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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Is there a way to safely use social media in the interview process?
On September 7, 2012, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published new regulations for the Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program in the Federal Register. FHA had previously proposed new regulations and loan...more
In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our aim is to...more
Cash security deposits (typically in the amount of one or two month’s rent) have been the traditional form of tenant credit enhancement required by commercial landlords. However, in instances where...more
The combination of 4 speaking engagements and working on 4 new (or revived) lending products buried me during the last several months. Fortunately, I’ve navigated the course, and it is a new year. It is time to take a look...more
As Philadelphians, it’s easy to think that 2012 has been a disappointment. Our beloved Eagles are 4-9, the Phillies had the most disappointing season in recent history and the Sixers traded last year’s best player for someone...more
Many of you will remember the sweeping revision of the venerable HUD-1 form which went into effect in 2010 as well as the hours of retraining that we all went through to understand it....more
In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our...more
As commercial real estate lenders, life insurance companies have a unique approach on dealing with potential losses or loan loss reserves in their mortgage loans holdings. Unlike bank mortgage lenders, who apply their risk...more
In furtherance of its ongoing efforts to promote energy efficiency, California has implemented a new requirement that owners or operators of non-residential buildings disclose a building’s past energy use data to prospective...more
Florida's construction industry may find some good news in the latest survey results releaed by Freddie Mac this week, which appears today in our News Release of the Week (emphasis added)...more
As a component of its “Know Before You Owe” project and pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) issued its proposed...more
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in the case of In Re: McCormick that a recorded North Carolina deed of trust indexed in a county’s grantor/grantee index may nevertheless be avoided by a trustee in...more
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Mast General Store, 1601 Main Street, Columbia
..Mast – catalyst project meant to jump start retail activity on Main Street
..City targeted Mast as a proven generator of spin-off retail...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been sued. CFIUS is the U.S. government inter-agency committee that reviews foreign investment in the United States. ...more
This is the first in a series of blog posts on the new Florida Limited Liability Company Act. Future posts will discuss issues relating to the Act and its ramifications on Miami (and Florida) businesses.
The Need To...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed amendments to Regulation X (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) and Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act) that create new disclosure requirements and uniform...more
The Indemnity Deed of Trust (IDOT) structure has long been used in Maryland to defer Maryland recordation taxes, which would otherwise be due had a Borrower entered into a financing arrangement secured by a conventional deed...more
Here in Miami, real estate professionals involved in either residential or commercial interests are very well acquainted with exactly how difficult the past few years have been for the South Florida real estate market. So...more
Welcome to the Summer edition of Real World from Dechert’s London Finance and Real Estate Group, keeping you up to date with recent developments in real estate law and practice.
This summer, although the economic gloom...more
Credit seems to be more available for commercial real estate. For example, I know of one commercial real estate lender working on a construction to permanent loan program. This type of lending blends two types of loans: a...more
California has instituted a new and unusual requirement that obligates virtually all commercial landowners to disclose a property’s past energy use to potential buyers, tenants and lenders. Any person or company owning...more
A medida que se acerca el 1 de julio de 2012, momento en el que expirará la tercera prórroga de la disposición transitoria tercera de la Ley del Suelo de 1998 que permite valorar el suelo urbanizable...more
The California Finance Lenders Law generally requires that persons ”engaged in the business of making consumer loans or making commercial loans” be licensed, unless exempt. Cal. Fin. Code §§ 22100(a) and 22009. The business...more
When the collateral has environmental contamination, the lender is faced with a take-it-or-leave-it dilemma, either of which poses significant financial risk. Taking a property in foreclosure may result in the lender bearing...more
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