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Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Facebook-Instagram Deal Opened Door to Tumblr Valuation: Lawyer
Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
Yahoo's $30 Million May Be 'Underpay' for Summly's D'Aloisio
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Heinz's Lawyer: Inside the Berkshire/3G Deal
Virgin Media's Lawyer on Liberty Global Deal
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
On May 6, the FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must limit their future mortgage acquisitions to loans that meet the requirements for qualified mortgages under the CFPB’s January 2013 ability-to-repay/qualified...more
A recent California case appears to contradict the general rule holding that a successor bank that has acquired a commercial loan through an FDIC receivership may owe a duty to a commercial borrower to reasonably investigate...more
In a rapidly evolving financial services landscape, mergers and acquisitions activity in the specialty finance sector was robust in 2012 and early 2013, and the pipeline for transactions in this space continues to be strong....more
Residential rental projects financed with “9%” low income housing tax credits in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s offer, or will soon offer, special opportunities for acquisition/rehabilitation financing with tax exempt bonds...more
In This Issue:
- DOJ Settles 'Pattern or Practice' Fair Lending Case
- Federal Courts Reject FDCPA Claims Based on Communication with Debtor’s Attorney and Attempt To Collect Debt Disputed with Prior...more
After negotiating an agreement for his client John, Attorney signs the agreement at the end stating that the agreement is “approved as to form and content.” A dispute arises between John and the other party, Mike. Now Mike...more
In This Issue:
- August Deadline for AML Compliance Is Here
- 10th Circuit Court of Appeals: MERS Can Assign Deeds of Trust; Sending Letter To Lender is Insufficient To Assert Rescission Rights Under TILA
In This Issue:
- CFPB Proposes Amendments to RESPA and TILA
- Defects in Chain of Title Must Be Raised Prior to Foreclosure
- Borrower May Sue Over Lender’s Failure To Contact Prior to Foreclosure, California...more
In This Issue:
- Borrower May Sue after Three Years to Rescind Mortgage Loan, 4th Circuit Rules
- Mortgage Insurer Settles DOJ Discrimination Suit
-HUD Face-To-Face Meeting Rule Gets Expansive Reading from...more
In Morguard Corporation v. The Queen, 2012 TCC 55, Justice Boyle of the Tax Court of Canada considered whether a “break fee” received by a predecessor of the Appellant (for the purposes of this discussion, the “Appellant”) in...more
Generally speaking, there are four types of resource of real estate finance, which are from banks, security market, trusts and funds. With the tightening controls the central government is taking toward developers on real...more
On August 16, 2010, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) issued two proposed rules and three final rules governing federal Truth-in-Lending Act (“TILA”) requirements for residential mortgage loans. This Client...more
The District of Columbia has purchased United Medical Center for $20 million after foreclosing on the property. There were no other bidders at the foreclosure sale, and no money will change hands.
Please see full article...more
When you are about to strike a business deal you often face environmental unknowns because of unfamiliarity with the venture, party or property involved. At the same time, new and revised environmental regulations which may...more
Reprinted/posted with permission of the Daily Journal Corp (2009)
I have had one lesson, taught twice, that was very important to my career and life, and rather than subject any of you to the abject humiliation of the...more
Mergers involve a variety of interesting legal aspects, including competition and antitrust issues. In separate articles, James Musgrove and Martin Masse discuss some of those from both a practical and legal perspective, and...more
Many times, the acquisition and development of commercial properties involve a local Industrial Development Agency (IDA), which provides financial assistance to the purchaser. Timing of the entrance of the IDA into the...more
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