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Pennsylvania Court Provides Commercial Property Owners With Defense to Tax Assessment Appeals

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On July 5, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision confirming that all real estate in a taxing district is a single class (i.e., not subject to sub-classifications based on property type, such as...more

Dispute an expert's jurisdiction appointed to provide expert determination?

by Dentons on

In the recent decision of Zvi Construction Co LLC v. Notre Dame University (USA) in England [2016] EWHC 1924, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) had to consider whether a party had expressly or impliedly accepted the...more

Construction Corner: Design Contract Basics

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In prior Construction Corner posts, we discussed statutory requirements and guidelines for the procurement of architectural services. Here we will address the basic elements of design contracts between public and private...more

Financing and an Extended Lease Term Now Required For Enforceable Lease-Leasebacks in California

by Nossaman LLP on

On June 1, 2015, a California Court of Appeal held that in order for a lease-leaseback arrangement to be enforceable, the lease must be “genuine”, containing both a financing component and a lease term that extends beyond the...more

How Educational Institutions Can Capitalise on Real Estate Assets

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

With investment pouring into the education sector, academic institutions have never been in a stronger position to capitalise on costly real estate assets to fuel future expansion. Research suggests the public and private...more

Charter Schools: Leasing a surplus building from the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has a special program to lease surplus buildings to Charter Schools. Read Roberta Colton's article to find out the details. and best practices....more

Illinois Appellate Court Refines the Role of Comparable Sales in Assessment Disputes

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Second District Appellate Court recently issued a decision addressing the role of comparable sales when determining a property’s fair market value under Illinois law. The decision, Board of Education of Meridian Community...more

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