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Il decreto “del fare” e la bancabilità delle concessioni

Italian Law Decree 21 June 2013 introduces certain amendment to the Code of Public Contracts aimed at enhancing the bankability of concession agreements as well as an involvement of the banking sector during the bidding...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2013-09 -- May 10, 2013

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more

Revised law is new paint job for construction remedies

Originally published in the San Francisco Daily Journal - December 26, 2012. If the sudden 2008 credit crunch can be likened to an earthquake, then the following flood of mechanics lien and stop payment notice...more

Agenda Setting - Olympia’s new faces must address transportation infrastructure funding

January brings many new faces to Olympia. A new governor and an unusually large number of new members in the State House of Representatives and State Senate who have both volunteered and been elected to assume the mantle of...more

Off the Beaten Path: The Federal Circuit Departs From Precedent in Lumbermens

On August 23, 2011, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area was surprised and shocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8, leading to the evacuation and temporary closing of multiple public and private buildings, and...more

Developers take advantage of low income housing development tax credits, but recent Third Circuit decision stirs controversy

Developers of multi-family apartment complexes geared to low- to moderate-income tenants are increasingly taking advantage of federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) and, where available, their state counterparts, to...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), October 31, 2012

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

Freddie Mac Market Survey Has Good News for Construction: News Release of the Week

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

D.LGS. 231/2001 - Aggiornamento Normativo E Giurisprudenziale

Si riporta di seguito una breve rassegna dei provvedimenti maggiormente significativi in materia di responsabilità amministrativa degli enti ex D.Lsg. 231/2001. SEQUESTRO PREVENTIVO - CASSAZIONE PENALE – Sent. n....more

Developing Affordable Housing on Brownfields – A Natural Connection by Jason Lichtstein

Originally published in The Florida Housing Coalition - Volume 28, No. 2. Affordable housing developers naturally understand the value of urban infill sites to their projects, given their central location and proximity...more

Construction to Permanent Loan on the Return: Tips on Due Diligence and Loan Documents (part 1)

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

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-13 -- July 15, 2012

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

California’s Revised Mechanics Lien Law: Changes in Rights and Obligations of Construction Lenders

California’s mechanics lien law provides various rights and remedies to persons who provide labor, service, equipment or material to real property, including the right to record a mechanics lien on the improved work for both...more

Green Building Update -- July 9, 2012

In This Issue: Green Building Focus -- Chemical makers say new LEED v4 rules will cost jobs; USGBC launches Global Initiative on Urban Resilience; SFPUC green headquarters opens; DOE funds energy efficiency training...more

Low-Income Housing Construction Project Funded From Combination of Low Interest Loans and Redevelopment Assistance Was Not Exempt...

A low-income housing development that was funded through a combination of below-market interest rate loans from a county and its housing authority, and assistance from redevelopment agency low and moderate income housing...more

National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index Confirms Single-Family Homes Are Being Built Again and Confidence in...

Back in February 2012, we were cautiously optimistic about residential home construction because the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index had doubled from September 2011 to February 2012 in builder...more

AB 1903 Would Prohibit Districts from Levying Level III Developer Fees

AB 1903 (Buchanan and Hagman), as proposed, would suspend the ability of school districts to levy Level III developer fees. The bill is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, June 20 in the Senate Education...more

Green Building Update -- April 26, 2012

In This Issue: NACO's green building incentives report; AltBuild Expo coming to Santa Monica; GSA lists 30 fed. buildings for deep energy retrofits; Cities with the most Energy Star buildings in the U.S.; $26M in...more

Green Building Update -- March 26, 2012

In This Issue: Green Building Focus McCaughey's insights on EU green building; AltBuild Expo coming to Santa Monica; DOE's $5.2M for green building technologies; Green buildings improve sales, healing, grades; ULI's...more

HB503 and SB1986: More New 2012 Florida Legislation That Impacts Florida Real Estate Developers and Investors

The Florida Legislature was very busy this month, getting legislation passed and over to Governor Rick Scott's desk before the end of the 2012 Legislative Session this month. Lots of people are still combing through all the...more

DECD Small Business Express Program

As the economy continues to put pressure on Connecticut’s business community, particularly the small business community, Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) designed its Small...more

Renewable Energy Project Finance in the U.S.: 2010-2013 Overview and Future Outlook

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Mintz Levin law firm and GTM Research are pleased to provide an analysis of project financing trends for utility-scale renewable power projects and advanced project financing biofuel refineries...more

Predicting Where the South Florida (Miami) Economy Will Be in 2012

It's interesting to find that the story estimates the South Florida economy at $233 billion. If you're interested in statistical analysis of the local economy, the monthly online reports of the Bureau of Vital Statistics is...more

Treasury Clarifies 5 Percent Safe Harbor Ownership Guidelines for Section 1603 Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

The Treasury Department has issued guidance in the form of two new “Frequently Asked Questions” addressing when transferees or purchasers of renewable energy property will qualify for the 5 percent safe harbor for beginning...more

Treasury Department Issues Further Guidance on Section 1603 Grant Program

Yesterday, the Department of Treasury released guidance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the cash-grant program enacted in Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5. The...more

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