Expert Analysis

New FinCEN Guide Provides Useful BOI Context For Banks

Financial institutions should review a new Financial Crimes Enforcement Network compliance guide for helpful detai... (more story)

Contractors Need Protection From NJ Homeowner Protections

A recently passed New Jersey law, combined with the state's Consumer Fraud Act, is intended to protect innocent ho... (more story)

NY Shouldn't Pair 421-a Restoration And Good Cause Eviction

The good cause eviction system of rent control should not be imposed in New York, nor should its legislation be ti... (more story)

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REIT Agrees To Hand Off 7 Hotels In $144M Default Suit

A New York federal judge has granted a trustee's motion for default judgment against affiliates of borrower Ashford Hospitality Trust — accused by the trustee of failing to repay loans worth $144 million — wit... (more story)

Activist Investors Up Macy's Takeover Offer To Roughly $6.6B

Arkhouse Management Co. and Brigade Capital Management have boosted their offer to buy Macy's to roughly $6.6 billion from $5.8 billion, propelling the retailer's stock to a nearly 14% rally on Monday.

The biggest deal this week was a nearly $27 million purchase of a commercial property in Manhattan, with Avely Hart of Hart Law representing the buyer of 5 E. 59th St. (Photo by Gordon Donovan/NurPhoto via AP)
NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Hart Law, Dentons and Miller Leiby are among the law firms that worked on the largest New York City deals that hit public records this week, a period that saw only seven transactions north of the $10 million m... (more story)

Md. House OKs Local Property Tax Credit Options

Local governments in Maryland could award tax credits for certain properties that are used for housing homeless people or have undergone health and safety improvements under legislation passed by the state House of Delegates.

REIT Adds Board Posts To End Contest With Activist Investor

Healthcare real estate investment trust Ventas Inc. has agreed to add two new board members in a one-year deal to end a campaign for changes at the firm from an activist investor hedge fund that has accused th... (more story)

Dentons Brings New Real Estate Partner Into DC Office

Dentons has hired Hogan Lovells partner Kim Pagotto for its real estate practice in its District of Columbia office, the firm announced Monday.

Real Estate Group Of The Year: Weil

Real estate attorneys at Weil played key roles in Micron Technology's development of a $100 billion semiconductor factory, Kroger's proposed $24.6 billion merger with fellow supermarket giant Albertsons and Br... (more story)

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Calif. Developer Five Point Picks Legal Officer As COO

Irvine, California-based real estate company Five Point Holdings LLC said Mike Alvarado will take over as its chief operating officer while retaining his roles as chief legal officer, vice president and secretary.

Wealthy Calif. City Fighting Uphill In 'Builder's Remedy' Suit

Attorneys for a pro-housing group and a real estate developer praised a Los Angeles judge's tentative ruling Friday that a wealthy suburb violated a state housing law by rejecting a development that would incl... (more story)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pictured in 2023. A revised version of the state’s landmark housing law, known as the Live Local Act, now awaits the governor’s signature after passing through the House on Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Revisions Show Fla.'s Dedication To Affordable Housing Law

With the approval of significant revisions to a landmark affordable housing law they passed in 2023, Florida state lawmakers have reinforced their commitment to incentivizing an increase in much-needed housing... (more story)

FTC, DOJ Slam Use Of Software To Fix Rent Payments

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday told a Washington federal judge that landlords can't collude on housing prices even if they're using new technology to do it, adding th... (more story)

Landlords Say Conn. City Thwarts Housing Citation Appeals

New Haven, Connecticut, landlords have filed a proposed class action against the city, alleging that it failed to set up a procedure for property owners to appeal housing code and rental license citations, des... (more story)

Judge Pauses Sale Of Miami Official's Home In $63.5M Case

A Florida magistrate judge on Friday paused the sale of a Miami city commissioner's house and ordered briefing on whether his homestead exemption claim — which would shield the property from being used to sati... (more story)

Colo. Real Estate Brokerage Settles Data Breach Class Claims

A proposed class settled a data breach lawsuit against a Denver-based real estate brokerage and property management company in Colorado federal court.