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Real News - Spring 2017

by DLA Piper on

The use of drones across all sectors is increasing. Accountancy rm, PwC estimates that the emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at over USD 127 billion and the biggest slice of that market is...more

Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications - Digital Asset Sales and Capital Markets, Supply Chain Management, Land Registries,...

by Perkins Coie on

Smart contracts have received significant attention from legal academics and attorneys for the impact they may have on contract law and the role of lawyers. Some have also identified and described a series of use cases for...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - March 31st, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Some interesting stories in this week’s GSB OTA & Travel Distribution Update (for the week ending March 31, 2017): - Restaurant Bookings Today, Hotel Reservations Tomorrow [SOCIAL MEDIA]. This week’s Chefs & Tech...more

Revolution or Evolution – Protect & Survive

by Hogan Lovells on

The annual Hogan Lovells CBRE Hotel Conference 2017 - The threat from terrorism will continue well into the next decade and every country and major organisation needs a counter-terrorism plan. This was the message from...more

How to Get the Best Price for Your Cell Tower Lease

by Varnum LLP on

Property owners with cell towers on their buildings or land are routinely approached to sell their cell lease and future leasing rights, which typically sell in the range of 15 to 20 times annual revenues, sometimes...more

Blockchain: The Impact on the Real Estate Industry

By changing the way that information is digitally stored and exchanged, blockchain technology will alter the way real estate is recorded, transferred, financed and managed globally. Bitcoin, the popular virtual...more

Blockchain – The Future of Real Estate?

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Bitcoin and blockchain technology have been gaining publicity in recent years, and although they are primarily known for their use as a digital payment system, there are also promising uses in many areas where trust, cost and...more

News from AGG's Retail Industry Team - Summer Edition

Enforceability of Electronic Agreements in Real Estate Transactions - Increasingly, and not surprisingly, more and more transactions are being created, negotiated, finalized and executed electronically. From a real...more

Enforceability of Electronic Agreements in Real Estate Transactions

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Increasingly, and not surprisingly, more and more transactions are being created, negotiated, finalized and executed electronically. From a real estate perspective, virtually all documents other than those that are being...more

The Life Sciences Lease: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Leases often form the start of a long term relationship between a landlord and tenant. This dynamic is much more critical in the life sciences context, and the process of lease negotiation and implementation requires...more

ALM cyberSecure Primer: Investment Opportunities, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity ABCs, Stakeholders...

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Must-read cybersecurity commentary and analysis from the event primer for ALM's upcoming cyberSecure conference, Dec 15 & 16th in New York City. In this issue: ABC's for the C-suite, cyber risk stakeholders and why they...more

Counterpart Execution in Scotland

by DLA Piper on

In this article, published in The Scotsman ("Sign of the times for Scots law documents"), Jonathan Gaskell looks at the introduction, into Scots law, of the Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Act 2015 -...more

Landmarks - Summer 2015

by Benesch on

Technologically savvy shoppers visiting brick-and-mortar retail locations are increasingly engaging in “showrooming,” a practice where consumers use the brick-and-mortar retail location to evaluate a product in person, yet...more

Real World: An Update from Dechert's London Finance and Real Estate Group July 2015: Government Consultation on Reforming the...

by Dechert LLP on

The Electronic Communications Code, set out in Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984 and amended by the Communications Act 2003, has been much criticised over the last 30 years for being unclear, out of date and...more

Points & Authorities - Spring 2015

by Buchalter on

In this Issue: - Negotiating Strategies for the Successful Sale of Technology Companies - Broker Beware: Are Real Estate Brokers Susceptible to Agent v. Agent Fee Splitting Disputes After Sanowicz v. Bacal? -...more

FinCEN Flexes Its Muscles

by Michael Volkov on

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has been flexing its muscles lately to remind everyone of its important role in money laundering enforcement. Jennifer Shasky, the current Director, a former...more

From Logging on to Logistics: Online Retailing and the Asian Real Estate Market

by DLA Piper on

There is little doubt that the continuing shift towards online retailing will have tremendous implications for the Asian real estate market. Over the coming years, physical retailers will have to change the way they use their...more

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - September/October 2014

by Williams Mullen on

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of important tax developments around the Southeast. VIRGINIA - INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX...more

Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin

by Mintz Levin on

Attorney Jeff Moerdler, head of Mintz Levin's Real Estate and Communications practices in New York, talks about the factors businesses need to consider when selecting a data network facility. ...more

California Quarterly Update -- A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (3rd Quarter 2013)

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Welcome to the Reed Smith California State Tax Quarterly Update for the 3rd Quarter of 2013. With fall in full swing and summer an almost distant memory, we will update you on recent happenings in the California tax world,...more

Leasing Data Center Space: An Introduction For Retailers

Originally published in Retail Law Strategist — The Problem-Solving Tool for Retail Law - Winter 2012. For many retailers, the efficient and continuous operation of information technology (IT) infrastructure is mission...more

Electronic Signatures Gaining Acceptance and Popularity In Residential Real Estate Transactions

by Richard Vetstein on

Electronic signature technology has been quickly gaining steam throughout the U.S. real estate community, and has now arrived in earnest in my home state of Massachusetts. Electronic signature software lets you send legally...more

New York Law Permits Electronic Recording of Real Property Conveyances

by Cole Schotz on

On Friday, September 23, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 2373A and Assembly Bill 6870A. The bill authorizes the electronic recording (“e-recording”) of instruments affecting real property in...more

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