TAX LAW WEBINAR: Section 1031 Exchanges
If somebody owes me money, can I put a lien against their real estate?
Addressing Environmental Issues in Real Estate Development
Construction Lien Law: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company
When to file a lis pendens--Martin Desmery, Partridge Snow & Hahn
In The Cross-Hairs? Protecting Your Company Against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigations and Investors' Mortgage Buyback Claims
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Industrial Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Capital Markets Overview
Allen Matkins/CBRE 360 in 60 - Economy Overview
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Weekly Brief: BoA Sued; SCOTUS Shortlists; Fund Fights Argentina
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Can Cities Use Eminent Domain To Seize Mortgage Loans?
Abacus Bank Indicted for Mortgage Fraud; More Prosecutions to Come?
Two of the most troublesome aspects of selecting project-based voucher proposals have been selection based on previous competition and selection of public housing agency-owned units.
Originally published in the...more
Letter from the Editor -
Welcome to the summer edition of our Under Construction newsletter. In this issue, we highlight several hot topic items affecting the construction industry such as what happens when the...more
On June 1, a regional bank agreed to pay the United States $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly violated the False Claims Act by originating and underwriting FHA-insured mortgage loans that did not meet...more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is considering 10-year extensions for 14 urban renewal plans, originally adopted in the 1960s and early 1970s, that cover approximately 10% of Boston’s land area. If the proposed...more
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS -
DoD, GSA, and NASA Issue Proposed Rule to Amend FAR: Contractors Performing Private Security Functions -
The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and...more
Although a Federal district court refrained from providing a definitive answer to this question, it appears unlikely given the court’s holding and reasoning in United States v. U.S. Bank, N.A., No. 3:13-cv-704, 2015 WL...more
Why “Completion” is Important in California -
In California, project “completion,” is important not only for getting paid, but for also understanding the deadlines associated with California’s statutory construction...more
On April 17, Quicken Loans filed a preemptive lawsuit against the DOJ and HUD in the Eastern District of Michigan against HUD, the HUD-IG, and DOJ, asserting that it “appears to be one of the targets (due to its large size)...more
Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed mortgage lender, filed suit on Friday, April 17 in the United States District Court in Detroit against the United States Department of Justice...more
Would private developers build affordable housing if there were no government subsidies? Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and his colleagues explored that question and other topics during a House Financial Service Subcommittee...more
According to USA Today, construction hiring is surging and is at a nine-year high. And if you look around, the evidence of that seems to be in abundance, as billboards advertising idyllic residential communities seem to be...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a notice that updates the interim regulation at 24 CFR Part 135, which provides for compliance with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development...more
In This Issue:
- Determination First, Details to Follow
- Committee Approves State False Claims Act
- Rent-to-Own Legislation Substantially Modified
- Senate Judiciary Considers Limit on Building...more
The City of Vancouver and Brenhill Developments Ltd. have appealed the January 27, 2014 decision of the BC Supreme Court in Community Association of New Yaletown v Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117 (the Brenhill/New Yaletown...more
The U.S. Department of Justice collected a record $5.69 billion through settlements and judgments in False Claims Act cases during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, according to a recent announcement by DOJ...more
Attorneys Michael Shiner and Irving Firman obtained a successful decision on appeal confirming the right of a governmental landlord to evict tenants following rejection of leases in bankruptcy. The Housing Authority sought a...more
In what is becoming an annual refrain, 2014 marked another year of robust False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and mushrooming qui tam lawsuits by whistleblowers. Indeed, fiscal year 2014...more
A former executive at mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial, is about to become an extremely wealthy man. Edward O’Donnell is set to collect $57.6 million from Bank of America, for his role in exposing fraudulent activity...more
It’s a short week for most of us this week.
Christmas is over and New Year’s is approaching.
So, what will 2015 bring us?
According Dodge Data & Analytics’s 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook: Continuing...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a rule that made numerous changes to grant administration, procurement, and contracting requirements. The rule repealed the requirements found at...more
In This Issue:
- Retainage limited to 5 percent in Massachusetts: Outlier or coming to your state?
- Pennsylvania overhauls mechanic’s lien law with creation of state construction notices directory
Notable 2014 Case Law -
Liability for owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals -
This year, California courts decided a variety of cases with important relevance to...more
2014 was a banner year for federal recoveries under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). In a press release dated November 20, 2014, the DOJ announced that its total recoveries – including those from both settlements and judgments –...more
A recent Virginia case strictly construing a statutory limit on the amount of contract change orders has raised concerns among contractors doing business with Virginia state and local agencies. In Carnell Construction Corp....more
Rental Apartment Construction At 27 Year High. Construction of multifamily units nationally is proceeding at the strongest pace since 1987. Multifamily construction starts have now eclipsed the previous high water mark during...more
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