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OIG asks: Are CPD programs available to undocumented immigrants?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Today, the HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a bulletin indicating that it is unclear if undocumented immigrants have access to certain HUD Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs – namely the Housing...more

Rehabilitation for residential use in Lisbon’17: supply and legal regimes for foreigners

by DLA Piper on

Portugal currently offers two attractive legal/tax regimes for foreigners who wish to buy a property in the country and live here. Get to know them. Tax regime for non-habitual residents - What is the Non-Habitual...more

Religious Institutions Update: June 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Timely Topics - The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577. The lawsuit concerns whether the daycare operated by a Missouri church may qualify...more

Border Wall Battles - Can you fight the government’s efforts to take land for the border wall, and how much compensation can you...

Landowners along the border of the United States and Mexico may soon face fast-tracked efforts by the federal government to condemn easements and, in many cases, substantial portions of their land outright through eminent...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: February 2017 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Jury Trial Waiver Undone by a Fundamental California Policy - It is common for commercial contracts to contain a choice of law provision. Some commercial contracts may even contain a clause that waives the right to seek...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: December 2016

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Unlawful Detainer Appeals Process Creates Uncertainty for Landlords - The California Court of Appeal decided the case of Beach Break Equities, LLC v. Martin Lowell on Nov. 22, 2016, and released it for publication on...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: October 2016 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Legislature Revises De Minimis Exemption of Finance Lenders Law - Real estate projects that utilize federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing recently received a reprieve from a state licensing...more

Changes to the principal residence exemption

by Dentons on

On October 3, 2016, the Minister of Finance of Canada announced changes to the federal Income Tax Act that will affect the availability of the principal residence exemption to non-residents and those who hold their principal...more

If You Build It, They Will Get Just Compensation

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

One thousand nine hundred fifty-four (1,954) miles: the length of the United States’ border with Mexico, and the possible future site for President Donald Trump’s infamous Great Wall. The Wall has been a calling card of the...more

January 2016 UK Immigration Update

by Morgan Lewis on

New developments include the Migration Advisory Committee announcing its findings regarding Tier 2 of the Points-Based System, a requirement for private landlords to conduct right-to-rent checks, and changes to UK immigration...more

The Death of EB-5 Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

by Dechert LLP on

Earlier this year we discussed the uncertain future of the EB-5 Visa Program, one of the most successful inbound investment programs of recent years, as evidenced by the $5.2 billion dollars the program has generated in the...more

The EB-5 Program gains short-term extension in Congress

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Congress recently passed a short-term extension to keep the EB-5 Regional Center Program (commonly known as the EB-5 Program or the Immigration Investor Program) from expiring. The EB-5 program adds versatility to the...more

Construction Law Update - May 2015

by Barley Snyder on

Today’s newspapers in the central Pennsylvania area have been fraught with concerns and questions regarding the construction of the William’s gas pipeline running from the Marcellus Shale areas of Pennsylvania to the east...more

Immigration Update 2015

by Morgan Lewis on

Biometric Residence Permit regulations will begin rollout in March. New regulations will require individuals from overseas who apply for a visa for more than six months to obtain a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)...more

(US) The EB-5 Visa Program: A Popular Real Estate Financing Program's Reauthorization Is Uncertain

by Reed Smith on

The EB-5 Visa Program has become an increasingly popular vehicle for real estate project financing in the United States. Last year, for the first time in the Program’s history, the annual supply of EB-5 immigrant investor...more

Bye Bye Brazil! - Tax Planning Considerations for Brazilian Investment in the United States: Part 3 - Inbound Investment Real...

by Gerald Nowotny on

As an undergraduate at West Point, I was a Spanish and Portuguese major. My Brazilian “thing” had already started a decade earlier as a ten year old growing up in the Panama Canal Zone seeing Pele play for his Brazilian team...more

Bye Bye Brazil! - Tax Planning Considerations for Brazilian Investment in the United States: Part II – Additional Income Tax...

by Gerald Nowotny on

I have mentioned in prior articles my affiliation with the South Florida law firm Osborne and Osborne, PA in Boca Raton. Back to the beginning! Boca Raton is where I started right out of the Army in 1987. I moved to Miami for...more

Miami Developers Utilizing Non Traditional Sources of Venture Capital

by Bilzin Sumberg on

With all the current and planned building projects taking place in South Florida, it seems the recent real estate crash has largely been forgotten. However, the collapse still haunts traditional lending institutions, many of...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

Investor's Visa in Spain - FAQs

by Antonio Viñal on

Since September 28th, Spain belongs to the group of countries that offer an investor's visa program. Investment in bonds or shares, buying of real estate and the execution of a relevant investment project comprise three...more

Noncitizen Property Owners May be Entitled to Florida Homestead Exemption

Under the Florida Constitution, certain owners of real property in Florida are entitled to a reduction in the assessed value of the property for ad valorem tax purposes. This reduction, called the “homestead exemption,” is...more

“JOLT” Act Seeks To Lessen U.S. Travel Restrictions For Brazilians, Canadians

by Bilzin Sumberg on

While Canadians still comprise the number one group of foreign buyers of real estate statewide in Florida, América Economía is now reporting that Brazilians have surpassed Canadians as the top overseas visitors and property...more

Golden Visa Waits For You in Portugal

by Antonio Viñal on

Obtaining a residence permit is usually a must for foreign investors and a painful one for many, with lots of visits to Consulates and Immigration authorities involved. However, the Portuguese Administration has put in place...more

Mortgage Bankers Association Report: Foreign Interest in US Real Estate Growing - News Release of the Week

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

As discussion continues this week on the potential impact of Hugo Chavez's demise on the exodus of Venezuelans to South Florida, the Mortgage Bankers Association has just released a report on housing demand of foreign...more

Venezuelans in South Florida: Venezuelan Expatriates Building New Lives In Record Numbers - Great News for Miami

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

Last fall, when Hugo Chavez won re-election as President of Venezuela, more and more Venezuelans were expected to move here to South Florida. And they have....more

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