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Does Your Alberta-related Deal Trigger Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations?

There is no doubt that the Agricultural and Recreational Land Ownership Act and Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations are a mouthful, but they may not always be top of mind when considering buying or leasing land in Alberta,...more

The Importance of Planning Joint Venture Exit Strategies

With the Miami real estate market making a resurgence, there is a new rush for companies to come together in a joint venture to acquire real estate and develop projects. With the excitement of a new deal, the joint venture...more

Transfer of Fixed-Term Lease Agreements in a Corporate Acquisition by Way of Asset Deal: Beware the Written Form!

When transferring fixed-term lease agreements by singular succession in an asset deal, parties should ensure the transfer complies with the written form requirement. A recent judgment1 from the German Federal Supreme...more

Treasury Releases Additional Guidance on Employer Mandate

Treasury Releases Additional Guidance on Employer Mandate by Gary S. Young on September 18, 2013 The deadline for Employers to comply with the “Employer Mandate” provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...more

Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs? Managing Pet Friendly Policies

Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs? Managing Pet Friendly Policies by Christina M. Michelson on August 26, 2013 Companies are increasingly adopting pet-friendly policies as a way to attract and retain employees....more

SEC Approves Advertised Rule 506 Offerings

Final regulations allowing advertised Rule 506 offerings. ...more

New Legislation on RETT Blocker Structures

For some time now legislative bodies have been discussing the implementation of rules according to which the acquisition of “economic” (wirtschaftliche) participating interests of more than 95 % on a consolidated basis in a...more

Mississippi CON Report - May 2013

In This Report: - I. April 2013 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since March 2013 CON Meeting - A. Letters of Intent to Change...more

Australian M&A Foreign Investment Regulation

A review of recent inbound Australian foreign investment trends and an overview of the Australian regulatory regime governing foreign investment by private and and government investors. ...more

Alabama CON Review Board Update - April 2013

In This Report: - I. Certificate of Need Program - II. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Review ability Determinations - III. New Business - Excerpt of Certificate of Need...more

Mississippi CON Report - April 2013

In This Report - - I. March 2013 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since February 2013 CON Meeting - A. Letters of Intent to Change...more

PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston: Required Reading for Superfund Lawyers

The Fourth Circuit handed down a primer on CERCLA liability last week in PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston. It should be required reading for Superfund lawyers. The facts in the case are worthy of a law school law...more

Proceed with Caution when Considering the Acquisition of a Busted Deal

Do not underestimate the importance of due diligence when evaluating the acquisition of a busted deal. In the world of land use and zoning, a busted deal is a planned real estate development that has failed, and the future of...more

Alabama CON Review Board Update - February 20, 2013

In This Update: -I. For Informational Purposes Only (no vote required) -II. Certificate of Need Program -III. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations -IV. Old Business -...more

Small Tenant Lease Negotiating

Startups, small tenants and non-profits can successfully negotiate several key leasing issues that materially improves the terms of their office space leases. By Peter Pokorny, Real Estate Counselors, PLLC. ...more

Using Rule 506 for Raising Money

Helpful advice for using Rule 506 for raising money....more

Public Advertising of California Qualification by Permit Offerings

Although it takes more time and effort than other types of offerings, a California qualification by permit (25113) offering has major advantages in terms of allowing public advertising and having low investor requirements. ...more

Mississippi CON Report - November 9, 2012

In This Issue: - October 25, 2012 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting - II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since September 2012 CON Meeting - Excerpt from Certificate of Need Program...more

Draft bill for combating RETT blocker structures

As from 2013: Real Estate Transfer tax on (in)direct economic accumulation of shares? Draft bill aiming at combating so-called RETT blocker structures - So far, all shares in a company holding German real estate can...more

2012 Real Estate Activities around the Globe

As some real estate markets of the world are beginning to rebound, and others continue their path to recovery, Orrick’s international team of real estate practitioners has been at the center of much of this activity advising...more

CFIUS Sued by Chinese Investors

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been sued. CFIUS is the U.S. government inter-agency committee that reviews foreign investment in the United States. ...more

Loan Purchase Offers Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Investors are using different types of techniques in an attempt to acquire commercial real estate in Miami and elsewhere at a discount. One technique that has recently gained popularity as a result of market conditions is...more

Can You Share Your Attorney's Advice With Your Business Partners?

Our preview of the September term continues with Center Partners, Ltd. v. Growth Head GP, LLC. Center Partners involves a dispute over the purchase of a property company. Defendants – a maze of corporations, partnerships...more

Legal Byte: Busted! if you “approve as to form & content?”

After negotiating an agreement for his client John, Attorney signs the agreement at the end stating that the agreement is “approved as to form and content.” A dispute arises between John and the other party, Mike. Now Mike...more

Tax Structuring of Foreign Investment in South Florida Real Estate

Foreign Investment In South Florida Real Estate Heats Up According to a recent report, international buyers are driving sales at several large real estate projects in South Florida. The 200-unit Trump Hollywood sold out...more

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