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Some Considerations when Preparing to Try a Property Damage Subrogation Case in the Age of CSI

Recent criminal trials turned national media events, such as the Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony trials, have highlighted modern jurors’ expectations for forensic evidence. Commentators have termed jurors’ expectations for...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

Building Strong Client Relationships – Interview with Andy Urban, Vice Chairman, Mintz Levin [Video]

Real estate attorney Andy Urban talks about Mintz Levin's approach to building long-term client relationships....more

Controlling the Idiot in the Deal

When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being...more

Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate [Video]

John Corey, Founding Partner of Greentarget, interviews Jeffrey De Boer, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Real Estate Roundtable, on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate....more

Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate [Video]

John Corey, Founding Partner of Greentarget interviews Jerry Speyer, Chairman and Co-CEO of Tishman Speyer on the floor of DLA Piper's Global Real Estate Summit about uncertainty in the commercial real estate industry....more

Your Brokers and Attorneys — The All-Star Approach to Creating a Successful Real Estate Team

In the world of professional sports, management spends considerable time evaluating players, strategizing about organizational fits and developing talent through coaching— all with an eye toward winning a championship....more

One of the Most Important Steps In Any Construction or Injury Case

During my years of litigation, and equally so now in the field of litigation graphics, I became convinced of the importance of inspecting whatever items and locations that a case revolves around in order to visualize and then...more

Italian Desk Verhaegen Walravens

Our Italian Desk advises Italian companies on matters of Belgian law and offers Italian law advice to foreign companies....more

Graphics to Help You Better Build Your Construction Case

In construction litigation, almost every description—from Aggregate, Beater Bars and Canusa wraps, to Wonderboard, Yokes and Z-bars—involves specialized language of the trade that must be made understandable. Visual aids...more

Task Force on Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Stellar Inaugural Year

Originally published in The Brief, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2012. TIPS Chair Randy Aliment’s 2011–2012 theme is Disaster Preparedness and Response. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force was formed in...more

How to Create the Most Effective Demonstratives for Real Estate Cases

At Cogent Legal, real estate and land use cases are among our favorite to support. They can offer up rich and tangible imagery to shape for jury scrutiny. Not surprisingly, trial teams for such cases, on occasion, come to us...more

OPERATING EXPENSE CLAUSES IN COMMERCIAL LEASES: The Capital Expenses Exclusion

Our last note highlighted the importance of effectively negotiating exclusions to Operating Expenses and offered examples of some exclusions that, if not properly negotiated, can significantly impact the tenant’s bottom line....more

A General Counsel's Take On LPM & Foreseeability

In this article, one Chief Legal Officer describes how he uses LPM to assure that he obtains both predictable pricing as well as efficient services from outside law firms. Here's a sample: "LPM makes a difference in...more

UK REITs: A New Dawn

UK Real Estate Investment Trusts (UK REITs) were introduced by the Finance Act 2006 to give investors a tax-efficient way of getting exposure to commercial property. This special tax regime came into force on 1 January 2007...more

An Open Letter to Rockland County NY Attorneys from Hudson Valley Bank

This is an open letter to Rockland County, NY attorneys from Hudson Valley Bank....more

Taxing Times: HMRC set to fine firms £3,000 for "assisting in preparation of incorrect SDLT returns"

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has announced that it intends to start imposing the maximum penalty of £3,000 in respect of online and paper SDLT returns under section 96 of the Finance Act...more

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE CLAIMS: A POLICYHOLDER’S CHECKLIST

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE CLAIMS: A POLICYHOLDER’S CHECKLIST...more

Lawyers and their Clients, and Vice Versa

Lawyers and their Clients, and Vice Versa...more

"You've got a friend" , The Friendly Side of the Social Network

Join me at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law's (RPTE) 22nd Spring Symposia in Washington DC on April 28, 2011 where we will discuss "The Positive Side of Social Media" - the...more

“Squatters Rights” to be axed in the UK and new Government Guidance

Many of my followers outside the UK ask me about the rather bizarre nature of “squatter’s rights” in the UK. How can members of the public take over vacant properties (such as Saif Gaddafi’s Hampstead home, or Guy Ritchie’s...more

The Lawyer Commodity Index

America has morphed from a society that produces goods as commodities, to a service worker economy led by lawyers. From law school deans to corporate counsel consultants, “the future of lawyers” is a topic...more

Asset and Liability Protection for Your Business or Rental/Investment Property

Asset and Liability Protection for Your Business or Rental/Investment Property If you purchased real estate as part of a business purchase, if you inherited real estate, if you are retired and own properties you want to...more

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