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Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Minimizing Risks in Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracting
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
Solving complex legal disputes for a broad range of publicly & privately held entities. Jeffrey H. Gladstone, Litigation Attorney
Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
Protecting and Perfecting Condominium Entitlements in a Down Economy
Green Leases: Keeping Buildings Green and Sustainable
A friendly reminder from your neighborhood construction attorney . . .
As I mentioned in an earlier post, legislation enacted this past year which established a new California Civil Code section 1938 will require that...more
The condition of the premises upon delivery is often one of the most important parts of the lease negotiation. The lease provisions addressing this issue are often contained in an exhibit or schedule to the lease, or a...more
NY Court of Appeals touches on priority between mechanic's liens. vs. acquisition loan where building loan is not filed. ...more
The White Paper: A New Planning System for NSW -
The white paper (Paper) was released on Tuesday 16 April 2013 and included details on how the NSW new planning system would be implemented, while also responding to the...more
I was in trial last month.
I couldn’t have asked for a better judge. Smart, fair . . . and witty.
During the pretrial conference, opposing counsel and I were arguing over whether there was a difference between...more
In This Issue:
- Lien Filing Update: Virginia Mechanic’s Liens Get Even Harder
- Arlington County Reconsiders Parking Ratios for Commercial Site Plans
- Zoning Ordinance Revisions Affecting Arlington...more
In a case of first impression, the First Appellate District recently affirmed a judgment holding that standard AIA contract language, providing that all causes of action relating to the contract work accrue from the date of...more
Green Building Focus - GSA committee endorses LEED for GSA Buildings: USGBC Official Blog - May 3
The GSA's Green Building Advisory Committee officially recommended that the LEED system be used for all GSA buildings...more
This article explores the anatomy of a public-private partnership in the context of major real estate projects entered into by a governmental body with a real estate developer or owner. The author has been involved in a...more
Green Building Focus -
43% of Fortune 500 link exec. comp. to going green - Clean Techies Blog - May 30:
Companies commonly base executive compensation on performance. Now, a growing number of businesses are...more
Sellers of existing residential property are required by California law to make various disclosures to a prospective buyer. [See generally Disclosures In Real Property Transactions, published by the California Department of...more
In 2012, the Arlington County Board directed county staff to investigate the effect of approving less parking for site plan office buildings and to determine methodologies to mitigate impacts attributable to approving lower...more
There has been a lot of news lately on the costs of CEQA litigation, as well as the potential for the statute to be used as a tool to stop development, good or bad, or exact concessions or pay-offs.
What is CEQA?
On May 8, 2013, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board approved a new municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit that will have far-reaching impacts on both new development projects and existing facilities...more
If a party in litigation has a default judgment entered against it, can its insurance company still file a motion to intervene and use the same defenses that would have been available to the insured if not procedurally barred...more
Imagine the following scenario; your company has acquired a lease of a prime piece of real estate to accommodate its fast expanding business. The building’s footprint lies in the heart of the city’s commercial centre. The...more
The Federal Government is one of the largest real estate players in the United States, owning or leasing a huge portfolio of office buildings and other real estate assets across the country. The Public Building Service...more
Historically, subcontractors and suppliers were compelled to sign onerous and overreaching lien waivers and releases in order to receive payment. In addition, many subcontracts contain lien waivers lurking in the boiler...more
Potential buyers and sellers take note — on April 16, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) issued draft guidance that would require more evaluation of "vapor intrusion" (migration of any hazardous vapors...more
Legislation signed into law this week will have meaningful impacts on contractors asserting liens against property owners for non-payment. On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 434,...more
One of the most effective payment remedies for direct contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers is the mechanics lien. First conceived by Thomas Jefferson to encourage construction of the then “new” capital city of...more
Have you been involved in an accident on a construction site in Hawaii? If so, a ruling from Hawaii’s Court of Appeals may be relevant.
Repetitive CEQA review and analysis is expensive, unnecessary, unproductive, and inimical to the goals of certainty and finality in the environmental review process. In 2011, to address these concerns in the infill...more
Virginia has several new laws coming on-line beginning July 1, 2013 that will impact the construction and development industries. Tighter restrictions on mechanic's liens, new eminent domain payment standards, transportation...more
Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1770 (CS/SB 1770) passed by the 2013 Florida Legislature creates a “keep-out” clearinghouse to reduce the size and type of exposures insured by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation...more
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