Expert Analysis

How Retail Tenants Can Avoid Paying Rent Prematurely

When negotiating leases for spaces in shopping centers, retail tenants should ensure that the language specifies t... (more story)

Weisselberg's Perjury At Trial Spotlights Atty Ethics Issues

Former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg’s recent guilty plea for perjury in the New York attorney ge... (more story)

Climate Disclosure Mandates Demand A Big-Picture Approach

As carbon emissions disclosure requirements from the European Union, California and the U.S. Securities and Exchan... (more story)

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Mich. Township Wants Suit Over Foiled Pot Dispensary Tossed

A Michigan township is urging a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by a cannabis entrepreneur and local developers who claim the municipality's leaders blocked them from opening a marijuana dispensary, argu... (more story)

Mich. High Court Snapshot: Atty Sanctions Kick Off April

The Michigan Supreme Court returns Tuesday for its April session, hearing oral arguments about judges' ability to sanction lawyers for past attorneys' work in a case, what defendants say could be double recove... (more story)

The NorthBridge Parnters fund surpassed its original goal by about $150 million, raising nearly $950 million for the fund focused on infill industrial real estate assets. (iStock.com/bee32) 
Investment Firms Beat Target With $950M Logistics Fund

NorthBridge Partners LLC and Park Madison Partners LLC surpassed their target and raised almost $950 million for a fund focused on infill logistics assets, with an emphasis on coastal markets, the investment firms said.

SEC Says Developer Pulled EB-5 Funds From Nursing Homes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused a Las Vegas developer of using $10 million raised by overseas investors hoping to immigrate to the U.S. to pay down a loan for a project unconnected to their... (more story)

The Week In Trump: Catch Up On The Ex-President's Cases

Donald Trump and his legal team proved that they are nothing if not persistent as they repeatedly tried — and failed — to hit the brakes on the former president's porn star hush money trial in Manhattan.

Justices Back Property Owner In Dispute Over Permit Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that a $23,420 local traffic impact fee charged to a California property owner's rural manufactured home isn't exempt from scrutiny as a Fifth Amendment taking simply becaus... (more story)

DC Circ. Mulls Jurisdiction In Fight Over Jewish Texts

The D.C. Circuit is set to decide whether a D.C. federal court can consider a Jewish group's allegations that Russia is illegally holding onto its long-lost sacred religious texts, after hearing arguments earl... (more story)

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Feds Say Ga. Apartments Denied Wheelchair Accommodation

Federal prosecutors on Thursday hit a Savannah, Georgia, apartment complex, a local housing authority and other defendants with a Fair Housing Act complaint alleging they denied a disabled resident an accessib... (more story)

Ohio Landlords Win Partial Class Cert. For Outsider Fees Suit

An Ohio federal judge partially certified a class of Cleveland Heights property owners who are challenging the constitutionality of a $100 fee applied to those who lease their properties but don't live in Cuyahoga County.

The Boardwalk at Bricktown, if approved, could feature a tower rising over 1,900 feet, which would make it the country's tallest building. (Courtesy of AO Architects)
Okla. City Officials Clear Hurdle For Planned 1,900-Foot Tower

Oklahoma City Planning Commission members recommended approval for zoning Thursday to allow unlimited height on a site where a developer announced plans to build the tallest tower in the U.S., but not without ... (more story)

KB Home's 'Emeritus' Director Bylaw Invalid, Chancery Rules

A KB Home bylaw that allowed the homebuilder's board to unilaterally shift an acting director into a non-functioning "emeritus" role without conducting a stockholder vote is invalid under Delaware law, a Delaw... (more story)

Vermont Attys Can't Be Sued In Connecticut, Court Says

Two Vermont firms that handled the sale of a Connecticut man's second home near a Vermont ski town cannot be sued in Connecticut because the lawyers' business models and the disputed cash transfers that spurre... (more story)

Colo. Developer Sues Over Remodeling Impact Fees

A Colorado developer has accused Pitkin County's Board of Commissioners in Colorado federal court of wrongfully charging impact fees on the remodel of a residential property.

NY Appeals Court Nixes Chelsea Hotel Tenant's Rent Suit

A New York appeals court unanimously backed a lower court's ruling that denied a Chelsea Hotel tenant's bid for rent stabilization for his studio apartment.