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Deadline Extended for D.C. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Proposals

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The District of Columbia Office of Planning (OP) has extended the deadline for individuals and groups to submit proposed amendments to D.C.'s Comprehensive Plan, which guides future growth and development in the District. OP...more

West Coast Real Estate Update - May 2017 - #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Federal Court Upholds Termination of Navy Lease Bid Due to Environmental Concerns - In Open Spirit, LLC v. United States, No. 15-370C (Fed. Cl. filed April 28, 2017), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims upheld the...more

El secretario de vivienda, Ben Carson, pone en marcha asociación público-privada para viviendas públicas

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Ayer, el condado de Miami-Dade recibió al Dr. Ben Carson, secretario del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de Estados Unidos, en la urbanización pública Liberty Square, una de las más antiguas del país. La reunión...more

UK Proposal for Register of Foreign Beneficial Ownership of Real Estate Continues Global Trend Toward Transparency

On 5 April 2017, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (the “Department”) issued a call for evidence (the “proposal”) for a public register (the “foreign ownership register”) which would contain...more

Property Acquisition: Five Signs of Trouble Ahead

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As much as public agencies want infrastructure projects to go smoothly, they rarely do. Even when a project is seemingly rolling along through right of way acquisition, there are still hurdles that inevitably impact budgets...more

Dissecting the Proffer Reform Bill

by Williams Mullen on

Virginia Code § 15.2-2303.4, the Proffer Reform Bill, went into effect on July 1, 2016. The bill was an effort by the Virginia General Assembly to overhaul localities’ proffer programs. ...more

Amendments to real estate legislation for the third quarter of 2016

by Dentons on

Amendments to federal laws - Changes to the RF Town-Planning Code - In the summer of 2016, roughly a dozen federal laws were adopted to amend the RF Town-Planning Code (RF TPC).1 The main changes of significance to...more

Issues for overseas companies relating to UK land and UK government work

by Dentons on

Recent government proposals will affect overseas companies that own UK land and that bid for UK government contracts. On 12 May 2016, the UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced plans to introduce a public register...more

North Carolina General Assembly Makes Public-Private Development Agreements More Available And Attractive

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Before 2005, North Carolina's laws on vested rights offered developers some protection, but not enough, for the large, multi-phased, multi-year, mixed use developments that are becoming the norm. Developers and their lenders...more

The Glass Is Half Full – Proceed With Cautious Optimism

Last month, the New England Real Estate Journal published an article by Rebecca Nolan touting an awakening of growth in the Connecticut region. In her article, Ms. Nolan reminds us that our Yankee perseverance has seen us...more

Relators Recover Over $1 Billion in Non-Intervened Cases in Fiscal Year 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In fiscal year 2015, more than $1 Billion of the Government’s False Claims Act (FCA) recovery was derived from cases in which the Government declined to intervene. This significant recovery far exceeds the typical, annual...more

Accutest Laboratories New England Notifies Clients of Potential Data Concerns

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Notification of potential data quality issues by a Massachusetts laboratory is raising concerns about the possible impact on current and closed remediation sites in Massachusetts that relied on that data. Accutest...more

Public Owners Held to Warrant Accuracy of Plans to Construction Managers

by Saul Ewing LLP on

A recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision clarified that public owners on construction management projects impliedly warrant the accuracy of plans and specifications to construction managers. The case, Coghlin...more

More Broad-Based Expansion for Construction Industry Expected in 2015

It’s a short week for most of us this week. Christmas is over and New Year’s is approaching. So, what will 2015 bring us? According Dodge Data & Analytics’s 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook: Continuing...more

Summary of California’s Prompt Payment Laws

by Snell & Wilmer on

The California legislature has enacted a comprehensive series of prompt payment statutes that are designed to ensure the prompt payment of progress payments and retention payments to downstream contractors by imposing harsh...more

FTA Publishes Guidance on Joint Development

by Nossaman LLP on

Earlier this week, on August 25, 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) published Circular 7050.1, providing much anticipated guidance for grantees interested in pursuing joint development projects within FTA’s...more

Boost for Solar Energy in Illinois

by Miller Canfield on

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law amendments to The Illinois Power Agency Act aimed at promoting solar power in Illinois. Utilizing deposits in the Illinois Power Agency Renewable Energy Resources Fund, these...more

Mississippi's New Construction Lien Law

by Baker Donelson on

On Friday, April 11, 2014, Governor Bryant signed Senate Bill 2622 and thus made that bill the new construction lien law, effective immediately, applicable to public, private and residential construction works in Mississippi....more

Do Construction Managers Need to be Licensed? A Case of Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines (or, perhaps, more accurately, its music video of models who appear to have forgotten to get dressed) seems to be this Summer’s anthem. Number 1 on the billboard charts, fodder for...more

LEED Lasts in Latest NC Bill (news note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

As many of you may be aware, the North Carolina legislature was considering a bill that would effectively take away the option of LEED certification for public projects. In a misguided effort to protect the NC timber...more

Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II Passes Easily In House; Other Important Tax Bills of Interest

On April 4, Birmingham attorney and State Representative Paul DeMarco led the effort to pass the 2013 version of the Alabama Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II, HB 264. The House of Representatives voted 96-2 in favor of the bill....more

Changes Taking Effect to North Carolina Lien and Bond Laws

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The rules are changing when it comes to North Carolina lien and bond laws. And, the new provisions are substantially altering the way in which all parties involved in lien rights – from owners, buyers, and sellers to general...more

Design & Construction Practice: 2012 Year in Review

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

It was another memorable year for the construction industry in Massachusetts. As the economic recovery continued to take hold, commercial construction market activity continued to stabilize and public projects remained a...more

Construction And Procurement Law News- 2012 Fourth Quarter

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

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

by Alan Goldberg on

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

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