stone Ridge Asset Management, which earlier this year made ...more »

Art Collectors Find Safe Harbor in Delaware's Tax Laws
New York TimesOctober 25, 2015

Mr. Dietl and Mr. Jones and several lawyers who specialize in advising collectors said that they had seen an uptick in requests from the authorities to review transactions to make sure dealers and owners are fully complying with the tax code. ... In a ...more »

Business calendar
Minneapolis Star TribuneOctober 25, 2015

INTERNATIONAL TRADE DISCUSSION: Tim Odegard, International Trade Representative at Minnesota Trade Office, will speak. www.ucbcgroup.org. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free-$35. International Market Square, 275 Market St., Mpls. ... LABOR LAW SEMINAR: Fredrikson ...more »

Complex money deals spawned Liberty Center
Cincinnati.comOctober 25, 2015

With the help of a relatively new change in state law, Butler County and Liberty Township approved creating the Liberty Community Authority in 2013. The community authority is a public body that's governed by trustees ... In effect, it could make the ...more »

Achievers
TBO.comOctober 25, 2015

Tampa-based law firm Mills Paskert Divers had three of its lawyers recently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016. E.A. “Seth” Mills Jr. was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Construction Law and Litigation — Construction Categories ...more »

Jeanne LeSaffre, Mitchell St. Peter
New York TimesOctober 25, 2015

Her mother retired as a real estate lawyer in the Arlington, Mass., office of the law firm of Edwin P. Whittemore. Mr. St. Peter, 31, is the director for business development at FutureAdvisor, a San Francisco wealth management and online investment ...more »

3 counties in Western Pennsylvania hope to avoid pitfalls in reassessments
Tribune-ReviewOctober 25, 2015

Successful multi-million dollar appeals on commercial real estate further upset local budgets as officials had to plan for costly refunds. Critics of the reassessment blasted Tyler Technologies, the Texas-based company Allegheny County paid $9.3 ...more »

Texas legislators to tackle growing concerns over state's property tax process
Fort Worth Star TelegramOctober 24, 2015

The Austin City Council hired a real estate consulting firm to analyze the appraisal district's commercial valuation and found that between 2012 and 2014, commercial property was undervalued by 47 percent, The Texas Tribune reported. “I'm confident our ...more »

My Dark California Dream
New York TimesOctober 24, 2015

The real estate market, in the meantime, has become so bizarre that my funky little neighborhood is already beyond the reach of young doctors and lawyers — techies only need apply — and Stinson Beach is strictly for plutocrats. Josh Churchman, a 63 ...more »

Corrected Version: Day Pitney Announces Acquisition of Florida Law Firm
Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 23, 2015

"Any expansion in the state would benefit the firm as a whole, [but trusts and estates and corporate and business law practices] would enjoy the most immediate benefit of having a foothold in Florida," Twardy said. Having a presence there, he said ...more »

Disbarred attorney accused of stealing $75K at real estate closing
NJ.comOctober 23, 2015

MOUNT OLIVE — A disbarred Morris County attorney has been charged with stealing $75,000 during a real estate closing in which he used the name of another attorney, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Neil Gross, 47, of Livingston, ...more »

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