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P3s are a Viable Tool for Convention Center Development

South Florida has long been a leading destination for conventions and trade shows, and the convention market is extremely competitive. As other cities have expanded and modernized their convention centers, ours have remained...more

Next Application Period Approaches for New Jersey Solar Applications

On October 15, 2013, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the Board) will begin accepting applications for solar projects under Subsection (q) of the New Jersey Solar Act (the Act). See N.J.S.A. 48:3-87(q). ...more

New Laws in Virginia For The Construction and Development Industries

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

BuildSouth: Considering Construction Delivery Methods On Public Works

Originally Published In BUILDSouth, Winter 2013. Historically, in Alabama, the project delivery methods available for owners to de-sign and construct private projects have differed from those delivery methods available...more

When is a Resolution of Necessity Tainted By Prior Agency Obligations?

One of the prerequisites to instituting an eminent domain action is the governing agency's adoption of a resolution of necessity to acquire the necessary property. At the time of adopting the resolution, the agency cannot be...more

Potential Future Takings Do Not Give Rise to Liability

A new Court of Federal Claims opinion was handed down this month coming right out of our own Southern California backyard. The case, Stueve Bros. Farms, LLC v. the United States, deals with whether a "physical taking of...more

It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It

When Governor Brown took office earlier this year, he was faced with a massive budget deficit – to the tune of $25 billion. While he considered a variety of measures to reduce California's glaring budget problem, Governor...more

California Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Redevelopment

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the action filed by the California Redevelopment Association, League of California Cities and others challenging the...more

Portions of Ohio Construction Reform in HB 153 now active

The Ohio Legislature, in House Bill 153 (HB 153), significantly changed our century-old public bidding requirements. Some of those changes include increasing the bidding and prevailing wage thresholds and adding new...more

Eminent Domain Opinion Demonstrates Need to Get Final Order Right the First Time

All eminent domain attorneys know the importance of getting the Final Order of Condemnation right. After all, it's the document that gets recorded, effecting the transfer of title to the agency. But sometimes mistakes...more

Could your public property be sitting on a shale fortune?

A recent surge of newspaper articles, along with abundant content from oil and gas industry websites and blogs, indicate that there is growing potential for major natural gas and oil production from the Marcellus and Utica...more

Texas General Land Office v. Porretto

Opinion Reversing and Rendering Judgment for Texas GLO

After the State of Texas lost an important trial concerning state versus private ownership of beachfront property, the State retained MDJW lawyers, Levon Hovnatanian and Dale Jefferson, to represent it in further proceedings...more

May 25, 2011 Cuyahoga County Economic Development Report

Economic development report says Cuyahoga County must make things easier for new businesses (From the Plain Dealer) -- The 28-page report urges local governments to standardize business policies. It pushes for disparate...more

Beter aanbesteden van architectendiensten: voorbeelden

Architecten aanbesteding- zo kan het ook

Steeds meer opdrachtgevers bij (decentrale) overheden kondigen aanbestedingen voor architectendiensten beter aan. Deze goede voorbeelden moeten volgens het Steunpunt architectuuropdrachten en ontwerpwedstrijden meer aandacht...more

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