Expert Analysis

Setting The Stage For High Court BofA Escrow Interest Case

Dori Bailey and Curtis Johnson at Bond Schoeneck examine relevant legislation and case law dating back 200 years a... (more story)

DC's Housing Tax Break Proposal: What's In It, What's Missing

Proposed Washington, D.C., rules implementing the Housing in Downtown Tax Abatement program — for commercial prope... (more story)

Contract Disputes Recap: The Terms Matter

Stephanie Magnell and Zachary Jacobson at Seyfarth examine recent decisions from the U.S. Civilian Board of Contra... (more story)

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BREAKING: Trump Can Get Loans — But Must Pay — Amid $465M Appeal

A New York appellate judge on Wednesday partially stayed some aspects of the nearly $465 million civil fraud judgment against Donald Trump, allowing the former president's two eldest sons to keep their leaders... (more story)

Real Estate Group Of The Year: Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells oversaw a busy 2023 that included successfully defending real estate investment trust Life Storage from a hostile takeover attempt, advising on billions in transactions in the real estate investm... (more story)

A man crosses a mostly empty H Street in downtown Washington, D.C., on April 6, 2020. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the district has seen a rise in office vacancies that has largely persisted. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)
DC Plans $400M In Upgrades To Back Struggling Downtown

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has rolled out a plan to spend $401 million over the next five years to improve the city's downtown as it suffers from rising office vacancies and braces for two professio... (more story)

SEC Expands Focus On Regional Bank CRE Exposure Risk

Seven more regional banks have joined the ranks of those prompted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to divulge more information about their commercial real estate exposure and efforts to manage ri... (more story)

Kilpatrick Moving NY Office To 'Crossroads Of The World'

Commercial real estate company Rudin said it has finalized a lease with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP to relocate its headquarters to 3 Times Square in New York.

CARES Act Not For Violent Tenants, Court Says, Creating Split

A Washington appellate panel said Monday that the CARES Act eviction notice only applies to tenants who are late on rent, not when landlords want to quickly oust violent tenants, in an opinion that differs fro... (more story)

Wash. Judge Asks If COVID 'Fire Sale' Should Impact Tax Plan

A Seattle city attorney asked a Washington state appeals court on Tuesday to let the city keep a $160 million special property tax in place to fund waterfront improvements, as one judge questioned during oral ... (more story)

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Insurance Agency Says It Wasn't Told Of Airbnb Shooting Suits

A Pennsylvania insurance agency accused of concealing that a Pittsburgh Airbnb property was subject to numerous lawsuits over a mass shooting has claimed that the property owner never revealed the problems whe... (more story)

Justices Skeptical Of Workability In BofA Preemption Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared hesitant Tuesday to side with consumers who say that Bank of America and other national banks can't claim exemption from state laws in court without first proving "significant" ... (more story)

A New York federal judge has permanently dismissed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims in a suit filed by owners of timeshare interests in The Manhattan Club Association Inc., ruling that the plaintiffs failed to specifically allege how the association's managers schemed to deceive and defraud them. (
NY Judge Tosses Hotel Timeshare RICO Claims For Good

A New York federal judge again dismissed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit filed by owners of timeshare interests in a nonprofit affiliated with The Manhattan Club hotel, ruling that th... (more story)

NJ Real Estate Fund Executive Cops To $658M Ponzi Scheme

The CEO of a Garden State real estate investment fund pled guilty in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday to defrauding more than 2,000 investors through a $658 million Ponzi scheme, while also evading millions... (more story)

Attys Get Personal In Mich. Foreclosure Default Fight

Counsel traded jabs Monday over Michigan counties' tax foreclosure practices, with a lawyer for county treasurers claiming the other side took advantage of a family medical situation to launch a default judgme... (more story)

Developer, Nonprofit Borrow $242M For Queens Properties

Entities connected to New York City developer Gotham Organization Inc. and nonprofit RiseBoro Community Partnership borrowed a more than $242 million mortgage loan from the city's government, including its Dep... (more story)

NC Short-Term Rental Law Fight Gets Partial Remand

A North Carolina federal judge divvied up a proposed class action lodged by three vacation property companies claiming a county's recently passed zoning ordinance illegally places restrictions on short-term re... (more story)