Expert Analysis

Glassblowing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

I never expected that glassblowing would strongly influence my work as an attorney, but it has taught me the impor... (more story)

How NY Co-Ops Can Minimize Sale Rejections Based On Price

New York co-op sales are regularly rejected for being below undisclosed price minimums, and co-op boards should ad... (more story)

Money, Money, Money: Limiting White Collar Wealth Evidence

As courts increasingly recognize that allowing unfettered evidence of wealth could prejudice a jury against a defe... (more story)

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Financial Advice Guru Says Timeshare Suit Must Be Arbitrated

A famous financial advice guru and his company have urged a Washington federal court to pause a proposed timeshare exit fraud class action and send it into arbitration, arguing that several of the named plaint... (more story)

Feds, Enviros Spar Over Power Line Crossing Through Refuge

The federal government and sparring environmental groups both called on a Wisconsin federal court to grant them judgment in litigation seeking to upend a land exchange that would allow a high-voltage transmiss... (more story)

Texas' overall project, the Alamo Plan, had already received $150 million in funding, followed by more than $400 million in June 2023. (Photo by Carlos Kosienski/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
Texas Plans $185M Alamo Visitor Center Project

Texas will spend an estimated $185 million to build the Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, according to the official website of the state's Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Weil Advises Carlyle's $160M NYC UN Plaza Condo Financing

Private equity firm Carlyle Group has amended a $160 million mortgage through asset management company AllianceBernstein for an office condominium building in New York City's United Nations Plaza, with help fr... (more story)

GSA To Invest $80M In Efficiency Tech For Federal Buildings

The General Services Administration plans to spend $80 million bringing new sensors and meters into federal buildings to monitor energy efficiency and air quality, a move the agency says will help it reduce gas emissions.

Texas OKs $1.5B For 7 New Psychiatric Hospital Projects

The Lone Star State is planning seven psychiatric hospital projects that will be funded by $1.5 billion authorized by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and state lawmakers in 2023.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Adds 6 Real Estate Attys In NJ

Corporate and commercial law firm Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC has hired six real estate attorneys for its New Jersey offices in Little Falls and Red Bank, the firm said Thursday.

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DOJ Backs Antitrust Case Against Zillow, Realtors At 9th Circ.

The U.S. Department of Justice has urged the Ninth Circuit to revive antitrust claims from a defunct brokerage platform against Zillow and the National Association of Realtors based on design changes Zillow ma... (more story)

King & Spalding Guides $320M Brooklyn Construction Loan

King & Spalding advised a $321 million construction loan from Texas-based Bank OZK for a three-tower residential complex developer Naftali Group is building at a site on the East River in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The multifamily housing sector's strength stands out as the broader real estate market faces turbulence, a recent report found. (iStock.com/deberarr)
Multifamily Strength In Q1 Contrasts Cooling CRE Valuations

The first quarter of 2024 saw a significant jump in the performance of apartment properties, a divergence from the slumping valuations broadly seen in commercial real estate during this challenging period for ... (more story)

Recovery Home Co. Sues Over Denial By Town's Zoning Panel

A New Jersey township's zoning board has been accused in New Jersey federal court of discriminating against recovering drug addicts and alcoholics by refusing to allow a recovery home to continue to operate in... (more story)

Housing Starts, Completions, Permits See Decline In May

Housing starts, building permits and housing completions all fell in May, according to monthly figures from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wash. Justices Renew AG's Suit Over Police Eviction Claims

Washington's highest court said the state attorney general could sue a city for allegedly letting police illegally evict vulnerable residents under the guise of a crime prevention program, ruling Thursday the ... (more story)

NY High Court Nixes Waiver of Rent Regs Appeal Rights

New York's highest court on Thursday invalidated a deal reached in 2000 between landlord Lew Realty LLC and a former tenant that governed a Manhattan apartment's exit from rent stabilization, after finding tha... (more story)