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New Condominium Sponsor-Developers Guidelines Go Into Effect November 1: Certificates of Occupancy

Earlier this week, the Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (REF) provided significant guidance on several issues facing sponsor-developers of new construction and gut-renovation...more

Security of Payment Legislation and Set-Off Under Commonwealth Insolvency Laws

A recent Victorian Supreme Court case has clarified the impact of Commonwealth insolvency set-off provisions on State-based security of payments legislation. The case demonstrates that although a principal is generally...more

Al Dotson Is The Champion Of Public-Private Partnerships

Originally Published in South Florida Business Journal, March 29, 2013. Albert E. Dotson Jr. is a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and leads the law firm’s government relations and land development...more

Could Zoning Issues Stop Your New York or New Jersey Business Cold?

When selecting a business operation location for your New York or New Jersey business, there are a number of important factors to consider. While issues like cost, visibility, and convenience often make it to the top of...more

Fire Engineers, Models and Hired Guns

In Australia engineers can be found accountable in common law, under statute in certain contexts and in some jurisdictions they can be found liable for professional misconduct. This paper will focus upon the emerging...more

Building surveying fees and the race to the bottom

For those who are antagonistic about the imposition of a minimum level of fee regulation I say this - when Building Surveyors are afforded time and resources to do the job properly, the as-built product will be superior. ...more

CBIA Challenges San Jose’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Based on Patterson Ruling

Earlier this year, the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the City of San Jose’s adoption of an inclusionary zoning ordinance. CBIA’s lawsuit seeks to enforce the...more

Green Building Update - October 1 , 2008

In this issue: *U.S. House kills Senate Bill to extend solar tax credits *USGBC awards $2 million in research grants *DOE awards $15 million as part of Net-Zero *Venture Capital interested in Green...more

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