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Virginia’s Tourism Development Financing Program Gains Steam Around the State

by Williams Mullen on

The unique financing alternative afforded to tourism project developers under Virginia Code Section 58.1-3851.1 creates exciting opportunities for growth in tourism and resort areas throughout the state. The expected...more

Crossing the line? Obtaining Building Permits for Decks in CIC’s

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

As summer gets into full swing, Minnesotans spend more time outdoors, and some community association members make plans to build or replace decks attached to their homes. In many cases, such decks extend beyond the unit...more

Last Call for Opt-Out: Summary of Condominium Sprinkler Retrofit Requirements and Opt-Out Provisions

by Roetzel & Andress on

The deadline for opting-out of the Condominium Sprinkler Retrofitting Requirements is December 31, 2016. The following is a general summary of the state of the law for those who still need to opt–out or who want to review...more

Recycled Water and New Construction. New Standards Being Considered.

The second a series of stockholder meetings will be held on August 30, 2016 in Sacramento, California to consider proposed amendments to the state building code for the installation of recycled water systems for newly...more

Investor-initiated integrated site development: new opportunities

by Dentons on

Starting 1 January 2017 holders of land plots and the immovable properties on the land plots will be able to get approved site development and site survey plans within one month without public hearings as part of integrated...more

Jordan Cove LNG Setback

In a move that surprised some industry observers, on March 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order (the “Order”) that (i) denied Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P.’s (“Jordan Cove”) application...more

New Condominium Sponsor-Developers Guidelines Go Into Effect November 1: Certificates of Occupancy

by Cozen O'Connor on

Earlier this week, the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (REF) provided significant guidance on several issues facing sponsor-developers of new construction and gut-renovation...more

Security of Payment Legislation and Set-Off Under Commonwealth Insolvency Laws

by K&L Gates LLP on

A recent Victorian Supreme Court case has clarified the impact of Commonwealth insolvency set-off provisions on State-based security of payments legislation. The case demonstrates that although a principal is generally...more

Al Dotson Is The Champion Of Public-Private Partnerships

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Originally Published in South Florida Business Journal, March 29, 2013. Albert E. Dotson Jr. is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and leads the law firm’s government relations and land development...more

Could Zoning Issues Stop Your New York or New Jersey Business Cold?

by Victor Kinon on

When selecting a business operation location for your New York or New Jersey business, there are a number of important factors to consider. While issues like cost, visibility, and convenience often make it to the top of...more

Fire Engineers, Models and Hired Guns

by Lovegrove Smith & Cotton on

In Australia engineers can be found accountable in common law, under statute in certain contexts and in some jurisdictions they can be found liable for professional misconduct. This paper will focus upon the emerging...more

Building surveying fees and the race to the bottom

by Lovegrove Smith & Cotton on

For those who are antagonistic about the imposition of a minimum level of fee regulation I say this - when Building Surveyors are afforded time and resources to do the job properly, the as-built product will be superior. ...more

CBIA Challenges San Jose’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Based on Patterson Ruling

by Allen Matkins on

Earlier this year, the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the City of San Jose’s adoption of an inclusionary zoning ordinance. CBIA’s lawsuit seeks to enforce the...more

Green Building Update - October 1 , 2008

by Allen Matkins on

In this issue: *U.S. House kills Senate Bill to extend solar tax credits *USGBC awards $2 million in research grants *DOE awards $15 million as part of Net-Zero *Venture Capital interested in Green...more

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