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Comfort Letters - Comfort for Whom?

If you are buying, building or refinancing a hotel, you'll almost certainly be looking to a bank or other lender to finance the hotel, and when you do, you'll need to negotiate dozens of documents, some long, some short, but...more

Four Casino Resort Licenses on the Table in Upstate New York – Time to Place Your Bets

As New York State prepares to issue four new gaming licenses, this alert takes a closer look at the details involved in the application requirements, bidding process, fees and approval considerations for prospective...more

Top 10 Indian Tribal Tax Developments in 2013 and Priorities for 2014

In 2013, courts were active in issues relating to Indian tribes, including ruling on state tax matters and the federal income tax aspects of Section 17 corporations. The top 10 Indian tribal tax developments from 2013...more

Painting on a Borrowed Canvas: When Property Rights Collide with Art

While most artists take pride in creating and protecting their works, many graffiti artists remain necessarily (sometimes famously) anonymous, since their art may also constitute criminal vandalism. In contrast to the...more

Los Angeles Business Journal Forum: Go Westwood Angelenos?

>LABJ Forum -- Go Westwood Angelenos? >Ian Imrich, Chief Executive, Law Offices of Ian J. Imrich, APC: "I've been working in Westwood for a decade and visiting longer, and it's not the cat's meow it once was. ...more

What Is Preliminary Relief in CA?

Plaintiffs are often confronted with the dilemma of prolonged litigation vis-a-vis losing their business to trademark infringement, competition, etc. Preliminary relief in some instances, along with other litigation tactics,...more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

This week in New Miami news, New York Film Academy is set to open a Miami Beach campus, Miami issued an RFP to build and operate a new film and TV studio, and Governor Rick Scott would like to increase the number of annual...more

What Is Deposition In CA?

What is a deposition? Who may be deposed? Who may not be deposed? What is the time frame for deposition? Where could deposition be taken? These are only some of the questions confronting parties and non-parties alike in a...more

Horse Tracks as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations?

As expanded gambling brings renewed interest and attention to horse racing, tracks need to be sure to not make a bad bet on environmental compliance. ...more

Sports Law Update -- Spring 2012

In This Issue: - Several pro teams are eyeing possible stadium replacements or renovations this year, including the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings. What are some of the major stadium negotiation issues, either...more

Donald Trump Announces Plans for Trump Studio City in Miami, Florida: News Release of the Week

The news that Donald Trump has serious plans for building a big TV and film studio in Florida is making lots of waves in various industries across the country. The development would be hugh, of course, but the true impact of...more

June 6, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Ethical Obligations Regarding Inadvertently Transmitted E-Mail Communications

There is no clear consensus among the relevant rules of professional conduct, case law or the related ethics opinions interpreting the rules of the ethical responsibilities of attorneys regarding inadvertently sent or...more

What Is Rescission In Contracts Law?

From legal perspective, rescission of a contract is distinguishable from cancellation of a contract. Rescission reverts the contract to the day it had not been signed as if the contract had not been made. In fact, the...more

PLR 201119003 No Gifts Triggered by Trust Transfers to Resolve Family Discord

Erskine Summary: The IRS has privately ruled that transactions between a marital trust and a decedent's children from his first marriage to resolve discord between his surviving spouse and her stepchildren over the management...more

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