Read Commercial Real Estate Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Barbara Knoflach, CEO of SEB Asset Management, on the rise of cross-border real estate investment
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Action Required by California Commercial Landlords: New California Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2013, Requiring Accessibility Disclosures in Commercial Leases
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Patrick Lacey, Property Management Associates
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Kevin Kirn, Health Care REIT, Inc.
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - John Fucci, Kilroy Realty
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Charlie Hobey, Equity Office
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Brian Plymell, Hines
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Industrial & Multifamily Remain the Bright Spot in the Winter 2013 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Winter 2013 Survey Reveals Dip in Developer Sentiment
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results Reveal Tension Between Developer Sentiment & Action
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Understand both sides' interests to get best results for your clients
"Bisnow/Allen Matkins LA Industrial and State of the Ports - " Mark Payne
Travelers Property Cas. Co. of America v. Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles -
Court of Appeal, Second District (April 17, 2013) -
Most insurers do not like to insure empty buildings. Consequently,...more
Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1770 (CS/SB 1770) passed by the 2013 Florida Legislature creates a “keep-out” clearinghouse to reduce the size and type of exposures insured by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation...more
A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal confirms the willingness of courts in California to enforce exclusions for water damage in property policies, thus precluding coverage for the policyholders’ alleged...more
Policyholders in New York and New Jersey presently have no private right of action against insurance companies for alleged violations of each state’s respective statutory claim handling guidelines – New York’s Unfair Claim...more
Terrorism insurance has been boring for the past several years. It risks becoming not boring. In the lee of the terrorism attack of 9/11, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, or TRIA, was rapidly passed by the Congress and...more
New Jersey has now joined New York in instituting a voluntary mediation program for insured victims of Superstorm Sandy with “open and unresolved first-party insurance claims.” The program became operative with the issuance...more
This opinion was issued today by the First District Court of Appeal (1st DCA). This opinion potentially impacts insurers authorized to transact property insurance in Florida in connection with existing and future sinkhole...more
Executive Summary: North Carolina implements “lien agent” law for construction projects.
The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted significant changes to North Carolina's mechanics lien laws. These changes...more
New York licensed insurers are now required to participate in nonbinding mediations with certain Storm Sandy claimants who have disputed or unresolved claims. Insurers are required to send notices of the mediation option at...more
Anyone living in the New York Metro Area will not soon forget hurricane Sandy. Sandy may go down as the worst Atlantic storm to ever hit the eastern United States. It may ultimately also prove to be one of the most expensive,...more
In the months ahead, disputes are likely to increase over insurance companies’ requests for an “examination under oath” (EUO) for Superstorm Sandy claims. Policyholders need to know that there are limits to how much...more
In this issue:
- Ninth Circuit: Underbids Can Constitute False Claims
- State Courts Limit CGL Coverage for Property Damage Arising From Defective Construction
- Construction Contractor Prevails in...more
The impact of Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey was enormous: nearly 346,000 housing units either destroyed or damaged and 190,000 businesses affected. Sandy demonstrated just how vulnerable to damage much of the low-lying areas...more
On January 29, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a decision that your title company can now be sued for negligent title searching, and for preparation of an incorrect or incomplete title commitment. This duty of...more
Does a title company owe a tort duty of care to its customer when conducting a title search? And, if such a duty exists and is breached, is a title insurance company vicariously liable for the title company’s negligent title...more
Originally published in Insurance Law360 on January 23, 2013.
As Superstorm Sandy moved northward from the Caribbean off the coast of the southeastern United States on a predicted path to the mid-Atlantic, states and...more
Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. on October 29, 2012, brought virtually unprecedented destruction to a large swath of the northeastern United States including, in particular, coastal New Jersey,...more
Following the widespread destruction caused by “Superstorm Sandy,” the governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency and issued numerous emergency executive orders and directives. Some of these orders have...more
Highlighting developments and issues in the real estate industry - Winter 2012.
In this issue:
- Not Waving But Drowning
- Client/Sector Focus - Our Residential Investment Practice
- Case Summaries
No matter the time of year, an unknown lien against income producing assets may turn the jolliest landlords and tenants into humbugs. Owner’s or leasehold owner’s title insurance policies protect real estate interests, but as...more
Many homeowners may just be starting the insurance claims process after Hurricane Sandy’s visit to the east coast that left over 100 dead and millions more displaced or without electricity.
After surveying the wreckage,...more
The Monitor does not need a degree in meteorology to know that Storm Sandy (calling Sandy a Hurricane has certain adverse insurance coverage consequences) caused massive destruction in the Garden State, particularly along the...more
Superstorm Sandy caused a considerable amount of property damage along the East Coast and will result in a substantial influx of related insurance claims. In response, the insurance departments of those states hit hardest by...more
A massive effort is underway to repair the damage to public and private entities caused by the windstorm and water surge associated with Hurricane Sandy. Once the immediate emergency restoration stage has been completed, the...more
Many small and mid-size businesses in New York City suffered severe losses due to Hurricane Sandy. Below is a practical guide for business owners seeking relief.
- The first place business owners...more
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